Some call me a coach, some a trainer, some a fitness enthusiast, others just an all around good guy…well maybe not always that last one, but I try.
People will come by the garage gym and see the barbells, weights, box jumps, bike, rower, atlas stones and other tools, and I can immediately see it on their faces…this is scary! They see a pull-up bar and some gymnastic rings and want to ask if those are for hanging my laundry on when it needs to dry. There is this intimidation factor about seeing many of these things.
Maybe it’s the fact that most of the time that a company advertises fitness or fitness products, it looks as if the person using them is a Greek god or goddess. The person using them looks like they don’t need them anymore. They look as if they have become the perpetual after picture and the “before” picture has been wiped from the planet.
They are too afraid to even enter into a discussion on fitness and goals. They are already scared and believe that they will never get there.
That is exactly why you need to talk to me (or any other coach for that matter). Our job is not, despite the rumors, to kill you. It is not our job to make you throw up and turn you into a pile of fitness hatred on the floor.
It is our job to get you from point A to point B…to C…etc.
And so I sit and wait for you to say it…”I need to get in shape before I start this…give me a month, 6 weeks, 6 months, a year.”
You are never too out of shape to move.
And that’s all you need to do in order to start.
Can you walk 20m? Great…we are going to do just that for a week. Maybe if you are feeling good, we will do it 3 times.
Can you walk 200m? Good deal…let’s do that as well.
What about sitting in a chair and getting out of it? We have a starting point.
The truth is that if you wait until you feel “fit enough” to start, you will not start.
The truth is that you need someone that believes in you…because right now, you just don’t know what the first step is.
You need someone who is not just a friend that will let you say, how about tomorrow…what you need is someone who says…I’m going to be there…you better show up to.
You are never too out of shape to take that first step…then we will worry about the second!