Many years ago I joined Steve Nash Sports Club, in fact I do believe I was one of the first members at their flagship location on Granville street downtown Vancouver. At the time it was the only Steve Nash Sports Club, as they had yet to acquire Fitness World or expand to other locations. It felt exclusive, raw, honest.
I remember the bright vibrant red of the weights and machines, would often fill my dreams and make me fantasize about becoming some kind of god-like fitness being. I was working a desk job at the time of joining the gym those many years ago, which I loved, but I was surrounded by complacent people who were victims of life and their own decisions.
It is far too easy to go across the street into a food court or stop at a local fast food spot for lunch. But I knew that was not the best way forward for me. Packing lunches of steamed broccoli with steak, and 2 oranges, and bananas, was my daily routine. Sacrifice, pain, destiny.
I brought my gym bag everywhere that I went in life, to the office, on the skytrain, to my friends house. It was as much a part of me as my hands or feet, at the time, and now.
Steve Nash Sports Club helped me find myself those many years ago, I would leave work from the office building in front of water front station, you know that chrome and glass looking building. And walk up the street and across to the gym. Making eye contact and smiling with the yuppies who live and work downtown, but not receiving that back. I was surrounded by hollow soulless people.
It was my addiction, and now that Steve Nash Sports Clubs have grown to many locations across greater Vancouver, I can enjoy that pull and inner love feeling wherever my new life takes me. Options, clarity.
The sheer abundance of machines and weights available are second to none. The Stairmasters beckon me from across the room. The pain to come is muted by my love for the moment, the zest of pushing myself to my limits. No boundaries.
There is something incredibly sexual and beast-like about working out to the maximum possible threshold your body can handle, and to that degree, Steve Nash Sports Clubs are the provider of my lifeblood. I cannot wait to set foot in the gym on Granville street again after all of these years. Arrival.