I’m always amazed even though I shouldn’t be at how many adults chase the shiny object. What do I mean? Whether for themselves or their children they are always looking for the next great thing. Which I guess makes sense. It is always easier to see the grass on the other side of the fence versus looking in the mirror. If someone comes up with a slick looking concept or gimmick, adds a bunch of supposed data or testimonial to support it and drops 5K on Facebook and google ads people will bite.
I hate being the voice of logic and reality, but the majority of people who follow that philosophy are rarely successful. The lack of success usually comes from two things: one, the problem is an internal one and those are difficult to face and two, the shiny object/next great thing often doesn’t accomplish what the person is looking for. The challenge is a lot of these next great things are just someones angle to make a buck and not a genuine attempt to help achieve your goals.
Not to say that the fitness industry hasn’t made great strides in research and training techniques in the past decade. Because it has without a doubt, but the majority of these shiny objects that people chase are rarely based on current research or at best are using a flawed variation or interpretation of that research because they didn’t actually read or understand the research.
So what does it take to succeed and achieve ones goals whether an adult for fitness or a youth athlete? Well on the training side it takes sounds scientifically based training principles that are appropriate and focused on need and long term development. Beyond that it takes consistency, accountability and motivation. I have been in the fitness & sports training industry for over 20 years and i firmly believe that truly caring, understanding goals and a sense of family and community makes for a successful mission.
I’m not sure how to get people to quit chasing shiny objects and be part of our family but I continue to make that my mission. I have never worked with someone that I didn’t truly care about their success and I’m always a little heart broken when I lose someone because I know what kids can accomplish in sports with the correct training and I know how important fitness is for us adults in creating a quality of life.
If you have questions or comments feel free to let me know. And if I can help you or your child find success I would be greatly honored to do so.