2015 was great, but bring on 2016!

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back at all that we have accomplished over the past year, both in the gym, and in our personal lives.

2015 seemed to be the year that was a turning point for a lot of you. Whether your lifts started to feel more natural, or you found a new focus with your gym schedule, and many of you FINALLY realized how damn strong you are. Something happened this year that kicked it into a new gear and we definitely took notice. We have seen massive PRs on lifts that in the beginning of the year seemed nearly impossible with an empty bar. We have seen friendships grow and bonds created within our classes. We have gone out together, danced together, run races, had hugely successful fundraisers, supported each other in goals and shared the joy of one another’s accomplishments. We have gushed over new engagement rings while rolling out before class, there have been beautiful weddings, and we have welcomed an adorable baby into the TCU family. We have lost some clients, which is always difficult, but have gained new members that have jumped in with enthusiasm and a new energy that is so rejuvenating in our classes. For us, there is nothing we would have rather done this year, than spend it with all of you, seeing your progress, and being a part of something that we are so proud of. Because at the end of the day, a gym is just a gym. It’s the people in it that make you want to come back every day.

Moving into 2016, it is a time for new opportunities. With new programming starting on the 1st, we are excited to see what this will bring for your progress in the gym. We aren’t big into “resolutions”, but we do encourage you to look at what you have accomplished, and set goals for yourself for the next year. Some small, some large, but something that you can push yourself towards. Whether they are for physical, emotional, or spiritual growth, we ask that you strive to be happier this year than last. To be stronger, healthier, wiser, and more confident than last year. Outside the gym, there are so many exciting things happening, more weddings, more babies, more races, and lifts, and competitions, more amazing memories. If we could ask one thing for the new year, it is that you all continue to support one another and encourage each other in your goals.

Inevitably, at the end of the year, we look back at things we thought we were going to accomplish in 2015, but did not. So this leaves us with two options. Option 1) Say, “fuck it, I failed” and forget about it, or Option 2) Figure out why you were unable to accomplish that goal, and change your approach. It doesn’t matter how long the goal takes you to reach, as long as you are continually taking steps to bring you closer to it in some way. We urge you to push yourself. Challenge yourself. Fail lifts, and learn from them. Step outside your comfort zone. Do things you haven’t tried yet. Hold yourself accountable for the work that you do and know what it is that you are trying to get from that work, because THAT is where you will see the progress.

So here’s to another year in the books, a year that we could not be happier about. And to another year to come, that we hope to be even better than last. Cheers!

-Hannah & Anthony

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