For success in ANY endeavour the method is quite simple; do the work and reap the rewards.
As someone who has been in the fitness industry for a long ass time, I am always baffled when people a.) complain about a lack of results and b.) give me excuses as to why they cannot do ...(insert whatever that may be)
Success is always, always earned. Be that in a sporting endeavour, business pursuit, even in relationships the success is determined by the amount of work one is willing to apply.
I am not a quitter. Occasionally I will think up a "reason" as to why I cannot put myself first, but I am learning more and more that my cup too, needs to be filled. I am also not an elite athlete, so my training is on point when it is consistent and 5-7days each week. More important is finding time to meditate, to practice yoga and to study, not so easy when you have three pre-school aged children and run a business.
In any given day I coach betwen 3 and 80 people - personal training, teaching yoga or coaching WODs (Workout Of the Day). I've been doing this for almost four years and have personal trained between 20-50people every week for the last 10years, I have taught dancing from the age of 12-25 (teaching ages two to thirty). I've seen a LOT of different bodies, a few different goals and I have helped the majority of these people to better their lives...to SUCCEED at something.
The people that achieve their goals all have one thing in common, they are coachable.
The thing that annoys me the most about the health and wellness industry is the inability of so many "coaches" to practice what they preach. This is imperitive. In order to lead, you must have walked the path. You must be walking your path.
Trust me, no one is too good to be coached. Sure, people may outgrow a coach, but every single athlete needs one. And every single health professional needs to (at least occasionally) be coached. It's not easy...people are complex. Many people do not like hearing any feedback (taking it as critisicm) and become defensive, immediately putting up walls and resisting change. More often it is our own mind telling us what we can/cannot do...I am definitely guilty of saying (yelling out mid-WOD) "I CANT".
Here's the situation: you are an athlete, you have been training for a few years, you've grown muscle, prioritise recovery, eat organic wholefoods and love the process. Today you decide to do a WOD with your mate who has been training for around the same time, has a pretty similar philosophy and equally loves the process. During a front squat your coach tells you both to get your elbows through a little more to help keep your chest up tall. You are both tight from the weeks training. You go and get a band to stretch out your shoulders and do a few wrist strengthening exercises, your mate nods and gets in to the next set without changing anything. Who do you think is going to PB their front squat next week?
Every time, it's the person that puts in the work.
Would you take advice from a lung cancer specialist that smoked? Would you trust a nutritionist that eats MacDonalds? Would you accept a business plan from someone that had not ever run a business and did not attain the things you aspire to attain? Would you pay a trainer to train you when they dont train themselves? These are hard questions for some people, and they are not intended to upset anyone, but to provide food for thought.
If you train at CrossFit Croydon, you can be sure that your coaches practice what they preach. You can be confident in continuous improvement if you come in with an open mind and the willingness to be coached.
We believe that CrossFit is for every BODY and we want YOU to succeed.
"Don't ask what the fastest way there is, don't ask for the shortcuts, don't ask for someone else's results. Instead, ask for a challenge that is worthy of change." EBE
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