I was so nervous

The past five days have been full of emotions.  A veritable Dagwood sandwich of joy, excitement, and reconnection.  And nerves too.  Not just from us. Particularly from those who have only worked out with us online.  I think we can sum things up with this quote: “I was so nervous about coming in.  But once I came in, I was like, ‘why would I be nervous here?’” That’s kind of our whole thing.  Taking away nerves.  And intimidation.  And distraction.  And undue risk.  Exercise is tough enough as it is.  It has

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TMI

We are drowning in information right now.  The water around exercise and nutrition feels particularly deep.  There are just so many competing voices that it makes it difficult to know who to listen to, what to do, and what you can happily ignore. How do we tackle the problem of too much information at Bang?  We make it possible for you to just show up and do the work—without needing to second-guess every decision. Some

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Squat Here Now!

One thing that has always confused me is the idea of a workout designed to be “survived.”  Perhaps when I say this, you will imagine a military-esque man yelling at middle managers as they drip sweat onto their $50 yoga mats.  That’s fair.  But there is a far less dramatic version of this too.  Here, people are simply watching the clock or rushing to get their reps completed. My issue here is that surviving is

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3 Ways to Get to the Kernel

There is a universe of advice out there.  Too much to process.  So, I use one powerful question to concentrate on what really matters: Is this providing me with the tools I need to take action? If the answer is no, I skip it.  It saves me an awful lot of time. So, when I say that you need to take care of yourself, I realize that I’m not telling you anything new.  What I want

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Starting without stopping

Fitness, for many, is a series of starts and stops.  People get motivated.  They make progress.  They lose motivation, they get frustrated, and so on.  It’s cyclic.  If we graphed things out, we’d see periods of quick progress followed by crashes, recoveries, and relaunches.  We stop, start, and stop again. There are some big issues with this.  First is the frustration.  It sucks to feel like things are beyond your control.  It is also way

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What is it like to work out without comparison?

Want to know the opposite of mindfulness?  It’s comparison.  Whether that is comparing yourself to someone else or even a past version of you, the effect is the same;  it is alienating.  In comparing, you are pulled out of the moment. The fitness industry, I’m sad to say, encourages comparison.  Not everyone, of course.  But many—to our collective detriment.  Even some industry leaders.  Before and after photos come to mind.  People looking sad and bloated

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