The way we see it
We get a kick out of sharing what we think, and even sometimes, what we know about health, fitness, and life. We hope you enjoy it.
What kind of training do you do?
It's a question we get all of the time and a seemingly easy one to answer, yet, we struggle with it. We feel really strongly that we have created something different with our approach to training. Something that is hard to put into words, but is definitely not just about exercise. Teaching people to move correctly and kicking their ass in a workout is pretty easy. Nurturing relationships and creating opportunities for intentional community around the benefits of health and fitness is a bit more intricate. If it were just about exercise we would all get our workouts in and wander around half naked, stopping by each mirror we passed to admire our chiseled physiques.
Unfortunately there is much more involved and the biggest roadblock to lasting improvements in health and fitness, for most of us, is fear. Fear of putting yourself out there and not being good enough. Fear of ridicule, rejection, pain, hard work, and failure. It could be one or all of these things. This fear can make the idea of walking through the gym door an untenable one. This is an all too common problem that holds so many back from even attempting to achieve what they really want, not only in fitness but in life.
Our ultimate goal is to hammer home the point that fear is not real. It is a projected emotion based on the idea of a worst case scenario of what might happen and it is not based in reality. Acknowledging this and joining a community of people who have faced these fears and done the work anyway is the way to reach your goals. We have that community.
Make No Excuses.
I saw this quote recently and it came right on the heels of an awesome workout with some amazing ladies who find the time to work hard, lift, and most importantly laugh.
The best part of running our own gym is the relationships that we get to build with everyone who walks through the door. We are so grateful for the amazing community that has grown over the past few years and look forward to sharing stories about the day, getting and giving advice, sharing new recipes, watching strength gains, and laughing. It's the short conversations during the warm-up, the subtle encouragement in the final minutes of a timed workout, the gentle nudging to put five more pounds on the bar; along with the friendly smile first thing in the morning or after a hard day, an ear to listen to your struggles and stressors both in and outside of the gym, the accountability of knowing that someone is relying on you to make their day a little bit better. This is what our community does for one another and this is what kind of training we do.
Getting a good workout is important, but building a lasting support system around an engaging and fun community is the key. We couldn't be more proud of the group of people who we get to work with and look forward to sharing the idea of this community with even more in the future.
It's about so much more than exercise.