This past fall during our team retreat, the Vantage team revamped our Core Values. This list better represents what we believe to be the Values that will continue to drive the Vantage family (us and you) towards the best versions of ourselves.
Those values are…
- Growth & Grace
- Trust & Relationships
On the eve of our move into Vantage 3.0, we wanted to take a few weeks and share with you the values that guide and drive us. Amanda and I started Vantage with a set of core beliefs that we had cultivated from our experiences as personal trainers. As we grew and matured as a business, so did our beliefs. After thousands of hours coached and years of new experiences, we knew that it was time to update our core values to help represent where we started where we have come and where we are going. We are going to start this series off at the top, Grit.
So why is Grit our first Core Value? It describes a strength of character, a courage and resolve.
Doing CrossFit takes grit. Adopting new lifestyle habits takes grit. From day one of your CrossFit journey you start showing your Grit. Think about this, walking into a gym that is known for its intense workouts and fit community takes courage. Coming back day in and day out, pushing yourself through challenging workouts, embracing the uncomfortable feelings that come from being a beginner through the uncomfortable feelings you get when you’ve progressed and are pushing to be the best. These all take a determination that most will never expose themselves to.
It’s not the easy road, there are days you don’t feel like it, movements that aren’t progressing as fast as you’d like, WOD’s that always kick you in the teeth, but after each session you leaving knowing in your knower that you are better for having been there. Which is why we value Grit. The strength of your character can’t be faked. When you choose to come in and train regardless of what life throws at you, your determination shines through.
It’s easy to skip or never even start CrossFit, but something about who you are and your level of grit brings you in to improve. As you grow and develop inside the gym walls, your levels rise and your capacity to handle more increases. The rewards for increased capacity are not bound to just the gym, they expand into every avenue of your life. You recognize its impact on your relationships, your career, your adventures and inside your own mind. And it all starts with Grit.