When I ask the mother of a 7 year old son, “What does being “Fit” mean to you?” she says,” I want to have the energy and stamina to take my son to the park and play with him.”
When I ask the same question to a 34 year old wife, her response, “ I want to save my marriage.”
When I ask the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, his response,” I want to tuck my shirt into my pants.”
When I ask a man that has high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels,” his response, I do not want to take pills for the rest of my life.”
When I ask a 40 year old man who has had double gastric bypass surgery, his response,” I do not want to die from being obese, I want to live around and watch my kids grow up.”
When I ask a 15 year old boy, his response, “ I do not want to feel like I am dying anymore because of the fat. I want to play with my friends.”
All of these responses are from REAL people with REAL stories, with REAL WHYs. The same question, “What does it mean to be fit?” has several different answers but all with the same concept, “To become the best version of ourselves.”
Most of us want that concept but most people have no idea where to start or they lack the support, motivation, accountability, and trust in order to even begin. “Life happens,” is a common reason of why people wait until they pay thousands of dollars a year in medications, the depression is at its lowest, self-confidence is non-existent, and they have lost themselves, when in fact, health and fitness should be a part of life.
Fitness has been around since pre-10,000 BC. The concept has been on repeat for quite some time, it has grown immensely from research to different theories, to gender specific, to sport and also been done differently throughout the world. Although, “Fitness” has been around for decades, there has also been a missing link between decades ago to life now.
According to research, a staggering 28.0% of Americans, OR 80.2 million people, aged six and older are physically inactive.
More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and more than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth.
On this journey of poor nutrition and lack of sustainable fitness, projections estimate that by 2018, obesity will cost the U.S. 21 percent of our total healthcare costs – $344 billion annually!! In addition, food-borne agents affect 1 out of 6 individuals and cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year.
Throughout history, as societies become too enamored with wealth, prosperity, and self-entertainment, fitness levels tend to decline. In addition, the more technology advances, the more fitness levels decrease.
So, how do we start? First, ask yourself,” What is important to me?” “What is the reason I wake up every morning?” How committed am I to making a change not only for me but also for my loved ones? After the questions are answered, you take action.
Iron Tribe Fitness Cinco Ranch is a faith based fitness community that has one purpose, to change as many lives as possible. We do this through personalized group training and proper nutrition. We truly are a tribe of athletes with one common bond, to become the healthiest version of ourselves. This is different for everyone but with the accountability from the coaches and athletes combined with intelligent sustainable programming, we achieve results, fun, and family.
If you are interested in the training of Iron Tribe Fitness or would like to reach Jeremy or Clarissa Browning, please call them at (281) 303-5671.
“For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church.” – Ephesians 5: 29
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” – 1 Corinthians 6:19