Before we dive in I just want to express the views in this blog are based on my own personal experiences with fitness and my experiences after being in the industry for almost 10 years now. That being said, lets gooooo, come on faster, harder, do more!!! Sound familiar? Welcome to fitness 2018, everyone and their dog is trying to come up with the latest and greatest, boasting to have the hardest workouts and the best equipment. Don’t get me wrong movement of any kind is awesome and I applaud anyone out their trying to better themselves. The truth of the matter is though, I think in fitness like anything thing in life their needs to be moderation and balance. After many years I’ve seen it all, from the guy who comes once a month and thinks he should look like Brad Pitt, to the girl trying to do 3 classes in one day and wondering why the results aren’t there. Look guys more and faster isn’t always the best recipe for success.
In the last couple years I’ve signed on to bring classpass into the gym, its really great meeting new people and having them come try out our gym. Most recently I’ve decided to make it a conversation piece with these individuals to see what their train of thought is about fitness and the things they like. Look we live in a fast paced world and the 8-5 is pretty much non existent anymore, that being said people need flexibility which is what the platform tends to provide. The problem I see is these clients come in and out of our system with multiple expectations of what they feel the class should be as well as the intensity. Ive taken my years of experience and provided a balanced experience for our members to set them up for success, it’ll be hard to find that with one foot in and one foot out. The best analogy would be if you had an ailment would you go to a different doctor each week for a different prescription? Boom, mind blown! Hopefully you answered no bc without a plan of action and hitting the basics of fitness we are just wondering aimlessly. I have people doing cardio on the rest portion of the circuit bc lets face it in todays world the more you can do and the faster you can do it in the better off you are. Wrong! Last time I checked none of us are getting any younger, so focus on a moderate but consistent approach. Don’t make your weekends so bad that you feel the need to kill yourself with a two a day on Monday. As a trainer theres no substitute in my opinion for the correction and community you get from belonging to a facility, if you find the place that is passionate support them otherwise fitness will be like amazon one day, we offer free week trials and hope you will come see the FGF difference!