Last Updated on December 27, 2013.
Definition of Insanity
Doing the same thing over again, expecting a different result. That’s the definition of insanity and it is exactly what is going to happen this New Year’s. Millions will make the same New Year’s resolution to get in shape and will join their local gym.
For a few weeks the few gym regulars will be some of the angriest people in town as they have to wait for a half hour to get to equipment to which they usually have easy access.
Staying consistent at the gym is nearly impossible. I was walking through the checkout line at the grocery store the other day to see a front cover promotion on a major magazine cover saying, “Trick Yourself Into Going To The Gym!”
Really? Does anyone honestly think that tricking yourself is the way to get healthy?
Why Gyms Fail to Get You In Shape
Gyms will fail the vast majority of customers for a few important reasons. First, the workout itself is not getting most people results. Most people have no idea how to actually get a great workout. It requires intense periods of physical activity to build cardiovascular fitness, along with high repetitions of light weights to build lean muscle, as well as a great stretch to promote flexibility.
Most people don’t even know this, let alone how to accomplish it at the gym. Research shows the average person will only exercise for four minutes out of an hour spent at the gym. That’s easy to understand given they don’t know what to actually do.
The second reason many people fail to get healthy at the gym is it’s boring. Many adults are busy and finding time to workout is hard enough. If you then have to trick yourself into doing it because their is no enjoyment it becomes much easier to quit.
The third reason the gym fails to get people healthy is they don’t truly want you there. Gyms rely on sheer volume of people paying them. If their full roster of paying customers actually showed up regularly they would never have enough space to accommodate them. This is the reason you will never get a phone call from your gym if you happen to miss a couple of weeks!
The fourth reason gyms fail to get you in shape is because you don’t have a set schedule to follow. Convenience is the pathway to procrastination. The ability to choose what times and what days you are going to go often leads people to put going off until another day. This is the gateway to quitting.
Precisely Why TSMMA Kickboxing Works
The reasons the gym fails people are the exact reasons Kickboxing classes at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts works! Students get a great three pronged workout, building cardio, strength and flexibility; all of which work together to help you get in shape without trudging to a traditional gym. They get a quick phone call if they miss classes without a reason, helping keep them consistent. Class is anything but boring, students are learning real Self-Defense and their mind is engaged by concentrating on specific techniques. Finally each student has a set schedule they are expected to follow. This makes it easier to stay consistent!
This winter instead of doing the same thing you’ve always done, get in shape for life like thousands of others have at Tiger Schulmann’s! Leave those long and boring days at the gym in the past and get a full workout without the gym!
Follow the link to learn how Kickboxing at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts can help you get in shape without the gym.
By: Sensei Thad Campbell – TSMMA Feasterville