Everyday exercise for everyday elation


One of the most famous fashion designers in the world, Rick Owens, gives some of the best advice ever to anyone wanting to look good: “Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.”

This quote is amazing, but looking good is just one of the many things going to the gym can do for someone, which is why everyone should go.

Whenever life gets me down and I feel upset about something, I try to take some time and do the things I love. Most of the time, working out makes me feel better almost instantly. There is something about working out that allows me to be at peace with myself, whether it be the music I listen to or the simple repetitions of the movements I make, that improve my day. 

Another reason is the ability to fit in with others; everyone at the gym is trying to better themselves in some form or another. Even if you are on the smaller side like me, or some hulking mass of muscle, we all are working towards the same goal and have respect for others doing the same thing. People are worried when they go to the gym that they will be laughed at for not being as strong as other people, but 99% of the time no one cares, and once you get over that, you can start to work on yourself more effectively.  

A third reason is the most important, and that is the simple reason that working out improves your overall health. Working out regularly, around two or three times a week, will do wonders for your entire body. Even just weights or cardio can improve your general fitness in a way that is literally impossible to achieve just sitting on your phone scrolling on TikTok. 

However, honestly, no matter what reason I put down, it’s almost impossible to describe the feeling you get when you workout and the only way to truly understand it is to try working out yourself.