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You can view our schedule by following this link here. Pick a time and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Charlie at 502-609-9996, or drop by our location at 3250 Ruckriegel Pkwy, 40299 and schedule a consultation. Starting today, we will be taking sign-ups for all classes. But, keep in mind that we will have a 12 person cap on all classes, and that we must have at least 4 people to have a class.
We will want to meet with you one-on-one before you get started just to walk through some business stuff (member agreement, waiver, payment…) Once we have all of your information, then you’ll be ready to get rolling with your group.
More to come soon, as we approach our January 1st grand opening. Remember that we are doing a deal for January through March for $150. This is half off of our normal membership price and runs until the end of January.
My last post revealed the need for a qualified personal trainer to help you get where you want to get in your physical goals.
This one will be a little different. As you may recall, I promised to reveal some secrets that most trainers donít want their clients to know. Today will be the first of those. I want to apologize to any trainers who lose clients because of thisÖ
I have a friend, weíll call him ìGoshî, who decided that he wanted to get himself into shape after spending the majority of his life not being very concerned with fitness. Gosh joined our workout group that met every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a generic and basic workout. After about a month, he decided to start jogging on a few of the other days of the week and pay a little closer attention to his nutrition. Six months later, with little-to-no specific attention from me, he is dramatically more fit and probably 30 pounds lighter. I joke with him that he has caught the ìfitness bugî. He loves it, and is doing great. He even fit exercise into his vacation to the beach!
Tip #2: More than half of my job is motivation. If you have that, you may not need me.
The Bible says ìWhere your treasure is, there your heart will be as well.î I suppose that people will invest cash into something hoping that their hearts will follow, and this is often the case, but sometimes thatís not necessary. Taking into account the reality from my previous post, that you probably donít know what youíre doing, and the reality that there is good and useful information out there, if a person is sufficiently self-motivated and well informed, they will do fine on their own.
Caveat: Everybody (100% of people) is highly motivated to get started when they decide that they want to achieve a health and fitness goal, as referenced by New Yearís resolutions that result in booming gym growth during the first week of January every year. BUT that is not what I am referring to when I say that a person is sufficiently self-motivated. I am talking about what happens after a month of work with no real noticeable results. True motivation endures.
So, if youíre a highly driven, well-informed individual, then youíll have no problem getting where you want to go, even without my help.
In some of the coming posts, Iíll reveal a few of the secrets that I have used to help people to get into shape, some of the things that every trainer wishes their clients would know, and some of the things they hope to keep a secret.
First: It is very likely that you really have no idea what youíre doing.
I say this with as much humility as I can muster. I had been exercising and doing sports training since I was a kid and thought that I knew what I was doing when I went into a gym or weight roomÖ I was wrong. There is a big difference between working out and training. If there is one thing that I learned in my education to become a personal trainer, itís this: There is a lot more to it than I thought.
You canít really understand what youíre doing just by reading an issue of Menís Health or Muscle and Fitness Magazine, and just because you got sweaty; it doesnít mean that you got a good workout.
For example: Last year, I competed in the Louisville Ironman triathlon. I trained specifically for this event for a full 9 months. It dictated my daily schedule in how much sleep I got, what kind of food I ate, what I did on the weekends, and of course what my workouts consisted of. I use this extreme example to make a point. It would have been useless for me to try and use the same training tactics that I used to prepare for football in high school or that I would use for a client whoís trying to lose 50 pounds. I simply wouldnít have been able to complete the race. And I used a very specific plan that gave me a daily schedule for that entire 9 months to follow in preparation for the race. This plan included things like Strength building phases, Speed vs Endurance work, Heart-rate training, Recovery cycles, Easy workouts, and a long Taper period. It would have been foolish for me to just set out to try and go farther at each workout hoping that by August 29th I could Swim, Bike, and Run 140.6 miles. I needed to get educated and follow a plan.
You may not be interested in doing an Ironman triathlon, but your training needs to be tailored to your goals and what youíre interested in accomplishing with your time (and probably) money investment. This is where it helps to have a personal trainer.