What makes us different than most gyms? This is a question I get all the time. I have always struggled to answer this as it's not something that words can really explain. You more have to experience it. What my team has described it to me as is it's like a family, a support group, a positive, motivating, challenging, encouraging, inspiring, inclusive, non judgmental, SAFE environment. I love to hear this from our team. It's exactly the kind of environment we are trying to create here, but I have to say is our amazing clients and team members that makes it this way.
What does the real in GetReal Training mean? I've recently been asked this question and I got some of the best answers from our members. We are real people who have struggles as much as anyone else. You may think that just because I own and work at a gym everyday that it's easy for me to keep myself in shape. This is so far from the truth. We coaches struggle just as much as anyone. Sometimes maybe more as the expectation is the coach needs to be cut, supper fit, and buff. Yes we do need to live what we teach but by all means we are human as much as you are. We have struggles. We are real and we have to find the time just as much as you do to fit it into our busy daily schedules. What makes it easier for all of us is having a purpose for our training. I received a text last night from one of our amazing teammates who mentioned what she thought Real meant, "get real training that sticks. Not the fads!" I couldn't say it any better! Working out just to work out is pointless and not sustainable. So many people fail because their purpose is open ended and not focused. It becomes a chore and boring and more like a punishment for a poor lifestyle than a reason to become better. This is why we challenge each of our team to enter Spartan races with us or any other competition type events. It gives a purpose to work for. Weight loss is a good goal but it falls in the category of open ended and chore like goals. Challenging yourself to do something you are scared to do like an obstacle race makes you train hard and keep your diet on track cause you know it's going to be hard and you need to get ready for it. When you are signed up you are committed, now it makes you step up your game.
Another thing about real, we will never tell you what you want to hear. We aren't going to sugar coat the truth about fitness and diet. We will however tell you the real honest to goodness truth about what you NEED to hear. We WILL be real with you. This doesn't mean that everything you are doing is wrong or bad or you can't eat this or that cause we will never tell you you CAN'T eat, but we will coach you and give you ideas of what to change to make it better for you. It's ultimately up to you. There is no "grey area". It's either you do it or you don't. But our team will always support you and keep you accountable. One thing we always suggest is to eat less sugar, this includes sugar coated info!
As we close in on our destination I want to leave you with a few last thoughts. What ever you do to better yourself, commit 100% to it. It isn't something you can do just sometimes when ever it's convenient it's a life style change. You have to commit to it 7 days a week 365 days a year. You have to commit and live it. If you only do it half the time you only get half the benefit. Be relentless, be consistent, be accountable, be disciplined. At the end of the day you are 100% responsible for your choices. You can sit around and complain about yourself, to point at everyone else and everything else that makes it hard and not fair and keep telling yourself the same old negative story, OR you can getup right now and CHANGE your story. YOU are in control of your story. YOU are the author! WRITE A NEW CHAPTER.