Written By: Gerrick King
It's about that time of the year when the little switch in your head goes off and you decide it's time to start working out for your "summer body." Let me stop you right there. Stop being obsessed with the body that you want and start being obsessed with consistency.
Here's a little vocabulary lesson.
1. conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness. Steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.
So yeah, consistency. The most important thing you can do at the gym is show up. If you make it your goal to show up every single day, you're going to do the workouts, and even if you half ass them, you'll get better results than if you stayed home. I always say that "doing something is always better than nothing."
Being consistent, in the long run, is the single most important aspect of your fitness journey. You can have the best program in the world designed by the best personal trainer or coach, but if you don't actually do it... then it's absolutely worthless. On the other hand, you can take a mediocre program from a mediocre trainer that's been published on the internet from bodybuilding.com or a magazine, and as long as you go to the gym and follow it every day consistently... you will absolutely see results.
In fact, you're going to get exponentially better results than you would if you just followed a better program in half the amount of time. Don't rush and half ass things.
I don't know what it is about the fitness industry but everyone always uses car metaphors. Here's a metaphor to help you understand the point that I'm trying to make:
Imagine driving across the entire country, from New Jersey to California, in the middle of the night with just your headlights. You would only be able to see about 300 feet in front of you, but you'd still be able to make the drive and get to your destination.
I also could have used the classic tortoise and the hare story scenario that most of you are familiar with.
That's what consistency is. The point I'm trying to make is that taking one step at a time will ultimately lead you to exactly where you want to go.
With that being said, at King Strength and Performance, it is one of our priorities to ingrain this idea of consistency in your head. We will be running our second #kingsistencychallenge from April 1st through May 31st to get you guys consistent and ready for the summer! We're going to reward you guys for being consistent with some great prizes. Stay tuned for more details.
I the opportunity to work with Gerrick. They were great sessions and I really appreciated how far he pushed me. He clearly had an elevated understanding of muscle anatomy and would always have thoughtful answers to my many questions. I highly recommend Gerrick.
- T. Luke Sherwin, Co-Founder of Casper
"This place has such a great atmosphere! The owner is top notch and the coaches make you feel comfortable, no matter what level you're at with your fitness. I used to be a bit intimidated to go to gyms and lift weights, but not here. They make you feel at home and I always get a great workout. Everything is clean, bathrooms are nice and they have special workouts, workshops and a physical therapist on staff. Great addition to Cranford, NJ. Highly recommend!"
- CLAUDIA P.
"Walking into a new gym will always be intimidating to me, but walking into King Strength and Performance made me feel welcomed. I have never been to a gym where everyone actually talked to one another during AND after class. In the past month, I've made some friends with similar fitness goals, and it makes these group classes fun even when my body isn't fully awake at 7am.
This gym truly stands by its slogan "Consistency is King." Taking these fitness classes made it easier for me to get into my workout routine; however, all the daily workouts vary. I have been coming here almost every day, and I definitely feel my overall strength and performance has improved. Gerrick does a great job in acknowledging clients' abilities and caters the workout to their difficulty. He offers countless exercise regressions and progressions for his clients' needs. Also, his confidence in his clients makes it all the worthwhile to do your absolute best during these group classes. I am sure with Gerrick's help, I'll finally achieve my goal of doing a body weight pull-up.
I would 100% recommend this place to anyone who is a novice gym-goer and to anyone who wants to shake up their gym routine!"
- ALECIS V.
"Many things about this place keep me coming back. I am a big sucker for amazing customer service and the owner Gerrick gives you just that. From setting up my first appointment- to pushing me to push myself in his classes- it's honestly been such a great experience. I'm not usually a pro-gym person at all- and I usually struggle a lot when it comes to motivating myself in the gym and sticking to it- but this place has helped me to focus on being healthier and more serious about going to the gym. Although most workouts kick my butt- it has not made me feel defeated or above my head as to keep me from going back or feeling out of place. Even the other people in the gym who might be more accustomed to the workouts have been welcoming too! I highly recommend this place for anyone who has fallen off the wagon or who's been looking for a new gym that caters to building the best you."
- MEGAN V.
"I've been a member of traditional gyms for a while now and can honestly say that switching out and joining King Strength and Performance has been one of the best decisions I've made. It's been about two months since I started training at the gym and I can already see huge leaps in my strength and athletic ability. Not only are the fitness classes themselves A+, but everyone at the gym is so friendly and welcoming. You can really feel the sense of community as soon as you enter the doors and that everyone is pushing each other to be better and stronger in a positive way."
- ALEXA J.