The key thing here is that our effort is involved. Wanting things to take effort runs contrary to most of the ethos in modern society. Instead of effort we want easy most of the time. But there is real benefit and value to the effort itself. Healthy body and minds are produced by steady, deliberate effort. Physical activity and exercise are the methods we can use to achieve what we want.
While I can’t promise you’ll turn into Batman, Batgirl, Robin or any of the extended “Batman Family”, I can promise that training will improve your life. Without question, though, I can promise that when Batman is in Peterborough, Bruce Wayne trains at Fengate Gym.
And so do I.
E. Paul Zehr, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Kinesiology, University of Victoria
Certified Exercise Physiologist
Author of: Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero; Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine; Project Superhero.