“Train Like An Athlete”
That was our slogan when we first transitioned from exclusively training competitive sport athletes to empowering adult clients. Training with no goals, is like driving without a destination! Gone are the days of mindless cardio and balancing on bosu balls – hopefully. But having a program is just one piece of the puzzle, we pride ourselves on creating individuality within a group setting.
Consistent engagement is key client retention. Why do clients want to keep coming back to your space? Our training sessions are no secret: Clients are made aware of what we expect from them each day and their progress is tracked. As for the adults that just completed our September block check out some of the best 1000m ski times below that were achieved throughout the month:
“It is the accumulation of the hundreds of minute decisions that is the difference between mediocrity and true excellence.” – Kevin Eastman
(Director of Player Development for the LA Clippers)
This is true with what we do as coaches, what our athletes do as athletes, and what anyone does in their career or fitness journey. If we’re truly striving for excellence, we must take hold of this concept.
It is the importance of our decisions, our actions, our thinking — no matter how small they may be on a given day — that all add up to something significant over time. When we think that a detail or decision is insignificant, we need to remember that it’s not just this detail or this decision this time that’s important. It’s that specific detail or decision in addition to the hundreds of other details and decisions over time that add up and help us in our own pursuit of excellence.
The most successful athletes and adult clients have truly embodied this concept. Over the course of the last 4 months, my most successful collegiate athletes have attended 65 of 72 possible sessions. Within these sessions, they always did their personal weak point training prior to training, they never failed reps on any of their exercises. I backed off when they were tired and pushed them when they felt good. Furthermore, I established a relationship with them because they had trust in me, and I in them. Most importantly, they showed up.
As a result, they all achieved personal records in the following: Average 1RM on the bench = 34.6 lbs. Squat: 41.3 lbs. Push ups = 7.4. Pull ups = 4.8. It was the little things over time that contributed to the success of each one of these athletes! May it be relationships, business or training, the small habits that you build daily will help change your life forever. Start slow, be consistent, and watch your success surmount. September is here and there’s no better time to take a hold of a new beginning than now.
The summer is over and it’s time for you to start making those small decisions that lead to long term success. There is no better time to take a hold of a new beginning than now.*
– Coach Adam Menner
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