I’ve been doing press ups for years. I’ve been teaching clients how do them properly for years. But tonight I’ve been reading up on form, flaws, cheats and generally how to improve and perfect the press up.

When I was a lecturer I used to teach a Japanese philosophy called Kaizen – which means “good change”. It’s part of a general approach known as constant and never ending improvement. Failure to change and improve leads to atrophy.

The hardest part is getting the balance between trying to get better and beating yourself up for not being perfect.

Sometimes we tend to make things that don’t matter too important and don’t place enough importance on the things that do matter. As Goethe said, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least”.

There are only so many hours in the day, so constantly remind yourself that you WILL NOT get done everything you want to do. This would still be the situation if you had 100 hours a day. So, to quote Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, HABIT 1: Put first things first! Prioritise the things that matter most. Get them done first. And stop stressing over the things you can’t get done.

Danny Sroda
Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development

Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes.

When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen.

“I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.

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Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes. When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen. “I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.