Did you set a goal to get healthier this year? Mentally setting that goal is one thing, but do you know how to take your fitness to the next level without feeling like you’re killing yourself at every workout or spending ALL day in the gym? These are the 3 most effective keys to taking your health and fitness to the next level to make this your BEST year for fitness and to continue that for years to come!

How to kick your fitness level into high gear

Are you looking to improve your fitness level so you can lose weight, build more muscle, and feel more confident with your body?

If you’re setting fitness goals, you’re ready to up your game! These three keys are the secret to taking your fitness to the next level.

  1. Get a grip on your DIET!
  2. Be consistent.
  3. Change your attitude.

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Key #1: Get a grip on your DIET!
First, focus on your diet. This is nothing new. You know this. You know the right foods to eat, you know the wrong food to eat, but you still keep eating them!

So, ask yourself “why are you getting pleasure from the food that is destroying your fitness goals and keeping you unhappy with your results?

Food plays a HUGE role in how you reward yourself or comfort yourself depending on your emotions. Find the reason, fix the cause, and fix your association with comfort food.

Next, you have to be ALL IN on making a choice of how happy you are with your current progress. If you’re not happy then cut the crap!

We all have control over what and how much we eat, but yet we use the excuses ALL the time that we don’t have time, we don’t have money to eat healthy, or we go out to eat all the time so I just can’t find good choices.

These are all are excuses from keeping you from achieving optimal health. You’ll be healthy when you stop making excuses and commit to honoring your body as a temple and not poisoning it with BAD foods!

Make sure you’re getting the right combination of foods so you feel stronger!

If you need help, consult a nutritionist. At CORE Strong Fitness in Kansas City, we offer nutrition coaching to help you set a plan of action so you can achieve your weight loss and nutrition goals. Your diet has a direct impact on the results you see in the gym.

When you’re ready to take your fitness to the next level, set realistic goals. That’s one way to crush your fitness goals!

Also, if you can’t lose the weight you may be better off not exercising, and focusing only on your diet until you get it right!

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Key #2: Commit to being CONSISTENT! 

If there’s one thing I can tell you, it’s consistent. The people that I see more often in my Kansas City TRX gym, are making the BIGGEST changes to their fitness level the quickest!

When I see people coming in 1-2 times a week complaining that they just can’t seem to get up that early or make it a priority to come more than 2 times a week, those are the people who are not gaining results the quickest. They get discouraged and fall off track altogether.

When people say that other people are keeping them from coming that often or even doing something on their own at home, I ask, “So how these people are  you supposed to be taken care of if you can’t provide for them if you can’t devote the time to take care of your own health?” You can’t pour from an empty cup people!

CONSISTENCY will pay off! It might be hard at first to devote 4-5 days a week to working out. You will be really sore. You will be tired, but I PROMISE you once you get over that hump you won’t look back for a second and say ” I regretted that!”

Mental workout motivation tip

Key #3: Change your ATTITUDE!

Changing your diet and working out more isn’t going to be comfortable at first, but keep it positive. Do you go into your workouts saying, “Mark said this is going to be good for me, but I don’t feel good about this. This hurts, I can’t wait for this class to be over so I can get out of here!” (Sound familiar? LOL hopefully not!) Then you’re just going through the motions and probably not feeling successful at each workout.

You have to set your mind with the intention to GET BETTER EVERY TIME you step foot into the gym, into a class, into a personal training session, or even into your workout space at home. When you feel like giving up, use these tips to find mental workout motivation.

Changes start with your mind first! If you truly want to change your health and take your fitness to that next level change your attitude!

Don’t be a victim, be the competitive athlete that’s not going to let self-doubt and fear win!


That’s not just a saying that I like because it sounds cool. It’s probably one of the most truthful statements in fitness!

So if you want to take your fitness to that next level and you’re ready to dedicate this year to be the year you finally reach your goals because you love yourself enough to reach them. Then sign up for my monthly unlimited plan a monthly meal plan, as well as a biweekly coaching chat. If you’re ready email me or sign up today!

If you’re looking to improve your diet, attitude, and consistency in the gym then you need CORE90. It combines all three keys to taking your fitness to the next level with results, in just 90 days.