I once read “ People complain about the “New Year’s Resolutioners” in the gym at this time of the year… well, maybe if you HELPED THEM instead of giving them a hard time they would say all year.”
I couldn’t agree more, in fact it inspired me to get into this business.
Personally when ever I have worked with people that started up after the holidays they ended up fitting into TWO camps:
Camp 1: People that just fell off the wagon from the holidays, feel like crap and need someone to light a fire under the a$$.
Camp 2: People that have TRIED multiple times but never found the fit, AND a lot of those had admitted that they didn’t go to the gym because they were intimidated.
Do either one of those sound like you?
I feel for those people that are just starting out or starting over and I don’t care if they are labeled as “Resolutioners” or not, just the the fact that they are trying to make a change is what matters.
Personally it motivates me to work even harder to see someone trying to make a change in their life, we all know how challenging that can be.
Let’s think about Camp 2 for example, a big reason people stopped going to the gym was they never found a “fit” AND they were intimidated. $hit those people are some bada$$es in my opinion.
These people have fallen off the wagon, more than once, but STILL CAME BACK. On top of that they are coming to a place where over 50% of the people that workout there are pretty fit as it is; so they feel they stand out BUT are still willing to try again.
How does that NOT put you in a mindset to be better and work harder!?
BUT with that said, that brings me to a point that as a trainer I get asked, A LOT.