Thursday, April 17, 2008

Raise Your Game

One of my favorite things about bootcamps is the development of a "Team Attitude."

I've noticed how powerful this can be many times in my life.

As a teenager I often trained with a small group of my best friends. Eric, Edgar, Jonathan, and me would go running, wrestle, hike, play sports, whatever.

All three of them were more serious athletes than I was. And we all had areas where we were better than the others.

Everyone in our little group worked harder trying to raise ourselves to each other's level of performance.

By training with this crew we all became better, stronger, and faster than we could have alone, or with a team where we were all equal.

It was the striving that lifted all of us.

When I wrestled in college our team established itself as one of the most aggressive in the country.

Because we trained so hard, when a new teammate joined, he'd almost always raise his level of performance to meet the standard of performance that our team set.

Average becomes good, and good becomes great largely because of environment.

Training as an adult is no different.

By surrounding ourselves with other people who are striving for a goal we step up our expectations and out performance and experience success that we'd most likely not see without these associations.

So ask yourself right now: Who are you surrounding yourself with? Are they setting the bar high?

If you're not surrounding yourself with positive influences that will take your game up a notch, why not?

Start finding those people who will help you step out of your comfort zone and reach new heights.

Our morning bootcamps are a great place to surround yourself with positive, energetic people.

Everyone may have different personal goals, athletic, health, or looking good in a swimmy-suit, but we're all working hard to reach them.

And with the great programs we have, everyone isn't just working hard, they're working smart.

Now, are you ready to take your game up a notch?

Want more, do more, BE more,


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