This weekend I achieved one of the many goals on my bucket list. Seems silly but one of the goals was to run the stairs that Rocky did in the movie. I have been fortunate enough to achieve a lot of what I set out to do. Four years ago I flew across to Latvia in Europe and was one of only 10 or so Americans to fight in the Team fighting championships. Even though I was 46 at the time, I was getting up every morning at 4 am running and training. I had set an impossible goal and did it, and you can too.
This past year has been a rough one. Not only did my Mom pass away, and soon afterward, my father in law passed as well. As devastating as this was, in reflection it taught me to never stop dreaming. what I am saying to you is life is short, follow your dreams as you don’t know what day will be your last. Keeping yourself fit should be a priority for you. We all tend to prioritize everything else but our health and well being but that is the first thing you should focus on.
I have a goal for my business that I hope you can help me with. I am looking to make Carroll County fit one person at a time. Now I have a small martial arts studio, and compared to most fitness centers even smaller but the goal is to get Sykesville/Eldersburg on a fitness program. I hope to have 100 members by 2019, a lofty but attainable one. We are a small gym but we make up for it in customer service, creativity and a fun atmosphere.
This trip has recently inspired me to set some more outrageous personal goals for myself (don’t tell my wife). I hope training with others is something I can be doing for the rest of my life. Won’t you join me at my gym here in Sykesville/Eldersburg MD. I think you will be glad you did. Go to Shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form. I will call you myself and set up an appointment to meet and see if we can help you reach your goals.
Keep your hands up,
Coach John “Bones” Shaddock