Why We Fail at Fitness

Why is it that some of us get results when we go to the gym, and some of us never even go after signing up? Is it a motivation thing? Does someone else want to get stronger and healthier more than me? Does she make her fitness goals a priority and I don’t?

We could talk about priorities and how that affects us achieving our goals all day… I actually have a great Ted Talk to share about that one, and that might be a main driver as to why some of us make it through the doors of the gym and some of us don’t… but that’s not the main reason why we fail at fitness.

We fail at fitness because being a newcomer is hard. Not knowing what to do is hard. Big box gyms full of equipment that you don’t know how to use are intimidating. A coed environment with the possibility of a guy staring at you while you’re trying to squat and figure this fitness thing out is uncomfortable and unmotivating. Personal training is expensive, and watching YouTube videos to figure it out is time-consuming…. the list goes on. Talk about daunting.. ugh! Why is something that is supposed to help us physically and mentally and is truly the foundation of our life (our health!!) to put it plainly… so hard?!

  • I don’t know why… but I do know that you’re in luck! Because our new WOMEN-ONLY training gym in Elmhurst (projected opening date is early October 2023!) takes care of all of that.
  • We love helping newcomers. Our programs are built to accommodate all fitness levels and meet our ladies where they are at.
  • Newbie- AWESOME. You’ve come to the right place. Advanced and looking for a push and a fun community? AWESOME- you have come to the right place!
  • No prior fitness knowledge is required! JUST SHOW UP (said best by one of our current members). We take care of everything for you. What’s cool is that you learn SO much along the way!
  • We offer an exclusive, intimate environment. There is no intimidation factor here – – especially not with our amazing community of women who are all supporting each other and working toward common goals.
  • No male members creating an uncomfortable environment… enough said!
  • Train 3-4x more often than you would with a personal trainer for LESS! Compare $69 per week to get access to up to 3 semi-private training sessions + 2 TEAM sessions vs. $100 for ONE 1×1 session… WOW … the value is immense.
  • ((and even more immense during our pre-opening offer going on NOW to help you save $180!))
  • We strive to make fitness fun and enjoyable – not daunting… not boring… not overwhelming.

All you need to do is show up. Leave the rest to us!

Your health is our priority at W3Body. You have 1 body and 1 chance to take care of it. I hope you allow us to help you do that!

P.S: A final note:
We fail at fitness because the industry has failed the consumer. Everyone thinks that signing up at a big gym with tons of equipment is the way to go- wow look at al of the shiny stuff!- but it actually makes it harder. It’s built for its members to not use their memberships. Guess what? If you don’t use your membership here at W3Body, you’re getting a phone call and an email =) We WANT you to come in and train with us every week. We’re all about service, and we’re here to help you get results. That is why we are different!

5 Most Common Myths of Fitness and Fat Loss for Women

Do you ever wonder what to believe when it comes to fitness and fat loss? There is SO much information out there, and the health and fitness world seems to go through polarizing trends. Should I do cardio? Should I fast? Should I eat only fats and butter and avoid all carbs? The constant inundation of contradictory information is overwhelming! If you don’t study this stuff for a living, how are you supposed to know what to believe or where to start?! 

Well we can point you in the right direction of what not to believe and give you a solution on where to start with your fitness goals. 

Here are the 5 most common myths of fitness and fat loss: 

  • You need to do cardio to lose weight. False…. Where cardio is great for your heart health, it’s not your go-to workout for fat loss.
  • Carbs make you fat… False. You need carbs for energy! What makes you gain fat is by being in a caloric surplus. If you’re overeating and taking in more calories than you’re burning each day, you will put on weight regardless of where those calories are coming from.
  • Lifting weights makes you big and bulky… so false! Lifting weights makes you strong, lean, and healthy. It’s very important for fat loss in addition to helping your bone density and getting you STRONG & fit for life! 
  • “I don’t have time to workout” – Your priorities are what get your time. You make the time for what you deem a priority. Plus you do not need to workout for hours to the point of no return. How about start with 2x per week… 30-45 minutes. What is currently taking 30-45 minutes of your time just TWO times each week that you could give up? Your health and longevity will thank you for it! 
  • You need to train each body part individually for best results… so false! Do you only move your legs in everyday life but not your arms? Do you not engage your core when you stand up, sit down, or pick something up? You absolutely do! We move in multiple planes and use multiple muscles at once on a regular basis outside of the gym. Why would you train your body any differently when you workout? Functional strength training is the way to go!

Seems like a lot to digest and figure out… so here’s a bonus myth (solution!) for you: 

  • Hiring a professional and getting a personal trainer is the best way to get results (ok.. TRUE!), but there is no way I can afford a trainer multiple times per week….(false!) We have a solution for you! Check out our semi-private personal training program. It’s the best way to have a personal trainer. You can train 4-5x more often for a FRACTION of the cost! Imagine getting incredible results… you lose weight.. get toned… get super strong with the accountability you need in a more fun environment… for 80% LESS! Win-win all around! 

Luckily we offer just that + an option to work on your cardiovascular health in our TEAM training program- all with personal trainers, a fun community and a women-only environment. 

 

No need to worry about contradictory information or where to start anymore! All we need you to do is show up, and we’ll take care of the rest!