Why You Aren't Fit Yet

You work out. You spend several hours a week in the gym. You eat healthy, for the most part. But still... You can't get into the shape that you hope for. What's the deal?!

So how do YOU get fit? I mean YOU. Not what you've heard from other people, but what YOU know to be true. Not what some dude with a six pack on a blog wrote about how to get fit, but YOU personally. What has worked for you?! There are so many variables that play a role in achieving great health, it's often hard to pinpoint what works and what doesn't.

Insanity is defined as repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result each time. So why do so many people wake up, eat the same meals, go to work, get a workout in, and go to bed thinking that tomorrow, they're going to wake up thinner, more muscular, yada yada yada...

I believe a lot of people wake up wishing for that but never achieving it because of this. DESIRE.

DESIRE is what drives all of our behavior. When you truly want something, you just do it. When you want food, you go get it immediately, no hesitation. When you want new clothes, you go get them. When you want to spend time with a loved one, you make the time. It's really simple. When you want to learn and become educated, you put in the time to study and research to become knowledgeable. The things we want the most, we make time for and do regardless of inconvenience. But with fitness, it gets messy. It's so difficult. It hurts. It takes a toll on your body, and your mind.

So what's stopping you from truly getting fit? Is it the work and the commitment required? Is it the knowledge or education? Are other things in your life fighting against this? Is it DESIRE?

I would argue that pure desire to achieve greatness will trump a lazy individual with a great plan. More often than not, the person who doesn't have all the answers and the resources, but works their butt off because they desire transformation, will come out on top. The apathetic "know it all", who's well educated and knows all the latest trends and techniques, yet doesn't apply them, will lose. 

So what do you DESIRE? Comfort or results? The choice is yours. 

Gehrig Sanchez Bio

A good portion of my life has been spent on a field playing ball and training. I played baseball at Corona Del Sol High school, then went on to play baseball at Gateway community college. After hanging up my cleats, I decided to pursue my education in Kinesiology at ASU.

Coach Tanner and I have had over 5 years of experience working together and I’ve seen how much of a difference training under a structured and effective program can improve sports performance and alleviate aches and pains that I had been dealing with for many years. Throughout this time, I developed the desire to become a certified trainer and continue to develop the skillset and knowledge to help athlete’s improve athletic performance.

While finishing school, my goal is to help young athletes discover the importance of performance training while minimizing injuries and improving longevity in their sport. The countless hours invested in sports and training have shaped my body and desire to help others succeed and perform at the highest level.

Ashley Gill Bio

My passion is keeping people active, healthy, and independent across their life span. I grew up playing softball which I still enjoy to this day. I took my first weightlifting class my freshman year of high school and continue to love it almost 15 years later. Longevity is the ultimate goal of my training and programming. My passion guided me to obtain degrees in Physiology and Psychology at The University of Arizona in 2014. I recently finished my Master's Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in corrective exercise and geriatric exercise science from A.T. Still University. My goal is to help all individuals find their love for fitness and keep them moving for as long as possible. I have experience working with all ages and hope to help relieve pain, build strength, and improve the health of as many individuals as possible.  

Megan Bio

Growing up, I always enjoyed when my dad told me stories of his powerlifting days in the early 1980s. Although I had always been very active, I decided in 2014 that I needed a permanent lifestyle change. Wanting to experience weightlifting like my dad and develop healthier habits, I found Journey Training. As a nurse, I also love learning about the body and taking care of those who are at their most vulnerable. In 2017, with the encouragement of my husband Drew, and Tanner, I became a Certified Personal Trainer through the NSCA.

I enjoy helping people realize their potential through exercise and implementing healthy and practical lifestyle changes. Working out through two pregnancies and postpartum stages, during which I developed pelvic floor pain and dysfunction, opened my eyes to the lack of education in the fitness community regarding pelvic floor and core health and the societal pressures regarding body image that moms face. 

Although I love training and helping the general population achieve their goals, my desire to coach pregnant and postpartum clients and my passion for filling this gap in the industry encouraged me to get my Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism certification. My goal is to help educate mothers, help them manage symptoms, respect and promote healing during postpartum, and help them reach their fitness goals within a healthy and empowering environment during the transformative period of motherhood.