Why We’re Different

Recently, I attended my first baseball game at Chase Field. I’ve been to many around the world, but never there. It was a great evening, topped off by the Texas Rangers snatching victory and the greatest baseball title-the World Series. A great finish!

What made it a really great evening was the company I was with. A fellow gym owner invited me out for the game, and it was his companionship that really made the evening buzz. We had some laughs and plenty of stuff in between. We shared memories unrelated to our friendship because they deepen our relationship.

You see, humans thrive on relationships. We form them regularly and with almost any kind of entity, living—like a friend, partner or pet—or not, such as a car or barbell. We can even form relationships with characters in books, TV shows and films.

While many of you reading this are, like myself, more than comfortable spending time alone, we almost always thrive when we’re in the company of those nearest and dearest.

FJP Training clients will have heard the phrase “intimate, not transactional” in conversations with us. You can get a transactional relationship almost anywhere. At the dairy, the service station or at the gym, where the guy behind the counter, busy cruising the ‘gram, grunts as you swipe your card in.

This is all well and good, but those relationships rarely last, and your loyalty to that business changes as quickly as the price of bread or petrol.

Then there are the intimate relationships we form. With our spouse, family and close friends; maybe our doctor or other trusted professionals.

This is where FJP Training thrives.

We don’t lead a sea of people following a choreographed routine, so we don’t do mass-market relationships, either. We work on a one-to-one basis. As a potential new client, you’ll sit down with us down for a chat about you, your goals and fears, your hopes and wants. We prescribe a structured approach, starting with your most important needs. This might be nutrition, mobility or even confidence.

Your fitness journey at FJP Training will always begin with one-on-one coaching with an individually designed personal-training session. This is how we earn your trust. We don’t sell you on cheap memberships and long-term contracts; we coach you with expertise and care.

Trust is a crucial part of this equation.

We’ll accept you immediately, but the process might be hard.

You may have been burned by false promises and had unrealistic expectations foisted upon you by well meaning but inexperienced fitness instructors. You may have been sold the dream by a nutrition program promising lifelong weight loss—as long as you’re starving yourself or buying their meal-replacement products.

These experiences take time to recover from, and intimate relationships are the most effective way to do so.

Believe me, I know. Next time you’re at the FJP Training studio ask me about my trust on road running.