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Why America Needs Gyms…NOW!!!

Our health, fitness, and mindset have never been more important than right now. It’s imperative that our personal care, habits, routines, and exercise program is dialed-in so that we can fortify our bodies, minds, and souls.

In today’s episode, I’m sharing Why America Needs Gyms Now! I present 6 reasons why all studios, gyms, and clubs world-wide need to open up and start serving people MORE now than ever before. I also share in the episode some of the important guidelines and regulations to follow when opening up the gym with due respect that every studio/gym/club follows local mandates and guidelines. This will ensure they are as safe as going into any store, restaurant, or other place you may visit. Except gyms will actually GET you healthy, build your immunity, and GET YOUR MIND RIGHT!

Bottom line is this…gyms are the oxygen and lifeline to many people’s great health, vitality, energy, and community. The trainers, coaches, leaders, and owners are the fire-breathing dragons who are literally breathing life, positivity, and hope into a darkened time. NOW is NOT the time for gyms to be closed. NOW is the time for them to be OPEN, serve as lighthouses, and provide some much needed LIGHT and inspiration into our world that so desperately needs it.

My hope is that you find something in this episode that will fire you up and get you, your clients/members, families, friends, and co-workers back in your local studio or gym this week. Show-up there and your LIFE will be better. And so will the world. Listen to the episode and you will understand WHY.

If you are a trainer, coach, life-transformer, or fitness enthusiast who loves working out, please share this episode on your social media. It’s a great conversation starter to educate people WHY they need their studios, gyms, or clubs to open…NOW!

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More on the episode:

:22– Traveling to the East Coast for college visits.

2:50- My Fitness MANIFESTO.
California Almonds and I have teamed up to share my Manifesto to all trainers, coaches, and fit pros – Fueling Fitness a 4 part FREE webinar series. See below for all information and to sign-up.

4:37- Why the world needs gyms to open right now! #1. MENTAL HEALTH
Working out leads to less depression, anxiety, and stress through the release of Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins. We feel happier! 
“Motion is lotion and movement is medicine.”

8:43- #2. People thrive in the right ENVIRONMENTS.
We all need accountability and coaching to reach our goals. The energy from a gym, the people, music, positivity, atmosphere all make a difference and help us be our best! 

13:07- #3.The Power of a TRIBE.
Think about the people in your community and who was in your workout “tribe.” Do they make you laugh? Do they challenge you? Do they inspire you? Do they make your life BETTER! 
Our mantra at Fitness Quest 10 is “We are the best part of your day, every day.”

17:02- #4. Get STRONG, build IMMUNITY, and Get You Healthy.
Forget the weight-loss thing for a minute; Although some of us are going to need to shed some lbs here soon we need to double down on personal care!

  • Eat good food (fruit, water-based  carbs, lean proteins, lots of water)
  • Get quality sleep
  • Exercise at least 150 minutes per week (my personal goal is 190-minutes per week)

19:50- #5. America’s ECONOMY Thrives & Relies on Small Businesses
Small businesses are the anchor of the American economy. Over 99% of America’s 28.7 million firms are small businesses. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy (2019): “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy: they create two-thirds of net new jobs – driving innovation and competitiveness.” They are at the forefront of innovation, jobs, and economic growth.

22:58- #6. Gyms are LIGHTHOUSES…and we need more LIGHT in the Universe!
The PURPOSE of a lighthouse is to be a bright light in dark times.
“A Lighthouse is the most altruistic thing that man has ever created. It’s designed to do one thing. SERVE.” ~George Bernard Shaw.
NOW is the time to SERVE & add LIGHT.

31:58- Thank you to one of my sponsors and a special discount code for CarnoSyn www.Nowfoods.comCode: “durkin30” for 30% off CarnoSyn beta-alanine powder or tablets.

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