Think about all the times you've berated a loved one for making a poor heath choice. Yelled at your dad to not eat those fries, or talked a friend into not skipping a workout. Or even better - were yourself talked into not doing so.
When it comes to any aspect of life, including health and fitness there's so much more we can accomplish when we're ANSWERABLE.
Just by making ourselves accountable to others, we become able to do MUCH more. When we try to hold ourselves accountable however, it gets much harder.
We can see the benefits for others adopting healthy behaviours, because of this we have little problem asking them to be healthy, but struggle to do the same for ourselves.
The purpose of this community is to join two other individuals in an effort to USE our ability to thrive when held accountable to generate what we're all after... RESULTS.
HOW TO CHECK IN FOR RESULTS...
Ultimately, regardless of what our goals are - we are ALL seeking results.
There are TWO THINGS that if we insure are present EACH WEEK, will allow us to guarantee results over time.
What are these things, and how can we guarantee them?
CONSISTENCY and PROGRESS.
Making sure that these elements are present is very important, and the purpose of joining this group is to do just that. In doing so you'll follow and benefit from a framework for accountability, community, and... well, RESULTS.
Each week you'll follow two simple steps...
STEP 1. Consistency REPORTING
After being assigned to your group, once a week you'll need to report in with two messages. The first one will be about your consistency that week - utilizing the following template:
IMPORTANT NOTE: with this message it is important to mention specifically how many workouts you MISSED (the aim should always be for this to be ZERO) rather than COMPLETED. Doing so will help create accountability to each other and - yourself, and will also instill a sense of responsibility for missed workouts.
The true goal here is to use this as an opportunity to share that we didn't miss ANY workouts, and to celebrate that win as a group: while also discouraging missed workouts as much as possible.
STEP 2. PROGRESS REPORTING
Each member will follow up their above message with one more discussing at least one point of progress made that week, utilizing the following template:
The goal is for there to ALWAYS be some form of PROGRESS. This could be in the form of bigger muscles, or weight loss, or more weights. But in reality, there are MANY ways for you to progress in a given week. As a group and as individuals you should know what type of progression you are looking for from a given week. Some examples include:
- Increased weights, reps, endurance, time
- Improved form
- Visual changes
- Many, many, more
Always aim to report SOME kind of progress each week. Even if the improvement that week was something technical like an improvement in form.
FOR THIS SYSTEM TO WORK - ONE MORE STEP MUST BE APPLIED.
STEP 3. FAILSAFE
It's important that we don't expect ourselves to be perfect 100% of the time.
In fact, it's important that we DO EXPECT to run into complications and roadbumps. Work schedules ramp up, family obligations arise, and life gets in the way.
SO HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH THIS?
If, for whatever reason, members are NOT consistent - or DON'T make progress FOR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS - it falls on the group to QUESTION and HELP them.
In the above event; it falls on the rotating group leadership to ask the following question...
There will be a ROTATING team leader every 2 weeks responsible for making sure that these steps are being kept up by the group, in particular step 3 when necessary
In the event that the leader needs to be the recipient of this step; the expectation is still on the leader to begin the conversation.
STEP 1.) CONSISTENCY REPORTING (how many workouts, if any, were missed?)
STEP 2.) PROGRESS REPORTING (what progress was made)
STEP 3.) FAILSAFE (what, if anything, should change)
Everyone involved in your group (including ALTIUS) is responsible for it's continued success, activity, and engagement. By sticking to the above framework and entering into an agreement with each other, our collective aim is to ensure the presence of CONSISTENCY and PROGRESS so that we can always move in the direction of results.
For further questions feel free to contact Hamza using the form below.