As a trainer, I often say that my job is to be accountability, personified. I’m the one that shows up. I plan the exercise routine, I come in to work, and I’m ready to work. I’m the person waiting for you to show up to class at 6 a.m., or to our training session at 5 p.m. That pressure…the expectation that you are going to come in for your class or your appointment – that’s what helps keep you accountable to yourself.
Accountability to Help Reach Your Goals
Aside from the fact that trainers at Elite are responsible for knowing the safest and most effective way for you to achieve your goals, we are reliable. And that means that we are gently reminding, expecting, and hoping that you will be accountable to yourself for your fitness. With that said, how can you, as the client or class participant, start to be more accountable? Remember, this is your life! How do you reach your goals? How do you get from point A, your starting point, to point B, your goal, in the most expedient and pain-free way possible? Bob Proctor said, “Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the result.” We reach our goals when we commit to the process and embrace the effort that will glean the result we want to achieve.
- Show up – If you come in, you are automatically on the right road. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”-Woody Allen
- Do your homework – Not just because I designed something for you, but because it will only work if you do it!
- Be consistent – Consistency is the KEY to your success.
- If you’re discouraged, ask for help.
- Remember: If you give up, you have to start all over again from the beginning. Stay with it, it’s worth it!
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“You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any way you choose.” – Dr. Suess
Written by Melissa Abramovich, ACE CPT, NASM CGT, AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist at Elite Sports Club-River Glen
Melissa Abramovich went into Personal Training and Group Exercise instruction after successfully losing 140 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Her desire to help others drove her forward into a career helping others to make healthier choices. She is an ACE certified personal trainer and now also a Medical Exercise Specialist (AAHFRP), helping clients with a myriad of health issues at Elite Sports Clubs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree, and many group exercise related certifications as well.