DON’T JUST EARN IT TO SPEND IT.

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THE NEW YEAR WILL, AS USUAL, HAVE OUR PHONE RINGING OFF THE HOOK (FYI, WE PROBABLY WON'T ANSWER, TOO BUSY DOING FITNESS WITH PEOPLE, PLEASE EMAIL INFO@CROSSFITNZ.CO.NZ!!).  WE'RE ALREADY NEARLY BOOKED OUT FOR NEW MEMBERS IN JANUARY.

STATISTICS SHOW THAT BY MARCH, MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED A GYM IN THE NEW YEAR, HAVE ALREADY QUIT.

WE DO OUR BEST TO FIRST IDENTIFY THE PEOPLE THAT WILL FIT OUR COMMUNITY BEST, AND THEN TO DELIVER THE SERVICE AND RESULTS TO KEEP THEM COMING BACK.

 BUT TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE RESOLUTION THAT REPEATS MULTIPLE TIMES PER YEAR..

TRAINING HARD FOR A FEW MONTHS, BUILDING UP A LEVEL OF FITNESS, THEN ATTEMPTING TO CRUISE; 'LIVING' OFF THAT FITNESS CURRENCY WITHOUT ANY SOUND FINANCIAL PRACTICES IN PLACE TO MAINTAIN IT.

ONLY TO RECHARGE YOUR ENTHUSIASM TO SOME SORT OF MOTIVATING EVENT, AND REPEAT THE CYCLE AGAIN, AND AGAIN.

TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGES, BOOTCAMPS AND DIETARY DETOXES OFTEN PLAY ON THIS.  GETTING YOU FIRED UP TO FINALLY MAKE THIS THE ONE THAT COUNTS, PUSHING YOU HARD ENOUGH TO MAKE INCREDIBLE PROGRESS IN A FEW WEEKS, BUT WITH FAR TOO MUCH VOLUME TO BE SUSTAINABLE WITHOUT INJURY OR BURNOUT.

FITNESS DOESN'T DISAPPEAR OVERNIGHT, YOU DO ACTUALLY GET TO HOLD ON TO IT FOR A WHILE, BUT YOU DON'T EARN INTEREST ON IT, YOU HAVE TO KEEP WORKING TO ENSURE YOUR NEST EGG IS SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN YOU IN YOUR GOLDEN YEARS.....

YOU CAN’T TRAIN HARD FOR A FEW WEEKS,  ‘SPEND’ ALL THAT FITNESS ON CAKE AND REPEAT WITHOUT EVENTUALLY BACKSLIDING.

THIS YEAR, TRY A LITTLE CONSISTENCY ON FOR SIZE.  KEEP YOUR GOALS MODEST,  WORK METHODICALLY TO ACHIEVE THEM, AND THEN SET NEW ONES.

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SPEAKING OF CONSISTENCY, WE'RE BACK TO NORMAL HOURS AS OF THIS MONDAY, HOPE TO SEE LOTS OF YOU TOMORROW, AND JUST AS MANY BY FRIDAY!!

Darren Ellis