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Proximity Doesn't Equal Community

"Some people think they are in community, but they are only in proximity. True community requires commitment and openness. It is a willingness to extend yourself to encounter and know the other."

–David Spangler

Being around others, like in a gym, doesn't mean we're in community with them. That will take intentionality from us and from them to get to know one another beyond the pleasantries of "Hello" and "Looking good!". It requires asking questions, paying attention when they don't show up to the gym at their normal time, and asking them if they're alright when you do see them. It might seem like you're being intrusive, but, trust me, you're not. You're showing care and we all love to be cared for, even in the smallest ways. This is how you build friendships with others and, ultimately, community.

No matter who you are or where you live on the planet, every single one of us needs community. Simply put, we all need people in our lives who give us a sense of worth, belonging, and love. These are the three basic human needs and being in community with others can help us to meet those needs. As a result, we are more fulfilled in our lives and feel empowered to face challenges when they occur.

So, if you're finding yourself being out of community, the easiest place to start is right here, at the Fit Clinic. You have everything you need to feel valued, connected, and loved as you grow into the healthiest version of yourself---in body, mind, and spirit.

Motion, Muscle & Mindset,

Coach Asaya


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