Why can’t we all just get along????



We have seen a lot of unrest, lawlessness and sadness from this week’s rioting across London and many parts of Northern England. Now sadly racism has reared its ugly head. Why can’t we all just get along????

The riots aftermath compelled me to post this on my Facebook page

‘Fitness is for all hard working people with a sense of determination and pride. It has no colour, creed or status and that is why I love it so much.’

I truly enjoy the fitness and gym environment, you can walk into most gyms in London and observe the majority striving for a similar goal, to be fit, strong & healthy – you wouldn’t notice if someone is a CEO of a large corporation or stacks shelves in your local supermarket, frankly speaking, it doesn’t really matter.

Perhaps I am spoilt with my local gym Fitness First Leyton Mills, we have just about every nationality, creed and colour walking through the doors ready to get on with their workout on. When someone asks for a Spot, they don’t check out the colour of the person’s skin, if a high earner or what brand trainers are being worn, all they care about whether if they can Spot correctly and be supportive.

Yes, people are no doubt racist and/or prejudice however when focusing on a workout it really doesn’t matter and hardly noticeable. When there are arguments or altercations in the gym it’s never about colour or religion it tends to be something petty like don’t touch my dumbbells’ or don’t put your dirty bag next to mine’ (ladies are notoriously arguing about this). The best arguments take place in the steam room & sauna area when a man walks in wearing underpants (Yuk, Yuk & Double Yuk)…that’s when it kicks off, like I said, it’s never about colour or religion.

If I ruled the world everyone would be into fitness because it makes you feel happy, positive and gives you that feel good factor.

The benefits of fitness can be…

  • Stress relief
  • Improved moods
  • Better sleep
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Decreases depression
  • Increased confidence
  • Feeling refreshed
  • Potentially improve social life
  • Look better and healthier
Readers, no rioting please, be fit, be happy, be healthy, smile and train hard.
From your Fit & Ever so Happy Lifestyle Consultant Bella-Marie

2 Responses to “Why can’t we all just get along????”

  1. Love what you’re saying. Basketball did the same for me, in fact playing on the court with so many people from all over the world made me actually stop believing in how humanity has created nations to define us. On the basketball court, everything harmonises to one. However, what politicised me was the fact that on leaving the court, the experience of some was different to mine. I wasn’t going to be stopped by the police on the way home yet my friends were 6 times more likely to be. I couldn’t take the unity on the court and the injustice for my peeps off it.

    • Thanks for your comment. I’m a Basketball widow so I know exactly where you are coming from.

      I honestly do believe if the nation were more involved in fitness or sports related activities we would have less social issues and problems.


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