We’ve talked about the hierarchy of fitness. It is the proper path to a long healthy lifestyle that starts with a base of good nutrition, and ends with the expression of our fitness through sports. Another word for sports is Adventure. What we do in the gym prepares us to enjoy adventures outside the gym. At the end of your life, you may not care that you completed a workout with 1000 box step ups, but you WILL be glad that you got to experience the world. Those box step ups helped you do it.
Seeking Out Adventure
Recently, we went on a local adventure. A group of us from the gym went to North Park, just outside of Pittsburgh, and spent a few hours at GO APE. It is a ropes course that takes participants up into tall trees to traverse obstacles and zip line back down to the ground. The course can be completed by just about anybody. However, looking around at other participants, we can say with confidence that our group was moving faster, better, and having more fun than anyone else. Why? Because we train for it every day in the gym. It isn’t hard for us to walk across unstable boards when we squat, lunge, and pistol for fun.
Few of us will ever be the smartest of our circles.
Few of us will ever be the best-looking.
Few of us will be the wealthiest.
Few of us will win the CrossFit Games or make it to the NFL.
But ALL of us live interesting lives full of adventure. And fitness creates that opportunity better than anything else.
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to run a marathon. You don’t need to be a model to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, or a millionaire to sail around the world. But doing ANY of these three would make you more interesting than any millionaire, model, or professional athlete. Infinitely so.
We Create Adventures For You
Our goal is to create interesting adventures for you to experience. To create new chapters, or funny little episodes that will make you fold the page forever. Many times, when I see people outside the gym, they’ll say “Hey, remember that time I …” and share a story from the gym. Many people have rewritten their life story at Industrial Athletics. We’re constantly creating some huge opportunities for you to write new chapters.
There’s a ton of other events coming up at Industrial Athletics. They’re all going to be awesome.
Having a training goal is valuable to the point of necessity. Having a road map to help you achieve it is critical. But, finishing with a great story—that’s really the goal of all of it. And fitness is the platform to get you there.
Ride a bike, run a distance, or tear down a beaver dam: You’re going to need the gym.