Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Excuses, Excuses, EXCUSES!
I’m certain we’ve all heard it before, if not said it a hundred times ourselves, I’ve fallen off the ‘workout wagon’. It’s our job to help motivate people to get back on the wagon whether it’s through sports, fitness, physical therapy, or any other physical activity, right?
Whenever there are millions, trillions, gazillions of excuses how are we supposed to combat them all? I’m so busy … You don’t live in the same town … The class times are always opposite of my schedule … I don’t know what to do … I don’t like working out … I need someone there with me … I don’t like working out with other people. Stop already! If it’s important to you…you will make time for it.
So, that’s the query, the conundrum, the giant elephant of a question – how do we help them make it important? There is a part of me that responds by overworking myself. I offer classes whenever I can through Live Online classes (where they can workout AT HOME with me right there guiding them), free online videos on YouTube, and offering classes in 3 (count ‘em) three different cities. Really there isn’t room for excuses anymore, yet people don’t do it – they’ll still gripe and complain – but nevertheless don’t do it. How do we ‘the professionals’ reach through the excuses and really grab hold of their hearts…then keep them coming back for more?