One thing you should know about Triumph Fitness is we only do one form of criticism- constructive. If your form is off, we will help you fix it. We will help you open your foot stance if it is too narrow. We will show you modifications if you are struggling and getting frustrated. We will tell you to stop using the band during pull ups if we know you can do it unassisted. We'll tell you to add more weight onto your bar. That's it. That is how we roll.
Our members come from all walks of life. Some just beginning their journey at Triumph Fitness and others have been with us since opening. We are family- we support one another, encourage one another, and get down next to you to help you complete your last few reps- even if we are done. When you are at Triumph- we love being there with you. The choices you make outside the gym- we care because we care about you but whatever you choose to do outside the gym just OWN IT!
Lately, I have seen another form of criticism out in general public and social media. I've seen fat shaming, skinny shaming, muscle shamming. I've seen food shaming- on BOTH healthy and unhealthy eating. There is an odd stigma existing in the mass of social networks right now- that your way is the ONLY way and we guilt others into believing what they are doing is wrong. This is the untruth.
What we all have to come together to understand is we are all making the choices we are making. I love eating for fuel and to build muscle. I do not believe in particular programs, fad diets, or particular "ways" of eating. That's me. I own it. I do not expect anyone else to do what I do unless they seek out my help because that is what they are want.
Others love eating for flavor and are confident and happy without exercising. That is their choice. Others are somewhere in between the two.
We must remember that we aid each other in support of different lifestyles because we care about one another and pointless criticism is not a form of support. What point is made when we criticize others? None- truly it is a horrific cycle of offensive comments. Falling into society's limitations, expectations and ugliness. The life I lead is not a life I expect others to lead. I am MORE THAN HAPPY to educate, create, and work beside others who ask.
If you want to eat healthy- I'll teach you. But, if you open up a bag of Doritos- I am not judging, but please don't be offended if I choose to not have any. I am actually happy with my BBQ'd chicken and steamed broccoli. I like it. It tastes good, I feel good- because this is the lifestyle I want.
However, if I choose to have a piece of cake later- that's okay too. If you choose to not have one, I am good with that, even if I baked it. No offense taken.
We are offered thousands of choices a day. Minute to minute we are making decisions we feel to be the best from traffic, to errands, or purchasing brands, to scheduling... in whatever decisions you make- just choose ones that will keep you HAPPY and HEALTHY! Confidence is beauty- own it, wear it, and SHINE!
We just hope that someday you walk through our doors and JOIN US!
Whatever it is that you want to be- just OWN IT!