Happy 5-Flex Friday!

This week I started a 30 day writing challenge. Writing is something I’ve practiced since 2014 when I first started publishing on the internet. It’s a practice that has given me so much and I use writing and journaling for processing thoughts and reflection a lot. 

It’s made me a much clearer thinker and has allowed me to better verbalise a lot of my ideas. The people in the world I look up to most in the world all have a writing habit so I’m excited to go deeper on this over the next month. 

I’m not a big fan of intense challenges but sometimes they can be helpful to go deeper for a short period of time. I’ve been doing these shorter challenges with my clients for different fitness pursuits this year too.

Let’s dive in with what’s new in my world:

1: Busting flexibility myths– podcast

2: All about protein – podcast

Moving on, here’s 1 fitness concepts, 1 mindset nuggets, and a quote to consider this week.

1 Fitness Concept

How To Solve The 3 Biggest Problems In the Fitness Industry:

Since starting as a gym floor PT and working my way up to running a successful online business with clients all over the world, I have learned a lot about what it takes to solve some of the biggest problems clients face in our industry. In fact, they are a lot easier to solve than most people think. You just need to change how you’re thinking about them.

Here they are, and how to solve them:

#1. Not consistent Lack of consistency is the #1 problem I see people struggle with. We overcome this by teaching clients how to plan and schedule their days and workouts. Once it’s in the calendar, it gets done.

#2. Poor energy: Low energy makes it harder to stay on track with diet and get through your workout. We get clients to focus on a pre bed wind down and reduce screen time. This helps with sleep and boost energy.

#3. Pushing too hard too soon: Most coaches push clients too hard too soon. This results in unnecessary injuries and slower recovery. We start clients off very slowly and ramp up intensity over a much longer time period. This allows clients to build an exceptional base that sustains them over the long term.

1 Mindset Nugget

The Best Piece of Advice I was Given About Mobility Training:

When I was 28, One of my mentors gave me an unforgettable piece of advice.

I was just starting to get interested in mobility training, and had been running myself ragged trying to achieve handstands. But, like most beginners, I was making a lot of mistakes: Pushing way too hard, Comparing myself to others, Wishing I could skip to my goals.

Until one day, he said to me:

“You can look at others success as a source of comparison or inspiration”

That day, my whole life changed.

So often, when I’m working on something I struggle with, I look at people way better than me. It’s easy to get in my head and feel demotivated. Now, I see those ahead of me as sources of inspiration, not comparison.

The learning process is much more enjoyable.

If you want help with your mobility training, book a strategy call here. 

Client of the week – Patrick Cusack

Patrick Cusack’s story is something each and every one of us can relate to.

Fear.

He, like most people, had told himself for YEARS he would get started with mobility training. Especially as he was dealing with arthritis before he hit 40.  

“I kept thinking, One day, I’ll start but the years passed.”

So, what changed?

“To be honest, I got a fright when I couldn’t get off the ground,” he said.

Here’s a snapshot of how Patrick’s life transformed after joining the Strong For Life Blueprint:

  • “I’ve dropped 5kgs easily”
  • “It’s now easy to get off the ground and I’m excited for bigger goals”
  • “I’ve saved a fortune on food and the neighbors no longer see us as the deliveroo house! ’”
  • “I’m connecting much more with my wife through cooking meals”
  • “I’m training 6 days a week now instead of zero!”
  • “I don’t crash anymore so my energy and stress is much more balanced”

So, how much would you pay to unlock these sorts of outcomes in your life?

You can watch to Patrick’s review here​

​If you want results like this in 2024 click here for a strategy call.

1 Quote to Consider

I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control.

Tim Ferriss

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-Conor