I recently was having a conversation with a friend and client about how they explain what happens here at Contemporary Athlete. I realized that I have a long list of things that aren’t done.
don’t have treadmills
don’t have spin bikes
don’t do memberships (what we do is training programs, there is a difference)
don’t wear knee high socks
don’t do fitness. (It’s a fleeting goal, what we do is a lifestyle!)
don’t go shirtless (keeps the sweat off my pretty floor, excuse the marketing photos I already took it up with the boss won’t happen again. Sorry for the visual abuse!)
don’t play lame music (well sometimes it happens mostly because I have awful taste in music)
don’t own any cable – based equipment
don’t have anyplace comfortable to sit down
don’t have any magazines
don’t have any TV’s
don’t own any mirrors
don’t tell you we are a “Judgment Free Zone”… it just is.
don’t count for you. Crazy right?
don’t have costume days; although the more I think about it we might start…
don’t have a smoothie/shake/snack bar
don’t believe tossing your cookies is desirable or a “good” thing. Actually it’s a bad thing.
don’t have showers, or locker rooms. (Yeah we know we should, we’re working on it. Training space took priority; everybody loves a winner, even if they are smelly.)
This is what we do!
We do Awesome! (Thought it was funny so it’s what I’m starting with! Also its true.)
We do performance goals. (Sometimes a little crazy, life is short, live loud, smile often.)
We do quality movement over quantity. (Nobody wins the warm-up.)
We do better. (Anybody can make somebody tired)
We support each other! (If you can’t risk, fail, and try again you can’t grow. We all need help it’s given and taken freely and generally with a smile or a swift kick in the ass. Depends on what you need. Sometimes love hurts! [Thanks for the insight MOM, now let go of my ear!])
We do specialized. (Not everybody is training for the same thing. So one workout doesn’t work for everybody!)
We do good food choices. (Food is fuel; you don’t put regular gas in a Lamborghini.)
We do fast, and explosive! (If you weren’t before you will be soon!)
We do strong, both physically, philosophically, and mentally! <- (This is the most important).
We do fun! (G**damnit, and your going to like it!) ß That’s for you Molly!
We do Ninja!!!
If you don’t know what that means, come find out!
Welcome to the CA!