Exercise releases endorphins, and endorphins make you happy — it's science. But what also makes people happy is when Frost Bank and CultureMap turn up at events to surprise attendees, and the recent UHS Fitness on Will's Plaza at the Tobin Center was no exception.
Around 60 people showed up to sweat it out that Saturday morning, and in addition to feel-good fitness, they also got a dose of optimism through free T-shirts, water bottles, cheerful pins, and "Do Good" postcards that they could mail to anyone needing a lift.
Anyone strolling by could also write on the Call Me Optimistic chalkboards, where prompts such as "I'm thankful for" and "I'm looking forward to" were met with answers ranging from "friends" to "lunch."
Scott James was also onsite, creating personalized haikus and short poems for the crowd. One woman painted a heart on her poem, because she believes that love always wins. She shared that she and her husband had been married for more than 25 years, and that love is what makes life great.
A couple approached us at the Frost Bank tent at the end of the workout to share how this was the first day of their new fitness journey. To keep that happy and healthy spirit going, they vowed to pass along their Frost cash cards to people at the gym they had recently joined.
CultureMap and Frost Bank will be hosting more of these pop-up events throughout the year, surprising and delighting folks all over Texas.