Do you want to look 30 years younger?
This is exactly what I asked Brendan at the end of his session the other day.
You see he'd said he didn't understand the whole BREXIT nonsense.
Like most people tbh!
So the way I put it to him was this..........
"If I was to ask you if you'd like to look 30 years younger, what would you say?"
And he said "yes, obviously, when do we start?"
Then I said, "what if I then took out a hammer, chisel & hacksaw and told you I had no anesthetic?"
Brendan IMMEDIATELY said "well then I would say NO!" <- I've censored what he ACTUALLY said!
"Too late Brendan, you've already said yes. Now hold on while I get to work on your face!" :-D
You see, apart from the bloody STUPID name, THIS is what Brexit is.
In my humble opinion, people were convinced by the over privileged wealthy people running the country (who don't really know what they are doing but will probably all benefit from Brexit in some way!) that Brexit was the way to go!
The people thought they knew what they were getting into and so bought into it by saying "yes".
Now they know what they are getting into and are being told "sorry, too late, you already voted, now hold on while we get to work!"
I hope so!
The reason I mention this isn't just because it's a funny story, it's to highlight how we work in the gym.
You see analogies, metaphors and what we would call "external" cues are all part of our coaching vocabulary.
There was a time when a "PT" or "Trainer" in your gym class would shout at you and make you sweat a lot and that was pretty much it for your hour.
No coaching, guidance, corrections or being told how to lift safely.
You would then rinse (your training gear!) and repeat over and over again.
The thing is that there is a more modern, practical and effective way to help you get the results you want.
Instead of shouting, we encourage, coach and teach.
In our (Evolutis) gym, there is a HUGE focus on making sure our communication is excellent as we know that this is really important factor for members of the gym.
We also know that (according to the science) if we (coaches) use things like humour, stories, metaphors & analogies as part of our coaching process, you will learn faster AND are more likely to retain the information for longer.
So instead of shouting at you for an hour while we crank up the heat, our goal every time we work with you in a session (no such thing as classes in Evolutis!) is to encourage and push you as and when you are ready and able, but it's also to arm you with the tools & knowledge you need to reach the goals you have told us you want to achieve.
( such as looking better nekkid! :-D )
After all, isn't it better that we have a room full of people all equipped to train smart (aka hard) as a team rather than a collection of individuals all going in random directions?
We think so.
On that note, I'm off to prepare for this afternoons coaches meeting.
Then it's on to prep for the next batch of FNG's due to start with us next weekend.
Have an amazing bank holiday weekend!
David "hacksaw" Knowles
P.S. We now have a registration page for our 24 hour charity fundraiser. Even if you've already commented in the Facebook event or sent me an email, please click the link below and fill the form to let us know how you can help. Don't leave it on the long finger.
We NEED your help to raise €2.5k so we can buy toys for kids who'll be in hospital this Christmas. Seriously, get your finger out and DO IT NOW! :-D
CLICK HERE >> https://www.evolutis.ie/24-hour-charity-workout.html
David Knowles is the owner, lead Coach & trainer, Dad x 5 & wannabe singer songwriter!