Change your life in 3 seconds…..ready?

3 seconds to change your life

Are you ready for this? 3 seconds to change your life, what could I possibly be talking about?  Well here it is, the last three seconds of that round when you are here in the gym.  I know many of you have heard us as coaches talking about the most important set/seconds/rep being the last one.  Here is why, it goes well beyond just getting one more rep in for the purpose of building strength, it also helps our determination in parts of life.  

Yes of course just from the overload principle if you get one more rep than you did last time your body will anatomically improve.  That is important, but for this I am speaking specifically to a mindset.  Those last three seconds of that set where the voice starts counting down are the most important because of the will it takes to push through the finish line.  Rather than stopping because you know the rest is coming.  Do you have it in you to see things through to the end.  People think training is just about sets and reps, but the truth is that many of the principles we see in here translate outside the gym as well.

Here’s a great example, how many of you have done our S3, done our jumpstart, or any other nutrition based challenge we have done here?  Now how many of you have gotten down to that last day or two before the end, and even though you have been incredibly disciplined, and lost a ton of fat, go “ehh its over tomorrow and I’ve been perfect thus far, what’s one drink tonight really going to matter?”.  In the long run maybe you are right, what difference is one drink really going to make, but then how do you feel after.  You stayed disciplined all that time but couldn’t make it the last 12 hours? Why? You made it through 37 days and on the 38th you just say “ehh im basically done”?  

There aren't many things in this world that you can say are fact, most are just theories and ideas that haven’t been proven wrong yet.  Here is one thing I believe to be fact, it is in those moments when you hear the “3….2…1….” that your true character is tested.  How can you truly know yourself if you don’t give it everything you have, if you have more in the tank but decide to quit early.  Those last three seconds are when your will power is the lowest, when your determination is the lowest, but where the meaning is the highest.  If you can push yourself to make it through those last three seconds without quitting early then you broke through your own wall and often it's easier and easier to push all the way after that.  

Those three seconds where you see the light at the end of the tunnel, but stay disciplined and don’t try to get there early are the most important in your life.

-Coach Adam

Perspective Matters

“2 twin boys were raised by an alcoholic father.  One grew up to be an alcoholic & when asked what happened he said ‘I watched my father’…the other grew up and never drank in his life.  When he was asked what happened he said “I watched my father”…2 boys, same dad, different perspective.  Your perspective in life will determine your destination”

Paints somewhat of a depressing picture does it not?  Any time you bounce around a subject like alcoholism, drug abuse, and the like.  Please look past that and look at the underlying point in this quote.  Life is about perspective; you control your own happiness, your own achievements, your time and energy.  People often believe they have no choice in the matter of whether or not they are happy.  Whether or not they like their job, whether or not they are happy at home, whether or not they have achieved what they want to achieve, or even just whether or not they like what they see in the mirror.  As if it is predetermined for you that this is how its supposed to be.  Well I have news for you…it isn’t.  You don’t like what you see in the mirror when you wake up? You have the choice to change it.  You don’t like your job? You have the choice to change it.  

Perspective on your life can be changed in an instant.  Sometimes it is you lose something that is precious to you and it snaps everything into focus.  Sometimes it is just that one day you said enough is enough I’m tired of being miserable.  You have all seen it at some point or another, been in a job you despised and seen that one employee that is always walking on sunshine.  You think “how the heck is that fool so happy all the time, this jobs sucks”.  Its all about their perspective on it.  They may hate the job, they may think its menial, they may think its stupid, they may think there are better uses of his time, but maybe they love the people they work with.  Maybe they get to work outside everyday and love it, maybe they like numbers or writing a heck of a lot more than you do.  Whatever the case maybe that person is seeing the same job, the same responsibilities, the same hours in a completely different light.  As a result they are happy, they never feel drained or beaten down, they just enjoy the day.  The only difference between them and you was their perspective on it.  

Perspective can be applied to life as a whole, you hate your job, you can either accept you hate your job and be miserable.  Or you can see it as an opportunity to change to something else, do something else, become something else.  Yes it's obviously going to be harder, to start over, to go back to school maybe, to work in your free time until you learn and grow enough to do it full time.  However if your perspective is that you want to be happy, and that it's worth you spending the time to be happy, guess what? You will be happy.  Life is about perspective, so try thinking about things you have to put up with on a daily basis from another light.  Try and change your perspective on it.  Make it Happen-Coach Adam

3 Reasons Friday Training Matters

3 reasons Fridays are Important

1.) Mentality- Probably the most important part of why training is important is the mentality or the mental strength that is required to do so.  Also on the flip side what you are reinforcing to yourself if you skip it.  I'm not talking about skipping one Friday if something comes up and you just can't make it, I am talking about Fridays upon Fridays of skipping.  It teaches, even if it's just subconsciously, that its ok to not finish what you start.  That after three days it “ok close enough”, that is a dangerous sentiment to have, it’s the same as taking the opportunity to do 21 days of clean eating and on day 20 saying “well I made it 20 how big of a difference is 1 day going to make”.  Nutritionally and training wise maybe not much, at first, however it’s a slippery slope at first its one week.  Then the next week you think “I skipped Friday and felt fine, don’t really feel like going this week either” then the trend continues.  Missing one class might not have a huge impact on training but if that trend continues that’s 4 classes a month and 48 classes a year.   Don’t give yourself an excuse to not finish what you started, it starts with one thing, but we are all humans, if we give ourselves and inch we will take a mile.  It may start with training, but before you know it it’s bleeding over into nutrition and general life responsibilities.  

