When we mentally engage with a process, personally or professionally, it makes such a difference.  As well as mental commitment, the preparation and perception in advance can be just as important. Suz writes candidly about the subject from both sides.

What’s your perception of our advertising photo? We have heard so many comments – from “great picture”, “fantastic shot” to “intimidating”, “elitist”, “a little creepy” and “super strong”.  Did it inspire you? I want to be able to do that!  Did it terrify you? – I could never be able to do that! How we approach something mentally can have a huge impact on what we get out of it. 

How do I respond to the comments about the picture of Marco and me? I am chuffed that people think we are elite; however, it alienates us which is so sad – I certainly don’t want people to feel that we are out of their league because it’s absolutely not like that in our work at all.  The greatest gift in my life is having a connection with another person, helping them overcome whatever stands in their way to being the greatest, happiest, most confident person they can be -  living and enjoying their life.

I meet so many great people on a weekly basis and hear their mental struggles: ‘I want to lose weight first and then I will come”, “I should get fitter first and then I will join a class”, “I do not want to be the weakest in the class” – they are all common themes. Then there are also the comments about other people, such as, “what sort of people are in your classes – are they all fit and strong?” “Will I be that weakest person, hiding in the corner?”

Believe it or not, I too was at that point at one stage in my life but I suddenly realised that there were so many people with the same thoughts, the same fears, trepidations, inhibitions and feelings of “I am basically not good enough” or “I don’t want to make an idiot of myself”, or just feeling embarrassed. I too was making that yearly promise to myself of ‘I will do this and this and then I will go’ but finding myself one year later in exactly the same place. At one point you get so far away from that place where you want to be that the simplest thing is to give up and to walk away from that dream. At least then we can create other excuses of “I am too old now” or “I never had the time” ….

In our SFStudios, everyone is welcome. There are no super heroes or super athletes here, we are what we are and we are where we are because of our passion, commitment and desire to improve. At the end of the day it is a scientific formula: dead easy and at times hard, the more you put in wisely and correctly; the more you get out.

Start by turning up. Get onto your mat. Get into your shoes. Get onto your saddle. Just start and then keep on going

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