I will [BEHAVIOUR] at [TIME] in [LOCATION]
So, this works out as…
I will exercise by doing the boxing class at 6.30pm on Monday evening in Rigs Fitness .
In case you’re reading this and haven’t seen the safe and sensible measures we are introducing at Rigs post-covid lockdown, let me briefly overview here:
From Monday 3rd August Rigs offers small group zonal training or private coaching pods. Attend one of our small group classes and you’ll have: your own personal, pre-cleaned kit; your own exclusive training zone; and, you’ll be coached by one of our award-winning coaches. The only, perceived, downside to our new business model is the removal of our Performance membership, meaning that we no longer offer the possibility of ‘open gym’, that is, training without constraints.
Contrary to this being a negative for you in achieving your fitness goals, I would contend that it is, in fact, a positive. Why? Well, your constraints are your freedom.
Yes, you can only workout at certain times. But, can you do all types of training we offered before? Yes. But my goal is weightlifting? Don’t worry, we have 4 hours per week of weightlifting classes across 3 different days. What about boxing? 5 classes, 5 different days. General fitness? 6 classes across 5 days. You want to focus on something as specific as calisthenics (bodyweight exercises)? We’ve got you covered with a brand new class.
By removing the possibility of being able to train at anytime we have imposed some more constraints on your training. This means you now have to use the process of implementation intention, which studies have shown makes it much more likely you will stick to your training habits, and therefore achieve your fitness goals. None of your free will has to be taken up choosing when to train. It’s now ready and waiting to be used to get the most out of your sessions and achieve your fitness goals faster than ever!
 Tom Farrow, Your Constraints are Your Freedom accessed https://rugbystrengthcoach.com/your-constraints-are-your-freedom/ Dan John, Never Let Go James Clear, Atomic Habits