2.) Training- The programming at Get Fit NH is designed to affect your system in different ways to elicit and overall training response.  Many of you already know this but training is written as 2 days of Metabolic work (most closely resembling cardiovascular training) and 2 days of strength work.  That means that the training is written to work as a whole balanced program over a weeks span, so missing a Friday leads to an unbalanced week of training.  For the best training effect we have to take advantage of all of it.  Can you really tell me that missing 48 trainings in a year won't affect you?

3.) A general sense of accomplishment, its no secret that Fridays trainings are challenging, and on Friday you are tired, stressed, and ready to end your week as soon as possible.  The sense of accomplishment you will feel after making sure you gave it your absolute all and saw the week through to the end will be great.  

Fridays are important too, don’t give yourself and excuse, it probably will not stop there!

-Coach Adam

Get Fit NH houses 3 women recognized by NH Women’s Foundation


The New Hampshire Women's Foundation is recognizing about 100 women in New Hampshire who made a difference in the community through the pandemic. The recognition is for various reasons such as leadership, caregivers, front line workers, educators, community impact members and more!

Other people in the community nominated these women and the Nh Women's Foundation is hosting a Gala in May to recognize these woman and share their stories. 

I am honored to be one of the women nominated for this recognition, but what I really love is that there are 2 other faithful clients of Get Fit NH who were also nominated.

Please take a few minutes to read the nominations below! We have a pretty respectable community here at Get Fit NH.

Meagan Sbat nomination

Andrea Folsom nomination

Courtney Perron nomination

Youth Training Round 2 Sign Ups OPEN

We just wrapped up youth training this past Saturday. The weeks FLEW by and kids had a total blast. They got to spend 6 Saturdays moving their body, engaging with other kids and having fun. What more could you ask for?

 Our kids have been forced to work in front of a screen for the last year for education, pair that with leisurely screen time and we are setting our kids up for a lifetime of harmful habits. Kids need to move and they need interaction with other kids AND other adults. I think every parent ever is blown away by how their child  conducts themselves in the absence of mom and dad calling the shots, am I right!?! 

 The youth program is any chance to learn new ways to move our body and package those movements in different ways that are exciting and competitive within themselves. Youth training is a great way for your children to build confidence and crave movement. 

 Think obstacle courses, games and circuits that keep them on their toes and working hard. Hard work in the gym translates into strong work ethic and builds character. This round we are taking ages 6-16!

Parents, feel free to reserve your spot for your 6-11 year old child here. They will train at 9 AM every Saturday for 6 weeks starting April 3rd.

12-16 year old signs up are here. They will train at 10 AM every Saturday for 6 weeks starting April 3rd.

We can only take TEN kids per class. There is a minimum of 5 kids required in order to do the class. If we do not meet the minimum we will refund promptly! I do expect the 6-11 group to fill up quickly so make sure you reserve your spot!


HUGE announcement and donation raffle

Our big announcement was revealed this morning! We are SO excited to share this. You all know surprises are not my strong suit. Check out the recorded Zoom call for the official announcement or just scroll through the pictures and see if you can figure it out before I type it way at the bottom!

Here is the recording 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Z7Arw3khNeBA0V5xSSxQDHvCpuSGXV1nJFxutWTOGZDyrjJ0cXql_q9jMSBolvIQ.Qg8L5_Gkl88MGsBQ Passcode: xf10y2W.

Did you guess?

We are moving! As you can imagine COVID-19 and the restrictions in place have severely impacted how we run our business. While this is understandable it is not sustainable. As most of you have figured out we are operating at 50% capacity indoors and come snow fall that just doesn't work. We are committed to your safety and your comfort. We are not comfortable stretching any limits of the regulations in place. When we put our heads together we understood that social distancing is not going anywhere for the foreseeable future and the best option to continue to stay afloat and grow is to move out of our 4000 sf training space and into a 9,600 sf training space! This will allow us to have our regular full training occupancy while maintaining 12-15 feet between clients! This space also features 2 overhead doors for air flow and an exhaust fan. We can't think of a better solution to keep pushing forward. There is plenty of parking behind the building and there is a conveniently an entrance behind the building as well. . 

Oh and did you want the other good news?

They're building us showers! Yep, two of them. 

Oh, you want more good news?

