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Embrace It

The X-Gym


What if your personal trainer was helping mold you as a person, not just a body?

Founded in 1988, The X-Gym is a personal training studio with a twist. Its carefully crafted, super-efficient, low-impact, high-intensity exercise regimens are paired with very relational, no-pressure, and no-judgement personal coaching to create profound transformation. Members learn to embrace the momentary suffering that produces true endurance and long-term well-being.

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Guided Reflection

Reflecting on the Story

  • In what ways is the XGym different than a typical business in the fitness industry regarding how it respects & honors people, how it views “pain and gain”, and how it treats clients as persons not bodies?

Connecting to Your Work

  • As part of its commitment to serving with excellence, X-Gym’s effective and efficient methodology is grounded in substantial research into physiology, nutrition, health conditions, etc. What has your business done to understand your customers’ overall long-run best interests deeply and holistically? To go beyond their desires for flash in the pan gratification? How is this reflected in your products and services?
  • Fitness centers often leverage people’s social fears about “looking” a certain way to be acceptable. How does your business best honor the image of God in your customers rather than playing to misplaced stereotypes about appearances or otherwise?
  • What personal, emotional, and spiritual growth do your customers experience from your products or services, even if quietly and indirectly? Do your products contribute to Shalom in households or the broader community?

Personal Application

  • What can you do to assure that you are providing for customers true well-being in ways that honor them, others, and God?
  • Romans 5:3-5: …we also rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope, and hope does not disappoint us…