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There is a ton of buzz around meditation and
if you are anything like me when I got into it,
You are probably overwhelmed by all the information out there.
However, it does not have to intimidate you.
Naval Raviakant said it most simply,
“Meditation is the art of doing nothing”
I’m aware to a lot of people that may not sound very enticing,
but I will explain why this unlocks your highest self.
MEDITATION CULTIVATES SELF AWARENESS.
Whenever you are meditating,
You are simply:
-Sitting in a comfortable position
-observing your thoughts, sensations of the body, etc.
-letting them pass without judgement
-that’s literally it
It sounds very simple and it is.
Similar to how eating healthy and exercising is simple and is all someone needs to do to get fit, but it still requires work.
You see, meditation is work.
And perhaps, the most important kind of work
Because it is self therapy.
To quote @Naval again, “Instead of paying someone, you listen to yourself.”
We get so lost and anxious in life because we are not paying attention to ourselves.
We are not paying attention to this moment.
I know we are all guilty of being at an event or being with someone we love
And not being fully present because we are too worried about our future or still stressing over our past or thinking about all the things we need to get done tomorrow.
Meditation teaches you to be present.
It teaches you to be self-aware.
“Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. That is why we call it Presence. The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, YOUR PURPOSE, is to bring that superpower into the world.” -Eckhart Tolle
Awareness is an absolute must for happiness.
If you are not present, you are not fully appreciating life.
Presence allows you to be a better spouse because you notice all the good in your partner.
It allows you to be a better friend because you can fully listen and give constructive advice from being aware of your own experiences in the world.
And most importantly, it allows you to be the best you because you are totally immersed in life and all that it has to offer.
It allows you to live every minute.
Meditation forces you to look at yourself and your thoughts.
This is a scary thing because all of us, at some point, have carried around something we did not want to share with anyone else, whether it be something we did, said or thought.
Furthermore, the second we wake up, we are struck with stimulation.
Social media notifications, emails, missed calls, text messages…
They all start piling up on us throughout the day and we never take a second to just do nothing.
We never give ourselves space to think and organize our ideas.
Meditation is like pulling out the Nintendo 64 cartridge, blowing on it, and putting it back in and everything works again.
Meditation is a different experience for everyone.
There are so many ways to do it, it’d be foolish to say it isn’t for you.
You can do plain, sit and observe meditations, guided meditations, mindfulness meditations…
Walking or long drives can be meditating for some.
The point of it is to just let it be whatever experience it is meant to be for you.
And let whatever benefits you get out of it be enough for you.
Do not concern yourself for not doing it for long enough or not practicing often enough.
It is always available to you.
If you are interested in trying a guided meditation, I would recommend starting with Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Abundance Challenge.
I hope this opened your eyes to meditation. I could go on with more benefits like how it reduces stress and anxiety or how it literally reshapes your brain,
But I wanted to keep this short, sweet, and digestible.
Have a lovely day!
By Ryan Williams
Advice is incredibly abundant in this world.
Everyone has a list of values and beliefs they have developed based on their experiences and influences in life.
With those values and beliefs, we all construct our own subconscious manual for how we direct our own lives, as well as what to tell others when they confide in us.
Some of the most frequent advice you’ve probably heard (and maybe even given yourself) are things like…
“Follow your dreams”
“Follow your passion”
“Do what makes you happy”
While this advice comes from a good place, it will keep you from experiencing the greatest joys in life if you don’t follow the advice from the title of this article.
FOLLOW YOUR FEARS
Now, what on earth do I mean by that?
Well for starters, let’s acknowledge the fact that fear is very healthy, and it has served us as humans for a long time.
Before we had the security we have today, humans developed the fight or flight instincts to know when they might not be safe from predators.
Nowadays, we don’t have the same sorts of concerns, but that fight or flight response
still influences our life.
Remember, fear is instinctively there to protect us.
It is worth being fearful of drinking and getting behind the wheel, or taking caution when there is a threat for natural disasters.
But the fear I am talking about is when we fear challenges in life instead of fearing things for safety reasons.
Fearing starting something new because what if I fail?
Fearing becoming someone new because I will have to give up my old identity.
