i hate the gym, i have no motivation

February 25th 2017



Why should you have an accountability coach?
Accountability is a knowledge of responsibility for your actions with the obligation to report explain and be responsible for the resulting consequences.
What accountability will do:

It will keep you consistent, because you will have to report back on what you’re doing or not doing in the gym and at home with your food.
In fact at SC Vital fitness we see accountability as more important than personal motivation because not everyone feels motivated to go to the gym or eat healthy.
The thing is if we have someone checking up on us on a regular basis to see how things are going, we will eventually get of our arse, even if we don’t feel motivated to get to the gym.
More often than not, we know that everyone can eat right and get to the gym on a regular basis, but we also know that a lot of people struggle even if they always seem to be getting things right.
TOP TIP: If you’re struggling to make it to the gym and be consistent you definitely won’t progress.
And that is why accountability, not just the best workout or the best diet, is the thing that is going to keep you on track to reach your goals.

Let me tell you a little story
There was a time a few months ago that I was struggling to workout on a regular basis, I was inconsistent with my workouts and my food.
So what did I do?
I decided to go and get myself a coach, yep a coach with a coach, it didn’t matter to anyone how keen I was, or how much time I had, I was just too busy to workout, or so I thought…
What was my problem?
Unlike you I had nobody to check on my workouts or check that I was attending the gym.
I knew that I had to workout and eat healthy in order to achieve my goals, I just didn’t bother, but when I found my coach my health increased my strength got better and I was a lot happier…why..?
Because I was held accountable to him.
The thing you can learn from this is that it is difficult for everybody, even for someone that has been into fitness as long as me.  It’s not a big deal and everybody goes through this once in a while it just means we’re all human.
For me, it is a lot easier to stay consistent when I have my Coach/Personal Trainer checking up on me.
So then how do you get accountability?
>There are three ways:<

  • Speak to your Personal Trainer, he/she will make sure that you are attending and book in a call if you are not.
  • You can commit to less, which will make the goal of the attending the gym on a regular basis a little easier.
  • ​Or you can commit to more; the idea is to commit to something bigger than yourself. Use the gym to set up a little contest between yourself and other gym members; we can help as we use myzone to do this in our monthly competitions.  



​Sean Cole
Training Director

P.S – We can teach a lot of this on our Trial Run Membership, fancy a go..?

P.P.S – We do know some of you won’t want to do this on your own, so if you want a bit of help, just pop your questions below