At Project Fitness, we operate from these basic truths:
- As an amazing gift from God, our bodies are built to last.
- To the best of our ability, we need to be good stewards of that gift.
- Surrounding yourself with a community of people that are heading a similar direction is a key ingredient to success.
- We are all a work in progress.
It is my belief that our bodies are the most amazing piece of machinery on the face of the planet. Think about this for a second. Our bodies are the only machine that can get stronger with proper use. Everything else gets one step closer to breaking down every time you use it. Now to be fair sometimes we break down ourselves but usually that’s because we’ve had an accident or have inadvertently mismanaged our bodies. But given good stewardship (a healthy dose of good food and appropriate movement on a regular basis), we are built to last.
So what does “Built To Last” mean? It means that we have the ability and the opportunity to be healthy and strong for as long as we are here. It means that while we are going to age, we are not doomed to infirmity. It means that, barring things beyond our control, we can maintain our physical freedom for as long as we still draw breath.
“Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) We are not built to travel this world alone. We are built for relationships. We are built for community, for tribes. Having a community, a tribe surrounding you and supporting you, makes you better. The community holds you accountable. The community can reach out and pick you up when you have fallen down. The community can be a light at your feet when the path gets dark. So if we want to be successful, we surround ourselves with other like-minded folks. Now do those folks have to be at the same place on the path as you? Nope. But they need to be headed in the same direction. An old African proverb says that if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with your tribe. That’s Project Fitness.
We are all a work in progress. We are all unfinished. We all have rough edges. We all have nicks and dings and things we are working on. That goes for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re at five percent body fat or forty. It doesn’t matter if you’re lifting a fifteen pound kettlebell or a sixty pound kettlebell. It doesn’t matter if you squat with a barbell on your back or you can barely squat your bodyweight to a chair, we all have things to work on. What binds us together as a tribe is that we are all working to improve.
So let me close by saying that whether you are a competitive powerlifter, a fitness enthusiast, a figure athlete getting stage ready, a parent that can barely find time to exercise, a grandparent that wants to chase his/her grandchildren or a small business owner trying to stay healthy… You are welcome here.