Regardless of your past experiences in the gym, everyone can be humbled by new avenues and experiences with fitness, including myself. I do not have all the answers, and am in constant pursuit of the most effective methods and philosophies. I am merely a humble trainer and former professional athlete here to accumulate these ideas and share them, as well as my own training, fitness, and nutrition philosophies, with you.
So here we are, time to dig out your workout gear. If it’s your first time putting it on or your 1000th, there are tools and resources on this site that can help you. Detailed descriptions of various exercises, along with bi-weekly workouts and weekly fitness/training/nutrition-related blog posts, will keep you confident and motivated. No workout will be the same, and every workout will be something I have done myself and/or taught to someone else. For free. I’m not rich, nor do I aspire to be. What matters most to me, are that my skills and knowledge are used to help you, and as many other people as possible to smash goals and achieve dreams.
In a day and age of mobile and cyber technology, why not have your own online trainer. Nice to meet you.
Excuses can be a slippery slope. They talk you out of something in the moment, which can create an ugly pattern of allowing yourself outs to all sorts of things. Getting yourself to the gym to do something challenging and that you know may be painful, is one of the best ways to build control and direction in other aspects of your life. If you can cultivate the willpower to make training your body a routine, not only are you giving yourself an amazing amount of physical benefits, but mental and emotional benefits as well. For example, did you know that exercise helps control addictions, sharpens memory, and boosts your brainpower?
Let Me Help Hold You Accountable
I will admit that for me it's way easier to go to the gym or cook healthy food when there is a goal in mind or someone to go with. If it's Wednesday, and I'm tired from working and have in my head that the week is only half way over, it's easier to give in to an unhealthy option like having a drink or skipping the gym.
When it comes to making yourself into who you want to be, 23 hours of your day is spent on your own without the help of a personal trainer (if you have one). How do you set yourself up for success during this time? Do you have lifestyle strategies in place to help you in the areas of time management, nutrition balance, shopping lists, dealing with stress, and other little life hacks that can make you feel like an awesome human being?
From my experience at gyms, there are a select few trainers who truly go above and beyond the 30 or 60 minute sessions they have with their clients, because time beyond that is unpaid. If you’re paying $60 or more for a one on one training session, shouldn’t you be getting more bang for your buck? This site offers those general resources, at literally no cost to you.
Finally, if you want to be pushed even more, there are personalized fitness and/or nutrition plans from qualified specialists at 80-90% less than what they cost from an in person trainer at the gym. It seems like an almost abstract concept; however, you get the same initial assessment and workout (tailored to you of course) that I would write for someone in person. If you are interested in a personalized nutrition plan, our registered dietitian, Kylie, will provide you the same style plan that she does at the clinic.
No one can make yourself, but you. Today is YOUR day, make the most of it!