Words, thoughts, and your weight….

Words, thoughts, and your weight….

Words, thoughts, and your weight….
Want to hear something crazy?
The way you speak to yourself directly impacts the way your body looks and feels.
It’s not all just about exercise and food! We become what we believe ourselves to be. We become the person we think we are. And today I want to share a few ways that you can actually change your body with your words and thoughts.
This is NOT crazy woo-woo stuff – this is important.
1. Release the shame and guilt you may be carrying. This, of course, is easier said than done, but if you want a strong, healthy body, it must be done.
2. Speak to yourself like you would speak to a best friend.
3. Develop strong connections with others who are like-minded and share similar values. You are a byproduct of your surroundings.
4. Forgive those who’ve hurt you. Holding on to negative emotions shows up in our bodies in a variety of ways.
5. Ask for help. It’s ok that you can’t juggle it all alone. If being healthy in mind, body, and spirit is a priority for you, you’re going to need people in your corner.
This resonating with you?
So – where to start?
This is going to be different for everyone. For some, it may be reconnecting with an old friend. For others, it may be hiring a trainer or even a therapist. It may mean opening old wounds and having difficult conversations.
But at the end of the day, releasing what’s weighing you down emotionally is key to being your physical best.
Would love to know your thoughts on the subject. 🙂
Here’s to your best self! Go get it!
PS – new to Sweat Factory Crossfit? Looking to give it a try? Check out our 28 Day Transformation Challenge (our famous intro program) below where we help clients lose 6 – 10lbs and gain their life back in 28 days.
#chasinghappiness
Ending Procrastination

Ending Procrastination

Ending Procrastination

Sweat Factory CrossFit is located next to a busy road. Literally, hundreds of people pass by our doors every day. I speak to many of these people, and they always have an excuse as to why they cannot workout out a few hours a week. We provide a solution to their problem, but these people would rather go eat ice cream. A few months go by and the same people continue to pass on by; but, at that point, they are only more overweight and out of shape.

What is holding you back from achieving your goals? What’s stopping you? Of course, it’s easier to sit on the couch instead of going to the gym. Who wouldn’t rather eat a slice of pizza over a salad? But, if we truly want to change ourselves and achieve great things, then we must change our mindset, stop making excuses, and take ownership of our situation.

Navy Seals have a quote, “Do today what others won’t, so tomorrow you can do what others can’t.” Simple, yet powerful. I’m in the constant practice of doing the things that I do not want to do. Is it hard? Of course. Does it suck? Most of the time, yes. I’m not perfect, and by no means am I at the same caliber of a Navy Seal. But, I try to delay instant gratification every day and do the things that others won’t do. The problem is, most people just talk about their goals instead of taking the necessary steps to achieve the goals they desire to accomplish.

At Sweat Factory CrossFit, our athletes aren’t talking. They are doing the things that others will not do. The show up and train hard. They wake up early to come to CrossFit class. They drink water instead of soda. They cut sugar and watch the sweets. They plan their meals ahead of time. These are the things that separate them from the talkers. This is what allows them to do the things they love to do. It prevents unwanted medical bills and trips to the doctor. It helps them avoid chronic illnesses and diseases. It allows them to out-run and out-play their kids. It allows them to have a great quality of life, both mentally and physically.

We’re on a mission to help people achieve a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. We want people to do what they love and be free from sickness and pain well into their eighties. For some, it may be surfing or playing with their kids. For others, it’s being able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. We provide coaching, programming, and the facility. But, at the end of the day, it’s up to YOU to do the things that others won’t.

#chasinghappiness
Coach Clint

 

Every Day Is An Easy Day

Every Day Is An Easy Day

“The last easy day was yesterday.”, “It’s mind over matter.”, “No pain, no gain!”

I’m sure we’ve all heard these catch phrases before, and for how long (if at all!) did they work? All of these sayings are uttered or sometimes yelled to motivate you to push yourself harder to succeed. But let me forewarn you: Sweat Factory CrossFit is not here solely to motivate you, if we were then you would use and need us like a mental crutch! And we want you to stand on your own!


Millions of people around the globe woke up this morning just like you.

Some woke up defeated, regardless of their circumstances. In fact, it’s not necessarily that their situation is any more difficult than your own or the person next to you, but the issue lies within the mindset. Even though their obstacles and trials are not insurmountable, they lost before the fight began!

Others began their day with the universe against them, facing unthinkable and unimaginable hardships, like the kind where you wonder how a person could make it through another day. But they made a choice! A choice to not crumble in the face of adversity but to feed off of it and grow stronger.  A choice to beat the odds and become a better person through the pain and hard times.


Our goal is to teach you how to motivate YOURSELF.

You can’t always rely on someone else to say the right words every time you need a little extra push; that little extra push needs to come from within you. Once you can release your fears, remove your mental obstacles, and embrace what needs to get done no matter how uncomfortable it may be, then “Every day is an easy day!”

Along those same lines, Epicurus once said, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” Perspective is everything.


What do you hope to gain from your training?

