Just Another Day…or is it?

Written By: GREG CAPPER


Just  Another Day…or is it!

 

At the corner of Lancaster and Lydell streets is a world class performance center, AddeoFit.  Congratulations to Sarah Addeo, Marti Wronski and all those behind the scenes that have made this possible!  This business adventure took courage, perseverance, hard work, creativity and a will to succeed to go from the drawing board to a real “brick and mortar” facility.  We are blessed to work and play at this magnificent performance center.

 

With this opportunity comes another chance, another day to pursue the best version of ourselves spiritually and athletically/physically.  “Working out” has never been just a physical event in my day.  During my days as an undergraduate a mentor introduced me to the idea of a training session being a spiritual/intellectual/athletic  pursuit of excellence.  This pursuit of excellence would not only be good for me but benefit those around me as well.  When I am at my best my family and friends get my best!  Made sense to me!

 

My guess is that most of us at AddeoFit want to work, improve or change something about us.  Maybe we want more energy, get stronger and  change our body composition, become more fit, lower our blood pressure or cholesterol numbers, or change an attitude. The list goes on…the question is how to get it done.

 

I believe we need to set goals, SMARTER goals.  Let me break this down:

S = a specific goal (own it!)

M =Measurable (and meaningful)

A = Achievable (with an action plan)

R = realistic (relevant and rewarding)

T = Time based (have a timeline, usually 21 days works)

E = Evaluate (how did I do?)

R = Re-evaluate or Reward!

 

I know what you are thinking!  Where do I start?  Pick that ONE THING!  Keep it simple.  Remember, most of us are resistant to change.  For 21 days try to execute the plan 80% of the time, 100% perfect.  Cut yourself some slack 20% of the time.  We’re human for goodness sake.  A cheeseburger from Kopps hits the spot every now and again!

 

Here is a list of suggestions where to start, to build some confidence to succeed:

 

  1. Eat more vegetables in place of some junk food
  2. Get enough sunlight and fresh air, every day
  3. Drink enough clean water
  4. Lift heavy things twice/week
  5. Move more, especially walking

 

One caution, this is not just an analytics equation.  There is a “warrior spirit” required.  This spirit is built on doing that ONE THING that is hard over and over again, especially when you don’t feel like doing it.  Push through on your down days when you are not feeling your best.  Distraction, discomfort, and difficulties are no match for the “warrior spirit!”  Keep your feet moving forward through the inconveniences, substantial discomfort and insecurities.  To quote Yoda, “do or do not, there is no try!” Build your “warrior spirit” from the inside out.  

 

 

 

 

 


WRITTEN BY

GREG CAPPER

Capper, as he is fondly known throughout the community and the sports world, is a true “fitness and wellness coach” who has inspired and motivated countless numbers of young and old throughout the greater Milwaukee area. Capper is truly inspired by the human body and the science and psychology behind basic wellness and high-level athletic performance alike. He is constantly building his knowledge base through classes, reading and meetings with other trainers, and is an expert at incorporating new information to his work with clients and athletes. Capper’s career includes four years as strength and conditioning coach for the Milwaukee Wave, head strength and conditioning coach at Ripon College and UWM, head of corporate wellness for Ansay Insurance, and he is currently the Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at Pius XI High School. Capper’s love of sport - and in particular basketball - is evidenced by his college and high school coaching career, which began in 1978 and continues today. Capper is ACE Group Exercise and Personal Training Certified, Spinning, CPR and First Aid certified, and is an active NSCA member. Capper’s ability to inspire his clients, students and athletes to “perform,” whatever their personal fitness level might be, is uncanny.

One Comment

Katie Commer

Love this guy and what he stands for! Super smart, a wonderful motivator and a good friend to all! Try out one of his classes and you will keep coming back not only to see him but for yourself!

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