On today's episode we have Beau and Jamie Smith from R&G Fitness in McKinney, TX! We are talking to those entrepreneurs or business owners that are super busy and don't have time to hit the gym. Here's what we are talking about today:
- What is R&G Fitness? How did it get started?
- What does it mean to have an "active lifestyle"?
- As a business owner, how many days per week do I need to work out?
- Beyond working out, what are other aspects of having an active lifestyle?
- Why so many people quit?
Learn more about R&G Fitness by going to http://rngfitness.com/ or find them on Instagram @rngfitness
Aaron: [00:00:00] Hey,guys. Super exciting episode today. We have guests Beau and Jamie Smith fromR&G Fitness. We're going to talk about an active lifestyle and what thatreally means for a business owner. We're talking about fitness trackers, whyBeau and Jamie have a nonconventional way of thinking about them, and we'llalso talk about some really cool strategies and tactics of what you need to doas a business owner to stay active so that you can run your company and yourbusiness long term.
Narrator: [00:00:30] Thisis The Marketing Natives, providing actionable ways to grow, improve, andsucceed in your business, and now your hosts, Christian and Aaron.
Christian: [00:00:44] Welcometo another episode of The Marketing Natives. Today we're going to talk aboutwhy all entrepreneurs must have an active lifestyle. Today we have a little bitof a different episode because we have with us Beau and Jamie from R&Gfitness. Welcome guys.
Beau: [00:01:03] Thanks,guys.
Jamie: [00:01:03] Thanks.
Beau: [00:01:03] Thanksfor having us.
Christian: [00:01:04] Verycool. Actually, we haven't done this in a while. We just do- Or often, I wouldsay. We usually have guests come in maybe once a month or so. So consideryourselves lucky.
Jamie: [00:01:20] Wow.I feel high up there right now.
Beau: [00:01:21] Wedo feel special.
Aaron: [00:01:24] Allright. And we are going back and forth a little bit because I tried to getanother microphone, and we were not successful. So anyway. But just for ouraudience, we want to find out a little bit more about you guys before we jumpinto any kind of major questions. This will be an icebreaker for you guys. Sodon't mess it up. So tell us a little bit about how or why you guys startedR&G fitness and give us a little bit of a background about your company.
Beau: [00:01:50] So,yeah, again my name is Beau Smith. This is my wife Jamie. We started R&Gbecause, you know, we grew up as athletes. We grew up in a community where youhad other people around you. You had a coach to always lead you and help youalong in life, and it's funny how as we get older, we have teachers growing up.We have coaches. We have people that are around us, and then you get into thereal world and all the sudden it's like you're on your own, and then you have aboss that's just demanding the same thing out of you day by day and not reallya place to grow truly and to be yourself. So what we wanted to do- We grew upas athletes. We ended up training- We met in college. We ended up training inSwitzerland for a year and then came back home, started managing a gym, andthen realized that people do want to work out. They do. People are not lazy, Idon't believe. It's just that they don't have the time to study and understandworkouts that they should be doing for themselves that are personalized forthem. It's not that people don't want to work out. It's just when they comeinto the gym they're just not sure and educated on how to do things. So I wasmanaging a gym, and I saw people walk in the door and kind of look around andthen just hop on an elliptical machine for 20 minutes and then look aroundagain like they wanted to do more, but they just didn't have the idea of whatto do. So we thought why don't we take what we learned as athletes and make acommunity that gave us what we had as kids? Like gave us the opportunity togrow and have fun and have people help us and have a coach around them. So westarted R&G. We started working out in a park here in actually Allen rightnext to the football stadium. It's where we were living at the moment, and wejust took 10 people that I knew from the community because I grew up here. And10 people worked out with us, and we worked out at 5:30 in the morning, whichis where R&G comes from which is Rise and Grind Fitness originally. And 10people worked out with us in the park four days a week at 5:30 in the morningwhen the sun wasn't up yet, and it was dark and gross and rainy sometimes and coldand hot. And they loved it, and they had 10 people around them supporting them.They had a coach. We had fun. We laughed. We joked. We sweated. We worked ourface off, and then 10 people turned into 20, and 20 turned into 40, and 40turned into 80, and now we have own place here in McKinney. And that's kind ofhow everything started for us. We just wanted to give a place for people tofeel comfortable and actually understand how to grow and how to do fitness andhealth the right way rather than just what you see on TV. The magic pill or allthe B.S. that you see out there. So that's kind of our backstory.
Aaron: [00:04:19] Dang.Wow. That is crazy, especially the 5:30 part because I feel like I don't mindthat as much because I've kind of gotten used to waking up that early, but mostpeople don't really like to wake up before the sun goes up. So how'd youconvince 10 people and like they continued to grow and you get more people towake up that early to go and basically kind of like suffer, I guess?
Beau: [00:04:42] Suffer.Cause I-
Aaron: [00:04:44] Sufferin a good way.
Beau: [00:04:45] BecauseI think people know that they need to work out, right? And they know that I'mreally good looking. So they want to come out and hang out with me. See? Herewe go.
Jamie: [00:04:55] Ohmy gosh. See? This is what the problem is. Here you go. You asked for it.
