These are unprecedented times no doubt. And we know you’re facing a whole slew of uncertainties. We’re right there with you. While we’re all isolating at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our most vulnerable loved ones safe, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to the Tribe…and to our coaching and accountability program.
We know some of you may have hesitations about continuing or staying engaged with our coaching program remotely. You may be wondering if it’s worth training with a coach or community you can’t physically see in person. Virtual classes using Zoom is not your cup of tea? We certainly understand these concerns, so we’ve put together the following responses to some of the feedback we’ve gotten in the hopes it helps you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.
At some point, hopefully in the near future, things will reopen. Whether you’re closer to your goals or further away will be determined by how you spent your time and focused your energy during this shelter in place order. My prayer is that this time away will make us all healthier, fitter, more appreciative, and more determined human beings.
“I can do workouts on my own, or just watch YouTube videos.”
You may think you’re getting in a good workout at home on your own, or following some random YouTube videos. But just because you’re sweating and panting at the end of your workout, doesn’t mean you’re getting closer to your fitness goals or improving as an athlete.
With no rhyme or reason to your workouts, you may just be spinning your wheels. Or worse, moving backwards. Our evidence-based coaching program is carefully and methodically planned with workouts that build on one another to target specific fitness and performance goals and stimulate progress. There’s nothing random about it.
Use this time to take advantage of our expertise, and keep taking your fitness to the next level. There’s a reason you joined our gym in the first place, right? To get the best training possible from professionals who know what they’re doing. That’s the same reason you should keep up your coaching program now.
“I don’t have the right equipment or space at home to do the workouts.”
That’s okay. Don’t let your lack of gym equipment or square footage stop you from progressing toward your goals. Our current coaching program is designed specifically for the moment we’re living in. We’ll help you identify appropriate substitutes for equipment and movements you can perform safely at home, using what you have on hand — so you can continue to get in a great work out and continue seeing results.
“I have all the equipment I need to work out from home, so I don’t need to follow a coaching and accountability program.”
If you’re fortunate enough to have a good home gym set up, that’s great. Our coaching program will show you how to use that equipment to maximize your progress and results based on your goals. Tossing dumbbells around with some pull-ups thrown in between or running 30 minutes on a treadmill will only get you so far. You need a proven program that makes the best use of your equipment to see real progress and performance improvements.
“If I can’t attend a live group class in person led by a coach, then why bother?”
If your plan is to sit this crisis out until you can get back to class in person, consider this. We have no idea how long we’ll be asked to stay at home and remain physically distant. Could be weeks, could be months. You can spend this time sitting on the couch binge-watching Netflix, with the occasional set of sit-ups or push-ups thrown in.
Or you can use this time productively, with a coaching program that not only keeps you in shape but actually improves your fitness, strength, speed, power, endurance, and mobility. So when we do come back to the gym, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in the each training session.
I’ll admit, the virtual classes delivered through Zoom aren’t the same as being in a live environment. But what our experience has been is it’s allowed us to continue providing coaching and feedback real time and gives everyone a chance to stay connected visually and interact vocally. Many who are attending have gotten great value…I’d encourage you to give it a try. Classes are held Monday through Friday at 7am and 6pm; and on Saturday at 9am. Check the gym’s private FB page or your email for the workout briefings and additional details.
“I’m too stressed and distracted to keep up with my training now.”
We get it: During stressful times, it’s easy to let things slide. That includes our fitness and nutrition. We turn to unhealthy foods for comfort. We forego a workout for a mindless movie. We give in to the blahs.
Which is exactly why you need structure and accountability, now more than ever. Our coaching program will keep you motivated, on track, doing the work, and sticking to healthy habits while you’re at home. And this structure will ultimately help you feel less stressed and less out of control. We’ll also provide you with the tools you need to deal with stress — without diving into a pint of ice cream multiple times each week.
Stronger — and Fitter — Together.
The current reality dictates that we can’t physically be together in the gym, working out side by side under the instruction of a coach. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone — or abandon your training altogether. Keeping up and staying engaged with our coaching program during this time is so important — to achieving your goals, continuing your progress, staying connected to the Tribe, and supporting your physical, mental and emotional well being. By doing this together, we’ll get through this crisis and come out stronger on the other side. #TribeStrong
I’ll be sharing more specific details about our coaching and accountability program over the next few days, and how we’re confronting the current moment to help you stay healthy and fit in body, mind and spirit. If you still have doubts or want more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. We may be isolating, but I’m still here for you. Call or text me anytime at 214-215-0686 (Robert).
And if you know someone who’s struggling and they want or need help with their health and fitness during this time, have them schedule a free Breakthrough & Discovery Call.