“How do us personal trainers stay motivated and on track with our own workouts and goals???”
Coach Kelly here. So my hubs and I have been running Temple Fitness for just about 10 years now. We literally LIVE at the gym! So most people seem to think we work out all the time and we work out with our clients etc etc. But thats just not true! I like to compare it to the busy hair stylist who’s husband and kids never get a hair cut! She’s been cutting hair all day on her feet and when she gets home the last thing she wants to do is cut her families hair! TRUTH!
Well its so similar for us gym owners/personal trainers. We train people all day, we motivate clients all day, we really feel like we have worked out 8x already because we put 8 clients through workouts so far for the day. Then remember we are at a gym which you would think thats great, you have access to workout anytime , right? Right we do! BUT we are running a business, the phone rings, the bills need to be paid, the floor needs to be mopped, emails need to be returned and gosh darn it the toilet is overflowing again….. LOL
So truth be told its so easy for us trainers to have just as many excuses as anyone else to not fit in the work out for ourselves! So how do we trainers and gym owners stay motivated and fit? It’s simple we do just what we tell our clients to do!
WE HAVE A COACH!
Coach Joey trains me 3x a week for one hour. Yes I know how to train myself. I know how much weight I need, the proper programing and everything. But do you think I will actually lift as heavy as I should , push as hard as I can and do the extra sets and reps if I’m on my own. Well sometimes yes but I’m never going to push myself as much as my coach does.
WE STICK TO OUR SCHEDULED WORKOUTS!
I am scheduled Mon. Wed. Fri. at 11:15am every single week for the past 5 years. Its a priority just like any other appointment on my schedule. I do not cancel or rebook. Would I cancel my clients? No , so why should I cancel my workouts! My health is a priority just as yours should be! Yes we are busy, but we must schedule our workouts and stick to them!
WE PICK SMALL GOALS TO STRIVE TOWARDS!
I like to pick small goals, something to train for to keep me motivated and moving towards something. This keeps it fun and challenging ! Some example of the goals I’ve trained for:
- Warrior Dash
- NPC Bikini Competition
- Half Marathon
- Powerlifting Competition
- Spartan Race
- Spring Break LOL!
Moral of the story is! EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH! Even the coach needs a coach!
If you can’t afford a personal trainer, how do you get good coaching?
Join a group training class , like the M4 classes we offer.
Get a friend to be accountable to , coach each other!
I challenge you to set a small goal soon. Find something to work towards! Then, get after it!
Do you have excuses holding you back from doing this? Well I have your solution!
My NO EXCUSE, 4 Weeks to a Fitter You digital program!
It’s my gift to you to get started! I’ll be your coach in this course!