Fitness Bucket List

As you may know, I am a FitFluential ambassador and really enjoy being part of a community of people who love fitness. (Just in case you’re interested, you don’t have to be a blogger to be part of FitFluential!)

Occasionally ambassadors are asked to put together something fun and fitness-related and a few weeks ago, the concept of creating a Fitness Bucket List on Pinterest came up.

I didn’t make one at first because I didn’t think I had a lot of fitness goals beyond simply living an active life and a few career-related goals, but the more I thought about it, the more I started to realize that I actually do have quite a few!

fitness bucket list

Here are the items I have on my Fitness Bucket List:

  • Complete a two or three-day walk for breast cancer

This became a goal of mine the week that my mom had a double mastectomy. I was in St. Pete visiting her when, coincidentally enough, I saw hundreds of people walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk in October 2008. What really stuck out to me were the women and men wearing SURVIVOR t-shirts. It gave me an overwhelming sense of hope that my mom would be okay.

3 day walkavon walk for breast cancer

  • Become a certified personal trainer

I’d love to become a certified personal trainer. My overall interest is in writing about fitness and teaching group exercise classes, and while I know you don’t necessarily have to be a personal trainer to teach group exercise, it is a certification that is important to me if I hope to enter the fitness field. Though writing will still be my primary focus, I think the knowledge I would gain would benefit my freelance writing career and allow me to feel more comfortable reaching out to certain publications and teaching group exercise. Plus, I want to learn a lot more!

  • Teach group exercise

I am seriously intimidated by teaching group exercise classes but it’s something I’ve had in the back of my mind for years because, in my heart, I think I would love it. I really enjoy the group exercise environment and encouraging others. My interest is in teaching BodyPump or Jazzercise, but we’ll see!


  • Run a race in Washington, D.C.

For some reason running a race in Washington, D.C. sounds amazing to me. I’d love to run through our nation’s capital. Talk about inspiring! The Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon is calling to me…

dc half marathon

  • Run a marathon

This is my “one day” goal. It’s in the back of my mind, but not something I plan to train for in the near future. It’s a “later in life” bucket list item for me.

  • Run in another race with Sadie

I had such a blast running in a 5K with Sadie before (I even PRed!) and would love to run another one with her. I just wish dog races were more popular!

running with sadie

  • Go scuba diving somewhere exotic

I’m not sure whether or not this belongs on a “fitness” bucket list, but scuba diving can be pretty physical, so I added it. I’ve only been scuba diving in Florida and the thought of scuba diving somewhere exotic where the water is turquoise and the colors of the fish are brilliant sounds incredible. One day!

scuba diving

Question of the Afternoon

  • What is one item on your fitness bucket list?


  1. says

    A few items on my fitness bucket list are:
    1. Run 1 1/2 marathon each year
    2. Complete the ACE- Lifestyle and Weight Management coach course
    3. Be Yoga or Pilates certified (I’d love to teach Pilates reformer)
    4. Participate in RAGBRAI (bicycle ride across the state of Iowa)
    5. Do a “fun run” such as tough mudder, warrior dash, etc.


  2. Shauna says

    I have done 3 breast cancer 3 day walks and they are AMAZING! I’ve also run the lunch crew for an Avon walk. I highly recommend either of them! And congrats to your mom – my friend was just diagnosed at age 31 and next time I’ll be walking for her.



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