We are going to have a physical therapist and a massage therapist in house by 2021! Just a reminder 2021 is only 3.5 months away, can I get an amen? 

Oh my goodness, you want more cool news?

We are going to build one these medball brick wall in 2021. This is relevant info as you will see below in a moment....

So that is the news! But don't X out yet...

Making this move was in our 10 year plan. It was more of a goal to buy a building, but we are no where near being ready for that. It does remain in the 10 year plan. This is very expensive decision. We are sucking up our pride and asking for help with a twist if you feel so compelled. If you would like to donate to this move then we are welcoming that and have set up a few tiers as a token of appreciation. If we got 200 people to donate $20 that would cover 1/5 of the cost to move and it would help tremendously. 

Donation tiers

Tier 1: $10 + We will put your name into a drawing to win a gift card to Tuckers

Tier 2: $25+ We will put your name into a drawing to win a gift certificate to Intuitive Touch for a one hour massage

Tier 3: 50+ We will put your name in both raffles and we will engrave your name in a brick when we build our med ball brick wall 

If you wish to donate to this new, exciting adventure then you can do so here. Your generosity is always appreciated <3 Thank you for your continued support! 

DONATE HERE​

Our goal is to be operating out of the new space by Monday, November 2, 2020. This location is located at 41 Terrill Park Drive in Concord which is 2 miles from our current location.

Committed to making it happen,

Meagan

Your Perspective is Powerful

I was truly amazed at how many life lessons there were in the podcast I listened to that interviewed Colin O’Brady.  After racing for 6 years with the USA Triathlon Team, O’Brady decided he wanted to take on a new challenge which was crossing Antarctica.  O’Brady describes that the journey was extremely challenging because there are no opportunities to resupply food. He had to pack everything he needed for the journey on his sled which weighed 375lbs.  O’Brady’s desire was to step into something unknown because growth happens when you are outside of your comfort zone. O’Brady states that the journey broke him to his core. He walked 12 hours a day for over 50 days without taking a rest day.  Right before the finish line, O’Brady wanted to quit. On the 53rd day he realized he was only 77 miles from the finish.  O’Brady was broken physically and mentally but found a place inside himself that said he was stronger than ever.  He ended up walking the last 77 miles for 32 hours straight. O’Brady believes that everyone has the ability to push themselves, their body and their brain in ways they never thought possible.  When you can look back on something immensely difficult that you accomplished or achieved in the past, it can fuel you and be the motivations to get through your current challenge.

O’Brady believes that life experiences are on a continuum of 1-10, 1 being the worst day or the most pain and 10 being the best day.  He believes that most people are staying within the comfort zone of 4-6 because they are trying not to experience the 1’s. However, to experience the 10’s you also have to experience the 1’s.  You can learn many lessons from the 1’s that help you reach the 10’s. The definition of 1’s and 10’s may change throughout your life. Making it through hardships allows you to look at challenges differently.  You may think this is hard right now but remember you have made it through worse. For many years my 1 was having to go through shoulder surgeries and give up playing soccer. Fast forward 20 years and my new 1 was admitting I was in an incredibly dark place and spending 2 weeks in a hospital.  When I am faced with challenges now, such as the 21-day nutrition challenge, I am reminded that I was able to tackle and survive some huge challenges in my life. If I made it through that then I can make it through 21 days of giving up food that is not good for my body. What are your 1’s? Use the lessons from that time to remind yourself that you are stronger thank you think, and you can make it through any challenge you currently face.


Coach Erin

GET FIT NH IS CLOSED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

Good Afternoon all,

We absolutely HATE closing, but the roads are already slick and the weather is supposed to turn to freezing rain at 5pm and continue through the evening. Your safety and my team's safety are precious so please drive carefully home and spend the extra time prepping a nutritious dinner and nutritious lunch for tomorrow! We will see you on Thursday!

Here is some at-home training to keep you moving! Warm-up as you have learned and then...

Complete this 4X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFdEDMfu_P4

And here is your finisher 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek-w1x--Ucw&t=46s

March Movement Challenge

Are your competitive hats on? We bringing back the March Madness sled push challenge! 

Here are the details:

When: The sled push challenge will start March 2nd and run until March 20th

What is it: The sled push challenge is going to be a class competition with the winning class being the team that does the most sled pushes. Each class will keep score individually on an index card and each class will have a box to keep their cards in. At the end of the month we will count up the total amount of sled pushes and the class with the best average will win! This means the more people you can get to do it the better!

How do I score points: You get one point for every sled push down and back on the green. You must complete both ways to score a point!

Why should I do this: Well the best answer I can give you is it is good for your health! The most important thing is building better and stronger bodies! Also if that is not incentive enough there will be a class prize for the winning team! We have done Taco Tuesday, Glow Stick Training, and many other fun things so you will not want to miss out!

If you have any other questions please let your coach know! We will meet you at the sled!

-Coach Meagan

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