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Future of Fitness

We all know that we are living in a different world right now. We have never gone through anything quite like the pandemic of 2020 and the question is how long will it last? I have heard up to 2 years…


There are a couple pieces of this that create FEAR and ANXIETY.  One is the UNKNOWN. We fear the unknown. We get anxious over the unknown.Not knowing what is happening, who may have it, how long will it last and how will it change the world?


The other is CHANGE. We fear change. We get anxious over having to change.My daily routine needs to change. My job needs to change. My expenses need to change. My habits need to change. My workout routine needs to change.


So how do we combat this fear and anxiety? We have to embrace change and we have to be ok dealing with the unknown to some extent. We cannot predict or know everything that is going to happen. As much as some of us love to try and control everything in our lives, we will have to ease up a bit. We also cannot wait for everything to go back to normal. How can you adapt to the current situation and come out on top? Start with the big things like your family, your job and your health.


We at Everlasting Fitness would love to help you as much as we can and your health is where we come in. Your physical fitness, your nutrition and your mindset. When we first opened in 2012 we were a gym and now almost 8 years later we have evolved from being just a gym to providing coaching services in areas of Fitness, Nutrition and Mindset.

Looking for a gym? Planet Fitness is down the street (for now).  

Looking for help achieving your goals? Let’s go!


The honest truth is, the fitness industry has to change right now and if a fitness related business wants to survive, they’re experiencing change in one way or another. The hard truth is, the way you are used to working out will change. Can you adapt and overcome? Will you let the fear of change hold you back? If you get into a hole now, it only makes it harder to get out of later. Why not embrace change now and let’s see where this thing goes? Let’s see how far we can go!


If you are a member of our community, you have certainly seen some changes. You will see more as we go because we are not afraid to change. We want to be here for you and we will fight to do that.
If you are not a member of our community, we would love to show you a better way. Reach out to us for a FREE consultation and we can discuss your goals related to Fitness, Nutrition and Mindset.  https://crossfiteverlasting.com/

~Coach Bret

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Are you off the Wagon?

Has it been awhile since you have been to the gym? It doesn’t matter why –  injury, laziness, busy with life, etc. Does it feel like a daunting task to go back? You are not alone, this is a pretty common thing after a prolonged break from whatever fitness thing you are into.
So how do you make that first step back in? Deep down or maybe not so deep for some people, you have a reason to exercise. It was the reason you signed up in the first place. Maybe you wanted to lose weight, or gain weight or meet people in the community. Maybe you “should” be physically fit for your job, or maybe you want to be healthier to play with your grand kids. Maybe you have some life goals as well, like running a marathon or completing a Spartan Race. It might not be something you have shared with anyone, but you definitely know what that reason is.
Do you feel like you are starting over? So what? Start over. At least you are back on the path to finding, discovering or reaching your WHY.  Everyone encounters set backs in their life but if you gave up every time things got hard, what would you accomplish?
Revisit your reason or your “WHY”, is this still something you want? If so, lets do it! And if you have never considered your “WHY”, sit down and write down a few goals to close out 2018, and jump start your list for 2019. After you’ve determined some goals – right down your WHY – Why are they your goals? Why are you trying to accomplish them? Who are you doing this for? When thinking about these things, also think about what motivates you? What drives you to be a better version of yourself?
Grab a friend or a coach, tell them when you are going and keep yourself accountable. Get yourself a calendar and cross out everyday you go. Go 15 times this month. It doesn’t matter if you go sit in the corner and stretch because you are sore. You got up, you went, and you are recreating a habit and working towards your goals.
Start today – don’t wait! You will never ALWAYS be Motivated, you have to LEARN to be Disciplined!
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How To Overcome Self-Doubt in the Gym

How To Overcome Self-Doubt in the Gym

Intimidation and self-doubt are some of the first things I hear when talking to people about CrossFit. For instance, they are concerned they “are too old to workout like that,” “can’t lift weights,” “burpees are too difficult,” or they are “not able to do a push-up, pull-up,” etc. While coaches and other gym members may reassure you that they have been in your place at one time, it can be difficult to contain your anxiety when you see someone who can do every movement with seamless perfection.

Here are a few ideas that can help squash the self-doubt when first entering the gym and along your fitness journey.

1. Know you’re not alone.
Everyone has doubts. Rather than waste energy worrying, recognize that self-doubt can be helpful. Do not let negative thoughts overcome your will to succeed. Perhaps you’ll spend more time practicing or maybe you’ll put in more effort when you’re aware that there’s a chance it might not go smoothly. The more comfortable you become with the process, the easier it gets.

2. Stop worrying about what others think.
There will always be someone who appears to be doing better, getting further or lifting more. Do not benchmark yourself against others’ accomplishments. Take this year’s Open, for instance. Each person had their favorite workout that favored their best movement. Someone else’s accomplishments are not a litmus test to grade your own success. Remember when you find yourself in this thought pattern that everyone is on his or her own journey.

3. Set and record goals.
In addition to setting long-term goals, remember to establish attainable, short-term ones. For example, small goals can be losing one pound versus an entire 20, finally getting double unders or more than 10 single jumps in a row. Keep track of these accomplishments and your progress because it is motivating and helps keep your self-confidence up. Set goals for the day, during a workout, or for a week’s worth of WOD’s. Continue to chip away each day, week, month, and so on. It’s easy to let doubt creep in when your big long term goals aren’t immediately attained. By achieving smaller goals along the way, you can constantly take reassurance in frequent, albeit small, triumphs.

4. Surround yourself with the right people.
Keep the people who encourage you close and seek out their feedback on a regular basis. Do not be afraid to ask questions or ask for suggestions. As coaches, we want you to achieve your goals and to get there it may be the difference in a hand position or getting a little lower in a squat. Such slight changes in technique can really make a difference and help you get closer to ringing that PR bell!

5. Let go of negative self-perception.
Most people have an idealistic image of themselves, and I will use my own experience as an example. I don’t mind burpees, box jumps or dumbbell snatches, so when 17.1 was announced I thought “Yes! I like these movements, it couldn’t possibly be that hard, I got this!” Boy was I wrong! I failed to live up to that image of myself and I let doubt sink in. Despite your best efforts and intentions, mistakes happen and it doesn’t make sense to dwell on them. Instead, learn from each blunder and actively develop better habits.

6. Don’t fear a change of plan.
When joining a gym you have a plan: a plan to lose weight, get healthy, get in shape or become stronger. In all of these instances you must pace yourself. It takes time. Time for your body to become adjusted to new food choices, heavier weight or moving in ways you never thought possible. So a particular WOD didn’t go your way or you couldn’t lift as heavy as you did last week, sometimes it’s as easy as stepping away and refocusing. Take a rest day, do a different movement, take some weight off, look at your short term goals and reassess. Every day is a new day and you always have the ability to start fresh.

7. Face your fears.
The more you push yourself, the more you’ll realize what you are capable of. So what if you do not have push-ups today or next week or even next month! With hard work, practice and dedication, you will get there. You CAN do it, it will just take time. Learn to practice patience.

8. Worst-case scenario.
Self-doubt is fueled by thoughts like, “I’m not going to be able to finish,” “I can’t get a pull-up,” “I won’t be able to lift that.” When you find yourself guessing, things will go poorly. Instead, ask yourself “what’s really the worst thing that could happen?” If you do mess up or finish last, would it really be that bad? You are surrounded by others who know the pain you are going through. Fail or not you are encouraged to try your hardest and not give in to self-doubt. Remind yourself that even if things go terribly, you are there, continuing to change and making progress towards your goals. AND most of all, you are not alone!

Coach Sarah