Are Inspiration and Motivation Overrated?

We all love to be inspired and motivated by a movie, a trainer, an awesome speaker, an amazing book, or a song so powerful that it moves our soul. Our emotions are a large part of our being — sometimes we need to be stirred. To this day, I'm energized and motivated to train hard when I hear one of the Rocky movie songs playing! But as one of my recent Precision Nutrition lessons pointed out, inspiration and motivation are a lot like cats: when you need them they're nowhere to be found.

March Suggestion Box

Suggestion: Stay open until 8:00 PM on Fridays and until 3 or 4 PM on Saturdays. 
Saturday hours seem to come up a couple times each year. We were open til 4 PM on Saturdays for quite a while but we found that we were only getting 2–4 people in the gym between 1 PM and 4 PM, and sometimes we'd go a couple hours without seeing a single member. The physical size of the gym and small membership base work against us in this case because of the cost of lighting, cooling, and staffing. We will continue to monitor need. We would like to grow our membership by 20% this year in which case expanding hours could become more feasible!

Don't Let Comparison Rob You

Comparison is the thief of joy. Do you ever catch yourself comparing yourself to others? Of course you do, we all do it. You may be particularly inclined to make comparisons when it comes to your fitness and your body. Each of us needs to understand that when it comes to fitness and the body, we are only in competition with ourselves. We are each in a different stage of our fitness journey, a journey which should bring joy, fun, satisfaction, and happiness to our hearts.

Suggestion Box – Fresh Water Coming Soon!!

Suggestion: Could we have Saturday Pilates? More Pilates in evening, more yoga in evening or early morning? I LOVE ADAMSON'S! Thanks for the love!! Our next step is to test the waters with a 2nd evening yoga class. I've wanted to have a 2nd yoga or Pilates in the evening for some time but timing didn't seem to be right. We have a test class scheduled for Wednesday the 21st of February.

Rip off the Band-Aid

When it comes to making change, there are useful opposing strategies regarding how to do it. One strategy is to slowly modify your behavior taking small incremental steps until you've reached the behavior destination you desire. This can work well. The other strategy is to just "rip off the band-aid" and get it over with! Both strategies can work — sometimes it may depend on how bad you want it.

Five Reasons Why Every Woman Should Strength Train

I believe that strength training should be the foundation of every woman's training regimen. Here are five solid reasons why:

  1. It will make you strong. Every woman needs strength to function well. Strength helps in sports, it helps in recreational activities such as skiing and hiking, it helps in lifting kids and grandkids in and out of car seats, and even in just getting up off the floor. Don't think that because you're young, you're strong, or because you're older you can't get strong — neither are the case. If you're not strength training, you're not strong.

Focus on Behaviors, not Outcome

One of my Precision Nutrition lessons this week brought out the important difference between being focused on behaviors versus outcomes. I can't control how many reps that I'll be able to complete with 185 lbs on the bench press this week (outcome); but I can control what time that I go to bed each night (behavior), what I eat each day leading up to my training (behavior), and whether I include upper body pressing movements in my week's training (behavior). Additionally, I know that if I maintain the proper behaviors week after week, I'm much more likely to have a favorable bench press outcome, than if I don't!

November Suggestion Box

Suggestion: Label the weight on the end of each aerobic bar. That's a great idea! We'll see what we can come up with.

Comment: Just wanted to give a positive 'shout out' to Amber. She is terrific! I mentioned I'd like a box of maple protein bars and that you were out. She ordered them and remembered to put a box away for me. She is a real gem and I appreciate her. I totally agree. She's doing an amazing job as our front office manager!

Focus Quest

A few weeks ago I blogged about keeping things simple. Simplicity is going to be one of my personal quests over the next year. I think most people need to purge the clutter out of their lives, reduce complication, and get back to basics. I know, easier said than done, but I find that doing something as simple as cleaning my garage seems to make me feel lighter and less bogged down. Ultimately, by simplifying my life I'm striving for something which is going to be another of my personal quests over the next year — FOCUS.  

Keeping You Posted!



Our newest Yoga/Pilates Monday Class combines 20 minutes of Pilates with 30 minutes of yoga — a great class for building core strength and increasing mobility! 

On Monday, November 13th, we'll begin another year of our Precision Nutrition Coaching Program.  I'll be joining this group for my third time through this amazing 12-month program. A fad diet program this is not. PN is a habit-based nutrition program in which we'll work on a new nutrition habit every 2 weeks. If you're looking to change the way that you eat forever, PN is the right call! We're looking for 20 clients to take this journey with us. Sign up by November 10th!

January 8 will mark the beginning of our 7th year of Skinny Jeans Body Design. SJBD is our longest Skinny Jeans program of the year — 16 sweaty weeks that just might change your life! Super early-bird registration began October 16 and ends October 31. Be sure to check out our Skinny Jeans page!

Looking for a Skinny Jeans sampler? We'll be doing Skinny Jeans Holiday 4-week mini-courses from November 27 to December 20. Be sure to check it out on our Skinny Jeans page to get your spot reserved! Get 4 weeks for just $160!

Our Row • Run • Ride October Challenge has been a lot of fun and it's not too late to give it a try! Don't worry about turning in a world-class time, just finish the course, write down your name, date, and total time to complete all 3 machines and you'll be entered in our November 1st drawing!

Lastly, if you haven't brought in a buddy yet this month, please do! Simply ask a friend, co-worker, or family member to join you for an awesome workout at Adamson's! 


For a more extensive breakdown of what's going on at Adamson's, be sure to pick up our newsletter — you'll find them on the front counter.  See you in the gym!

6 Great Reasons to Take skinny jeans body design!

Adamson's Peak Performance begins it's 7th annual 12-week Skinny Jeans Challenge on Monday and Tuesday, August 28th, 29th! Over the years hundreds of women have successfully taken the Challenge. The Challenge is effective not because it contains some magic element, but rather because it contains 5 elements which, when activated by a liquid called sweat, works synergistically to transform the body!