HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY!
It’s easy to get caught up in the details. Many people may initially find it comforting to delve into the minutiae of exercise and nutrition as a means to gain “control” of their situation.
But that can be a losing battle for many.
“I was happy to help design a new logo for our gym. I wanted to stay away from typical gym looks. We have all types at this gym and our community of people is the best part. Justin, Lauren, Sky, and Lizzie welcome all people openly and regardless of your level of training, they are patient and offer insight. They make you better than the day before. The logo portrays growth rooted in a deep commitment to community.”
Our aim has always been to provide a fun and inviting place for people of all walks of life and backgrounds. A sort of, “adult recess” where people can come together and work hard to better themselves, and support the efforts of those around them. For us, this is the most important aspect of running our gym. It needs to be fun, enjoyable, and effective.
There is a widespread mindset among the “High intensity functional fitness community”, that in order to make progress, you’ve got to really push yourself. That’s not entirely wrong, but I’m here to tell you that adopting that mindset to every workout you do is extremely counterproductive, and dangerous. Not to mention, it’s a surefire way to burn yourself out mentally, and end up dreading your workouts.
Motivation will only take you so far. The problem with motivation is that it’s fleeting. It’s very easy to get pumped up about trying to lose weight on a new diet, or to go buy your first pair of running shoes as you begin training for a 10K. That’s dopamine talking, and it only speaks for so long.
Words are powerful. They allow us to demonstrate solidarity and to continue shining a light on the injustices that the Black Community has endured for far too long. Now more than ever though, it is our actions that will speak louder than our words.