I have a vivid memory from about 6 years ago, I was talking to a member who I now consider to be one of my best friends – Justin. He was a type A personality to the fullest. No matter how early I got to the gym, Justin was already waiting and thinking about how he would approach the workout. He liked what we did because he could see by the numbers he was improving, and then could systematically work on things to get better.
Well, I have always been a type B personality and I probably will always be. I came in every day and just worked. Sure, I was showing up physically, but I was a nomad wandering the desert without any direction. What I needed to be was a marathon runner who knew my pace, and had a plan to accomplish my race.
So why am I telling you about the ineffective workout mindset I had back when I started my gym?
Because I learned two things:
1. Getting help in the form of a mentor or a coach will always improve your chances for success and help you find clarity. Since that day, I have not been without a mentor or a coach. That person might change over time, but always having one is important. This coach will prevent you from aimless wandering and keep you on track for the long game.
2. Having a macro plan and a micro plan allows me to work less and produce more. It gave me a sense of direction that helped me feel guided, and I could see the progress I made.
After learning these two things for myself, I realized that I needed to incorporate this philosophy into BearFitness. I want members to have goals and get the support they need to reach those goals. The purpose of this community is to make you feel better, look better, and live better.
If you don’t already have goals and a plan, or if you have one but not the other, then I challenge you to sit down and get both in writing. What is your goal? What are the steps needed to get there? Who can help you? Don’t get stuck in the brainstorm phase. Start small and pick a one-week goal and plan your daily actions.
Need help getting started? Reach out to schedule a goals meeting. We are always happy to help!
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