Looking back on it now, making that decision was one of the scariest and riskiest things I have ever done. I was young, had no experience or education in running a business, and had a lot of odds against me. On top of that, people had a lot to say about my decision.
“I appreciate you”... This was said to me today after finishing up a training session with a long time client and friend of mine, Michelle Parolini. It’s amazing how a few short words can have such a profound impact. Hearing those words today felt different than the other times I have heard them, though, because today was a different type of training session with Michelle. This session had a ton of meaning behind it for a variety of different reasons.
With new year quickly approaching, there will be many people that commit to resolutions that involve an attempt to start living a healthier lifestyle. Whether that be adding in a work-out routine, making better choices with eating, or simply trying to reach a healthier balance between their mind and body, it will happen.
Although I am all about taking a different approach to the typical "new years resolution" (see my latest blog post on making your new year revolutionary), I think it's worthwhile to provide some insight on what can make your fitness-related resolutions/goals a jumping point toward a long-term lifestyle change rather than just being a short term goal that you achieve and forget....
New Years isn't just an opportunity to make resolutions, it's a time to challenge yourself to grow as an individual.
I can't help but gush about my husband and the handwork he puts in everyday... Here's a little comeback blog about how proud I am of him and his business that continues to grow day by day. Check it out and give it some love.
Since Elite Custom Fitness' start four years ago, the gym has grown from 8 or so clients to about 40 (and growing). Tim has put his heart and soul into the gym and making it a bad ass place for people to not only train hard, but build a strong bond within the ECF community. We are excited to announce that there will be some huge changes to the gym that will allow for clients to have more equipment at their fingertips, more space, and more flexibility in the type of support they receive from our trainers!
You've heard it time and time again... There are people that "train", and people that "work out". Josh explains the difference between the two. It's not necessarily in the actual definitions, but rather the mentality that comes with them.
Check out our Chest Training Day today. We kept the weight relatively light (60% of our 1RM) but kept the volume high.
Get to know a little more about Jess, a trainer at Elite Custom Fitness, and what brought her to where she is today. She is a full time teacher who shares a passion for training similar to Tim and Josh. She is always looking to improve her ability in the gym and share her enthusiasm with anyone she works with.
There is more to lifting than simply going through the motions... the confidence behind the training is what makes a great lifter. Through experiences in sports and in the gym, Tim has built confidence in his ability to train and also train others, and in this blog post he shows us how important confidence can be in building long-lasting strength and power.
Training at the gym is more than just throwing some exercises together and expecting to get the most out of it. There is a method behind determining the most effective way to optimize your training routine. In this article, Josh discusses the 8 steps to create a proper training session. This information will not only help you to make the most of your training, but will also teach you the fundamentals to outline training for any muscle group.
See how Josh discusses the benefit of a growth vs. fixed mindset when it comes to weight training and making progress in your overall strength, ability, and much more.