11 thoughts on getting leaner

11 Thoughts on Getting Leaner You may have noticed that it’s rare for us to talk about body composition at Bang. Ultimately, there is so much judgement about bodies that it becomes very difficult to talk about them without a sense of moralism or judgement.  The history of this goes way back and, like many things in our culture, tends to have its roots in white supremacy. If you’re curious, you can read about some… Continue reading 11 thoughts on getting leaner

Maslow’s Hierarchy

A friend of mine recently shared a picture and a question as a sort-of think-piece. Think-post, anyway. The picture was of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The question was about whether we’ve collectively shifted downwards a bit. I.e. A little bit away from actualization and a little more toward basic health and safety needs. As a quick refresher, the pyramid is arranged with basic needs as the foundation and self-actualization at the tippy-top. There’s an intuitive… Continue reading Maslow’s Hierarchy

How to talk about fitness (with people you care about)

There are some things that can be tricky to talk about without real emotional distance. Health behaviours are in that group. So, when it comes to talking about this stuff with the people closest to us, things can get weird pretty quickly—even with top-notch intentions. Suffice it to say that there are some skills involved. Over the years, I have come to think of intrinsic motivation in the same way that Neanderthals probably thought about fire: it’s precious… Continue reading How to talk about fitness (with people you care about)

Your top 3

The majority of problems emerge from pretty predictable places.  These things are not—or should not be—surprises.  Sure, extreme edge-cases exist.  But without the benefit of hindsight, most black swans are really just red herrings.  That’s why my advice is to place most of your bets on the highest percentage outcomes.  Like a professional gambler, you’ll lose from time to time but come out ahead in the long-term.  If you can just stick to the plan,… Continue reading Your top 3

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… Continue reading I was so nervous