For over 2000 years, Stoicism has been admired for its ability to empower the individual to confront and overcome adversity; to cherish and enjoy the present and not live in fear of the future; to treat everyone with kindness and respect; and to be courageous in the face of injustice. Prominent Stoic philosophers include Cleanthes, Chrysippus, Diogenes of Babylon, Antipater of Tarsus, Cato the Younger, Panaetius, Posidonius, Seneca The Younger, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. More information about Stoicism can be found at the following online sources:
Once Forge Passes have been fully allocated, prospective members join a waiting list for a Pass to become available. If any vacancies in the Forge Chain occur, Passes are allocated to suitable potential members on a first-come, first-served basis.
More than personal trainers, fitness concierges are the embodiment of The Forge’s values and ensure training sessions are focused, sufficiently intense, and equally rewarding. There are no additional fees for working with a fitness concierge; all members, regardless of training experience, have access to them.
The Forge’s ultimate goal is to foster independent training; only in this way can dedication to fitness and health be nurtured by an individual. In addition to fitness concierges, extra training resources are made available to members through The Verve—The Forge’s official blog.