That question can be answered today, tomorrow, or even later in your journey and it can also change as many times as it needs to. The only way you’re going to get to where you are going is to begin to embrace the process and the journey instead of focusing solely on just the final outcome. In the Marine Corps, guys joke about “embracing the suck.” We’re not saying that your training is going to suck or that every day in the Corps was sucky. What we will guarantee is that if you are working hard enough for your training to be successful, you will feel some discomfort. It’s an inevitable part of the process of becoming stronger, faster, better. We need to welcome and enjoy that discomfort, even more than we will enjoy fitting into that old dress, or seeing that new six-pack come in, or feeling that confidence when we head out on the beach. Once we sharpen our minds into that place, it elevates and unlocks our potential. You will work harder, become more efficient, eat cleaner, sleep better and feel unstoppable! You’ll feel like every day is an easy day!


So here is the trick: there are no free lunches and there are no corners to be cut for anything worthwhile.

And if something can be attained so easily, odds are that you can let it go just as easily, without feeling that sense of pride and feeling of accomplishment. The positive outlook and mental focus that we need to not only become a warrior but also enjoy being a warrior takes work, practice, and more work. Just like any muscle, the mind needs to be trained. We can’t neglect our mindset and focus; it can be as perishable as any skill.

Humans have a bad habit of following the path of least resistance; there is a time and a place do so… and this program is not that time or that place. We will train and grow. We are going to have a blast doing it. Our minds will be sharp, our goals will be clear, our backs will be strong and every day will be an easy day at Sweat Factory CrossFit!

Too Busy – I Want To Be Your Coach

Too Busy – I Want To Be Your Coach

How’s the schedule holding up? Listen, I get it. Kids, job, bank accounts, social life (or more like our kid’s social life), to do lists…. Makes it feel like fitness just doesn’t have a place, right? Plus, 900 different opinions on what’s the best approach to getting healthy doesn’t help. But, let me ask you a question. Do all those spinning plates up in the air cause ultimate paralysis?  So, not only are you ignoring your health factor but work and family, etc. end up suffering as well.

I KNOW it’s scary to get back out there and find your fitness (or even more scary to find it for the first time), but let me ask you another question…..what’s the alternative?!! Weight gain, muscle loss, joint decrepitation, osteoarthritis, depression, doctor visits, MORE bills, LESS time with family….

I see it every day. Heck, I see it in myself sometimes. Trust me, I’m not perfect either and I can find myself at times heading toward the abyss of an overwhelming number of hats and roles to fill in a 24 hr time period. It’s a conscious effort not to fall in.

BUT, here is what I’ve found (and it’s like magic) – take all those spinning plates and find the one that can have the biggest impact and devote just a few hours a week to it. Yes, I’m talking about your health plate. Put it on the front burner. What’s the worst that could happen?!!??

And, I think I can help. I wanna be your coach.

Let’s do a 28-day experiment. Give me 2-3 hours of your undivided attention every week for 1 month. See what happens. Let me take some of the burden for you. All I need you to do for these 3 months is walk through my door, I’ll take care of the rest – seriously! I’m that confident in myself.

I care because I’ve been there and I KNOW I can help. Whatever your goal I’ve got you covered. BUT, I need your commitment in exchange for mine. 90 days. One on one. Let’s do it.

So, whether you’re sitting at your work desk, on your lunch break, taking care of cranky kids, grocery shopping or waiting in line for Starbucks, click the I’M IN . 4 letters and you’re on your way. I’m here, waiting to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Coach Clint

Get Your Family Fit at Sweat Factory

Get Your Family Fit at Sweat Factory

Sweat Factory East – Factory Kids (6 – 10) with Factory Fit Bootcamp at the same time, Tues/Thurs 5:00 pm

Sweat Factory Crossfit – Factory Teens (10 -15) with a Crossfit class at the same time, Mon/Wed 6:00 pm

CrossFit training is immensely popular for adults and it’s becoming increasingly popular for kids. There’s a good reason for that – CrossFit workouts are fun, rewarding, and effective, which makes kids actually want to exercise.

Here’s why parents looking for CrossFit for Kids in Clermont should turn to Sweat Factory Crossfit:

CrossFit Makes Kids Want To Work Out

Let’s face it – a traditional workout can often feel like a chore. It’s tough enough for parents to find the motivation to go to the gym, but it’s even more challenging for kids who have a number of other options like video games, cell phones, or the ubiquitous “hanging out” at their disposal.

However, CrossFit at Sweat Factory flips the script on the traditional workout. Whether it’s a personal training session or a small class, every workout is fun, engaging, and rewarding. Kids may still grumble about cleaning up their room or taking out the trash, but CrossFit workouts they can look forward to having fun.

CrossFit Kickstarts a Lifetime of Healthy Fitness Goals

Children that take pride in their overall well-being from a young age tend to continue exercising through their adolescent years and into adulthood. Without that foundation, some may become complacent about their workout routine, which can lead to childhood obesity, low self-esteem, and other health problems.

At Sweat Factory, we believe that it’s never too late for adults to commit to a healthy lifestyle and transform into the best possible versions of themselves. We feel similarly about kids who are looking to learn about proper exercise – there’s no such thing as starting too early for parents who want to pave the way for their children to enjoy a lifetime of good health.

