“Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day; only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.” This statistic is shocking to read, I know. But there is something more to it. The main reason these numbers appear so low is that fitness motivation is hard to find and when you have no motivation you don’t want to workout at all. There should be no worry because this article will provide 5 tips for fitness motivation.
Meet Greg McCoy.
Greg is a fitness entrepreneur, gym owner and part owner of Better Bodies.
We both have a lot in common.
We both love motocross, we both are fitness entrepreneurs and gym owners.
Greg McCoy has been in the fitness industry for a little over 10 years.
He started out going to body building shows at the age of eighteen. Through college, he worked as a personal trainer. At 22 he opened up a Metroflex gym, being the first Metroflex franchise.
During the 5 years of him owning that gym, he did the bulk of his competing and coaching with athletes, where he wrote custom training programs, diets, supplements, and cardio.
Basically he did everything.
After his five years of training and coaching, he merged gyms with Swedish Fitness owner Michael Johansson which became know as The Destination Concept.
They built this gym for the fitness community as a whole.
It was designed to be a place people travel to.
The Destination Concept has been around for three years now and has had people from all over the world visit their gym.
They’ll even host international training camps, where they eat the meals, do the workouts and show them the Texas culture.
With his background in body building, Greg has began to shift gears in his fitness goals.
He’s been getting away from the competitive atmosphere of body building and has been enjoying more extreme/adventurous sports like motocross and wake boarding.
This means that what he trains for now is completely different than his body building days.
He’s done a few sprint triathlons, endurance motocross races, and has even talked about doing a boxing match.
Even though his fitness goals have changed, Greg still goes about his fitness program with a body building approach.
He does his weight training 4 or 5 times a week, but also lays out his week to identify the workouts he wants to do besides weight training.
For example, Greg will do an endurance activity one day, a max heart rate workout like jumprope or sprints the next, and then follow that day with a fun cardio workout like motocross.
With his different workouts identified, he does his weight training in the morning when his thoughts a sharp and the more fun stuff in the evening that require more endurance.
There is not a turn key fitness plan for any goal out there. However, there are ways for you to gain more motivation and information about your personal fitness plan. Below, Greg McCoy shares with us 5 tips for fitness motivation.
5 TIPS FOR FITNESS MOTIVATION WITH GREG MCCOY
1. FIND YOUR END GOAL.
Take Greg for example, he selects his end goal first.
So in this case his goal is to have an active lifestyle, where he can do extreme sports like motocross or wake boarding.
2. SCHEDULE YOUR WORKOUTS.
He is scheduling these workouts on a calendar to keep track.
Staying organized allows you to stay focused on your goal.
Greg does weight baring workouts at the gym in the morning and also does high intensity workouts in the afternoon.
This may seem like a lot to coordinate, but with scheduling these workouts beforehand, he can stay on track all the time.
3. FIND YOUR PASSION.
His passion helps him stay motivated for his training. He loves building his body to do different stuff.
For example, if you want to be a boxer you have to figure out how to build that perfect boxers body.
This process motivates him because he loves to transform his body.
4. GET A COACH FOR THE GOAL.
Coaches help you keep focused and progressing in a straight line instead of bouncing from one fitness/nutrition plan to the next one.
Remember, the quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line.
Think of this: Straight line of success.
5. TRANSLATE YOUR MOTIVATION INTO YOUR WHY.
He found his why and that’s what motivated him for his goal.
You’ve heard me say it in other videos. It’s all about finding your Why.
Thank you and Remember, J.a.m.o.d.i.
It’s just a matter of doing it!