seriously, we hear it all the time…

Prospective client:
Hey Ben, I've been thinking about getting back into this CrossFit thing… I mean I have been going to the gym but I'm finding it kind of boring?… and well, I don't really feel like I'm getting anywhere…

Ben:
Sure thing. We run like 10 sessions a week. We run them in the morning and we run them at night. We even run sessions on the weekend. We run them all over town. we're fully qualified personal trainers that supervise and coach you through the every workout. We'll get you leaner, stronger and more confident than you've ever been. All our committed clients achieve spectacular results and have completely changed their lives… When would you like to come?

What happens next is absolutely incredible and for two reasons. 1. The person who initiated the conversation will actually start to talk themselves out of making any commitment, generally with a myriad of excuses as to why they wouldn't be able to make any of the sessions and 2. The fact that this is not a rare occurrence but quite a regular one…

We've had guys and girls who were there, back at the very beginning. Back when we were working out in my garage in Palmerston. Guys and girls with massive potential and also who at the time were more physically capable than others go ahead and quit because it was too hard, too expensive or required too much commitment.

It's kind of funny, now that all our Adapt regulars are absolutely killing it – thy're leaning up, getting stronger, growing in confidence and taking control of their lives… that the very same people that quit back in the early days are only now beginning to see what might have been possible if they'd actually stuck it out…

It's all to easy to make excuses not to make a commitment to something that's physically and mentally tough. As a matter of fact you could come up with 10 excuses in as many seconds… “It's too far to drive… I'd have to get up @ 5am… I look like shit first thing in the morning… It's too cold… It's too hot… I don't like metal… I don't like country music (but seriously: we don't actually play country music)… etc. etc….”

What we do is hard. It takes dedication, commitment, passion and motivation. You better believe it's going to suck. But here's what's really cool: we understand that suck. Sean and I do the same workouts you do. We get to experience the same food cravings you do (Well at least I do – sometimes I wonder about Sean: he's a machine when it comes to nutrition…) Not only do we understand what you're going through but we're right there by your side encouraging you every step of they way. We'll chase you up if you've missed sessions and beyond that we actually care how you do in life… We'll challenge you about your nutrition and we'll inquire about your work/life balance. We may not have all the answers but we'll certainly ask you the tough questions to open your mind and challenge your existing concepts, and we'll do it because we actually give a shit.   I totally understand how busy life can get – I'm married with two kids. I have two other jobs and Sean and I run Adapt in our 'spare' time…

Another great benefit to teaming up with Adapt is the fact that you're hanging out with a group of guys and girls that are heading in the right direction…. Guys and girls who are prepared to stand by you and encourage you when you're going through a shitty WOD or a shitty time in your life. We're real people who don't have it all sorted  – no not by a long shot but we have a pretty good idea of what it takes to get fit, eat right and have fun and do life…

So if you've been thinking about trying us out or getting back on this 'fitness horse' you're more than welcome. It's easy to think of 100 excuses why you can't but it's much harder to step up, make a commitment and take control of your life. Of course it's going to be tough but understand that we'll be right there in the trenches beside you every step of the way and that in the long run it's going to be oh so worth it!

– Ben

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Coach B

Husband of @rebeccafwarren. Dad of Madz & Isabelle. Coach & Owner of @adaptcrossfit. One Passionate Dude.

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