Have you been lurking on our blog for the last few weeks and thought to yourself: 'I really like what these guys are all about'... but you've yet to reach out for a consult?
Or do you have a friend or family member who wants to join Madlab School of Fitness but they're anxious about starting?
I have learned over the years that the hardest part about joining a gym, for many people, is just walking through those doors on their very first day.
The fear and apprehension of the unknown can be crippling.
So here's what I’m going to do: I’ll tell you what the process will look like from the moment you contact our website and the end of your Day 1 one-on-one introductory session with a coach.
Step One -
After you contact our website, we’ll get back to you within 24 hours and you will be paired up with a coach.
There'll likely be a brief phone conversation about what you're looking for in a gym, and the board strokes of our program.
If everything sounds cool, you’ll compare schedules with your coach, and settle on a date and time for your introductory session.
Step Two -
On your big day, you'll drive, ride or bus to the gym - and damn it, walk through the doors.
You'll be greeted by your smiling coach. And at some point, probably sign a waiver, but more than anything you will talk.
You won’t be weighed and measured (unless you want to be), and you won’t be thrown into the fire of a group class workout with experienced athletes.
What will you talk about?
To a large degree, this will be up to you. But the end goal is simple:
1. To see if Madlab has what you're looking for.
2. To find out if you’re a good fit to train with us.
To do this, we'll ask you about your injury history, about your wants and needs, and what brought you into the gym.
The only thing we ask for is honesty on your part.
If we’re going to help you, it'll help if you let your guard down and be a bit vulnerable (that might be the scariest part of the whole day for you).
Why are you really here today? What do you really want to get out of this? (We don’t want the PC answer; we want the REAL answer).
The reason we do our intro days in a one-on-one setting with one coach and one client is to allow the two of you to get to know each other and truly discover if you will work well together. Discovering this in a group setting with 8 to 10 new athletes all sweating together chaotically is next to impossible—and is what sets us apart from many other gyms in the area.
Step Three -
If you’re still game after the intro session, you’ll book session number two and then the real fun begins…
That’s it. That’s as scary as walking through the doors is going to be.
If you have a friend or family member who has been considering joining, but is terrified to take the leap, don’t hesitate to forward this to them if you think it might give them the nudge they need to get fit.