It may seem like an odd thing to have a ping pong table at a gym but it is very much part of our vision of the Cove. Ping pong is a great sport for developing coordination and accuracy but it’s true value to the Cove is that it gets people to connect and enjoy one another.
Exercise, nutrition, mobility, sleep, and mental toughness are all important aspects of fitness as but nothing has taught us more about the importance of human connection than what we have gone through with the COVID pandemic. The needs of a healthy population go well beyond squats and pull ups and have to include smiles and high fives.
No matter how good a fitness program is, it will not allow people to reach their goals if they can’t consistently stick with it. And that is what makes community so special, it makes you want to come in here, do the hard work, and enjoy the process along the way. It’s the secret sauce that keeps people coming back to class even after that workout kicked your butt. So we encourage you to pay attention in class, work hard, clean up after yourself, and take a moment after class to enjoy your fellow Covies. It’s the path to a long and healthy life.
Jamie Lang has found a new passion for the sport of ping pong!