Working in the fitness industry we meet a lot of people that have been exercising for

years at different facilities and yet they tell me they’re either not happy with their

results (if they get any at all) or they simply get bored and quit. I can’t tell you how

many times I’ve heard this. In fact, this is exactly what Michelle Tracy told me when

she became a member of the MPower family.

Michelle had been working out at another gym 2-3 times a week. She took spinning

classes and sometimes did a little weight lifting. She has other activities outside of

the gym because she likes to be busy. But she just didn’t seem to get enough from

the workouts she was doing, so like many others, she gave MPower Fitness a try.

It’s great to see and listen to the difference in her attitude since becoming a part of

the family.

“I am generally a happy person”, claims Michelle. “ But what has changed is that I

am more focused on a workout and short term goals. My physical appearance and

feelings have improved greatly. “

Michelle is an awesome person who has always been happy go lucky but now she has a

confidence level that has increased her happiness ten-fold. The workouts she gets

with this group and the friends she has made has made a big difference in her life.

Check out what she told me. I just love this.

“I am sure it is not feminine to do, but I ask a lot of my co-workers and family

members to feel my bicep because it has gotten so much stronger”, adds Michelle.

“Their reaction is typically, HOLY SMOKES!”

When I heard this I couldn’t help but smile real big. How can you not? This is great.

Not only has her bicep gotten stronger but so has her self-confidence. And some

people might view this as cockiness. It’s not. It’s a result of hard work, being proud

and wanting to share with those close to her. Plus, lets be honest seeing our muscles

developing is pretty darn cool!

“My overall experience with MPower Fitness has been one of a kind”, states Michelle. “When I

talk to family and friends, I say, I have found my niche for a fitness routine. It only

took 20 years, but I found it.”

Remember I mentioned earlier that Michelle worked out 2-3 times a week. This

is a result of not being motivated and interested in the program. It really isn’t an

issue with time because if you’re enjoying what you’re doing and seeing results it

becomes a part of your daily routine.

“Since joining MPower Fitness , I have really found something that I am so passionate about

that I can do it every day”, adds Michelle. “It’s motivation that gets me through the

day because I know I will be going to boot camp that night.”

“I have gone to so many gyms before. The last one I went to, I bought personal

training sessions. The trainers never remembered my name, they barely tuned

in for the half hour I was there, and they typically said poor things about the

establishment they represented. I am thankful for a place like MPower Fitness . They always

know your name, greet you and create a workout routine that is different and

challenging.”


MPower Fitness members tell me all the time how inspiring we are to them. But they don’t

realize how inspiring they are to us. Seeing people improve not only physically, but

mentally is true inspiration and motivation to us, and Michelle is a great example of

this.

If we’re being honest we’ve all hit walls before in terms of motivation. 
If we’re truly honest, we might even be in a motivation slump right now. 

Are you struggling with self motivation? 
Are you having a hard time getting yourself to your boot camp workouts? Are you straying from your nutritious food plan? 

If you are, I’ve got 4 Self-Motivating Strategies that you can utilize to lock onto your goals… 

A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination and consistent action will get you almost anything in life. So how do you know if you’re genuinely motivated?

  • Motivation will tell you to get out of bed for an early workout.
  • Motivation will nag you to put down the extra food/dessert.
  • Motivation makes passing on foods that are unproductive a reflex.
  • Motivation makes a sweat drenched workout exciting. (At least some of the time 🙂
  • Motivation constantly reminds you why you do what you do.

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #1: Pinpoint Your Motivator. 

Motivation stems from having a goal. What is your goal? Why do you want to get into great shape?

Once you uncover your personal motivator you’ll find that motivation flows quickly your way. 

Take a minute to really uncover the reason that you want to lose the weight. Don’t say something vague like you want to ‘Be leanerr‘ or ‘Look more attractive.‘ Dig deeper – there is a very specific motivator in your life, you simply need to uncover it. 

