Was gonna write about some hate mail I got on FB
But when I got into SF HQ yesterday
I saw an email from Daniel
He’s only been here a month or so
Was a fit and healthy guy already
Did lots of yoga
But hadn’t done one class since he started here
This is what he had to say
“I was standing solid on my mat, firm and controlled in each posture.
I was able to use my strength to manoeuvre with control into positions I never reached before.
Despite my flexibility it’s really the strength that’s the glue holding yoga poses together.
I left on actually quite a high”
I replied to him saying strength is something I value more than most
Because it literally changed my life
When you get stronger it’s not just about lifting a heavy weight in the gym
As Daniel found out it benefited something he would never have thought
Getting stronger makes everything easier
From yoga to carrying bags to picking up kids
But most importantly you develop a mental strength
And that’s the best benefit of them all
Daniel went on to say
“it’s clearly down the work I’ve been doing with you and the science behind the routine.”
That’s the key point here
We don’t just lift weights or push ourselves for the sake of it
Every person is given a routine that address what their body needs
And every body is different
Hence the personal nature of all the training plans here
John ‘strength’ O’C
P.S. There was also another email which called me rude and aggressive
Which I’m extremely thankful for
That one I will definitely fill you in on tomorrow
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.