Fearing starting that side hustle that could potentially allow you to quit your job because what if I start it, tell my friends, and then it crashes and I have to explain myself?
Fearing leaving that toxic relationship you’ve stayed in too long because what will people say?
When you get those uncomfortable feelings, step back and try to see what your fear is telling you.
Often times, fear is the breadcrumbs that lead to a new path in life.
If you didn’t follow your fear and go talk to that girl, you wouldn’t have met your wife.
If you didn’t follow your fear and go to the gym, even though you were nervous about people looking at you funny, you never would have lost that weight and started feeling the best you’ve ever felt.
If you didn’t follow your fear, you would have never had that difficult conversation that made your relationship stronger than ever.
All I’m saying is fear is often times an indicator for exactly what you should do next.
Overcoming fear is one of the most empowering things in this life.
It is one of the greatest confidence builders because it creates resiliency and essentially adds to a list of accomplishments you can look back on and be proud of yourself for.
When we are unconfident, it is often times because we haven’t earned confidence yet.
You must go through things that are difficult or that scare you at first in order to grow into your greatest self.
Steven Pressfield writes in his book The War of Art, “… the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul.”
So write that book.
Ask that girl out.
Start that side hustle.
It just may be the greatest decision you ever made.
One trick I learned from Tim Ferriss’ blog a while back is the idea of imagining the worst case scenario whenever you are fearful.
Many times when we feel like we are overthinking, we are actually under-thinking it.
The worst case for asking the girl out is she says no and you feel a bit embarrassed for a brief moment and you may or may not see her in public again down the road.
So that’s the risk in the equation.
The potential reward is she may just be your favorite person and the one you spend the rest of your life with.
When you put the risk to reward in to perspective, it almost makes the initial fear seem silly.
Maybe give it a try next time you are feeling some healthy fear pop up.
Think about all the things you’ve accomplished in life and all the things you pushed through that ended up paying off.
You couldn’t have achieved those things if you avoided fear and remained in your comfort zone.
You can do difficult things now and have an easy life later or you can do the easy things now and have a hard life later.
The decision is yours.
Now go follow your fears, kids.
By Ryan Williams
Momentum is a universal law that most of us learned about in physics class.
The scientific equation is simply mass x velocity = momentum
Think of a snowball rolling down a hill.
If you rolled up a snowball the size of your fist in your hand then pushed it down the hill, it will start out fairly slow.
Then before you know it, it starts picking up more snow and becomes bigger and bigger (higher mass)
Then it rolls faster and faster (higher velocity)
After a little time, that small snowball has become a massive force with no way of stopping it until it hits the bottom of the hill or a tree on the way down.
Momentum is often expressed as “mass in motion”
Things that are not moving, or are resting, have no momentum.
And when they start to move, the momentum is very slow and takes time to build up.
Momentum plays a part in our own lives on a practical level too.
Think about starting anything new in your life…
A new job…
A new school…
Having your first kid…
A new relationship…
All of those things started at zero.
You had no momentum.
You had to START.
Starting is the most crucial element of building momentum.
Because momentum is a universal law.
It works regardless of what it is applying itself to.
So if you start a new job, you have to develop new relationships, harness new skills, figure out new routines until you finally hit a groove and everything happens effortlessly.
If you start a new relationship, you have to figure out how the other person ticks, how to handle them during certain circumstances, their mannerisms and humor.
Then, a year down the road, things are easy because you know everything about them and have built rapport.
So think about the goals or habits or things you want to create in life for a bit.
Is it losing weight?
Or writing a book?
Or overcoming a fear?
Is it something you’ve dreaded and put off?
Or is it something you are already in the middle of and sometimes grow discouraged.
Now what are the small steps you can take in achieving those things because I am about to tell you why those are very important.
Any meaningful pursuit is going to take a considerable amount of time.
Therefore, you must learn to celebrate your small wins.
If something takes you a year to do and you only celebrated on day 365 when you completed it, you wasted 364 days not counting your wins along the way.
So set that big goal and find the smaller goals on the way that you can celebrate and keep momentum going.
