He Almost Quit….

He almost quit…

We’re 23 minutes into his 30 minute session.  His body is spent from previous exercises done.  I ask him to take a swig of water and get ready for our final set. The exercises are straight forward, 30 seconds of high knees and 30 seconds of mountain climbers for three sets.  With a quick dirty look he blurts out, “Just say you’re asking for 3 minutes.”  I smile, and shift my gaze to the clock.

“Ready, set, go!”  We begin with high knees.  Using a mild tone I repeat, control your tempo, 1…2, 1…2, 1…2. He’s gets down on the floor for mountain climbers.  I place my heavy hand on his back and whisper, “please offer me the same level of exertion, and don’t slow your pace.”  With an uneasy grunt, he says, “WHAT! DAMN IT, OK.” Proud, he gets the job done.

One of our biggest challenges as trainers is helping clients realize how strong they are.  Getting them to see that each time they decide to push forward giving all they have to offer,

Failing, Inaction, Inactivity, Non-accomplishment become the other guys challenge.

I’m not saying it’s easy but I am saying it leads to big and small successes. Here are three Actions Items you can implement right now to help you achieve fitness success.

  • Hire the right team and let them hold you Accountable
  • Don’t question the amount of effort required:  Just Do It
  • Dare not stop, You started it, Now finish

For those of you on the 14 Day Flat Belly Detoxification Program, several of us are extending our efforts for another week.  If you’re up for it, let me know you are interested.  Email me at info@kineticsnj.com – Use the subject line “I’m in” and I will send you details.

Every day we get a new opportunity to get it right!


Metra Lundy

Kinetics Mission:  Help 8,000 people by the year 2021 improve their physical fitness, transform their bodies, and enhance their lives


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