I want to talk to you today about community. I have been told that no one joins your gym because of "the great community". That might be true, but you will not convince me that community is not a driving force behind the consistency and longevity of many of our athletes. Why? Because it is a place where we genuinely care about one another. We have a reason to come to the gym even when we aren't feeling very motivated to workout; which is often when we need it the most. Better yet, no one ever leaves feeling worse than they did when they came in. That's partially because of the biochemical response to exercise and partially because we have connected with other humans that know us and care about us. It's a pretty powerful tool in shifting how we feel.
Thanks to everyone that came out today for a tribute workout in honor of Veteran's Day. It was a special day and I was honored to get to share it with you. Today's festivities also included a celebration of the completion of the fall Whole Life Challenge. For those who joined me on the journey, a sincere "well done" is in order. I have done many of these challenges and I never fail to take something away from each one. I enjoyed so much reading your reflections and connecting with you on a more personal level. Many of you have commented that you are sticking with it or at least parts of it. That's what it's all about. Remember how good you feel now and the progress you made over the course of the challenge.
Deep thoughts, by the legendary Warren Miller. With winter storms rolling into Colorado, ski season is upon us. Its time to fuel your winter stoke with Warren Miller's 68th epic ski flick, Line of Descent on Tuesday November 14th, 5:30 or 8:30 PM at the Durango Arts Center. Ticket sales benefit the Durango Winter Sports Foundation's scholarship program for the youth athletes in the Purgatory Ski Team and Durango Nordic Ski Club. Ticket's are $15 and can be purchased at Catacombs. Just ask us!