At Pat’s Gym, we have worked hard to create a community of athletes that support one another. They are passionate about health, and making each day better. It all starts with an attitude of openness to improving and challenging the status quo. It involves failure; however, that failure must not disappoint, instead it needs to be used as motivation for future success. It means analyzing subpar performance and failures, to ensure that in future tests the athlete avoids issues holding them back.
At Pat’s Gym, we have athletes who are in middle school just starting out. The kids want to improve coordination and build strength. Some want to be competitive in their sports, and others just want to build a foundation to be good at all things they do.
In addition, we have athletes with busy schedules who find a way to prioritize fitness. They have their sitters come to their homes, so that they can escape to the gym for an hour to workout. And when the sitter fails to show up, they bring their kids into the gym. At Pat’s Gym, we’ve very accommodating.
We also have other professionals who work 8 a.m. or earlier to 5:00 p.m. or later, and they still find time to prioritize health. They come into the gym at 4:00 a.m. or a bit later, to ensure that they get their workouts in. These are the athletes who are inspirational for us all when we think that we don’t have enough time to make it to the gym – these individuals show that you have to make time for your priorities.
We also have C-Suite executives who deal with stress through working out. They are running fortune 500 companies, and still find time – rather, they make it – to workout. It’s great that even with a stressful job, and a ton to do, they use workouts to help them remain effective at work and at home.
We also have individuals working for various companies that require them to travel 80-90% of the time, and these individuals still find time to work out. Whether it be at Pat’s Gym before the flight, in an airport, or upon their arrival to their destination; these individuals make the time to work out their jet lag, and they set themselves up for success when they arrive to their work destination or when they return home.
Also, we have athletes who are fighting autoimmune diseases. These athletes will work around their pains and flares. They are committed to living healthily even given less than ideal circumstances. We help these individuals workout in a healthy manner.
We also have athletes who work for Aprilaire and come into the gym 1 – 2 times a day, 5 days a week. Two of these athletes this year, placed in the top 3 of the Concept2 SkiErg Spring Competition. We are so proud of those athletes that we profiled them in the December Newsletter. The athletes who come in from Aprilaire are committed and have definitely continued to improve their fitness level over the years.
So, when you think you’re stressed next time, or you find you have too little time to work out, remember these athletes. They are inspirational. They don’t just lie around waiting for time to appear; they make time because stress management or fitness is their passion.
These are a few of the athletes we want to honor and host at Pat’s Gym. These athletes make up the Community that sets Pat’s Gym apart from the other gyms in Madison. Next time you’re in the gym and you see an athlete, ask him/her about their story. You will be amazed.