Now, let’s assume you are struggling with keeping momentum or would like to start over on a pursuit that you previously failed at.
You know it is not a straight shot to the goal.
There will be bumps in the road to slow your momentum.
You need to plan for these things in advance.
Say you are trying to lose weight.
You know there are certain events along the way that will try to stop your momentum.
Whether it be social events, willpower, getting sick, whatever….
Make plans for how you will handle those possible momentum stoppers.
Sometimes life hits you with unexpected curveballs you can’t foresee, and those instances honestly require mostly resilience.
Planning for things you CAN foresee is within your circle of control.
So go ahead and figure out your response to these trip-ups ahead of time.
Protect your momentum.
Remember, momentum works regardless of how its utilized.
So negative momentum is definitely a thing.
If you have found yourself in a rut, that is typically just negative momentum playing out.
And if you are not careful, negative momentum can steamroll its way into every area of your life.
So not only do you have to stop that negative momentum, you also have to start in a new direction, which requires tremendous effort.
And I don’t say that to discourage you because it can be done.
There is a fine line between a rut and a groove.
And the only difference I have found between the two, is how much you like being there.
So if you are in a rut, figure out:
- How can I stop this negative momentum
- Once you have stopped it, or are in the process of stopping it, how can you start positive momentum
- Figure out the small wins and goals to accomplish on the way to build that momentum
- Figure out the next big goal so that you can keep that momentum even after you accomplish your first big goal
D) Is very important because you may have found yourself accomplishing a worthy goal and find yourself saying “now what?”
It happens with new retirees all the time.
So make sure you have the next big thing lined out in your head so you don’t find yourself asking “now what?”
So the TL;DR version of this article:
-You must START if you wish to build positive momentum
-Count your wins to keep momentum rolling
-Plan for bumps along the way
-Figure out what is next so you can roll your big wins into the next one
-Beware of negative momentum
“The only difference between a rut and a groove is how much you like being there”
And that is The Power of Momentum.
Use this power wisely.
By Ryan Williams
I am writing this post because it is the New Year.
I know many people have some ambitious goals.
Not just fitness related either.
Yes we run a gym but we want you to become your best self, regardless.
Whether than means becoming a better salesman or losing 20 pounds,
This system works.
I’ve spent years trying to tackle new goals,
And this method is the best I’ve found.
So let’s get to it…
- Figure out your ONE TOP PRIORITY goal
Yes, just one goal.
Start writing now if you’d like.
But write all the goals you have.
Lose 20 pounds.
Read 10 books.
Meditate 3x a week.
Whatever they are, you have to pick ONE.
It’s going to hurt to pick one, because we are human and we care about lots of things.
The main reason we do this is FOCUS.
You can try to do several goals at once, but you will only be giving a fraction of yourself to each.
Ask yourself this question…
“What is one goal, that if achieved, would make the next 365 days the best 365 days?”
It doesn’t have to be figured out today.
Meditate on it.
Pull out your notes in your phone when you find clarity.
Write it down if you keep a journal on you.
Then after you go to bed, wake up and look at your list and ask…
“If I achieved this goal, by what percentage would my life improve?”
We are picking ONE BIG GOAL.
Once you pick your goal,
2. Build your system to achieve the goal.
This part is easy.
Just ask yourself,
“If I could only do 1-3 things to achieve my top priority goal, what would those 1-3 things be?
Why do this?
It erases the fluff.
We take advantage of the 80/20 rule.
80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts.
So what are those things that deliver the most results.
If you are a salesman and your big goal is become the top salesman in the company,
your process might be:
-Make 50 calls every day
-Read 1 sales book every month
-Go to one sales seminar every quarter
If you want to lose weight it may be:
-Drink one gallon of water every day
-Workout 3-5 times per week
-Sleep 7-9 hours every night
Figure out where you can get your best results from the least amount of effort.
3. Block off time for your goals everyday
You can’t expect to achieve your goals if you never make time for them.
If you are just waiting to see what time you have left at the end of the day, you’ll never get results because there is no consistency.
Whatever you can realistically squeeze in every day whether it be 1 hour or 4, schedule it.
