Do You Have An Attitude Problem?
Ok so words aren’t really my thing, anybody who has heard my potty mouth in the Gym will already know this, I’ll be brief, please read through this I think it may help.
Here’s a little about my ethos towards the gym, exercise and what it takes to achieve your goals and get results from any physical activity you do.
As a coach at The Shed all I ask for from you is a decent level of commitment and a positive attitude. Those who get the best results from any time spent training are those that suck it up and get on with it, you can have excuses or results, you can’t have both!
I take exercise and training very serious, this is my life not just my job. I expect everybody to be dedicated to the cause 100%, if you put 50% effort in you’ll get 50% results out. I will insist on maximum effort in every session without exception. That’s not to say I expect everybody to be Olympic athletes, far from it, I just want everybody to do their best, their complete and utter best at everything they do in the sessions.
All sessions and exercises will be adjusted as much as possible for individuals through intensity and exercise choice but I will aim everything to be pitched at your upper limit, every time! I will always progress and push you beyond where you would work alone, that’s the whole point. I’m there to get more out of you than you can yourself.
I refuse to waste your money and my time with a lack lustre effort in any session, so remember that the next time you rest when you don’t really need to or when you cheat yourself out of a few inches of range on that next rep. I can only suggest the exercises and plan the sessions, I can’t put the effort in for you, I’ve seen them all before, tie your laces, get a quick drink, blow your nose, tie your hair back, ask me a question – it’s your time your wasting and it’s your results your slowly watching decline.
Believe it or not this is all for your benefit. The longer you train with us more friendships and social elements will develop for you in The Shed that’s obvious but lets never forget why we are in the gym, to TRAIN! Remember that next time I interrupt that story your telling during a rest period, it’s time to go to work again, it’s time for another set.
If you find yourself saying, “I can’t be arsed” or “it’ll do”, before or during sessions in the gym – then stay home get fat! Get unfit! You’ll probably enjoy that more. Your negative attitude and vibes will be poison to our sessions and you’ll drain the life and enthusiasm from everybody around you, including me! If you’re constantly reinforcing negative ideas in your own head by saying, “I’m so unfit” or “I can’t do this”, again your helping nobody with this, shut up and get on with it!
I get out of bed with the intention of giving 110% to everything in that day and if I can help it I only surround myself with people who feel the same, so if this isn’t you, I’m probably not the trainer for you, you’ll probably be a lot happier finding a trainer somewhere else who will sit and talk to you while you “graft” away at 5 km/h on the treadmill and who will let you get away with those limited range reps!
I’m not being a ball-breaker on purpose just to try and be a dick, I’m doing it because I care, I care that you do each exercise correctly and as well as you possibly can, I care that you get the results you want and ultimately you get what you pay for.
I don’t mind moaning, grunting or swearing, so long as it’s done whilst getting on with what you’re supposed to be doing. So if you want to be the best version of you that you can be, you relish a challenge, you want to push yourself to improve and excel, achieve more than you ever thought may have been possible for you, I will put as much time and effort in and out of sessions into helping you get there.
If I didn’t have bills to pay, I’d train people like you for free with a smile on my face from ear to ear. Call me sick or twisted, but seeing people work hard, applying themselves completely to a challenge and seeing them come out the other side victorious, gives me a buzz – I love what I do!
So if you struggle with getting the right mind set before a session, keep this in your car and skim read through it and question your attitude towards the upcoming session. You need to get your game face on; I treat every session as if I’m going to war, I listen to motivational music on the way to the gym in the car, then on my iPod whilst getting changed, preparing myself with a mental warm up for what is about to come. This workout is trying to show me up, trying to make me look weak and unfit, I’m not going to stand for that, I’m going to rise above it and complete everything to my best ability and surpass all previous efforts and accomplishments. Getting that little bit better every time. That’s the thing, if you take care of the individual sessions time after time, the results will take care of themselves.
Ok so not as brief as I intended but I hope my eagerness for each person to thrive is obvious. So now you know what I expect from you, look at yourself before each session and ask how much do you want to improve? How much are you prepared to give? How great will you feel afterwards knowing you couldn’t have done anymore? How good will the success of achieving goal after goal feel?
If the answers aren’t the most positive things you could possibly think of, have a word with yourself! Slap yourself in the face! Head bang to some heavy metal! Whatever it takes to get; a little bit angrier, more focused, ready to go into battle, do it!! Don’t instead come with excuses and reasons before we even start as to why you’re performance will be crap, if that’s the case never mind the battle, you’ve already lost the war!