The Importance of Discipline in Fitness and Franchising

Posted July 15, 2019

Fitness Discipline

It should go without saying that you have to be disciplined if you expect results from your fitness regime.  Only YOU can get yourself to the gym on a regular basis.  You must find a way to muster the self discipline that it takes to keep yourself going consistently.  Make your workout regime a part of your life in the same way that you brush your teeth in the morning.  Working out can be fun if you train your mind to become a fitness enthusiast.  Training your mind to create a good habit takes discipline.

I am reminded of this classic statement in fitness, “excuses don’t burn calories!”.  Rid yourself of unproductive excuses.  Excuses detract from your ability to make self discipline a habit.  If you are serious then you will find the time to build a lifestyle around your fitness needs.  Don’t let the age old excuse of “I just can’t find the time” sap your ability to stay on track.  Everyone CAN find the time to live a healthier life.  Everyone CAN find the time to get stronger in body and in mind and to build a much higher quality of life.  Prune the excuses off of your personal tree and allow the branches of personal growth accelerate!

That said, though, third party motivation is sometimes necessary to keep you disciplined.    Third party motivation can come in the form of a personal trainer or a virtual instructor or virtual personal trainer.  Find what works for you.  Use Google alerts, or something similar, to remind you when you need to be at the gym or studio.  Find a good app like the HOTWORX Burn Off App to help you track your performance with your Fitbit or Apple Watch and to assist you in setting workout appointments.  Tools exist to increase your accountability to yourself!  Google around to find them. Use them.

Franchise Discipline

HOTWORX is a rapidly growing 24 Hour Infrared Fitness Studio franchise.  Perhaps you have an interest in owning a business, or maybe you already own one.  Discipline is of paramount importance in the business of franchising a fitness concept.  Moreover, fitness is almost synonymous with discipline and a fitness studio is in the business of teaching fitness discipline to clients.  At any HOTWORX franchise location you will see numerous motivational posters with catch phrases and statements that are there to motivate and to promote self discipline such as the one you see above this blog post. 

A Franchise requires organizational discipline.  The franchise organization must consist of team minded entrepreneurs.  Franchising is a team sport, not an individual sport.  Think football as opposed to golf.  Individual minded entrepreneurs who have trouble staying disciplined within a team are never happy as a franchise owner until they come to understand the importance of teamwork for the benefit of the brand as a whole.  It requires discipline and a belief that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.


Take this quote to heart…

“All successes begin with self-discipline.  It starts with you.”

                                                               Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

If you want success in fitness, you must find the self-discipline to live a FITNESS LIFESTYLE.  If you want success in franchising, you must find the self-discipline to be a true TEAM ENTREPRENEUR.

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Stephen P. Smith, MA

CEO and Creator of HOTWORX
Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player
Certified Professional Trainer