We recently put a post up on Facebook from one of our Clean and Jerk Days. As I flip through the pictures of all the people that train with us, I am reminded of how much fun it is to train athletes that are diverse.
The athletes that train with us are not all headed to the Games or to the next major competition. Some of them are working out to chase their kids or grandkids around the yard. We celebrate the diversity of our athletes far more than their desire to compete. We celebrate a healthy lifestyle and the quest for new challenges.
The BodyLab athlete is not afraid of challenges and competing. They are willing to run the obstacle course, learn to handstand walk and work on getting better in all areas of their life. They will look at the whiteboard and say “I hate doing wallballs, but let’s do this!” Then they will give their best effort and cheer on the person next to them.
I love our community of athletes and coaches because we embrace the “masters” athlete. The one that has a few more years on them than your average fire-breather. But don’t be mistaken, they can and will take you out back and give you a whoopin’ on the track, on Grace, or on Karen. They put in the work and train to be the best they can be. They compete and we show up to support them.
What does a BodyLab athlete look like? They look like you and me. They are the young and the young at heart. The BodyLab Athlete is anyone who wants a better life and understands that they are in control of getting that life. They understand that it starts within. It starts with accepting the challenge to change and be better.
When you are ready to accept that challenge, we will be here. We aren’t going anywhere!