Shared suffering

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller

In our small group training we will often see shared suffering among our members. Now understand, this isn’t pain or injury but the suffering that accompanies hard work and pushing oneself hard in our training. It can be pushing that last little bit on a sprint, tire drag or on the AirDyne bike. From this effort the trainee is rewarded with fantastic fitness and health gains. But I think the biggest gains are the camaraderie that is born out of this shared suffering among our members. Additionally there is a spill over effect, when one faces a challenge in everyday life they are better equipped to handle said challenge from the adaptions of facing suffering in their physical training. Improved confidence and self esteem also come about. MOB members know well to not be afraid to suffer a little bit, the rewards are well worth it.

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