What Motivates Your Trainers? - Impulse Training

What Motivates Your Trainers?

Chris Smith | September 19, 2016

Motivation …it seems to come and go as it pleases. We’ve all experienced that cycle as if it’s something we just have to live with. But what if you got paid to motivate others? What if your actual career was focused around motivating others for their health? What if the people you serve for a living were looking to your own personal life as an example of how to live a healthy lifestyle? Does this all mean you’re automatically exempt from the valleys and the downward spiral of falling off the wagon?

Uhm, no.

Your trainers at Impulse are just like you. They are human, and they battle the same struggles you do. Being the healthiest version of yourself is not easy, and they truly know that from personal experience.

So how do they stay motivated?

Kristin knows there is always someone watching, whether it’s children, neighbors, family or friends. “One of the best ways I’ve found to stay focused on my goals is by remembering that I’m in a position to set an example for others. If I want to help others succeed and stay motivated, then I need to set the example myself by living a healthy lifestyle.”

So in those moments when she’s just not feeling it, she asks herself one question: “How will I feel tomorrow if I eat this/don’t do anything active today?” Kristin hates having regrets the following day, so thinking about the consequences is always motivating enough to make the right choice.

Kim is all about staying focused.img_35441

“The times that I lose sight of my goals are the times I lose motivation and end up doing something that takes me farther from where I want to be.”

Not only does Kim go over her top 5 goals every single morning, but she also sets alarms on her phone labeled with her best practices.

“These best practices are what will help me achieve my goals. I know if I do them I will get results, but it’s easy to forget about them if I am not reminded of them daily.”

Josh stays motivated by gaining perspective from the lives of others. He realizes not everyone is able to exercise due to injuries, disease, or other legitimate physical reasons. On the days he’s lacking motivation to get moving, he believes he doesn’t have a valid enough excuse to not move.

“There’s definitely a rewiring of my mind that takes place when I stop taking my physical ability for granted and start thinking about how blessed I am. The times I’m most grateful are the times I’m most motivated.”

Staying motivated isn’t easy, and no one understands that more than someone who motivates others for a living. Are you stuck in a rut? Come to your trainers who are ready to (re)ignite that fire to live a healthy life now and into the future.

Chris Smith

Chris graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Education. She joined Impulse as a client in 2013 as an overweight, out-of-shape and depressed person looking to get healthy. With consistent workouts and cleaner eating, better health poured into her life along with an 80 pound weight loss. She was asked to join the Impulse team in 2014 as a Guest Relations Coordinator. Her most important role at Impulse is making people feel at home by being able to relate to the struggles of getting your health under control. Chris's compassion and empathy for each client helps them see their potential through her own story. She has experienced all the different service options offered at Impulse, and she is able to give honest insight as to what programs would be in the best interest of each client. Her role at Impulse is continually evolving and now involves everything from finances, to marketing, to most importantly...taking care of our clients!


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