Can you believe another decade is about to expire? It seems like only yesterday we were ushering in the new millennium. But as I reflect on how my philosophy of health and fitness has evolved since then, ten years becomes an eternity.
In that time, I discovered Circular Strength Training® and embraced a whole new paradigm of what it means to be fit. In truth, CST isn’t new. It’s a journey “back to the future”.
There are generations of fitness wisdom locked in diverse physical cultures across the planet and through the ages. CST excavates those universal truths and digests them using the very best modern sport science has to offer. The result is a truly functional system of health and fitness.
In essence, it’s a ward against trends and fitness fashions. Everything is boiled down to it’s essence. And that essence can be applied to any specific methods, tools or goals. CST is the proverbial grain of salt that can be thrown on the myriad of over exuberant tangents the fitness industry enjoys.
And with that in mind, I thought it would be fun to reminisce on some of those trends. As I started my own reflection, I realized that each decade was defined by some distinctive fitness fashion.
In the 80s, I was immersed in the Muscle & Fitness magazine culture (insert embarrassed smile). The 90s conjured up memories of my wife doing Step Reebok workouts in our living room. Of course, the past decade is imbued with the “functional fitness” refrain.
But I realized: that’s just ME. I bet you have a totally different and equally amusing perspective. And I hope you’ll tell us about it.
What did your fitness journey look like across the decades? What jumps out at you as you let your thoughts wander across the past? Please share your stories in the comments below.
We’re looking forward to a great walk down memory lane!