#SafeSpace is a project about removing the stereotypes and stigma around gyms.
Working on your physical health can be a huge boost to your mental health, but for many blokes gyms can be an intimidating place. “Everyone seems to know what they’re doing and how to use the equipment”. “Everyone is much fitter and bigger than I am”. Do these statements sound familiar?
It’s easy to forget, everyone is a beginner at some point. Just because someone is physically strong and muscular, doesn’t mean they don’t struggle with their mental health. Maybe working out is what keeps them in a good place.
We want to break down that stigma and get more men into the gym and benefitting from the improvements that can be made to your whole health from doing so.
Our friend Rich Best is working his way round the city finding gyms and clubs with the right ethos and bringing them on board. That way you can find places you know you’ll feel safe to train.
Our most recent gym to join is Legions Gym at Clifton Moor. Al who runs the club has generously offered to run a monthly kickboxing class on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 9pm. He will share his knowledge and supportive training style with us so we can improve our skills, confidence and share what’s going on with us if we’re ready to. No expectations and all at your own pace! Check out our Meetup page to book onto the next one!
#DontManUp #YoureNotAlone #WeRiseByLiftingWeights