Then with some of this time…
4. Evaluate yourself weekly
You can’t improve very much without measuring.
Plus when you check in every week, you get to see how far you have come.
You are also zooming out a bit.
Sometimes you fall off for a day and feel like you have messed everything up.
But what about for the week?
Or for the month?
Count those wins.
They add up fast and you will have to rely on them when you aren’t feeling your best.
And perhaps your original 3 tasks weren’t the best options.
This weekly assessment allows you to tweak your process when needed.
And last but not least…
5. Write down your goals like they have already happened
Don’t ask me why this works…
But it does!
Every goal I have done this with, I have achieved.
A couple years ago I had gotten out of a long term relationship and had some time to process it.
I sat down and wrote everything about the wife I WANTED.
But I wrote it like she was already in my life.
I wrote things like…
-My wife has beautiful brown hair and eyes.
-She supports me and all my crazy dreams
-She is easy to get along with and always down for adventure
And wouldn’t you know…
I am marrying her this year.
I am not saying this to brag on my fiancee (But you can’t rack up too many points, fellas)
*humble flex, here she is*
I am simply saying magic happens when you speak as if your dreams are already yours,
Time just hasn’t caught up yet.
And that’s it.
Contact me in a year if this process worked for you.
And if your goal is fitness related, click here.
Thanks for reading, folks!
Now go forth and do great things!
The most obvious place to start with explaining HIIT training is to define it.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training.
It has become a very trendy topic in the last few years because we all continue to get busier and busier with our daily lives.
It has gained its popularity because HIIT is one of the most efficient ways to workout.
The way it works is taking multiple exercises and doing them in intense bursts, typically between 30 seconds to a minute.
You then follow up with a short rest or lower intensity to workout for a shorter interval, typically 15-30 seconds
So a HIIT workout could look a lot of different ways considering you can do it with basically any exercise but an example would be:
Jumping Jacks for 30 seconds
15 second rest
Push Ups for 30 seconds
15 second rest
Body weight Squats for 30 seconds
15 second rest
Mountain Climbers for 30 seconds
15 second rest
And then repeat the cycle 5 times.
You can count that these are only 3 minute cycles and, if you did 5 rounds, it would only take 15 minutes.
And that’s it!
That’s all HIIT is.
It has unlimited variety as you could do this with sprinting and walking on and off, swimming, biking, functional training, or whatever form of exercise you please.
The benefits include:
- Burning more calories, faster
- Increased Metabolic Rate (more calories burned while resting)
- Reduced heart rate& blood pressure
- Burns fat
- Builds muscle(assuming you are doing some form of strength/functional training)
So if you have an interest in receiving any of these benefits, then HIIT is probably for you!
In addition to these benefits, HIIT is a natural way to get in some cardio because you are working as hard as you can in these bursts of activities.
This is going to cause you to breathe heavy and sweat plenty.
All in all, depending on how you do HIIT, it is a great tool to add variety to your workouts and challenge yourself.
We currently offer 3 complimentary HIIT classes per week, and are launching a new one Friday called Finish Line Friday to finish your week off strong!
To see our class schedule click here.
I hope it helps you HIIT your fitness goals…hehe…sorry…that’s all I got.
Have a great day!
I never set New Year’s resolutions.
To me they are overrated.
There is a reason why 90% of resolutions fail within the first two weeks.
It’s because everyone is focused on the wrong thing.
It’s NOT about goals.
It’s about the journey.
It’s about the systems you put in place.
I strongly suggest grabbing a pen/paper.
Then write down what systems you are going to implement.
This will get you MUCH farther.
So, let’s start thinking about our systems…
The first half of fitness and health is EXERCISE.
When it comes to exercise, there are three main pillars to think about:
You can’t go all in on one and neglect the other’s and expect to be your healthiest self.
Strength or Resistance Training simply entails strengthening your muscles by lifting weights, using resistance bands, or doing push ups and similar body weight activities.
Strength training has the obvious effect of making you stronger and fitter.
However, it also supports bone health, boosts energy and mood levels, and speeds up the rate at which your body burns calories.
You ever see lean, shredded gym rats that you know for a fact have never stepped on a treadmill?
