SO! The sporting season is coming up and it is time to get ourselves in shape so that we can all play cricket again for some reason. Because it is really, really important that we are all really, really fit because if we are not really fit we won’t be able to swing the bats OR catch the ball OR run around a little bit (but not much really). If we are not at peek physical fitness then HOW I ask HOW are we ever going to walk that bit from the edge bit all the way to the bit where you hit the ball bit? It’ll be tough.
The bat bit
So we need to get in shape.
Because we are born imperfect. We are then imperfect. Unless we perfect ourselves.
That is a hash tag which a gym called primal health fitness are using to encourage their members. Now you could say that it is not right to call a certain form of physical change ‘becoming better’ as it is only one very specific change in one realm, rather than an overall arbiter of life success. Is the hash tag a little aggressive? Does it attempt to define life as simply a constant strive for the attainment of a certain body type that may not be possible for everyone? Or simply is not necessary for everyone? And shouldn’t be? Well, you could say that.
But maybe that’s a little selective. Language is restrictive and when trying to talk forcefully we often cross certain grammatical lines. How many university posters say ‘Become your future’ or ‘Achieve your dreams’ or something equally prescriptive. I would say that actually primal are far better as they are elevating the endeavor and the struggle itself, rather than simply the end goal. For instance:
It’s that. It is not:
That irredeemable prick. Which is quite a difference. It shows someone trying because they want to improve themselves in some way. Rather than someone thinking they are better than life itself because they were boring enough to stare bang their head mindlessly against some piece of equipment for 5 hours a day. I’ve never been to a gym.
But anyway. Fair play to Primal. We have some people who need to get a little better, and I think a gym like that might actually help them.