Three Motivators to Help You Finish the Set.

( One of my jobs as a fit pro is to build sets into my client’s fitness regimen. I stress to my clients the importance of finishing all of the prescribed sets. Doing so is good for the body. In life, also, finishing our dreams, our goals and our aspirations is just as important. In fact, it’s a psychological win. Often, we fail to ‘finish’ a ‘set’ in life because we hit roadblocks.

One of those roadblocks is age. As we age, we become disillusioned when our dreams do not materialize right away. One of my favorite scriptures is Hebrews 12:1-3, which describes life’s greatest race and greatest finisher – Jesus Christ – who we are to emulate as we run this race with perseverance. You have a finisher inside of you! Here are three motivators you can use to keep fighting to the end.2016black-man-weight-lifting


Get a spotter

In the gym, a spotter is a person who stands ready to assist while you are performing a particular exercise. Having a spotter allows you to lift more weight than what you normally would. We need a spotter in life, too. You may have begun a project but needed a little push along the way. You can lift more weight in life when you find those who will push and motivate you. We all need that extra wind beneath our wings, someone there to nudge us toward our greatness.

A friend is what the heart needs all the time. –Henry Van Dyke


One more Rep!

Build your life one rep at a time. In life, a rep means activity or action that you undertake to improve yourself. It could be a book; it could be registering for a free practical at your local library. Whatever it is, make it count. Everything – every book you read, every course you take, and every workout you do – moves you one step closer to your goal and to the life of your dreams.

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your friend, writes Joseph Addison.

One more rep could mean the difference between success and failure; promotion and demotion; moving forward or backward. Use this principle across the spectrum of your life. One more: glass of water, serving of lean meat, brisk walk in the park, ‘I love you’ in the mirror, pat on your own back, goal set and goal achieved. Just one more!


Move Past Your Plateau

The peak of a workout is an awesome feeling. Your muscles feel ripped, adrenalin is pumping and your energy is up. You feel on top of the world! A plateau, by contrast, is when you feel your progress has stalled, when nothing seems to be coming together. The same happens in life. We just feel stuck. Far too many people have become comfortable with their plateau and have stopped aiming for the peak. They stop striving to get better. The best way to move past a plateau in the gym is to do something different. Same for life: don’t keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results.

The vision that you glorify in your heart, the ideal that you enthrone in your mind, this you shall build your life by and this you shall become.

—James Allen

Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes

This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.

In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) –