we train because we love our bodies, not because we hate them
The gym is probably not the first place that comes to mind when you think of body positivity. Marcus Watson, owner of 57Fit knows this all too well. Over his 10 years of personal training, he has noticed a trend amongst his clients. They want to feel better, not necessarily "look" better. Initially clients come to him for a variety of reasons; joint pain, increased mobility, depression and anxiety, weight loss, accountability, but what they gain from personal training is much greater. Individuals leave feeling better about themselves and their abilities. Everyone is on their individual journey, full of ups and downs. If we are only celebrating certain bodies, where does that leave the majority of the population? At 57Fit, all bodies and abilities are welcome because health is not limited to a size or a number on a scale.
"The doctor said to keep doing what I'm doing. I can definitely say that training has improved my health and life expectancy. I have more stamina and I feel healthier."
-Wayne, community training member