Your trainer shouldn't be the only one keeping you to your goals.
Before you hire a Personal Trainer, give some thought to what types of accountability you can put in place to get the most out of your training.
Well, according to research at Stanford, you’re 1,600% more likely to follow through on an exercise routine if you have accountability!
Our Time-Tested Formula for Change:
BETTER QUESTIONS, PERSONAL PLANS, and ACCOUNTABILITYThere are all sorts of way to be held accountable. My sister used a large red chalk board she drilled to her wall. She chalked up a calendar grid and for every day she did something physical she gave herself a star. She couldn't miss seeing this big board in her kitchen, it and she awarded herself with a prize when she hit her target number of workouts. But accountability can be as simple as a friend you check in with daily, or buying a fit-bit and staying in touch with other fit-bit users on their software. Simply knowing that you are not alone and that other people are counting on you to be true to your commitment can be THE difference between sticking to it or falling off the wagon. Today I want to show/tell you about what Marsha has pulled off in less than six weeks.
Marsha just finished up our most recent Yoga Challenge—a six-week commitment to practice yoga three times a week. People come to the program for all sorts of reasons—rehabilitation, body composition change, increased flexibility, improved concentration, etc.
What makes the program so appealing, besides the interactive nutrition component we pair with it, is the camaraderie. Knowing you’re part of a group that was screened for commitment (we had 224 applicants and only 47 made it through last time!) is an inspiring thing to be a part of.
Marsha came to the group for weight loss. As you can see above, she’s well on her way! She lost 14lbs and after the challenge decided to invest in Personal Training because she knows how much better she does when she’s accountable to keep exercise a priority.
Whatever way you find accountability, know the ride of life, and the roller coaster of being an overcomer is so much more doable and rewarding when shared with others.
What is accountability worth to your future self?
For Marsha, it was priceless.
"THANKS, this has been the best 6 weeks for me in forever. In so many ways, there are no words."
Who are you aspiring to be?
What great person is locked up inside you just waiting to come out?
Accountability, (i.e. knowing someone else cares,) is the surest way to find a reserve of motivation that provides fuel for the motor of change. Personal trainers can help provide that, but they/we are so much better as a part of a bigger Team You!
To that end: Stay tuned for more details about our next accountability group and yoga challenge starting the week of this upcoming Memorial Day!
Until next time…