We can all agree on the fact that having access to tools doesn’t guarantee completion of a project. A tool is only as good as the knowledge that drives its implementation. Some tools aren’t vastly complicated. The average joe, for instance, doesn’t have to invest much time acquiring mastery over a screwdriver. Other tools, however, have a learning curve.Checkout her latest blog post for more details.
When it comes to your fitness project the gym – any gym – is a tool with a steep learning curve. The average commercial club is littered with machines of all shapes and sizes. All of these tools aren’t going to benefit you in any way if you don’t know how to use them. You wouldn’t rebuild a car engine by yourself if you’re a rookie mechanic, right? If you’re a rookie fitness enthusiast having a gym membership is only half the battle. You may have access to tools, but you need the driving knowledge. Unfortunately, knowledge is the piece that isn’t supplied by gyms.
It’s been my long-held suspicion that gyms aren’t really in the business of providing fitness. They’re in the business of selling an idea. Most people walk into a gym already sold on the idea that a membership will grant them access to fitness. While that’s true up to a certain point, having a gym membership isn’t a guarantee of anything; except for the monthly fee associated with it. Gyms know this. The person selling you the gym membership knows it. The truth is that most gyms survive off of automated transactions. Let’s assume that your monthly gym membership fee is ten dollars.
Does the average person really miss ten dollars a month? Not really. Gyms can sustain themselves on customers that will never use the services they pay for. The singular idea that people sell themselves drives an entire industry.Learn additional tips, information and details at http://www.growyourfamilyhealthy.com/sanitize-your-gym/
Is the current situation with the fitness industry a little deceiving? Possibly. As the saying goes, “You can bring a horse to water…” Gyms are essentially the equine watering hole of proverb. Gyms exist, they are there but they aren’t genuinely taken advantage of. One of the prime reasons for this is the overwhelming lack of public knowledge on fitness.
Despite all of the publications and scientific studies available, most people don’t take the time to educate themselves on the subject of fitness. Gyms never have and never will take responsibility for educating their clients. They foist that responsibility off to the trainers. This is problematic for a number of reasons.
The relationship between gyms and their trainers can vary radically between …