Well it’s that time of year again. I go to a lot of functions, business meeting/parties for the holidays and I can always count on the reliable, “Hey, you train martial arts…man I need to get in shape!” Usually they are mentioning they gained weight from eating all their children’s Halloween candy…then the over eating flows right into the Thanksgiving feast and how they love eating all this delicious food. Then going right into the Christmas swing of more over eating and diners and parties with their friends and co-workers. I wish I had a dollar every time I got this tossed at me.
I can say I would be driving a Lamborghini. I don’t mind talking about this to anyone, in fact, I love talking about martial arts- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, NHB, Karate. Kickboxing , boxing, wrestling, Judo anything at all , when this happens I am in my zone.
So the next question I get is how much is it? I then follow with whats your health worth to you? I get a blank stare at times. Then I tell them to come in and try a free class or a free week if that is what you need to see the benefits of a great program here at Tarpeins Dojo’s and Martial Arts. If they are interested in hearing more, I tell the potential student some great thing the academies offer.
I tell them we have all classes taught by qualified black belt instructors, pro-family atmosphere, you can make friends for life, fun, great way to learn a self defense system at their own pace. Then I follow this up with, “as you are learning techniques, you get so wrapped up in learning techniques, and your focus is so pin pointed on the move you forget you are working out.”
A few months later if the diet is in check most students see and feel the difference in their body and the way their clothes are fitting. So here is some advice if you are reading this and you are saying to yourself..”is this dude talking to me?” Yes I am, get up and give us a call and start now, NOT MONDAY, NOT NEXT WEEK! NOW! Don’t give me the “I need to get in shape speech first” or “after New Year rolls around”, In fact that is when I am busiest. So do it now not later. See you on the mats!