FitFluential is a nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline via multiple social media platforms. FitFluential is also a social media agency that creates unique contextual marketing campaigns for brands interested in connecting with fitness enthusiasts.
Sounds pretty cool, eh? Well I’m proud to say that since late September of 2011, I am a FitFluential Ambassador. Not only am I a FitFluential Ambassador, but I’m proud to say that I was one of the first Canadians asked to join FitFluential as well as one of the first men to join FitFluential as an Ambassador.
This week on the FitFluential Blog, we were asked “What Does FitFluential Mean to You?”. It took me a long time to come up with something and not because I didn’t have any idea what FitFluential was or what it represented, but because of the overwhelming flow of answers I had in asking myself that question.
My first and immediate response was “FitFluential means that I’m healthy and fit” but that answer just didn’t cut it for me. Then I had the thought process where I thought I might answer this question with “I’m influential because I help people get healthy”, but again, it didn’t 100% convey what I wanted to say. I struggled long and hard with how I wanted to answer this and I actually refused to read other ambassador’s answers because I wanted to make sure I got how I feel down on paper first.
To get what I needed from this, I actually changed the question a bit. I changed the question from “What does FitFluential Mean to You” to “I’m FitFluential Because…” and what I got for an answer actually got me a bit emotional.
I am FitFluential because I know it’s not just about how many reps I can do or how much weight I can squat in the gym. I’m FitFluential because I know it’s not just about dieting 24/7 or starving myself. I’m FitFluential because I know that it’s not about how far I can run or how many marathons I’ve done. I am FitFluential because I know it’s about how I treat my mind and body. I’m FitFluential because I know that it’s about loving myself for who I am and what I know can do, every day. I’m FitFluential because I know that I can inspire others and help people overcome the same things that I have overcome in my life. I’m FitFluential because I have a great group of people to support me, good or bad, no matter what. I’m FitFluential because I know you can have the same things that I have…
Are you FitFluential?