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Athletes in Motion
Athletes in Motion
January 15, 2019
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We are two weeks into the new year and we're certain that many people are still enduring the massive crowds of people frequenting their gym/fitness center/athletic club. Among the crowd, there are people who have never once stepped foot in the gym. How do we know? We watch the videos on Facebook of people making the most basic exercise into an act from Cirque du Soleil. Is it entertaining? Yes. Have we laughed? Yes. After a chuckle though we usually try to go over and help that person out.We're not going to lie to you like we don't laugh at what's going on or that we're some holier than thou hipsters virtue signaling our asses off. We'd just like to say this as someone who dabbled in the career field of personal training before coming here,

At least they are f***ing trying!

If you don't want to take our word for it, maybe take the word of Theodore Roosevelt. The original Rough Rider!

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”-Theodore Roosevelt

See, everyone has to start somewhere, whether it's fitness or it's coding. Whenever one embarks on the arduous venture of bettering themselves, there are bound to be errors, there are bound to be actions which by the professional look foolhardy and utterly ridiculous. To the amateur, they're just trying to find their way, they sure could use someone to help guide them and maybe then, together, they can laugh at the mistakes of the past.

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