We have Strength as one of our key pillars of teaching. However, our definition of the word may differ to yours.
To us, Strength isn’t how much weight you can lift, or how big and ripped you look on the surface.
It’s about your physical ability to efficiently support the entirety of your body, and your mental ability to overcome adversity.
Strength to us, in a physical context, means having the integrity to support your entire structure, under various loads, in various positions, all through motion.
We talk about having a movement perspective, but we must actually be moving to understand this. A collection of static positions does not constitute good movement, and it does not portray a comprehensive sample of your strength. We want to see that your structure has integrity while balancing, jumping, lifting, pulling, swinging, running, walking, standing, and even sitting.
Physically, we want your bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments to be strong. Not just the muscles attached to them. We want your organs to be strong. We want your body to function optimally so you can get out in the world and do the things you love.
We want your mind to be strong, and your emotional wellbeing to be strong.
We want you to see the challenges that lie ahead or the troubles that you may currently be in, have you turn up, confront them, and show courage as you put one foot in front of the other and do what needs to be done in order to overcome them.
In the context of a mindset, Strength is doing what is hard, for the greater good. It’s about not taking the easy route, and not coasting along in your comfort zone.
It is being there for other people, and having integrity in your word. It is challenging your belief systems to ensure your view of the world brings positivity into your life and those around you.
We see being Strong as a grounding in who you are and what you are here to do.