And then he mounted me

It was my first time so I was really nervous 

We both lay down

And he asked me quietly to mount him

I had never done this before so I didn’t know what to expect

But it was a lot more gentle than I thought it would be

That was Friday, my first introduction to Brazilian Jujitsu

I’ve taken it up to learn and entirely new skill



Something, as you can tell, is taking me way outside my comfort zone

Rolling around on a mat with another man isn’t something I’m accustomed to

But what I’ve learned so far is you don’t need to be strong or use a huge amount of force

In fact the less you try to force it the easier it is to take someone down or flip them over

And herein lies today’s lesson

Maybe you’re forcing things too much and that’s why you can’t seem to get the results you want

Or why it feels like you’re not ready to commit to personal training


Because you think it’s gonna be all or nothing or too hard

Or you don’t have enough time

But when you do the personalised assessment

https://sffitness.wufoo.eu/forms/your-personalised-assessment/ <–click here

You’ll realise there is a much simpler way of getting the results you want

John ‘mounted’ O’C

P.S. I’m really nervous about my first proper session later today

But thankfully I found out long ago

Uncomfortable feelings like this are part and parcel of growing.

When you want a result as much as you do it’s normal to feel that way

And if this is how you’re feeling about coming in to SF Fitness 

That’s exactly what you should do


About the Author John O'C

John O'Connell is the owner of SF Fitness & Health Centre. He started working in the fitness industry in 2002 after suffering a back injury. He has worked with many professional organisations including Leinster Rugby, An Garda Siochana, New Zealand Rugby, Dublin GAA, Spar and CBRE. He has also appeared muliple times on both RTE & TV3 as a health & fitness expert. John is the co-author of 2 international best selling books - Total Body Breakthroughs and The Fit Formula.

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