How I Mastered the Art of Confidence

A short story of how neuroscience helped me build the confidence to achieve my goals — and how it can help you too.

Welcome back! My name is Alyse, and I'm conquering my fears by learning guitar — in just 8 weeks. If you missed my first two blogs, check them out here.

I could feel the blood rush to my head as my body flipped upside down, grasping at the fabric to find stability, and I thought to myself — is this what confidence is? 

Hold on, let’s rewind. I’m loving the way Halo Sport makes me feel. It’s given me a lot of confidence in my skills as a musician, and I can even sing and play the guitar at the same time now. YES! 

Halo Sport has helped me build confidence in so many areas of my life. I love the rush of a good spin class, but I usually stick to the back row. Over these past few weeks, though, I’ve felt faster and stronger than ever — so now I’m choosing the front row bikes.

This week, I decided to really break out of my comfort zone — and take an aerial yoga class. Cardio is my love, but me and balance exercises? HAHA. Funny joke… so I slipped on my lululemon pants and ventured into the world of anti-gravity. 

I showed up to the studio Primed and ready to go, where I was greeted by a nice lady who guided me through the entire class. She even gave me personal instructions on how to get a deeper stretch in my hips (which was honestly one of the most painful and liberating things I’ve ever experienced).

My proudest moment came when I did my first handstand — ever! I’ve never been able to do cartwheels or handstands, but today I finally succeeded — and it felt like I was flying (literally). There were some aerial pros in the class who definitely surpassed my abilities by a long shot, but it just felt good knowing that I had built up the confidence to actually follow through with something that I’ve wanted to do for years.

Physical fitness is important, but since using Halo Sport my relationship with fitness is what has really changed. I have the confidence to be in the front row at any class and even try crazy activities like aerial yoga! I’m doing things that I never dreamed I would actually do — all thanks to Halo Sport. And that’s how I mastered the art of confidence.

Series Finale: What I Accomplished in Just 8 Weeks with Halo Sport