When I was a 10 year old boy I got assaulted by two older kids. They put me in the hospital for 3 days with a concussion. As a kid I always felt less than the other boys. I remember my dad sitting me down and explaining that all of the other boys felt the same way and that I wasn’t unique in this regard.
But they could hit a ball farther, run faster, catch better and the only thing I could do better was swim. After I got out of the hospital my dad sent me to karate. He thought I should learn to defend myself. After about 6 months of going to karate 3 days a week, something strange happened — I was stronger. I was more coordinated. I gained a level of self-confidence I had never had before.
Fitness changed my life.
For the first time I understood I was a product of my choices. There is a long list of people who will tell you that, but an even longer list of people who do not understand. The choice to act like a victim is so enticing because people give the victim sympathy and attention. This is an energy that is easy to feed off of. Often, we are our own worst enemy because we sabotage ourselves to gain the attention we receive when we are victims.
As a trainer, we have to listen to real concerns and find ways around them to keep you moving forward. Our collective experience allows us that ability because we have so many options available.
The first step can be intimidating. Self doubt tends to plague our thoughts and paralyze our actions. My first day in karate class was just like that. I knew I was weak and uncoordinated, but I returned again and again because I knew if I didn’t that would be worse. I learned that I could make the journey and that the best part is not always the destination.
It’s the journey itself.
In 1996, I created a business built around helping others take that first, second and subsequent steps. I have assembled a team of like minded trainers who all have the same goal… your goal!
We feel your success.