How has dealing with human behavior at your bootcamp affected you?
You’re in a perfect position to learn about others while they’re huffing and puffing.
Have you been disappointed by what you’ve witnessed at times?
I know I have.
I’ve seen cheating, giving up, partial reps galore and met lots of quitters.
When I first began to notice this, I realized that I was at a crossroads with my bootcamp business. I could either pack up and quit or I could choose to focus on the others. Focus on the ones who didn’t cheat the workout, the exercise or quit and let their team down.
That’s where the payoff is I discovered.
That’s where the magic of running bootcamp lies. It doesn’t matter if these folks are in shape or out of shape. If they’re giving you 100% then they have my respect and I’m going to go WAY out of my way to encourage them. I’ll do everything in my power to help these folks achieve their fitness goals.
- I’ll call them on the phone after a tough workout to tell them how their effort inspired me
- I’ll email them an inspiring article that lets them know that I’m thinking of them
- I’ll send them an unannounced gift card
- I’ll send them a “thank you” card for being a member of my bootcamp
The others? I don’t focus on them. They end up leaving the class on their own eventually when they can’t find a shoulder to cry on.
I’ve had bootcampers come up to me and complain that others are not doing the exercise right or the workout right. I smile and tell them “thanks”. But that’s where it ends. I don’t want a tattle tale bootcamp class.
I simply focus on the men and women who are focused and giving it their all.
And everything else takes care of itself.
How about you, what’s been your experience? Leave your story, I’ll pick one this week (week of June 3rd) and give the one I pick a free copy of either Fitness Workout Ideas 1 or 2!