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The 4 Agreements One Should Make with Themselves When Joining a Gym

By Jason David

Embark on a transformative journey towards better health and well-being by making these four essential agreements with yourself when joining a gym.

In his transformative book, "The Four Agreements," Don Miguel Ruiz lays out principles for living a fulfilling and authentic life. As you embark on the journey of joining a Gym Force functional fitness facility, I propose adapting these agreements to guide your path to improved health and vitality. This decision isn't merely about physical exercise; it's a commitment to yourself and your loved ones, a pledge to prioritize your well-being above all else.


Agreement 1: Be Impeccable with Your Word

When joining a gym, it is important to be impeccable with your word. This means being honest and truthful with yourself about your goals, motivations, and commitment to your fitness journey. By holding yourself accountable and following through on what you say you will do, you establish a strong foundation for success. You originally walked through those doors for a reason. Don't forget that. 

Agreement 2: Don't Take Anything Personally

In the gym, you'll encounter coaches and fellow members who offer guidance and feedback. Embrace this opportunity for growth. Understand that coaching isn't criticism; it's a pathway to progress. Don't seek validation; seek improvement. Accept constructive criticism with gratitude, knowing that it's instrumental in your journey towards lifelong health and fitness.

By not taking anything personally, you free yourself from unnecessary stress and self-doubt. Embrace the idea that everyone has their own challenges and successes, and that your worth as an individual is not determined by external factors such as how much weight you can lift or how fast you can run. Stay true to your own goals and motivations, and let go of any negative self-judgment.

Agreement 3: Don't Make Assumptions

As you begin your fitness journey, silence the voice of doubt and uncertainty. Reject assumptions about your capabilities or what others may think of you. Embrace the challenge, connect with like-minded individuals, and remain open to learning and growth. Your journey is unique, and comparing it to others only hinders your progress. Believe in yourself, and trust that you're capable of achieving your goals. 

Agreement 4: Always Do Your Best

One of the most important agreements to make with yourself when joining a gym is to always do your best. This means giving your full effort and energy to each workout, pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, and staying committed to your fitness goals.

By always doing your best, you not only maximize the benefits of your workouts but also develop discipline and resilience. Acknowledge that progress may come at different rates for different individuals, but as long as you consistently give your best effort, you are on the right track.

Remember that your best may vary from day to day depending on various factors such as fatigue, stress, or illness. Be kind to yourself and listen to your body, making adjustments when necessary. By adopting this agreement, you set yourself up for long-term success and growth.

The Benefits of Honoring These Agreements

Joining a gym isn't just a step towards physical fitness; it's a commitment to your overall well-being. By embracing these agreements, you empower yourself to navigate challenges with resilience and determination. Your journey towards health and vitality is a testament to your strength and dedication. Remember, you're not alone in your struggles or aspirations. In fact, it's quite likely that many members of the gym you  have decided to join have faced similar challenges and triumphs. Together, we can rewrite the narrative of ill health plaguing our society and pave the way for a stronger, healthier future. Embrace your journey wholeheartedly, knowing that every step you take towards self-improvement contributes to a brighter tomorrow for us all.

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