the ability to do something that frightens one : she called on all her courage to face the burpees.
strength in the face of pain or grief : he fought through his workout with great courage.
Courage, Tenacity, Fortitude, Resolve...Cool sounding words, the type of words we all seem to believe we have active in our character. So what does courage have to do with fitness? Well, if you’re a member of Granite State Kettlebells, you know exactly what it means to be courageous before you walk into the gym and check out what’s in store for you on the white board! You know that it’s going to be hard, you’re going to be out of breath, you’re muscles will be tired, you’re going to have to think about your technique. As well as my own personal experience with this, I’ve had members express their trepidations about coming in to do the days workout. We get a little nervous about how the workout is going to kick our butt, we know which exercises are going to push us harder than others (thruster and burpees!) and when we see them on the white board, we groan a little. But then we hear 3,2,1 GO! and we’re off! We push for the duration of the workout, and we’re so happy to hear 3,2,1 TIME. We take a few minutes to allow our hearts to slow down and catch our breath, when we’re done stretching and hitting the foam rollers we’re probably still cursing about how it’s going to be hard to wash our hair because it’s hard to lift our arms. But as we leave the gym, we know we accomplished something, something many don’t have the courage to face, we pushed our bodies and our minds into a place that revealed certain weakness we have and we strengthened them! To improve and strengthen the weak areas of our fitness takes courage. I truly believe if you don’t get to the place in your training where your resolve is tested, you aren’t improving.
All of you Granite State Kettlebell members have shown GREAT tenacity when you hit a workout! As your coach, I can’t think of anything that makes my day more than seeing you push hard during the workout!
Keep being courageous!