Am i proud of what i achieved at BA Fitness? absolutely!! I have built a great place to train & an amazing community and support network with the kindest, funniest & hard working clients i could ask for all in a 2 year time period from absolutely nothing. I went from my mum & dads garage to a 365 sq ft facility, from 3 clients to 125 & we help every single one of those clients get the best results they have ever had.
Am i 100% happy with it? Absolutely not!
BA Fitness at this moment in time is only about 5% of the finished article. I rattle my brain all day and all night about what the next move will be to take us to the next level & how to help my clients get the results they deserve. I feel the losses twice as much as the wins, the thought of letting someone down that is a client in my gym sickens me to my core. My view on fitness is very simple, surround yourself with great people & do great things together (obviously eat a lot of protein as well but that goes without saying) once you leave that supportive group you’re on a downward spiral to mediocrity.
My last 2 years have been my hardest yet!
In the mist of so called ‘success’ i found myself extremely unhappy about the way i was living my life. I didn’t hit the gym consistently (more than twice monthly) for 20 months, my diet consisted of sandwiches, takeaways & cereals and i was the guy my 125 clients were supposed look up too. I was putting on weight and i was so self conscious about the way i looked that i was constantly breathing in for about 6 months (no joke). I hit a low point in my life that i actually tried to call it a day on my football career because i couldn’t get out of the slump i was in. I couldn’t do the things i wanted to do on the football pitch because my lifestyle didn’t allow it & it made the whole thing worse.
I should be setting a high standard as a personal trainer right?
The words ‘practise what you preach’ were never so right! I am no different to any other working person, i have to do it in my spare time like the rest of you. Motivation is always the thing that stops you in your tracks. It just comes down to how bad do you want it, do you want to feel fitter, stronger, better physically and mentally? Do you want it more than the pizza? Do you want it more than whats on TV or your phone? Everyone has a choice.
Well after hitting an all time low in my life i finally found motivation through personal training sessions for myself. YEAH THATS RIGHT! Billy Akrigg the owner of BA Fitness has a personal trainer that i pay £20 a session too and i go to a rival gym to do it.
This was the thing i had to do in order to get myself training and feeling good about myself again. It was the best decision i ever made. I have never felt this good in all my life because of the challenges i have been through to get to the point i am now.
“THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGES BRING THE BIGGEST REWARDS”
So when you are stuck in bit of a rut and you’re spiralling downwards into zero motivation land then just remember that Billy Akrigg a personal trainer and gym owner also hit a real low point with exercise & food. So its definitely okay for you to do the same but promise me you will never give up trying, things will work out for you too and it will never feel better.