Mediocrity Allergies

The Latin phrase “Res Firma Mitescre Mescit” translates to “a firm resolve does not know how to weaken.” Other, more literal, translations describe the phrase as “once you’ve got it up, keep it up.” This concept, depending how you apply it, may have unmeasurable importance for the context of your training.

This idea that “a strong thing cannot weaken” brings to mind the dynamic that occurs inside the living, breathing community at Functional Fitness on the Bluffs. Our students are hardening. Yes, there bodies are changing, literally from the inside out, but I mean they, the people, are changing.

Ariel building immunity to weakness.

Exposing one’s self to training like this, and the adversity comes with it, builds a certain resolve. That resolve is solidified when students live a lifestyle that says, “I will show up. I will find a way to tackle the task at hand, no matter what.”

The changes that occur inside of folks that commit to this include the very concept that the Latin phrase above describes. Living a life of positivity, health, fitness, and growth not only brings positivity, health, fitness, and growth, but it also deters from the destruction of those things. It’s harder to succumb to failure and negativity once “you’ve got it up.”

Res Firma Mitescre Mescit with regards to fitness means to build up immunity to poor habits. Live inside of health and wellness. Become allergic to failure.

Logan Gelbrich


Friday’s Workout:

Perform 3 Power Cleans (185/115) every minute on the minute for 15 minutes.

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