Like horses run and monkeys climb, we as humans were made to move. But there's so much more to fitness than looking good naked.
Fitness is tool that allows us to experience life at a greater level. From climbing mountains, to playing with the grandkids, we need to be fit for all of life's adventures. Optimized fitness rests on a foundation of several pillars- strength, endurance, mobility/flexibility, agility, and recovery, as well as the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of maintaining a strong physical body. We need to be strong to be useful.
"Fitness, as we know it today, seems to be a relatively modern invention – something that started vaguely in the 70s with jogging and Jazzercise. But physical exercise obviously goes back much further than that, to a time where people wouldn’t have thought of it as working out, but rather a way of life."
As an avid athlete, adventurer, and fitness nerd, I am passionate about sharing the gift of sustainable fitness with you. I believe everyone can benefit from going off the beaten path, thinking outside “the box”, getting out of the gym, and into The Great Outdoors. Don't get me wrong, there are many benefits, a time, and a place for all of those facets of training. I love a good heavy lifting session. However, our surrounding environment is constantly changing and ever evolving, causing you to benefit from consistently having to challenge yourself in order to adapt and overcome nature’s obstacles. The seasons change, as does the weather, therefore, so do the workouts. In this way, nature keeps us balanced and never bored. Nature will keep you humble. Nature will challenge you and shape you into a better athlete. Get outside, climb mountains, do a pull up in a tree, dive for dreams, and make nature your gym.