The Olympic Games are rife with stories of athletes digging deep, overcoming obstacles and making countless sacrifices for the chance to wear the coveted gold medal around their necks. While we stand in awe of these amazing athletes, we tend to forget that we are not all that much different. Ok, perhaps we won’t be performing a double back flip on a four-inch wide balance beam in the near future, but we also wake up every day choosing to train. So train like a champion.
The athletes we see on television spend countless hours honing their skills, but they also spend their time with a coach preparing for, fueling and recovering from training. In that regard, we are no different. Yes, our goals may not be to win the Olympic gold medal, but whether it be improving our golf games, tennis swings, 5K times or just our overall health, every one of us chooses to exercise for a reason. So don’t go halfway, make the commitment to train your body properly. Come to each workout with a plan and be mentally and physically prepared to work. Fuel up with a healthy meal, hydrate with the proper fluids and leave your phones in your locker. If you aren’t sure where to start, get with a trainer who can point you in the right direction. Remember, just because you walked through the door, doesn’t mean you’ll magically get results!