*Please note: this is an abbreviated version of Train 2 Xcel’s latest blog post. To read “The No Frills Guide to Getting Results at the Gym” in its entirety, click here.
The health and fitness world is filled with extremes. Extreme workouts, extreme goals, and extreme expectations. A lot of this is pure make-believe created by marketing experts looking to build a following on a social media platform or sell a product.
Unfortunately, for the average gym-goer who is looking to feel better, move better and look better this does nothing to help them achieve their goals. It causes people to create unrealistic goals and unrealistic expectations of themselves.
The result is confusion and frustration which leads to an endless cycle of searching for the next “magic pill” that produces incredible results overnight.
At Train 2 Xcel we look to remove the confusion about health and fitness for our members and create an environment that educates them on proper goal setting and long-term adherence.
The Three Principles
1. Hold Your Horses
Master working out 3 times per week for 52 weeks a year and you’ll be surprised at what good things can happen. Being healthy and fit isn’t a race, slow and steady is what leads to long-term results.
Master the art of showing up.
2. Results Require Recovery
Fatigue will always mask fitness. If you have too much-accumulated fatigue from excessive working out this will start to prevent you from expressing your true fitness level and may even get you hurt. If you have an exercise plan, you need a recovery plan.
Now, this doesn’t mean you have to jump into a full-body cryotherapy chamber or sit in a tub of ice. Here are some recovery methods that are pretty simple to do:
Go to bed. Yes, it’s that simple.
Most people are chronically tired because they don’t get enough sleep. This is the number one way to help your body recover and be ready for your next workout.
Eat enough calories to support your goal
As with sleep, most people are lacking in getting enough high-quality nutrition to properly fuel their bodies. Make sure you eat enough lean protein, carbs, and healthy fats.
Oh, and don’t forget to eat your fruits and vegetables, your Mom was right.
Take care of your soft tissue.
This could be getting some regular treatment from a physical therapist, seeing a massage therapist on a regular basis or using a massage gun on yourself.
Walking is an undervalued and underutilized form of exercise. All those extra steps add up. Walk with your friends, walk with your dog, etc. It can help everything from weight loss to heart health to back pain. A daily walk is simple way to get yourself moving every day.
3. Learn to Enjoy the Process!
Creating long-lasting sustainable results and habits takes time and patience. As we mentioned above, master the art of showing up.
It’s why we teach a process-oriented mindset. We want people to focus on not just their goals, but the process it takes to achieve those goals. It might be getting to the gym 3 times per week, logging your food intake or getting to bed at a consistent time each night.
All these smaller victories add up over time and lead to long-term success.
Whenever you’re ready, here are a few ways to work with us at Train 2 Xcel:
1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.
Email us at
with “CALL” in the subject line, leave us your contact information and one of our personal trainers will get back to you.
2. Book a free strategy session. We are not a typical gym. We care about all our members. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals and experience with exercise. We will review your current nutrition program and talk about anything that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. You’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.
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with “STRATEGY SESSION” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.
3. Risk-free 14-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 14-Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Train 2 Xcel experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life. We’re ready to help you!
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