train like an athlete
I feel most comfortable in workout environments where people take training seriously without taking themselves too seriously. Where people can be competitive with themselves without being competitive with others. I prefer workout environments that foster body/mind/movement awareness and progressive training. But, with a sense of exploration and play. Like, gimme space to figure out how my body works, what feels good, and why so I can translate that into my everyday life. Oh, and the emotional space to laugh at myself versus berate myself if I don’t get it right away. Because I will, eventually! I find it pointless and boring to grunt mindlessly through exercises just to “feel the burn”, feel “tortured” or watch an instructor live out their performance fantasies – even if they have a banging playlist.