Here are some possible motivators… 

  • I want to have more energy to keep up with the kids.
  • I want to improve my health through weight loss to extend and improve my life.
  • I want to lose 15 pounds before my vacation.
  • I want to restore my confidence to wear sleeveless shirts.
  • I want to regain my figure to impress and attract my significant other.
  • I want to exercise so that I feel better about myself and improve my confidence and self-esteem.

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #2: Make It Official.

When you write something down it suddenly feels official, doesn’t it? Write down your motivator for getting into great shape, and post it where you will see it often—next to your alarm clock, on the bathroom mirror, or in your car. 

Each time you see your written motivator take a moment to visualize yourself accomplishing your goal. Try to make the scene as clear in your mind as possible. This is a powerful tool for maintaining your focus and direction. 

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #3: Be Practical.

It’s game plan time. You know what you want, and now you need to map out exactly how you’ll achieve it. It is important to be practical in your planning, rather than throwing out ideas that you know you won’t stick with.

With any fat loss goal it is important to 1) maintain a healthy nutrition strategy and 2) participate in a consistent and challenging exercise program. 

Plan a routine that will fit into your schedule and you’ll be more likely to stick with it. Also choose an exercise program that you enjoy—don’t force yourself to jog everyday if you hate jogging. 

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #4: Call For Backup. 

Enlist the support of your friends, family and co-workers. Tell everyone about your goal to shed body fat and get fit, you’ll be surprised how supportive most people will be. By being open about your goals you’ll likely be an encouragement to others to make healthy changes in their own lives. 

The most effective way to ensure that you meet your goal is to enlist professional support. If you need help, reach out. We’re here for you. 

Committed to your success, 
Megan K and the team

Everything You Need to Know About the New MPower Fitness

Exciting news! We’ve changed our name to MPower Fitness!

Before you get nervous that the gym you love is not going to be the same, let us reassure you–we’re still all about Fun, Fast Fitness and Fat Loss.

We still believe in the science that proves 30-minute HIIT team workouts are one of the most effective ways to burn fat, get fit, and lose weight.

We’re still committed to offering members nutritional guidance to help reach their goals faster.

And we still have the same team of motivating, fun, certified trainers to guide you toward your goals.

So why the change?

It’s simple–we want to open up new fitness opportunities for our members. We think by offering you expanded choices, you will be even more motivated to reach your goals and have fun on your fitness journey.

What’s New at MPower?

In the weeks to come, we’re going to be offering some exciting new options for member workouts. In addition to 30-minute HIIT team workouts, watch for:

  • Yoga. Yoga is an ancient discipline that combines conscious breathing, postures, stretching and meditation. Yoga offers many benefits including increased flexibility, balance, and strength. It can also help reduce chronic pain, like menstrual cramps, menopause symptoms, headaches, back aches, etc. What’s more, yoga has been known to help lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and enhance energy. Bonus–we’re finally going to wear our favorite pants to do the exercise for which they were designed.
  • Zumba. Zumba is a rhythmic, Latin American, full-body dance workout that burns fat and calories and helps improve coordination. Zumba offers both aerobic and anaerobic benefits for increasing heart strength and maintaining a healthy cardiovascular respiratory system. The workout is highly recommended for members who love to dance and have fun!
  • Personal Training. You asked and we listened. For those members who feel they could benefit from one-to-one coaching, MPower will be offering Personal Training. Personal Training is especially effective if you’ve hit a weight loss plateau or want help training for an event (like a marathon.) A personal trainer will hold you accountable, help you maintain proper form to avoid injury, and assist you in maximizing your results.

Ask your MPower Fitness coach for more information about our new classes and personal training or check our schedule for class offerings and times.

What MPower Means for You

We’re pretty excited about our new name!

It underscores one of our core beliefs–that each of us can be empowered to achieve our fitness and weight loss goals through hard work, team support, motivational coaching, nutritional guidance, and HIIT training.

Let MPower Fitness empower you!