I first started coming to the Ice Chamber about 2 years after our twins were born (2009 or so); IC was near the train tracks, and hadn’t yet moved to behind CostCo.
My partner & I harbored a lot of guilt, at least since our twins arrived, about not working out enough. But guilt did not lead to action, it just compounded paralysis. Out of the blue, we met another couple that relied on Ice to stay fit. We simply copied our friends’ solution, which was to sign up and show up.
I am continually amazed at what Ice trainers manage to squeeze out of me in 45 minutes. They are expert at structuring the time, and the only decision I have to make is to get on the rocket. I show up, and 45 minutes later, it’s almost unbelievable that I’ve exerted myself so much in such a short time.
I’m trained as an experimental psychologist, and I’ve worked for decades in Silivalley as a “behavioral economist.” In brief, the sorts of things I pay attention to are all the non-rational aspects of human choices. Emotions, motivation, habit, unconscious patterns, that’s my beat.
Ice Chamber is an amazing place. Steve is truly a master of physical training. He’s attracted great trainers, loyal students, and created an awesome 21st century version of the ‘gym class.’ Now that I’m grown up, it’s so excellent that gym has became one of the most fun hours of my day.