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