Thursday, March 29, 2012

8 Rules I live by for success in fitness & Life (Part I)

HOpe your week is going well!
Random Quote I found:)
I came across these rules from a fitness workshop I went to a few years ago. I remember writing these down and thinking I need to live by these rules, strategies, or what ever you would like to call them. So I'm refreshing and recommitting myself to these simple, but profound rules,
thought I'd share them with ya!

1. Choose your energy. the attitude you have every morning when you wake up is a choice. You can choose to let things, people and circumstances drag you down or you can be up beat and look for the good. You can choose to have negative self talk and get nothing done and be mad at
the world. Or speak life into bad and difficult situations and become stronger. . We say "fired up" when I ask my campers how they are feeling. Sometimes I ask them during a fairly intense workout and I ask them during that time because at that moment they are choosing there energy. They can say nothing and think, I'm tired or they can say "Fired up" at the top of their lungs and raise their energy just like that. It's your choice.

2. Perfect practice makes perfect. Some have said practice makes
perfect, but thats not true. For example when it comes to working out, if you have been doing an exercise wrong for years, just because you have always done it that way doesn't mean its right or effective.  Be open to learn new and better ways at doing things.   Bascically what you practice on a daily basis become your
habits. And if you are practicing bad habits then it will NOT make perfect. But
if you are striving to get better and implement good habits even the
small changes over time will make a difference.

3. Make the most  important thing the most important thing.
There is a quote that says "the things that matter the most should never
take a back seat to what matters the least". Check your priorities. No one ever wishes at the end of their life that they should have worked more overtime. Most wish they would have figured out what was truly valuable to them, and spent time doing that.

4.Attention to detail.
This is the most overlooked aspect in fitness
and life. We think the little things don't matter.  We half do
things, we sweep it under the rug, we only work out 2 x a week instead of
the 4 we committed to. We tell people we are going to do things and
then don't do it. We do everything half way and figure someone 
else will finish it if we don't. That behavior leads to mediocraty and who wants to
live halfway.  I want to live to my fullest potential and I don't
always do it perfectly,  but Im working on the details it leads to victory
and greatness!

My time is short today so Ill be back with Part II soon!
Please feel free to share in the comment section any rules you follow or would like to share.

Finish Strong

Chelsea Cooper

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Big Box Gyms = Joke

Hope your week is going Fabulous!
A friend of mine and great fitness business owner wrote this the other day to other fitness business owners, but I wanted to share it with people that want to stay healthy and get fit. And folks  who  are looking for ways to do it safely and for the long term. Its more informative than anything. I tweaked it a bit to talk directly to you and not a business owner. He is okay with it. Thanks Pat.

"Join the Fitness Revolution!"

That sentence was part of a radio
marketing campaign a big box health
club chain was running to get members.


Aside from taking the slogan I have been saying for the past few years,
the thought of
a big box health club being revolutionary
in any way is a joke.

Big box clubs basically sold millions of
memberships doing the following:

:: Renting people access to equipment

:: Having zero relationship with their
members... unless the member went
delinquent, then they called them

:: Being 100% unconcerned with their
members' results

:: Over promising and underdelivering

Basically doing a terrible job serving
the market, leaving members with a
terrible taste in their mouths about the
experience and essentially helping
out society get fatter.

How did / do they help our society get fatter?

People have trusted these big box clubs to
help them...

...and the clubs failed. Miserably.

And they failed not because they couldn't help.

They failed because they didn't care about the

They cared right up until the person signed
the contract, then the relationship ended
and the money extraction began.

And they're calling this a "Revolution?"


What is revolutionary is what great training
based businesses are doing now:

:: Actually coaching people to results

:: Actually caring about the people they serve

:: Actually building businesses around
helping people achieve success instead
of building businesses around shiny

:: Overdelivering on every promise

That's revolutionary because it's what the
bulk of the fitness industry (big box clubs)
have been unwilling to do - yet it's exactly
what the market has wanted and needed
all along.

So whether you're part of Lean Body Fit Camp or not - you should be somewhere  that cares about you, cares about your results, and just enhances your life more in general.

Being part of the true fitness industry
revolution - and finally doing what the
big box clubs never could is an awesome Feeling!
Here is what one of our Fit Campers said:

So true in what you're saying about working (power) of a group. I think that is why I did not hesitate to continue for another year with LB FitCamp. I love the group setting, it motivates me to do better even though sometimes I have days that are less productive than others. At the end of day, God did not create us to be isolated. Everything within us desire to connect with people, to have relationship. And yeah girl....working out is a relatioship!! LOL
Love you and appreciate all that you do. - Rhonda Love-  client since 2010

PS. If you are in the Huntington Beach Area we are opening up a second location so comment and Ill get back to you. Make it a great one!

Dedicated to your fitness and health success,

Chelsea C.
(Thanks Pat for the Great info..)