What's your relationship to fitness as a gay man?

  • heartfullman

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    Jun 25, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    What's your relationship to fitness as a gay man?
    FITNESS. Many years ago I worked with a man who was a quadriplegic from an accident in his youth. I know many things now I did not know then about what a fitness program that might look like to support his needs and healing.
    What kind of fitness are you doing? Walking, Breathwork, Sound, Hynosis,Hiking, Skiing, Swimming, Diving, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bodybuilding, Imagery, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hiking, Hockey, Kayaking, Kickboxing, Lacrosse,Labrynth walk, Martial arts, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Rodeo, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Skating, Skiing, Skydiving,Eating Healthy foods/supplements, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Trail Running, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight training, Wrestling, Pilates,Yoga,Tai Chi,Chi Gong, Fishing, Running/Track, Spinning, Zumba, Dancing,Meditation, Flagging, Sailing, Sufi Ritual, Ecstatic Massage....what is yours?

    As we've open this conversation there have been strong responses of I love this or I hate this. Listen to the video to begin to unpack what goes into our relationship to fitness as gay/queer men.
    http://youtu.be/hACdqjYyJOo
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    Jun 25, 2013 6:26 AM GMT
    I push and pull heavy things and then return them to their original position and run on a spinning band that goes nowhere.
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 25, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    I have a love/hate relationship. I love my abs, but I hate portion control.icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    Matiz saidI push and pull heavy things and then return them to their original position and run on a spinning band that goes nowhere.


    I do that too.
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    Everytime I go to the gym and push a little big more weight for a little longer than I did last time and write it in my lil red book I feel great.

    And when I get on my bike and manage to beat my old best time, or just have a great workout, I feel pumped and energetic all day afterwards.

    Its all about having fun and challenging yourself.
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    Fitness is a fickle whore.
    A trick with no promise.
    A one night stand, five times a week.
    Fitness by any other name would smell as sweaty
    And yet we walk hand in hand,
    In booty, like the night.
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    uoft23 saidEverytime I go to the gym and push a little big more weight for a little longer than I did last time and write it in my lil red book I feel great.

    And when I get on my bike and manage to beat my old best time, or just have a great workout, I feel pumped and energetic all day afterwards.

    Its all about having fun and challenging yourself.


    Really? It is impossible to always lift more weight than you did last time for longer. What are you at, 300 lbs in each hand for bench press now?

    My relationship with fitness is the best relationship anyone could ask for. We understand each other and have been together since age 3, with some great strides the past 10 years.