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When The Dream Is Hard

When the dream is hard. Remember… It is supposed to be. Passivity produces nothing worth writing home about. Remember… The view from the mountain top is in proportion to the terrain you were willing to transverse to get there. Remember….…

POUND & POUR Okanagan Event

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SWEAT SCULPT ROCK & THEN SIP 

Join Ira McNamara and experience one of the fast growing exercise programs on the globe! Arrive at 6pm at The View Winery & Vineyard.  Check out the shop, chill at the picnic tables get to know your pound posse tribe! At 6:30 we set-up and ROCKOUT! It is time to make some noise in a 45 minute POUND Rockout Workout Class.  POUND is the world’s first cardio jam sessions inspired by the sweat dripping fun of playing the drums! But that’s not all after we POUND we stay for a POUR. Your ticket includes a tasting!!!

Come check out the first POUND and Pour event here in the Okanagan.  A fun, out of the box way to get in some exercise and remind ourselves that life is about balance and the people you get to do it with!!! Space is limited.  We anticipate this event selling out so ensure you grab your ticket today.

Thursday August 23rd 6pm to 8pm

TICKETS $25+ tax*

SOLD OUT

EMAIL ira@cornerstonefitness.tv to be added to the waiting list.

 Aug 30th Event Cancelled

NEW FALL EVENT DATES COMING SOON!!

*tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. 

*Obviously 19+ event (must have valid government issue ID) 

In Search Of Rock Flippers

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As a kid I was once shown that you could find a spotted salamander under rocks at a pond near my home. The first time a friend found one I was amazed. I would spend hours flipping over rocks to find salamanders!

Flip nope,
flip…nope…..
flip…nope….
maybe the next one is the “one”
…..flip….nope…keep flipping.

A whole day not a single salamander….did not stop me…

Guess where you found me the next day?

Flipping over more rocks. Guess what I eventually found?

I think the eagerness and wonder of being a child is easily lost in adulthood. We somewhere along the line decide to settle, play it safe, shrink our vision, and prescribe to a common way of doing things. We flip over a couple of rocks or even just sit back and witness others flipping rocks with less than desirable results so we default back to scepticism. We stop flipping over rocks and we congregate with others that have stopped flipping over rocks to support our decision to move out of CHILD like wonder and into “responsible” adulthood.

Last year this hard core sceptic started flipping over some rocks again.

I followed my heart and started a new wellness-prenuer adventure. Along the way I found some amazingly inspiring rock flippers. People that proved that as long as you kept flipping rocks you would find what you were looking for. Families that are home-schooling their kids as they travel the world. Single moms who figured out a way to quit their extra part time job and spend more time with their kids and be able to afford vacations. Lifetime rock flippers that are smiling ear to ear and whistling while they work long after they “should have retired” because they are having too much fun to stop!

I am running into a lot of people that have been curious about what I have been up to. The other day I found myself explaining it to somebody using this rock flipping analogy. I have basically been flipping rocks over looking for other child-like rock flippers who in turn join me as we multiply our efforts and treat life like the adventure it is.

Although the “start-up cost” is laughable it’s the worldly grip of scepticism that will rob most of their potential.

It is simple.

Those willing to let go of their grasp on scepticism and find others willing to do the same find the most spotted salamanders!

Scepticism can be overcome, one rock flip at a time.

If you feel me on this thought process I believe it would be in your best interest to connect with me and see if you can get in on one of my informative webinar about this year’s adventures; My heart’s desire is to add more rock flippers to the world. Anybody and everybody is welcome. As June closes and I look ahead I am leading our global team to new exciting heights culminating in an EPIC January 2019 celebration!!! The “best seats” go to those that show up first. Message me if you are ready to learn more and want a spot on a call sometime.

Sincerely, A converted sceptic excited about the future having the most FUN I have been having in a long time —> looking for the same!

Come On Let Me Love You : Taking Chances

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6 years ago today we took a risk and followed a prompting in your hearts and moved across Canada to live life on the West Coast. Listening to God’s whispers has not disappointed us. The move has been hard but the lessons have been so fruitful. I recall contemplating the move in a raining car outside the grocery store and hearing a song by third day called Revelation.

“My life,
Has led me down the road that’s so uncertain
And now I am left alone and I am broken,
Trying to find my way,
Trying to find the faith that’s gone
This time,
I know that you are holding all the answers
I’m tired of losing hope and taking chances,
On roads that never seem,
To be the ones that bring me home
Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I’ve been trying to find my way,
I haven’t got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I’ve got nothing without You
I’ve got nothing without You”

I held on to those words for weeks “should I stay here, or do I need to move.” I listen to the song over and over and played out all the scary things that would have to happen if we decided to move.

I would reason myself out of this crazy prompting to move, only to wake up to it again the next morning. I spoke a word to nobody while my heart wrestled with the idea.

I was so focused on the how this is going to happen and what are people going to think.

Then one morning after playing the song for the 100th time I listen to the next song on the CD.

“Ever since the world around you shattered
You’ve been looking everywhere for something more
Sometimes you feel like your life doesn’t matter
But it does
I tell you it does

Come on let me love you now
Come on let me love you and hold you through the storms
I will keep you safe and warm
Come on let me love you now
Come on let me love you and kiss away your tears
I will always be here
Come on let me love you

Yesterday you found your heart was broken
Tomorrow doesn’t leave much room for hope
Today you’ll find that my arms are wide open
And my heart
My heart is full of love

Give up on all the other things
‘Cause my love can bring you more
And if you take a chance on me
I’ll give you what you’re looking for”

The voice was clear that morning. You have been pushing, pulling, taking on the demands of everything yourself. I felt God whisper, you done wrestling yet? You ready to step in and take a chance? Are you ready to let me love on you?

I went home and told Jen what I had been contemplating for a month and told her to think about it. Truth be told we both knew it was not something we need to “think” about anymore.

I was terrified and excited the morning I woke up to this truck sitting at the curb, ready to go, with all that was left of our possessions.

It has been the hardest thing we have ever done and the hardest thing we have ever “stuck” with and through the trails and adversities I am so overjoyed with grateful tears this morning that I took a chance, listen to the prompting and let God love me. Our hearts are full of so much wisdom and our spirits are forever changed. God taught me my life matters. The story does not end there it’s just a reminder. Heading into our 7th year God is asking me the same questions whether I am willing to take chances on things that seem impossible. I am scared and excited to see what is in the gap between where I am and where we feel God is calling us.