I caught up with a member of Evolutis today.
The results Derek has achieved are SO good I just had to share them with you.
These results are INCREDIBLE!
(but not surprising....)
So last week I had the opportunity to deliver a Ted Talk style presentation to 200+ of my fellow fitness & gym owner peers in the Aviva Stadium.
(As a separate and slightly added bonus, the Ireland International Rugby team were training there that morning!)
The event was run by the excellent FMA - it was a really amazing day with loads of brilliant key note speakers and lots of people in attendance looking to learn and grow.
I was a little bit ill, tired and as a result nervous in the lead up and on the day itself.
(SAD FACE!) 😢
To be completely honest I could have found any number of reasons to postpone my talk!
But I felt the fear and did it anyway.
The basis of my presentation was simple enough.....
As men age, they may begin to notice changes in their physical and mental health. For many men over 40, a decrease in testosterone levels can lead to a loss of muscle mass and strength. This loss can be compounded by a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary habits, leading to a range of health problems, including depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there is a way to combat these issues: strength training.
DO YOU LIKE TO DO IT WITH FRIENDS?
One of the problems you may have faced with making the decision to get (re)started on improving your health & fitness has probably been a bit of fear of the unknown.
Walking into a new gym by yourself.
Not knowing anyone......
DO YOU FEEL LIKE THIS?
I was talking to someone this week about something which I found kind of upsetting.
You see this person has achieved some awesome things with their health, fitness & strength.
The thing is - the stresses and strains of life have got in the way.
To the point where this person feels as though they are off track and have taken a few backwards steps.
So much so that they are very self conscious and think that other people may be looking at or judging them.
...and this upset me for one reason......
THE MISTAKE YOU DON'T NEED TO MAKE
I was talking to a couple of members this morning about the type of progress we want to see with their training.
You see right now we have all the members looking to add extra reps each week.
In other words - Increase the volume.
Because we want to make and see some form of progress each week.....
....and this approach is the basis on which we are building real improvements in strength over the next few months....
The issue is when you try to rush the process....
BEING HEALTHY IS BORING!
So apparently being healthy is "boring".....
At least according to the person I spoke to the other day.
The point they made was that to be fit and healthy, they felt you had to eat the same "boring" meals all the time.
Maybe you've felt the same?
WHATS WITH THE WRISTBANDS??
Have you found it difficult to stay committed to showing up to the gym?
Find that there are days where the motivation just isn't there?
You know you SHOULD show up but the little gremlin on your shoulder has a tendency to convince you to put it off to "tomorrow"....
When you FEEL better, right?
Here's the thing......
HOWS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE?
Have you had your BP checked recently?
Maybe it's something you think might be an issue?
If you have ANY concerns with regards to your BP - it's definitely something I'd recommend you speak to your GP about asap and for a few reasons.......
WORRIED ABOUT THESE HEALTH ISSUES?
I've spoken a lot recently about how I'm glad we've (people in general & the fitness industry) stopped focusing on things like 6 week transformations, challenges and fad or gimmick diets as a way to get "results"....
The weight loss rollercoaster as I like to call it!
I'll tell you why....
David Knowles is the owner, lead Coach & trainer, Dad x 5 & wannabe singer songwriter!