I was having a chin wag with member Chris today
He has a lot in common with most people, likely including you
He explained how he’s spent forever trying gyms, personal trainers, Moroccan dance classes
(Ha sorry the last one is a lie, I could just imagine it though!)
But he got nowhere, partly because of something you may relate to…
Not feeling comfortable when training
Not feeling settled and part of something which motivated him
Zero sense of accountability or quality structure
So guess what?
He didn’t do the work, he didn’t enjoy it, he wasn’t motivated
Through my years studying ‘culture’ and what motivates people to achieve with their body, I recall one vivid moment…
I got off the phone with a professor in New York
We spoke about this topic, and it clicked
The environment you train in is like the fuel in your motor
You can have a whacking great engine with lots of potential
But with minimal fuel (the wrong environment), your not going to get very far
The environment you train in is EVERYTHING yet is the last thing considered by the fitness industry
So much so when you think about a commercial gym or health club what do you see?
Lots of glass, big mirrors, fancy lights, lines of equipment, cliques and pretentious egos
You’re a small fish in a huge bowl of thousands of members
None of which creates an environment for you to be motivated, accountable and achieve in
So what does?
Genuine personable relationships
Good people who you can relate to
A sense of being part of something
Feedback and structure
Don’t undervalue the importance of your environment
You will up your game…
Be more focused…
And enjoy the journey more
Oh and make progress faster than a speeding bullet!
Dave `culture club’ Cripps
Solihull and UK Leading Training Facility: Training to Achieve REAL Difference – Pro Sport Fitness Coaching Expertise, for Real World People