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Posted: 21st July 2015 by admin in Recent Blog Posts

The Bells and Whistles

Posted: 9th July 2015 by admin in Recent Blog Posts

The Bells and Whistles of some of the Corporate gyms is super impressive!  I will admit, they got it all.  Pools, smoothie bars, top of the line treadmills….ect.   They are targeting everyone and every type of person.  Lots of investors and some like the YMCA are backed by the Government.

In comparison to  Legacy Fitness they are Goliath and we are David.  If you dont know the story of David and Goliath ask me some time and I will tell you all about it.   What I mean by comparing us to David is that we are small and local, and nobody outside of Gardner has ever heard of us.
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Even if you compare us to other gyms here in Gardner we are much different.  Now I did not say we are better but for some folks I think we are a better fit.  And some folks are better for the more traditional gym.   We target more specifically people that want Accountability and are serious about results.  I text or call you if you don’t come!  If your looking for Diet help, we have meal plans and optional weigh ins/body fat measurements monthly.  If you like camaraderie and a sense of team then we got what you need.  Or how about a personal trainer working with you everyday and even someone writing up workouts each day for you that keep things fresh and changing?  We do that too!!
Recently I had someone decide not to join our gym because their entire family could join another gym for just $10 more a month than it cost for an individual here!  We charge $65 per month.  And I understood their position….I really did.  But it was the bells and whistles that sold them.  And they can be really cool and seem like a no brainer…..but let me explain reality to you if your in this same dilemma.
In my opinion at least.  And I have worked out at traditional style gyms.  And here was my experience.  They are all nice!  Clean, well managed.  But this is what I experienced.   Tons of kids in the childcare room.  The pools is great for family’s if you want to pack a change of clothes for everyone, towels, flip flops and deal with changing in and back out of them to leave.  If you really like a class there, you always get different trainers in and out.  The times never seemed to be when we needed them or we could not make them frequently enough.  And if you want to go in during peek times (mornings or evenings) then you had to wait or share a machine with someone you usually did not know.
Then there is nobody to check on you and get help with.  Maybe you get a trial with a trainer to start but that is to help the trainer to try to earn your business.  Cost for most 1 on 1 trainers is $20-$60 per hour/session.  So if you want 3 sessions a week at $20 your looking at $240 per month on top of your membership.  Now I am not saying that is bad, I am just saying that is how it works.
Here at legacy you get workouts, diet, accountability, 24 hour access and a super fun group of people to workout with for $65 per month.  We produce tons of results too.  Go to our website or facebook page and look at all the people losing 10-20-30+ pounds!
So think it through and come in here and try out a free week or if you need longer then….OK….we can do that.  We want you to choose us not talk you into us.  We feel like our prices are fair and comfortable for most people if they are serious about making some changes.

Battle of the Sexes Final recap

Posted: 4th May 2015 by admin in Recent Blog Posts

IMG_7040Well Battle of the Sexes 2015 has come to a grand conclusion.  It was a ton of fun and we learned alot.  The girls came out victorious with a 3-0 sweep of the guys.  The process of BOTS is a long and vigorous one.  4 weeks of intense workouts with pressure to perform well.  I really enjoy this process but it is long and draining.  It is worth it in the end, but it was long a grueling.  I am so proud of everyone that competed and tried their hardest.  It sure is hard to swallow getting a beat down like that.  Congrats to the girls.

One thing I took away from the process is that we all can really do some incredible things when the pressure is on.  I saw people put up some incredible times and scores on some really tough workouts.  I learned that the girls we have in the gym are strong, powerful, competitive, and confident.  I am proud of them for what they have and can achieve as I have a small part in that.  Some of the guys this year were very new to the gym.  So I am happy that we have had so much growth in the past 3-4 months.

With that being said this leads me to what BOTS is really all about.  You see alot of people ask me or mention “not wanting to push it that hard, or why do you like to push it so hard?”  And that makes alot of sense.  I mean go workout and punish your body.  Seems kinda crazy.  But nobody thinks twice is someone says I am training for a 5k run or a 1/2 marathon, right?  Well it it sorta the same thing.  We work out hinny’s off every day, and it is fun to test ourselves.  IMG_7389

Competition usually brings out the best in us.  I saw people run faster and work harder in BOTS than they do in any other workout.  I think most will agree that we all can take it to another level in our training if we are being honest.  I know I can.  I felt like my running endurance was not the best.  My legs fatigued quick.  So I need to put them through that pain more often so I can excel when  I need to.IMG_7090

Here is some of the things that we can take away from it all.  Form, form, form.  I will take full responsibility.  I can honestly say that the guys were bad at cleans.  Bad, bad, bad.  So that means we got to get better.  I need to be better.  I am going to start calling people out on their form.  There is no reason to cheat yourself.  The form can be several things.  Flexibility, technique and all that stuff we can do better here in class and in warm up.  I want you all to feel confident in your lifts, so we are going to slow it down on those exercises and make sure we got it down pat.  As your trainer I need to be a little more patient, as you do as well in wanting to get to the bigger weights.

So for now, I want to congratulate the ladies.  You ALL, are very impressive.  I am so proud of you all.  You gave us a Royal butt kicking.  And guys we need to accept it.  They were faster, stronger and more determined.  So tip of the cap to you ladies.  The score has been evened 1-1.  I am excited to see what we will have next year.

Everyone can workout here!

Posted: 10th March 2015 by admin in Recent Blog Posts

The Board

Posted: 4th March 2015 by admin in Recent Blog Posts

So what is it about the board?  What board?  What am I talking about right?  Well when you come into Legacy you will see White boards.  Most of them are for writing up the workouts and or stations for that day.  But there is just one in particular….the one that we post our scores on.  Its special.  The most special board of all.

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For many that are not competitive this scares the dickens out of you.  Your thinking I have to write down my score?  “But I am brand new or I am still learning this stuff.”  The answer is, well…..Kinda.  I don’t force you to write anything down. Honestly!!!  In fact alot of times I wont even know if you dont.  I do know who does put their times down though.  But guess what, you will know.  Posting your time on the board is not about being competitive or showing off.  At least that’s not what its supposed to be about.  Yes its there to compare times and see where your at and at the end of the day to push people.  But really it is about is it is saying “I just did the FREAKING workout and I finished it!!”  I was here!!  I worked my tail off!!!  The time or reps are just the cherry on top.
It’s accountability not a competition.  Part of the board is telling yourself….good job, you finished!  it can measure progress, it can show you that there are faster times and you have room to  get better.  It can also show you that you have moved up and got better.  IMPROVEMENT.   At Legacy Fitness you will never be put down or told you did not do good enough.  Your going to be encouraged and as your finishing people are going to cheer you on!goals
Don’t let the fear of the board or the fear of not being able to keep up be what stops you from coming in!   Or for those of you who dodge the board,  I challenged you to own it.  Be proud of yourself.  After all most of your friends are at home sleeping or making up excuses of why they cant join you or why they think your crazy for crushing workouts everyday at Legacy Fitness.  Its about saying I just rocked that workout and I am damn proud of myself!
I am so proud of each and everyone that comes in here.  I know how challenging and daunting it can be at first.  We push it in here some days,  no doubt about it.  But we are all better because of it.  No one is left out and no one is better than the other.   Keep it up everyone!!