Number thirteen in a series about what clients have to say about their workouts.
A recent conversation with one of our clients: Leif said, “I have officially lost 50 pounds. It has taken three years. Three years ago I was eating a whole bag of Cheetos in one sitting, and that is not good for someone who is taking shots for diabetes. I am so happy I heard your commercial three years ago”.
I said, “You know these last three years could have been different. Instead of losing weight you could have continued gaining weight.
He replied, “Something clicked and I knew this is something that I needed to do”.
People are in a hurry. They crash diet only to gain it back quicker. Leif's loss of 50 pounds was slow in coming, but he is much more likely to keep it off going forward. Ninety-five percent of those who lose significant amounts of weight gain it all back and more within five years. Why bother if you are not going to reap long lasting life-sustaining benefits?
The average renewal rate for most health clubs is around 30 percent. Of those who rejoin only about 30 percent of them use the club regularly. Those are not encouraging stats. People start out with good intentions and fall by the wayside when the results are not immediate. Where are you going to be health-and-fitness-wise three years from now? Most people make the choice to do nothing and at some point find themselves very out of shape. It is a common refrain we hear from new clients. - “I was exercising regularly until about two years ago.” “I have not exercises since 2001.”
At Kelly's Austin Personal Trainers and New Orleans Ultimate Fitness Training we offer high intensity training (HIT). It is a full body workout. It takes about 30 minutes, and you do it once or twice a week. This is a workout that you slowly build up to, but it is doable at 30 minutes once a week. All you have to do is to keep improving, make modest changes in eating habits, and you will get to where you need to be. The other days of the week you are free to engage in activities you enjoy; there are not hours of drudgery in the gym. This is a workout plan most people can stick to for the long haul.
Previous blog entries in the series What Clients Are Saying:
1. @#%& incredible
2. Seems too good to be true, but it actually is that good
3. After each session, I always felt better on all levels.
4. This would not have happened to me if I had a personal trainer
5. This affects all aspects of my life.
6. I saw a remarkable change in my body
7. A Radical Transformation
8. I don’t think I would be alive today
9. Amazing and remarkable
10.My doctor said it would not be necessary to start taking drugs to preserve my bone density
11.What Clients Are Saying - "My years of strength training helped me survive cancer"
12. Under no circumstances stop exercising because that is what is keeping you going