Just Do It – By Mike Arrington

Ever wanted to work with a personal trainer? Just do it!
Ever wanted to work with a personal trainer? Just do it!

Manassas Park Community Center Athletics Specialist Mike Arrington

“Just Do It” is a trademarked slogan from Nike that we have all heard repeatedly.  It is only three words, but have you ever really taken the time out to really think about this powerful statement? Nike is not just selling sneakers; they are saying so much more!

These three words may be reminding us that we often wait or procrastinate doing things in our life. We never fully take advantage of the opportunities often presented to us throughout the course of our day, week, month, year, or even our lifetime.

When you hear the three words, “Just Do It”, well, just do it! Go ahead and think to yourself what better time than the present to make this motto a part of your own life. Do you want to lose weight? Just do it! Do you want to join a gym? Just do it. Do you want to take a sewing or pottery class? Just do it! Do you want to participate in an adult sports league? Just do it. This can apply to so many aspects of our everyday lives. Do you need to get the car fixed? Just do it! Do you need to take a vacation? Just do it! Do you need to visit a loved one? Just do it.

Fortunately, we at the Manassas Park Community Center can provide you with an outlet to accomplish some of your goals to just do it! We offer a variety of classes, group exercise classes, and fitness programs to meet your needs. In the Athletics Division, we offer drop-in programs such as basketball, volleyball, and Pickleball. These activities help you meet new people and socialize as you tap into your personal fitness goals. The Community Center also offers fitness classes, personal training, aquatic classes, and a variety of arts and humanities programs. You can browse our website or stop by the Community Center to check out the facility and all it has to offer.

We all have dreams and wishes for our futures. Sure, it is easy for me to say go ahead and just do it! Let us stop talking about doing it, stop planning, stop analyzing everything around it, and just do it.

If you want to accomplish your goals and dreams then get started on it. Do not wait to figure every little detail out before you begin. Have a vision of the end game you hope to ultimately accomplish and start moving toward it right this second. Don’t wait; life is too precious and short. Let’s remember these three words and JUST DO IT!

Mike Arrington is the Recreation Specialist for Athletics for the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation. He can be reached at (703) 335-8872 or via email at M.Arrington@ManassasParkVA.gov

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