In a society where everything is fast paced, priorities sometimes reversed and results are above all else, it is impossible to always come out on top. Deadlines and the closing bell have our full attention at all times. It is as if nothing else in the world matters. Falling into the trap where we begin reasoning excuses to back out of personal commitments, such as the gym, to focus more on our professional lives happens every year. We make resolutions and once 2nd quarter hits, we make excuses. Then we recommit to working out before a family vacation and once that is over, so are all hopes of visiting the club. It is a vicious cycle that club owners know all too well. Here is a news flash, it doesn’t have to be.
For years, I have watched a few people who will literally drag themselves through the front door to get a workout in. These particular people are constantly in the gym; they never miss a day. I always wondered why they simply wouldn’t give themselves a day off. The reason is so simple. By staying in a routine with working out, constant progress will always be made. Perhaps not at the rate which we consider ideal, however, there will no longer be forecasted voids of down time. Moral of the story: Make working out a habit. A bad workout is still better than no workout.