You're Only Successful If Your Workouts Get Boring

May 27, 2010

I love it when a client tells me they are bored with their exercise program.  Yes, you read that right. I love to hear it.  Now you probably think I'm a health nut minus the health part, but let me explain.

Why is it great to hear that someone is bored with their workouts?

It means they are doing it often enough to get bored with it!

Strongman_bicep_curl_lg_whtYears ago, I used to be just a trainer.  I put clients through workouts and they got results. But any trainer worth your money will teach you how to exercise so you don't need them.

Over the years, as I've taught people how to exercise, they might need an appointment with me only every 4, 6, 8, or sometimes even 12 weeks.  

And I've started to notice something very interesting.

Sometimes, when a client shows up for one of those appointments, they often "complain" of being bored with their current routine.

I've also noticed that they are also usually very happy with their results.


Then it hit me...

They are "bored" because they are repeating the workouts over a span of many weeks! So they're getting results AND needing a new challenge.

The best news I can get now is to hear that a client is bored with their workouts because it means they are actually doing them over and over and over again!

Jonathan Ross 
Discovery Health Fitness Expert
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Jonathan Ross — fitness expert for Discovery Fit & Health and creator of Aion Fitness — was voted Exercise TV's "Top Trainer" and named in Men's Journal magazine's list of Top 100 Trainers in America. His personal experiences with obesity — "800 pounds of parents" — directly inspired his fitness career. His ability to bring fitness to those who need it the most has made him a two-time Personal Trainer of the Year Award-Winner (ACE and IDEA). His book, Abs Revealed, is filled with cutting-edge exercises in a modern, intelligent approach to abdominal training. His leadership and fresh perspectives on fitness earn him praise as a frequent go-to source of credible fitness information.


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