Chad Austin is a personal trainer, speaker, and the owner of Priority Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Priority Fitness’s name was inspired by his best selling book, Make Fitness A Priority: How to win the fight against your excuses. Chad was inspired to focus his speaking and writing on long term health after seeing so many people reach their short term fitness goals only to fall back into bad habits.
Chad is passionate about helping people who can’t find time for fitness learn how to stop making excuses, so they can make it a priority in their lives. He expertly helps steer people away from the desire of instant gratification and helps them make changes that lead to long term fitness, not just temporary success.
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Chad knows firsthand the power that exercise can have in transforming your mental and physical health, and through his public speaking engagements, books, personal training programs (both in-person and online), and 6-week challenges, he is making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
00:30 - Introduction
11:40 - I wasn't really virtual before. I had the online programs and online training options. I had a few clients that I trained online that we did 12 weeks at a time with but I didn't really have a virtual program. So that's something that we just kind of had to come up with on the fly.
20:00 - The last thing a guy wants to hear is skinny. Right? People are waiting to hold on. So if you don't work out, you lose weight. I said, yeah, people don't like hearing that
30:00 - With the marathon, when you have a big fitness goal, whether it be a big weight loss goal, or a big transformation goal, I mean, it seems like a marathon in the second if you don't train your mind, right. If you don't celebrate the little milestones to further original successes, then I mean, eventually you won't make it because it'll feel like it feel like you're never going to get there.
34:40 - Basically every every excuse is really just an obstacle you haven't overcome yet but I think just the this to me, I think the taking on the big challenges and everything and just trying to push myself where weren't your body just as done in the rest of it is up to your mind. I think every every time it just it prepares me for when things get tough in life.
45:00 - The doughnuts are basically those are the curveballs that we can't see coming. And so like there were you just have to completely change the game plan and change and throw the game, throw the game, plan out the window and adapt and so like, would be whether the bad weather donor, so you're planning on running in the morning, and you open the door and it's pouring down, right. And so you could either go to bed, and so a good solution would be to run in the rain. But or maybe a harder one would be the the single parent who's planning on working out after work, and they get it or working out over their lunch break or after work, and they get a call from the school and their kid is sick.
52:00 - Final Words Shown Below…
Yeah, although always closing thoughts always I would love to give is about failing. I think as a fitness trainer, so you've been a trainer before. I mean, I always have I have a very, I don't like New Year's resolutions. I love goals. I think everybody should always have goals and regularly be setting goals. What I don't like about New Year's resolutions is we have ruined them, because there's just such a negative attitude about them. And a negative attitude is is that one like after six weeks of the year, there's all these stats that come out that 90% of people already failed on their new year's resolutions. And big and most new year's resolutions are about fitness. And every time I hear it, so what I just want to say so what because if you haven't failed, you're going to fit there's making fitness a priority in your life is a very important message that everyone needs to learn. There's nothing about being perfect, there's not they're going to fail, you're going to fail from time to time and and that doesn't have to end your story.
Whenever you do fail, if you miss a workout or if you if you eat something you didn't plan on, if you if you had good intentions, but somehow you messed up... That doesn't mean your fitness story is over what defined you is how you respond. And so I think the biggest message if you want to make fitness a long term part of your life, is how you respond to failure. Whenever you do mess up. It's always thinking, what is what you do next. That counts as something my dad always said to me growing up whenever we had did make a mistake, it wasn't your life's not over because you're messed up. It's what you do next, that counts, I think and every time with fitness and don't beat yourself up for something you did wrong. But it just turned turn to switch and it's what you do next. How are you going to recover? How are you going to get back on track? That's how you make this long term for you.
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