Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
This is Sean. Sean is in his 40’s.
Sean has been training with us for a little over a year, now.
Sean trains with us for 30 minutes, 3 times a week in a 1-on-1 setting. He owns a business, has a family and has a busy schedule. He is also very goal oriented, which is why he chose personal training.
He knew that having accountability to his coach to show up for his session and attack his goals would make it impossible for him to skip, whereas the accountability to show up for a group class wouldn’t be enough to keep him on a consistent schedule.
Sean, like all of us, has been through peaks and valleys. He’s had months of perfect nutrition and exercise with amazing body transformation, and he’s had months where his workload got the best of him and he took a few steps backwards. He’s gone through periods where his motivation is through the roof and periods where it has been lacking, but he keeps showing up.
A few months ago, Sean and I set a goal for him to work towards. A goal that we both knew would rekindle the fire that fuels his motivation to push forward. That goal was a 300 pound bench press, a lifetime PR and a goal that even at his fittest (high school) he had never accomplished.
We created a custom program for him. We focused on a goal. He worked really hard towards it, and we trusted the process. We had setbacks. We failed. We literally had conversations where he said “Man, I was ready to quit. I had accepted that I wasn’t going to achieve my goal and I was ready to give up.” We kept going and last week, Sean achieved a huge milestone by hitting his goal of bench pressing 300 pounds!
Hard work, consistency and dedication paid off huge for this guy, and now he is on FIRE. He’s proven to himself that he can accomplish what he focus’s on, so long as he works the plan and trusts the process. And his coaches.
Sean sets goals. He works towards those goals, and he accomplishes them. He doesn’t let excuses dictate the path he walks down.
Good job, Sean. We’re proud of you. On to the next.
Stay Fit, Stay Strong