This is why we train

I’m often asked what motivates me to exercise and stay fit and healthy after so many years of training.

My answer changes from month to month and year to year…

🎯 nail my pistol squats

🎯 be Spartan race readyl

🎯 feel confident in my swimmers

🎯 bag my next Wing Chun grading

These goals constantly change, but one overarching motivating factor remains constant for me:


For me, this is the single best thing about training regularly, about pushing and challenging myself mentally and physically.

It gives me a quiet confidence that whatever life throws at me, I’m well placed to handle it.

Knowing that when things get tough, you can weather that discomfort and come through the other side. 

This isn’t limited to physical discomfort – our physical capabilities are dictated by our mental tolerance, so everything time you push yourself physically, your mental resilience improves too.

I moved house over the weekend, something that is generally considered a fairly stressful event.

As I sat down last night to share a celebratory glass of bubbly with my wife, I was impressed with how much we’d managed to get done in just a couple of days.

It was because of all those training sessions.

They enabled me to be on my feet all day, moving and unpacking boxes, running up and down the stairs, assembling furniture, drilling holes, and through it all to remain calm and measured. 

See, it might not be as glamorous as the Spartan race I was supposed to take part in yesterday…but I’d say it’s far more relevant for most of us.

To know whatever life throws at you, whether it be in the boardroom or living room, you’re ready and able to handle it.

If you’d like to be that bit more resilient, get in touch today and let us get you started on your journey to better health.

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