Do you train?
Do you exercise?
Do you get off your arse and push your mental and physical boundaries on a regular basis?
Who am I kidding, you’re reading this website, so the chances are you do.
The chances are you are part of the 3%
You are already in the upper echelon of our species, you are out there being awesome.
But what is it that drives you?
What have you got that the rest of the population are missing?
How is it you can drag yourself into the studio in the cold, wet, dark early mornings to take part in the WMD Boot Camp?
Why do you sacrifice your lunch break from the office to come in and throw some iron around?
Why do you join me in the evenings in a room with no air conditioning, a room that stinks of sweat and hard work, a room with condensation running down the walls so you can wrap your callused palms around rusty kettles?
I know most of you are involved in either martial arts or some form of sport. Some of you are returning to training after “retiring” from your sport. But many just come to train.
And train you do. There’s no “going though the motions”, there’s no preening yourselves in the mirrors, there’s no half arsing it. There’s just sweat, guts and determination. There’s a willingness to push and be pushed. There’s a brotherhood, a fraternity of support.
It is in a word awesome.
Just this week here’s a few of the things that have gone on:
- Monica finally hit 6 full chin ups – unassisted!
- Seba came back to training with 6 screws and a huge brace holding his knee together, he came back anyway, proving that even after a near fatal motorcycle crash, there really are no excuses.
- In the same vein we have Maria who trashed her knee running, now separated from the main class and working on her pull ups and one arm pull ups till the leg heals. She had this to say on our Facebook page:
“Being confined to the ‘slackers cage’ of late does have it’s advantages. Over the last week I’ve had the opportunity to stand back a bit and watch the goings on at class. Everyone works so hard to push their own limits, there’s always jokes and good natured banter thru the pain and sweat, the encouragement everyone is so ready to give each other – it’s just phenomenal to see. Tip of the hat to you all, training your asses off, week in week out:) I feel lucky to be in there with, or slightly to one side of, all of you.”
- Joanne realised that Kettlebell Sport training is one of the most technically difficult and physically demanding forms of training one can undertake. Her response: “I am really bad at this, that’s why I why I want to get better!”
- Pat snatched, push pressed and clean & push pressed the 36kg bell on both sides, half his bodyweight and something he never dreamed possible.
There’s a lot more but to list it out would take all day.
The Wild Geese family is a tight knit group of highly motivated people, pushing and supporting each other to bigger and better things.
Please join us on the WG-Fit facebook page and tell us how you found us, why you stay with us and how training the WG way has affected your life out in the real world.
Until then, check out this video from another awesome gym, this will get you charged up to come in and go nuts as you train today: