I use to make excuses for my lack of discipline in the gym. I would always say “I do not have time.” or “It does not make a significant difference.”, or “I am already fine.” haha (Don’t judge me). I would tell myself walking to class is my work out or all the ripping and running I do between my two part-time jobs, community service, and class is my exercise. There is truth to that, but not all truth.
As I was working one Saturday at the Campus Trails Leasing Office, a young lady walked in with Nike gear painted on. She looked tough. She looked fit. She looked like she was born with muscles. She handed me a free day pass at the gym she works at, Rice Fitness. On the flyer, I seen pictures of people pulling on straps and using their body as their machine. I thought this looks cool, so I’ll try it. A week later, I went to the TRX gym and met the owner. He was so excited about working out, it was almost scary. Just from the first few minutes I could tell he loves fitness. He was very knowledgeable about fitness and health. So we got started, and it was tons of fun! He not only demonstrated the exercise, but he explained what each exercise was doing to my body. I was sold! It was time to stop making excuses and get to work.
February, 20, 2014, I signed up to be a member at Rice Fitness & Sports Performance.
My goals are overall fitness and tone. I dedicate four mornings out of a week to achieve my goals, and I must say they are slowly being realized. Check that arm out!
Rice Fitness’s atmosphere is military motivated due to the owner, Kenneth.
He is an United States Army Veteran, Master Fitness, and Special Forces Trainer. Mr. Rice states “I am dedicated to achieving a mission of creating lifelong awareness about the positive influence of fitness on an individual’s wellness, risk reduction and life extension.” Rice, a former athlete and standout football player at B.L. Moor High School (currently East Oktibbeha High and collegiate football, actively served in the U.S. Army for many years and worked for Department of Defense in the capacity of a Special Forces Trainer in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Take a look at how he motivates every person that steps in the gym:
My training zone:
This blog is to motivate, inspire, and encourage. You may love how you look now, but are you working towards staying that way? Overall health and fitness is essential to a happy life! You need energy to work, to serve others, and to be efficient at what you do. You must prepare mentally before you take the charge to get started. Trust me, once you start you will be so happy you did! I don’t work out because I hate my body… I work out because I love it!