Behold my basement gym, the dreaded #DeathSpa.
Even though it’s 2021 and I could’ve used it back when the lockdowns started, I’m still pumped to attack the New Year with this bad boy behind me.
Taking ownership is obvious. The government closed my gym several times. We alone are responsible for our health and fitness. If you don’t think this will ever happen again then you aren’t paying attention, so I consider a gym like this an important investment. Now, I’m pretty full-time with this fitness thing — it’s my job — so, yeah, I’ve gone for the whole hog. Certainly more than most. But even if it weren’t my job, I’d invest in something even if it’s just a start (a set of powerblocks, bands, a bench).
- that with body composition everything is connected, inside and outside the gym;
- that the best practices for a client are what’s best for THEM as individuals;
- that the simplest patterns alone don’t do much by themselves, but they’re indispensable as a framework to “hang” other more impactful measures;
- how the angry muscle meathead or nitpicky “evidenced based” trainer are just two sides of the same insecurity — and neither help anybody, especially not themselves.