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September 4, 2013

FIT FOR LIFE: Determination is key to success at gym

Niagara Gazette — Determination. That is what it takes to be successful. 

Whether it’s your job, school, goals in the gym or even your wildest ambitions, you must be determined. Every day I walk into my “job” at ChrisFit and I am inspired by all of those around me. 

I hesitate to call something I love doing so much a job. Every time I open those gym doors, I see people sweating, groaning, scratching and clawing their way to better bodies. 

These people have something they want and are going after it. They don’t just want it and expect it to happen. It takes guts to push yourself that hard. It takes trust to believe in what your trainers are telling you. It takes determination to stick with it time and time again when quitting is such an easy option. 

That being said, I wanted to talk about how inspired I have become in the hopes of reaching out to others who are not as inspired. 

Those who continue to struggle. Who are afraid to push themselves. Who are afraid to sweat and do what they need to do to get to their goal. 

As a trainer, I feel I have failed you and myself if I can’t get you to where you need to be. But ultimately, I have realized, it is you that are in control. 

I can take someone down the path step by step, workout by workout. But if they are not ready for that level of trust and commitment and willingness to follow the directions of their trainer, they cannot and will not succeed. 

There are many, many people who would do anything to accomplish their fitness goals and get to a healthier place in their lives. Are you one of them? I have people waiting for time slots to open up, in the hopes of giving me everything they have to better themselves. If this is not you, I urge you to take a step back and evaluate why. 

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