All around the world there is a special type of person that is on their way to their gym. Tired, anxious, sleepy…energized, calm, awake. This type of person accomplishes so much before most people are even awake. This type of person sweats, gasps, laughs, and smiles before most people have gotten up for breakfast. This type of person is someone that has become so mentally disciplined, that they have created a habit to consistently sweat, gasp, and high five before the sun has risen. This type of person has put their kids to bed after a long day of errands, practices, and obligations. This type of person has dealt with the stresses of a long day, in addition to preparing food and caring for their loved ones only to do it over again tomorrow. This type of person has a tremendous amount of resilience that is unique.
There is a unique camaraderie amongst this group that only they know. There is a unique swagger amongst this group that only they can portray. There is a unique discipline amongst this group that only they can exhibit. This group; although different in aesthetics, different in fitness levels, and different in personality, all share a common bond. A bond that can only be described if willing to sweat, gasp, and work hard before most people have risen. A bond that is shared amongst millions of people all around the world working out at the same time. A bond that can only be broken by schedule changes, and change of scenery. Different workout, different coach, different affiliate, and different person…but, same time.
While 5am may be too early for some, for others, it is their choice. It is their choice because of their work-ethic. It is their choice because of their discipline. It is their choice because of their desire to build the best version of themselves. Although difficult to fathom in concept, it is their truth. Their truth lies in their alarm clock. Their truth lies in their motivation. Their truth lies in their mental fitness. And for that, you will find this special group at 5am.