If you’re a member already, you’ll know that I text you relatively frequently.

When you’ve not been in (which I’ll follow up with a call if we don’t get anywhere).

To get your next Assessment booked in.

To get you involved in upcoming socials, seminars, etc.

To book in for our next Coaching Call if it’s not already scheduled.

If you’re not a member I’ll text to try and arrange the find out more call that you requested.

Reminders for scheduled upcoming calls.

Sometimes people tell me “You text me too much”.

And I see where they’re coming from.

But I’ll dispute it.

Nearly always those people who say I text too much are the same one’s who, when I spoke to them before they joined, explained how that when they’ve joined gyms in the past they never heard from her or got any help or accountability from them.

So the zero contact approach didn’t work for them.

And usually those that say I text too much don’t reply to most of my texts.

So what they’re claiming is that if the text frequency was somewhere between “never” and “every handful of days or so”……..

That would be the sweet spot.

They’d reply to that and it would work for them.

I’m not convinced.

I think if we’re choosing not to reply to texts every handful of days or week or so………

When we probably message our other half and mates several times a day………

Then the frequency isn’t really the issue.

We’re just using that as a justification for our non-response.

A non-response that I’m sure would be the same to less frequent messages.

Very little of what we recommend and talk about at RISE takes more than a few seconds or minutes.

Replying to a text takes seconds.

Making a different food choice that reduces calories (or some other consideration that’ll take us towards our goals) can take zero additional time.

Setting a Plan for the week (rather than just bowling into it saying “I know what I need to do, I just need to do it”) takes a minute or two.

Reading these blogs take 2 or 3 minutes out of the 1,440 in the day.

Same with the videos we do.

Installing black out blinds in our rooms is a ‘one and done’.

Putting limits on our phone usage (especially just before bed) creates more time.

Things being “too much” and us being “too busy” and “not having enough time”………

Are our generation’s go to justifications for not doing things.

When we could just do the things that take little to no time for that “knowingly suboptimal but done” forward progress (it’s www.myrise.co.uk/apply) when you’re ready for this)

Much love,

Jon ‘SMS’ 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.