The beginning of a new year often leads us to new physical fitness routines (including starting one). But so many of us have difficult relationships with working out: wounds from high school locker rooms, daunting equipment, comparing ourselves with the other men around us, and ultimately dissatisfaction with our own bodies. Are these hard things worth pushing through?

Join Tom, Ryan, and Matt for a topic Matt’s been wanting to do for quite some time. We share our journeys with physical fitness from middle school to today, including how we’re faring amidst this coronavirus pandemic. We talk about working out in community and our motivations for working out our bodies: is it all in the name of self-care, or are there other motivations at play? How does physical fitness translate to other areas of our lives, including loving our neighbor?

We hope you enjoy the episode! (Do a few burpees every time Matt or Ryan groans about burpees…)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We’ve officially launched into our new podcast schedule on our new YOB podcast network! We’ll continue releasing new YOBcast episodes every other week, and we’re also producing the YOB ConvoCast on those alternating weeks, featuring one-on-one conversations with our editor, Tom, and folks in and adjacent to the YOB community.

That means we’re now producing two YOBcasts and two YOB ConvoCasts each month – a long-form and a short-form podcast for your listening consumption every single week!

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We’d be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode! Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: [email protected]

You can also write to us at:

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P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

What’s your relationship been with physical fitness, both past and present? What motivates (or un-motivates) you from a regular physical fitness regimen? Where’s the line between self-care and self-centered motivations with physical fitness?

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