The people who inspire us to achieve our own greatness do so not by the adherence to rules, but by the application of Principle. Rules tell you what is and isn’t allowed. A principle is “A belief governing one’s behaviour.” If principles prove strong, and are adopted by your community, exposure to such can have a profound impact on your life. The following are our gym principles. They have always been this way. They are what we hope people use so their experience in the gym improves their lives outside the gym. Enjoy them. Use them. Share them.
Be Safe, Have Fun.
You are in for the long term, not a quick fix. Enjoy the ride. If what you’re doing isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong. Challenging yourself can be fun, just as cruising along and enjoying the buzz in the gym can be. (Such is the ying and yang of Life). Be mindful. Some days you’ll want to push yourself, so do so. Some days you’ll be hungry to perfect technique, so do so. Apply the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid), apply perspective and compare only to your journey, not others.
Understand Your Why.
Not knowing what you want or why you want it means success is unlikely. If you don’t know what you want or why you are doing what you are doing, it is extremely hard to progress. Progression is one of the keys to happiness. Review, re-assess and reflect on your whys, your wants and your perfect day. Daily application of this is the road to success.
Live In The Now.
Being present is where success lives. Be present around your friends, when your coach is talking, concentrate on your movement, your form and technique. Leave your phone in your bag, the gram is still going to be there at the end of class. Enjoy the moment the workout starts, celebrate the moment it finishes.
Support The Collective.
We’re taught to give is better than to receive. Give your support to others, even when you’re tired. If you finish first, be first to celebrate others. We start together, we finish together, break down your gear when all are done.
“WE” is always stronger than “I”.
WE are a team that supports and celebrates each other.
Have fun, enjoy the journey.