Have you ever asked yourself why being fit is important?
Is it just for the sake of being fit?
Just for the sake of being able to boast a huge back squat number or an improved mile run time?
Or for the sake of being able to win a local fitness competition.
Sure, it’s fun to watch your numbers improve and fun to feel proud of your physical gains, but if that’s all fitness is for you—for the sake of being fit—we think you’re missing the big picture.
How much you could lift in your 20s just isn’t going to matter to you when you’re old and grey.
We believe being fit is important because it means you’ll live a happier, healthier life, both inside, and more importantly, outside of the gym.
This is where our Prescription For A Great Life comes in—designed so our clients and coaches can be their best selves.
So they can put their health and fitness to use in life. So they can live great lives.
We believe living a great life means you’re generally physically prepared for anything life might throw your way.
Our ultimate goal is longevity. We want you to be to thrive in your adult soccer league at 40.
We don’t want you to have to hesitate and question your abilities before going on an four-hour hike with your grandchildren at 65.
And at 85, we want you living independently, doing your own housework and going for walks, maybe even runs. In other words, we want you to remain fit, healthy and vital enough to avoid the old-age home and the hospital.
Achieving this general physical preparedness (GPP), though, doesn’t just happen on its own: It’s something you need to train for.
This is where our Prescription For A Great Life Part #4 come in:
4. Get out in Nature at Least Once a Week
Our Prescription for A Great Life isn't only what we recommend, but how we have structured out entire training practice in order to support our coaches and students to help them be their best selves.
In addition to working with your Coach for Life, our Prescription has you getting out in nature at least one time per week.
We feel that it is important to get outside and feel the wind on your body and soul.
Head to the river, go for a hike, or hit the golf course.
The important thing is to avoid living your life indoors.
We don't want you to be fit just for the sake of being fit in the gym setting, we want you to get fit so that your life gets better, and getting outdoors is enjoyable and therapeutic.
Part of a great life is living your life with minimal limitations, so we encourage you to get outdoors as much as your lifestyle allows.
Your newfound fitness through following our Code for Fitness will make getting outside and living fun again.
We believe it’s important to use your functional fitness in a fun or competitive sporting environment outside of the gym.
Join a swimming club or basketball league in the winter, or a beach volleyball or ultimate frisbee team in the summer: The important thing is to put your fitness to use.
We also believe it’s important to keep challenging yourself with new sports, be it golf, tennis or paddleboardding—that you should try one new sport each year.