Our members are vital to the spirit of our space. Having members who connect with our values is important to us because we believe it’s important to you. Being around people who are hard working, humble & helpful makes us all better.
It's not about how much you can lift, how fast you can run or high you can jump. We don’t care if you are an Olympic medalist or just simply want to get healthier.
We value character & community above all else.
Our mission is to create a community that is solid & grows together as people first & athletes second.
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day,
Nothing gold can stay.
In this poem, Robert Frost explains that nothing, especially that which is perfect and beautiful, can last forever. On the surface, it seems that the theme of this poem is a bleak one, however the most important message STAY GOLD took from this poem is that once you recognize how fleeting and precious certain moments are, you will appreciate them even more. Through this outlook we've fueled the motivation that our community preaches; Live life to the fullest, however you choose to live it.
"Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."
In The Outsiders story, “Stay gold” is a reference to the Robert Frost poem that Ponyboy recites to Johnny when the two hide out in the Windrixville Church. One line in the poem reads, “Nothing gold can stay,” meaning that all good things must come to an end. ... Here, Johnny urges Ponyboy to remain gold, or innocent. Johnny now senses the uselessness of fighting; he knows that Ponyboy is better than the average hoodlum, and he wants Ponyboy to hold onto the golden qualities that set him apart from his companions.
The quotation also recalls the period of time during which the boys’ friendship blossoms and solidifies—the idyllic interlude at the church. During this blissful time, the two boys read, talk, and smoke, escaping the adult world of responsibility. Just as the gold in the poem vanishes, the idyll must end. At STAY GOLD we strive to live in that oasis. STAY GOLD is an escape from all negatives in the outside world. STAY GOLD is a safe space in so many ways.