It is because of their higher muscle mass causing their body to burn more calories.
So if you are looking into losing some 2020 weight, don’t neglect strength training because it will just make weight loss easier for you.
And if you don’t know where to start with strength training, we have excellent personal trainers on staff to show you the way.
Next is flexibility.
This is probably the most neglected of the three pillars.
The flexibility pillar of fitness is incredibly important to maintain your range of motion and refrain from having injuries.
To satisfy this area, yoga or a simple 5-15 minute stretch routine before you workout will suffice.
Regardless of which method you choose to maintain and develop your flexibility, it is great for improving your posture and mood, decreasing soreness, and enhancing physical performance.
The Plex offers complimentary yoga classes to help you with this, otherwise, there are plenty of great stretching videos available on youtube.
Last, we have cardio.
This is simply increasing your heart rate and oxygen intake.
You can train for cardio purposes through running, walking, dancing, boxing, swimming, or a variety of other sports.
Cardio is going to increase blood flow to the brain, increase lung capacity, and aids in weight loss.
It is often looked as as only a weight loss mechanism, but there is a grocery list of benefits for your heart, brain, lungs, and circulation.
So make sure you figure in some form of cardio into your plan for 2021.
And that covers fitness!
Not so scary or difficult, right?
Now think about what systems work for you…
How many times a week can you realistically shoot for to target these three areas?
Don’t worry so much about losing X number of pounds.
Focus on how many times you need to strength train, stretch, and do some form of cardio in a week to meet your weight loss goal.
Personally, I would recommend aiming for 2-5 times a week on strength training with a stretch routine catering to whichever muscle groups you plan on targeting prior to your workout.
Then shoot for some sort of movement everyday even if it is just walking your dog.
If you can go for a run a time or two a week, do it.
If you like swimming, come swim in our lap pool.
If you like boxing, come take our fight club class.
It doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult to plan out what works for you.
Now exercise is half the battle.
The other half is nutrition.
We are talking about systems so we need to think about what works for you.
“Create a plan that allows you to eat healthy during the 85 percent of the time when it really doesn’t matter what you eat. By healthy I mean lean meats, complex carbohydrates, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Then enjoy and don’t worry about the other 15%. Eat guilt free.”
That’s the 85/15 rule.
You can’t set up a successful nutrition plan if you are over-restricting what you can eat.
You have to allow yourself to enjoy the foods you love.
And ideally, you find foods you love in the healthy category that you should be eating from 85% of the time.
I won’t elaborate too much but, whether you plan to meal prep, cook every night, eat out, or a combination of the three, the 85/15 rule applies.
With eating out, I will say looking up menus ahead of time, especially if they have nutrition info, will be great way to stay on track with your nutrition.
You need to be thinking long-term.
What is a plan you can sustain for life?
Not just what fad diet can I lose 20 pounds on real quick.
Because if you can’t sustain it, you won’t keep the weight off anyway.
You ever hear that money quote…
“It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep”?
It’s not what you lose, it’s what you keep off.
In addition to your nutrition, proper water intake is going to be a key component of your system you are creating.
The benefits of drinking water are numerous, but the main ones I want to highlight are water helps flush your system of waste and toxins, lubricates your joints, and helps with delivering oxygen throughout your body.
In addition, if you are trying to lose weight, drinking lots of water is very filling and will help keep snacking and overeating from sabotaging your progress.
The standard for how much you should be drinking is to take your body weight in pounds, divide it by two, and drink that many ounces of water.
So if you weigh 200 lbs., divide it by two (100), you should be drinking AT LEAST 100 ounces of water per day.
This is what you should strive for minimum, but it is a very accomplishable daily goal.
Finally, if you are going to be putting in all this work into exercise and nutrition, the last thing you need to prioritize is SLEEP.
You probably already wish you were getting more of it, but if you are going to get back in shape, your body is going to need the extra rest to recover properly.
If weight loss is a goal of yours this year, sleep is essential in curbing hunger.
If you are consistently only getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night, your body is going to want to consume extra food to try to make up for the lack of energy you have.
