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What is Motivation?

What is Motivation?

Motivation, per the definition, is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. There are two different types of motivation: internal and external.

External motivation could be something you would receive for doing something, say a prize, money pot, or winning a trophy. However, external motivation is often harder to follow along with as you have to complete a goal or keep working towards and at some point, you might run out of the motivation to keep working towards that goal.

Internal motivation would be the acts that get you to the external motivation end result. It is much easier to maintain internal motivation and use it as the driving force to achieve your end result and keep you going after the external motivation is gone. For example, my external motivations for competing in a powerlifting meet are the trophies and the feeling of having accomplished a huge goal of mine to be an elite-level powerlifter. While my internal motivations would be the actual journey that gets me there, the friends that I have made, and that depend on me to help them with their training.

Whatever source of motivation you use, enjoy your training and the journey. Do not be afraid to adjust and shift as needed to reach your goals.

New & Noteworthy

FREE Weekly Beginner Strength Program: Members and Day Passers only! We post a weekly general strength plan on our whiteboard for you to follow if you feel lost or need to mix things up a bit. This is a general plan and will build overall strength and help lose body fat. If you would like a custom plan for your goals, we can help!

Coaches' Corner: Episode 23 - Creating a Basic Exercise Plan pt. 1

This week, we continue our four-week series on exercise plans, with part one of creating a basic exercise plan for beginners. In this video, we will discuss how to design the structure of your plan based on your goals. Part two, next week, will help you choose the exercises you need to fill out your plan.

Upcoming Events

March 19, 2022, 12pm - Form Check & 1RM Session: This class is for you to schedule time for form critique and for you to safely get your 1 repetition maximum (1RM) for any of the Big 3 lifts (back squat, bench press, and deadlift). Please bring any equipment you typically wear for these lifts (belt, shoes, wraps...). Cost is $25 and you can sign up at

April 2, 2022 - Florida Man Mayhem I: Ladies and Gents, mark your calendars for a day of watching strong people lift heavy shit up! We promise it will be a great time and it’s just down the road at Laishley Park.


Help us out for the whole day and choose one of the following as a thank you from us:

- One Month Membership

- 10 Day Pass

- 1 Personal Training Session

- 1 Month Training Program

Past Events

March 4, 2022, 6:30pm – Chair Fitness & Pound Rock-Out Workout

This 1.5-hour workout consisting of Chair Fitness and Pound Rock-Out was a blast and brought a number of people out to get their fitness on. If you are interested in future events keep following us and stay tuned for more upcoming events


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