This empty space

Just about 5 years ago, I wondered, “what the hell have I done?”

I was sitting in an empty Arcaro Central Area gym during what was supposed to be a noon class.  As a matter of fact I sat in many an empty class.  Slowly but surely small amounts of people began to arrive.  We are nowhere near capacity and have a lot of community to develop but we are far from those existential crisis days wondering who I was and what I was doing.

Now, I’m sitting in Arcaro- Hillman City doing a little studying and writing.  It’s an empty gym and class doesn’t start for another 1 1/2 hours and I cherish the alone time.  This community will also grow.  It will be a space for folks to come express themselves, to face their discomfort rather than avoid it.  This space won’t have to go through as many growing pains as the Central location did….cuz that’s how it is for the youngest versus the oldest.  Each has their advantages and disadvantages.  And I’m growing as are all the coaches.

HC2      Quiet before the stormHC1

There really is a class for everyone…..a perfect coach to do a 1:1 session with….An empty gym to do Open Gym or even to pair up with another member to get your work in with……The windows at both locations let you feel a part of the community surrounding our spaces while you train.  It’s nice to watch the world go by knowing you are doing something to make yourself better able to engage in it.

My vision is to grow these two communities….to stay a steady consistent beacon for people’s self development in and out of the ring.  My vision takes a lot of self introspection and willingness to grow as well as an ability to sit in extreme amounts of discomfort.  I put in my dues as do the coaches so when you put in yours, you know we’ve also been there.

If you aren’t a part of our gym yet, come check it out….either location…… and see if it’s the right fit for you.  And as always!…….




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