Friday, December 30, 2011

What Motivates You?

     What motivates you?  Have you ever thought about such a simple question that could be holding you back from not just your fitness goals but goals that you have sprinkled throughout your life?  If you find yourself looking at this question and thinking "No...I haven't!", then we may have found a very important piece missing from your motivational puzzle.  This is your spark, your ignition to get you going in the right direction to achieve anything you could ever a trainer it is the FIRST thing I look for when gauging long it will take me to get this person to their definition of success!  I tell everyone when I first hear from them or meet them that if they have a spark, I will ignite and BOOM! We can do anything...but we have to figure what is going to keep us running on that path to success.  
     With all of this being said, think for a second...what is going to keep you on track?  Is it going to be seeing your clothing sizes change every week?  Maybe seeing the scale go up or down so many pounds each week so that you know your body is changing.  Whatever your gauge may be, keep your eye on a trainer I do the same so that we are both attacking the same obstacle or component of your goal.  The importance of finding this component and seeing it change is every other part of your goal will revolve around it, and fluctuate up and down with that primary gauge we have chosen.  I have seen so many people look better than ever and because that scale ya they didn't lose that two lbs for the week they wanted to lose...the results do not show up in the mirror.  Your mind will see in the mirror what it sees on your primary gauge, so we just constantly attack and check it accordingly.
     If finding your spark is something you have been battling, especially coming up on The New Year then I hope I have been able to help at least get you thinking on what may get you going in the right direction.  If you still need help finding the exact spark you need feel free to ask me!  This is the most important part of your goal so once we find it the rest is just a matter of doing it!  If you have any questions as to what your spark may be or know exactly what your spark is and need me to ignite it...shoot me an email at and let's get you to your definition of success as quickly as possible.  Be safe everyone and have a Happy New Year!!

- Jay Johnson

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Recovery

Are you finding yourself frustrated that throughout the holidays you seem to have done nothing but run backwards...away from your goal? If this is the case for you then no worries for you...I say this because we are coming up on the time of year in which absolutely EVERYONE will reach that health goal they've always wanted to obtain...maybe.....New Year's! I am not saying that you should be excited about fighting crowds of people at your local gym or buying a new set of P90x DVDs just to find yourself lost after "90 days" I am saying that you should not spend so much time worrying about what you DON'T have on your body and be excited about what you HAVE accomplished! If you are reading this then I assume you are either currently working out, interested in starting, or accidentally clicked a link and are wondering,"What the hell is this guy talking about??". If either of the first two sound like you then you are ahead of the majority, and you have something to be proud of. We tend to often think about what we need to hit harder, get bigger or melt away but do me a favor this New Year's...when you look in the mirror ask yourself, "What looks BETTER on me than it did last year?" and I think you will be happier with yourself. The bottom line is if you are serious about working out and attaining a list of goals then you know that you have the WORST body in the world...just ask yourself, right? Try even doing things like taking progress pictures, giving yourself the opportunity to see what others see when they say "Hey you're looking good!" or "Have you lost weight?". If you work your butt off and don't hear these kind of things then...umm...I'm a trainer, send me an email when you're done reading this for info on training. The bottom line is...focus on where you were and where you are now, and how far you've come to get there. Do your best to focus on the progress and not the negative...there will always be plenty of negativity lurking but if you pay it no attention, trust me it won't bother you too badly!

Happy Holidays Folks!

- Jay Johnson CSCS

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hey Folks!!

     As my first post on my blog I wanted to give you all a preview of what to expect in my upcoming posts.  As a fitness expert, I want to inspire everyone who sees my material whether it be photos, videos or my writing to live a healthier and more fit life.  I have seen so many people transform not just their bodies but their overall outlook on life as well as themselves.  It is for this reason that I want you to see my blogs and take action in achieving things that you have always wanted to but could not quite get that spark to ignite. Thank you in advance for following me and Muscle Lab Performance...prepare to have your mind blown by the results to come!  If you wish to be a part of these results, shoot me an email at to get started...I can assure you that it is NOT as difficult as you thought, just let me show you!  I look forward to doing this...thank you in advance for your excitement and support; I will not let you down!

- Jay Johnson CSCS

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