I had the following email recently from a potential FullForceFitness Camp participant.
“Scott, Are you open for enrollment? I may be bringing two new friends with me. I hear you are tough! Talk soon,Tamm”
The answer to Tammy’s question is “Yes, I am now enrolling.”
The last part of her email made me stop and think.
“Am I tough?” as Tammy has heard.
Of course, there is always the tendency to take it easy on people, when you are a trainer or a teacher or a boss, etc.
A lot of people DO take it easy on others in these situations. But isn’t that taking the EASY way out?
Sure, you always want to be friendly, a good listener and encourage others but when it boils right down to it – my job is to make sure my clients (personal training or fitness camp) are training in a manner that challenges them – physically and mentally.
Here’s a great quote that sums up the philosophy of my fitness training –
“Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.” – Jim Rohn
I like to think that the expectations are high.
There are going to be some days when the class is less challenging than others – that’s a fitness technique called “cycling”. You might have two tough days followed by a less tough day.
This gives the body a break but still allows for movement (stretching and light cardio), calorie burning and lean tissue growth.
So, yes, Tammy, I am tough.
And you know what?
So are the ScottYorkFitness participants!