I was driving into work the other day when I passed a new banner on the railings by the roundabout near my house.

It was for a local big box gym.

And it said the title to this blog;

“Are you willing to give whatever it takes?”

And my immediate thought was “No”.

Sound too much to me.

And I’m someone who’s exercised regularly for over two decades.

It’s a regular thing that I see that marketing for…….

And motivational slogans from……..

Many in the fitness industry…….

Do the exact opposite.

I would imagine “whatever it takes” is immediately off putting to the vast majority of people.

Around our other commitments of work, family and personal life.

Now, I get that anything requires “doing what it takes”.

And that’s not automatically a big amount of stuff.

But it sounds and feels like it doesn’t it?

It sounds like an awful lot.

Too much.

It feeds into our general belief that getting fitter and healthier (and achieving many other goals in life) requires more time and effort than we feel able to give.

It’s not something that we can do with everything that we’ve got going on.

So we do nothing.

But there’s good news.

Pretty good results usually don’t require as much as we often think they do.

World class results do, sure.

But getting down to a body fat level that we’re happy with………

Looking better in our favourite clothes……..

Having more energy, less aches and pains and better mood……..

Can all be done without having to ‘give everything’.

It just requires an average that takes it in the right direction.

Not everyday perfect.

Let’s be honest, no days “perfect2.

But an accumulation of enough reasonably good decisions to make changes over time.

If ‘giving it your all’ and ‘everything it takes’ feels too much (like it does for most)…….

Than just do enough (with proven support and a Money Back Guarantee at www.myrise.co.uk/apply)

Much love,

Jon ‘that and party’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.