Sol Jacobsen, 43, husband (definitely the better half but will deny saying this if it makes it back to my wife), dad to 7 & 4 year old boys, banker.
Whether it be improving mobility, getting stronger, losing a few pounds, getting more active or just meeting new people there is something for everyone…and someone to help you meet whatever your goal may be.
Boredom with the routine at the gym and I needed a new avenue to release some stress. We had just had our first kid and it ended up being an extended stay at Children’s Mercy. We ended up spending about 4 of his first 6 months at the hospital. S1 provided a little reprieve from constantly thinking about the challenges ahead. 7+ years later it is still void of the “routine” of the gym and provides that daily time you can just kind of check out and push yourself to new limits.
I don’t know that I had a specific goal when I started at S1 other than maintaining a level of healthy activity and setting a good foundation/habits for late life and my kids. Sounds a little cliched but our 7 yr old has a chromosome abnormality and very limited mobility. He will always need assistance. Keeping a level of fitness, strength and mobility have definitely made it easier to meet his needs.
The day just doesn’t feel right without it. Gets the day started right or if you are headed for an evening workout it gives you something to look forward to.
It resets my attitude. A tough grueling workout that you sweat through with friends can go along way to improving the day!
Not specifically but my wife notices when I don’t get a workout in…see question above regarding an attitude reset