A proper 7-9 hours of sleep will give you adequate rest so that your body isn’t starving all day.
Furthermore, if you are taking strength training seriously, your body NEEDS sleep to heal your muscles.
Your muscles are literally tearing whenever you train them, and that sore feeling a day or two after a workout is your body trying to heal those tears and become stronger to withstand the next time they are stressed out.
And if you are not sleeping enough, your body will not heal those muscle tears properly and it will be difficult to recover.
So figure out what you have to do to ensure you are getting in bed early enough to get 7+ hours of sleep every night.
AND THAT’S THE BLUEPRINT!
-Strength (Train 2-5x per week)
-Flexibility (Yoga and/or stretch routine before lifting)
-Cardio (Move every day and find cardio you like and can sustain)
Nutrition (Exercise the 85/15 rule, and proper water in take every day)
Sleep (7-9 hours per night)
Not bad at all, right?
I think this is doable for almost anyone.
If 2020 wasn’t the year you’d hope for, I’d bet your health had a direct effect on it.
There is a lot going on in the world right now that we can’t control.
But one thing we can control is our health.
It is not something you can cheat.
It takes deliberate effort and execution.
It takes patience and persistence.
But I can promise you it is well worth it.
Having your health in check spills into every other area of your life.
It pays, perhaps, the highest dividends of any pursuit you choose to take on.
If 2021, for you, is a year to bounce back, this blueprint will guide you into better health and happiness.
If you’d like to see our wonderful facility and how we can help you with your fitness dreams, click here and take the first step.
Thank you for taking time to read and Happy New Year!
It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.
$1.83 is all it takes to improve every aspect of your life.
It will improve your health.
It will improve your sleep.
It will improve your marriage.
It will make your relationships better.
You’ll have more energy with your family.
Your sex life will improve.
You will make more money.
You will be more productive.
You will respect yourself more.
Others will respect you more.
All for $1.83 per day.
I’m not joking.
Let me explain.
Your health is where everything begins in life.
It doesn’t matter how rich you are,
If you have poor health, you are still poor.
It doesn’t matter your social status.
If you have poor health, it means nothing.
It doesn’t matter what a beautiful family you have started if you never have the energy to make magic moments with them.
Getting your health in-check spills into every area of your life.
It makes you more effective, more ambitious, and, most importantly, more confident.
All it takes is $1.83 per day.
A monthly membership at our gym is $55 per month on a 12 Month Contract.
That averages out to $1.83 per day.
That gets you started.
The magic happens the moment you step into the gym.
You can get in shape at any gym, but the odds are in your favor at The Sportsplex.
We are a community of driven individual of various stages of life and fitness.
We have trainers to help you get started and stay accountable, group classes to integrate you into the community and make it more fun, and a laundry list of amenities to make your fitness journey an enjoyable one.
Invest less than two bucks a day in yourself and make a commitment that will improve every area of your life.
If you are ready to make this commitment, click here and let’s completely change your life.
Look, we’ve all been there.
Especially this year when we didn’t have a choice but to be stuck in our homes for an extended period of time.
You sit out of the gym for a little while, and you feel how out of shape you have gotten and you know it is gonna be tough to get back to where you used to be.
It is daunting.
It is stressful.
You wish you could hit the easy button and transform to where you were before Covid or high school or whenever it was that you felt good.
Or maybe you never had any guidance growing up and you don’t feel like you have EVER been in very good shape.
Well, I won’t lie to you…
It will take work.
It will take consistency.
It will take time.
But you can stack the odds in your favor.
That’s why I’m bringing these 3 things to your attention!
The first tip is Group Exercise.
Exercising with other people takes the “work” out of working out.
You are surrounded by good energy.
You have people all around you with similar goals.
Them being there helps you push through the workout.
And by the time you get through, you can’t even believe it has been an hour.
And oftentimes, you wish it was longer!
At the Sportsplex, we offer over 70 Complimentary Group Exercise classes per month for our members to take advantage of.
So you don’t have to walk into the gym and see 100’s of machines and feel overwhelmed.
Ease into it with group workouts.
Next, we have Personal Training.
