Be Strong to be Helpful

Concentric Fit is a small family owned business. We personally know each of our students and we care about them. We think not just about their fitness or weight loss goals but how their increased health can improve (and potentially save) the lives of the people around them.

Our personal philosophy is that being strong makes us more helpful to society. Because we know we have the physical capability, we are more willing to be helpful to others. In normal life, we have found ourselves in situations where we had to carry injured people and bring them to safety and we have deescalated aggressive situations – all possible due to our years of physical and martial art training.

In this first photo, Coach Victor is pushing a broken down car perilously stuck in the middle of an off ramp of a busy intersection coming off the freeway. The older gentlemen driving was obviously scared and overwhelmed as Coach Victor asked him if he needed assistance before pulling over our own car and running to his aid.

Despite being surrounded by people, no one else offered to help and Coach Victor singlehandedly pushed the car to safety. Eventually law enforcement came to assist the driver.

In this second photo, you see our 61 year old student training the same movement on the sled. While she may not be expected to push a broken down car, having the physical capability to help oneself and others in unexpected situations gives purpose to fitness and cultivates confidence and a feeling of personal peace and safety at any age.

Be Strong to be Helpful.

Working Out HAS to be Miserable

How many of us have this subconscious belief? That to workout is to be miserable, whether because it is difficult, or uncomfortable, or it makes us feel self-concious.

The truth is: fitness is meant to be enjoyable because it makes what we enjoy better. At Concentric Fit, we believe there is a fitness activity for everyone. Maybe it’s surfing, or ultimate frisbee, or hiking. There is a physical activity where the joy of the activity outweighs the difficulty.

Working out helps us further enjoy our activity of choice by making us stronger, improving our balance, and decreasing our risk of injury. (Plus more confidence and self-esteem.) A consistent program can address the imbalances that occur from repetitive movements. Think throwing or even sitting all day. 😉

Working out can be miserable if it is purposeless or has a negative purpose. When we approach fitness with the intention to improve our quality of life and the things we like doing, even the difficult things become enjoyable.

2 Fitness Lies You Probably Believe

1) You’re doomed to be limited by your body

For the average person, this is 100% untrue. The phrase “use it or lose it” is most applicable in fitness. So if you haven’t “used it,” some adjustments beginning a new movement program are expected. But here is the magic: the body adapts. No matter what. If you do something consistently, it always adapts. Within 4 consistent weeks, you will see yourself closer to passing limitations you once thought were impossible.

2) Working out causes injuries

As movement coaches, we hear this concern frequently. The truth is, working out doesn’t cause injuries. Incorrect movement patterns caused by imbalances, inactivated muscle groups, and immobility can cause injuries. In most cases, proper movement will not only decrease your chance of injury but also help remedy any existing injuries. The body is amazing!

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