At The Athletic Buddha we believe that physical fitness and your mental health play a big part in living a more fulfilling and inspiring life. What good is it to be able to squat your body weight and have a low body fat percentage if your thoughts and beliefs about any area of your life are causing you un-wanted stress and mental turbulence? Is it really only about how fit you look?
We also don’t believe that to become more “spiritual” and to seek enlightenment is any better or worse than seeking fulfillment in work, sports, relationships, family life, finances or of the many other areas that we may want to better. We acknowledge that we are all seekers on this journey called life and if your goal is to “max 1RM” your bodyweight on the front squat, fit into your size 8 dress or become enlightened, it’s all part of our human experience that we are here to enjoy.
Everybody has their go-to for some time-out or a “thing” they do when they may feel down or need some inspiration. For some people they feel better about themselves after finishing a “WOD” (workout of the day), Swim 1km, run intervals, complete 30-odd asanas in a yoga class or meditate for 30 minutes. We here at The Athletic Buddha promote doing as many of those disciplines as you can. Why should we box ourselves into being just a “yogi” or a “Lift-er”? Why can’t you be an ATHLETIC BUDDHA?
At The Athletic Buddha we have created a space that promotes the use of many varying disciplines.
Mr Glassman defines fitness like this:
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.”
We would add that a “fit” mind, with nourishing thoughts and beliefs that serve all areas of one’s life are FUNDAMENTAL to keeping the body in even better condition. When you’re core negative beliefs are addressed and you investigate the destructive thought patterns that hijack your goals, you may just find that it’s not just about pushing harder or training smarter but in fact it’s equally as important to train your brain.
Our aim to is to make training a part of your everyday lifestyle and apart from keeping you interested and wanting to come back for more of the physical exercise, we will show you the techniques and methods that will help you unlock any mental blocks you may have towards training or healthy living.
We will guide you to a new way of training but more importantly a NEW way of thinking and being!