Sometimes it is just difficult to hold yourself accountable when you are starting out.
You haven’t re-established your identity as a gym goer and healthy eater yet.
All you need is a little help.
We have trainers that will set you up with workouts that will whip you into shape and meal suggestions to get your nutrition to where it needs to be in order to meet your goals.
If you struggle with staying committed, a trainer is all it takes to push you to keep the promises you made to yourself
Lastly, Treat Yo Self.
Staying committed to a gym and diet routine is difficult if you don’t like any part of it.
How about you start rewarding yourself?
We have saunas and a steam room for you to relax and unwind in after you get done with your workout.
Think about the reinforcement your brain gets if you treat yourself every time you workout with 20 minutes of quiet in the sauna every day.
It will start to crave going to the gym.
Once you hit that point, how easy will it be to keep up?
Pretty easy if you ask me.
And that’s it!
3 ways to make the gym less dreadful to get started or started back up.
I hope this has been helpful.
If you want to come to try us out, click here.
You are probably already familiar with this, but you’ve just never heard it put into words before.
Have you ever gone to a new gym…
Everyone is enthusiastic towards you while signing up, but after you become a member, it doesn’t seem like they care if you fail or succeed!
It’s very common.
But here’s why it happens…
THEY ALREADY HAVE YOUR MONEY.
You are under contract, generating them money every month.
What do they care if you lose the weight you wanted or put on the muscle you’ve been dreaming of?
I can’t speak for every gym, because I certainly believe there are some gyms like us at the Sportsplex that truly care about your fitness goals.
Whether you’re just getting started or getting started back after COVID, we have everything you could possibly need to stay on track.
Whether you need a trainer to stay on you and hold you accountable or just prefer exercising with a group to take the monotony out of showing up to the gym every day, we know we can take away the fear of letting another New Year’s Resolution come and go with no results.
Our trainers have produced incredible results for our members, and we offer over 70 complimentary group exercises per month from spin to yoga to dance.
Then, when you get done, you can hit our saunas and enjoy a fresh meal from our on-site cafe to fuel up properly and not let your work go to waste.
So, come change it up this year!
Sign up to a gym that cares AFTER you sign up, too.
I would be willing to bet, you’ll see progress like you’ve never seen before.
If you are interested in trying a free week so I can back up what I’m promising, click here to get started
by Chase Livingston
If we want to build a strong life, we are going to need strong bodies. This entails more than just getting large biceps or being able to lift hefty amounts of weight. It means building upon a solid foundation that will enable us to progressively grow without sacrificing our muscular integrity and putting ourselves at risk for injury.
Building a solid foundation involves making sure our core muscles and stabilization muscles are doing their job, so our prime movers and their counterparts can work properly. When this is compromised, we end up with what is known as synergistic dominance, or worse, muscular imbalances.
From years of sitting at a desk and neglecting proper posture, many of us have developed tight hips, an overactive chest, and an underactive lower back. This will manifest itself in the body with an arch in our lower back, rounded shoulders and our heads protruding forward. Our smartphones and computers which provide hours of scrolling through social media feeds do not assist much with this.
Most of us out there carry these imbalances with us. I, myself, am going through corrective exercises to help restore balance and muscular integrity to my body. It’s taken us years to get to this place and it’s something that won’t fix itself immediately. Fortunately, there are things we can do to fix this problem.
First, we must become more aware of our bodies. We don’t pay enough attention to ourselves when we slouch or go through the same repetitive motions that cause these ailments. Bringing awareness to our posture and the parts of our body that ache can help tremendously. Second, take frequent breaks at work and use your breaks efficiently. Go for a short walk or stand up and stretch at the very least. Third, speak to a professional about getting a postural analysis assessment and pinpointing exactly where your imbalances are.
Here at The Plex, we have multiple personal trainers who are professionally qualified to help you find out where your muscular imbalances are located. We can offer specific exercises on how to correct these imbalances with a workout program to prevent them from returning. This will lay the foundation for us to continue building the body and lives we desire.
Chase Livingston is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports and Medicine. He holds both Yoga and Meditation certifications, and he enjoys helping others unify mind, body, and spirit.
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