TubClub¹⁷ : courage


Confront Fear, Combat Cowardice

the notion that courage and cowardice share a common origin in our feelings, distinguished only by our subsequent actions, is a profoundly insightful concept. 

the distinction between courage and cowardice hinges on our actions. courageous individuals acknowledge fear but choose to act despite it, recognizing that fear is not a weakness but an opportunity for growth. inaction or avoidance driven by fear defines cowardice.

FOCUS : courage

1. understanding the common feeling: both courage and cowardice often originate from fear or apprehension. these emotions are natural responses to challenging situations or the unknown. it’s important to recognize that feeling fear is not a sign of weakness; it’s a fundamental aspect of being human. ice baths and breathwork can help us better understand and manage this common feeling.

2. ice baths as a metaphor: ice baths can be seen as a metaphor for facing our fears head-on. when you immerse yourself in an ice bath, your body’s immediate reaction is to recoil, tense up, and want to escape. similarly, when confronted with a daunting decision or situation, your natural instinct might be to avoid it or back away. ice baths teach us that by embracing discomfort and remaining present, we can adapt to and even conquer the initial shock.

3. breathwork for calm and clarity: breathwork is a powerful tool for regulating our physiological responses to fear. deep, controlled breathing can calm the body’s fight-or-flight response, reducing the feeling of fear and anxiety. by incorporating breathwork techniques, such as box breathing or the wim hof method, individuals can regain control over their emotions and thoughts in challenging situations. this control allows for a clearer, more focused mind, which is essential for making rational decisions.

4. the role of action: the key distinction between courage and cowardice lies in the actions we take in response to fear. courageous individuals acknowledge their fear but choose to act in spite of it. they recognize that feeling fear is not a weakness; it’s a sign that they are challenging themselves and stepping out of their comfort zones. cowardice, on the other hand, is marked by inaction or avoidance driven by fear.

5. practicing courage: ice baths and breathwork can serve as tools for practicing courage in a controlled setting. by voluntarily stepping into an ice bath and maintaining composure through breath control, you demonstrate to yourself that you can face discomfort and fear head-on. this practice can translate to real-life situations where courage is required.



SKU TC17 Categories:
  • TubClub™️ event pass
  • towel
  • swimsuit
  • water bottle
  • yoga mat (optional)
  • change of dry clothes
  • no smoking. we are a clean air space, which means keep that dirty smoke out of here
  • no minors. only individuals over 18+ are permitted to attend and participate in events
  • dogs are welcome (must remain on a leash)
  • throw all trash away (recipticle on sidewalk)
  • noise down at 9pm. quiet time at 10pm.
  • street parking available (park wherever you’d like)
  • ONLY TubClub™️ team members can mess with the fire (starting + extinguishing and/or adding logs to the fire)
  • TubClub™️ is not responsible for left, lost or stolen items
  • HAVE FUN! ☺️

Additional information

Pass Option

Ice Bath Only, Ice Bath + Sauna Access

Event Details

Date: October 18, 2023

Start time: 06:30 p.m. EDT

End time: 09:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Brady Memorial Home, 1151 South Side Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212

Coordinates: 40.4698674,-79.9948209

Directions: Located in Spring Hill, Pittsburgh. Parking is available on Romanhoff Street.

Email: info@pittsburghtub.club