A Safe Place To Train

CrossFit, by definition, is a workout consisting of movements performed at a high-intensity level. But that does not mean your 12-year-old will be performing a 300-pound clean and jerk.

To ensure safety, parents in Clermont trust the experts at Sweat Factory to provide their kids with a fun and healthy experience in the gym. That means working up a bit of a sweat, but never working out too aggressively to the point of overexertion. Moms and dads who work out at Sweat Factory in will often choose to push themselves, but our world-class trainers maintain a fun and safe environment for every child who is just beginning to learn about proper exercise.

Sweat Factory: The Best Place For CrossFit for Kids in Clermont

Want to learn more about CrossFit for your child? Contact Sweat Factory by phone today at ((352) 272-5856, or by email at thesweatfactory@yahoo.com

INTIMIDATED BY CROSSFIT? I DON’T BLAME YOU.

INTIMIDATED BY CROSSFIT? I DON’T BLAME YOU.

We all face times in our lives where our anxiety is a little higher but as with all things that are uncomfortable, growth and strength comes from it. Progression truly begins at the end of our comfort zone. Only by constantly seeking that which puts me out of my comfort zone have I been able to develop correctly. By facing what I fear I have learned what is on the other side of that fear.

The fear of being judged

The overriding number one concern I hear is from people worrying about what others think of them. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it and it’s a very real concern to the individual but that’s where it stays. I often say to people, within a few weeks you’ll realize that absolutely no one judges you, no one is looking at you thinking you look silly, slow or out of shape. They are too busy worrying about their own workout and technique to worry about yours. And if anyone does finish a workout before you, not one of them will put their kit away, because their workout is not done until the last person is done. That is the way it is at Sweat Factory, purely supportive, progressive and constructive and they will come and help you. They will help you because they started once too. They used to find it hard to walk through the door. They needed that early moment of community support and it changed them. Even one of my coaches said to me today that he got so nervous he used to sit outside the box for a good 20 mins. You are not alone in what you think, it is natural to think it but just because it’s natural, doesn’t make it right. CrossFit to me is all about acceptance.

It’s you against you.

I remember very early on in my fitness career competing in Cross Training competitions deciding that the only person I could ever compete against was me. Every time you walk in the door it’s you against you. The only thing you can control is your effort.

You can look at the leader board if you like, feel disappointed or pleased with your performance if you like but is it a true reflection of the effort that you gave when you were training? An effort is the only thing you should judge. Walk away knowing you had nothing left to give.

When coaching at all levels of competition I often find myself shouting to the athlete, ‘Stop looking around, race your race! Looking around won’t help unless its close but you should rely on the words of your coach to help you with that. At any level, look in the mirror, there is your biggest challenge and critique.

‘Hardest thing is walking through the door. Once that’s done, the rest is done for you’

‘Walk your path, not someone else’s.

If you are always concerned with what others think of you to the point that it affects your behavior or stops you going after your goals, you are literally living your life for other people’s expectations of what they think you should be. You are not living your life. The hardest path to choose often leads to the most beautiful things. Lose the concern of others opinions and live your life. We often find that those that care the most for us are the ones that want to hold us back the most, to be safe and not go out of your comfort zone but if you’re like me, the most motivational speeches I have ever heard have been from those that say I couldn’t or shouldn’t do something. It is not where you are right now on your path that matters, but where you go from here.

But everyone in there is so fit!

Not so, in fact, you will find every level of fitness in there! You will find every fitness level in our gym. I say it’s more like Walmart than the Crossfit Games. We love them all because they are here to improve themselves and the athlete’s around them.

Am I going to have to compete?

Absolutely not!! You really have two types of CrossFitter (with a million different reasons for doing it). Those that CrossFit for the love of competitions at weekends, and those that CrossFit for health. Think of it as your recreational swimmers wishing to stay active and those that go off and compete every weekend. The beauty and unique thing about CrossFit is that it doesn’t matter about your reason or drive, we can all train next to each other and do the right workout for us.

Saleability

    1. We manage to train alongside each other, doing the same workout but by changing some of the variables. There are so many ways to achieve this and some of them could be: Reducing the weight

 

    1. Reducing the repetitions

 

    1. Reducing the complexity of the movement

 

    1. Reducing the time of the workout.

 

    You must also realize that this works both ways too. We may also give you a confidence nudge that you can do a few more repetitions, you can increase the complexity of what you are doing or increase the weight. Your coach will guide you safely on all of this. You don’t need to be able to do a pull-up or a push-up, we will show you your path.

It’s really not a cult!

    After a few months of starting CrossFit, you’ll start to realize you won’t shut up about it! Crossfitters love it so much that they shout their passion!! They have found something that they truly love, can see and feel their progress and are around a group of like-minded people that bring you in and bring you up. It’s now becoming more and more mainstream with some of the national Globo gym chains attempting to adopt some of the equipment into their spaces. It’s not a cult, it’s a lifestyle, a lifestyle that prioritizes your health.
    #chasinghappiness
    Coach Clint