Beau: [00:05:00] Butyou know, I was always kind of a kid that was always disciplined, and I alwaysreally have enjoyed people. And I feel like I was always really good withparents, and so I kind of had a background here in my community. It's not likeI just, you know, showed up into a town and said, "Hey, we're going towork out." I kind of knew some people. Like I had friends in town, and Ijust went and talked to their family and said hey, I really want to do this.And I think a lot of people just wanted to support me more than anything, andthen I think they realized that oh, this is kind of fun. So you know, it's notalways fun working out, but we try to make it as fun as possible. Listen toloud music, fun music, try to have fun games that we were doing, and actuallyget you a good workout and feel comfortable. And it wasn't just me. It was theother people around them too. Everyone wants to work for the same reason. Theyeither have some type of insecurity they want to deal with, they want to lose20 pounds, or they want to be alive for their grandkid a little bit longer. Youknow, there's so many different reasons, but just trying to care about people.You know, if you care about people, it's a pretty good idea.
Aaron: [00:06:01] Right.And maybe- It will be very successful if you put that at the forefront. So haveyou always wanted to own your own business or did this just kind of fall in yourlap of like I just don't like the way that people are doing it and I want to doit better, and so you took it that route? Or have you always thought oh, I wantto own a gym or I want to own something?
Beau: [00:06:22] Iguess I've always been a little- Always had an ego. I always kind of felt likeI was right. I grew up playing basketball, and I would have coaches, and I waslistening to them. And I wasn't always the talented, but I always felt like Iworked really, really hard. And it did help being tall, you know, but I alwaysfelt like even if a coach was coaching me, I felt like I still knew the rightanswer even if I was wrong in the moment. Right? So that kind of translated tolike I got into a job place, and I had to ask, you know, my boss can I do this,knowing that it was the right thing. And if they couldn't approve it for me orit was a too slow process for me, it was something I didn't enjoy because Iknew it could help them immediately. So part of it was just like my ego sayingthat hey, I can do this- I can do it differently, and I should do it this waybecause I know it would probably be the best idea long-term. So I think it cameout of me being a butthead and saying I can do it myself, and I always kind ofhad that in my background. I just, you know. I think we did this- I did thisbecause I didn't want to have people telling me how I should live, and I didn'twant to be the person that worked like hey, I need to- You need to do this. Youneed to do a, b, and c, and I just wanted to do something for myself and live alittle bit of a free life. I don't think you have to make a million dollars. Ijust think you need to be able to make your own decisions and feel like theyare actually yours. So that's what I wanted anyway.
Christian: [00:07:50] Yes.And how long have you guys been doing this R&G Fitness?
Jamie: [00:07:55] Threeyears now. Almost three. We'll be three in October.
Christian: [00:07:58] Three.And Jamie said - we were talking before we started recording - that you didn't gofull on with R&G Fitness until recently?
Jamie: [00:08:08] Twomonths ago.
Christian: [00:08:10] Twomonths ago? How is it working together full time now that you guys are, youknow, fully invested in the business?
Jamie: [00:08:18] It'sbeen a transition, but it's been such a positive one I feel like. Before thistwo months, two months ago or whatever, when it was just a part-time deal, itwas more like Beau taking the lead on things, and then on the weekends I'd belike hey, is there anything I can help you with? And I didn't feel totally- Imean, I felt included obviously, and I'd be there for like working out. For myown personal workouts, I'd just jump in the group with them which was likereally fun, but at the same time, I wanted more. Like I wanted to be a part ofit more.
Beau: [00:08:51] Youwere just a little detached too.
Jamie: [00:08:51] Yeah,and my schedule wouldn't allow it. And so I had to accept it, and it was superhard at first, but now getting to come on all in, it's been super justrewarding because I've been waiting for it for so long.
Beau: [00:09:09] Andshe's hyped up, and like initially when you start something new, you get reallymotivated, right? Even like a workout or, you know, you start a new business.You're really excited about it. You're doing it for 10 hours. You're obsessedwith your thinking about it, and then it starts to wear on you, right? Yourmotivation starts to drop, and now that she's here, she has the same motivationthat I had when we first started R&G. And it's nice for me because it kindof boosted me. It gave me a little jump on like how excited we are to be doingour thing again. So it's been scary. It's scary, and working with your wife 24hours a day is interesting.
Christian: [00:09:41] Iwas about to say, yeah.
Beau: [00:09:44] It'sa transition, and you have to make sure you find the proper roles. We had tomake sure that she had things that she was going to do and solely beresponsible for. There's things that I need to solely be responsible for and,you know, help each other pick up the slack here and there if we need to, butroles had to be cut and dry. And we're still adapting, right? Everything'sstill a little new to us. So it's still a learning process, but that'ssomething that we really had to do for ourselves.
Christian: [00:10:05] Andyou do guys have multiple trainers or is it just you two for right now?
Beau: [00:10:09] Well,we have two guest coaches right now. In the summer things have been picking upa little bit for us. So we had another coach do like a youth athletics speedtraining camp for kids around like eight to 12 range, and then we have anothercoach that Jamie actually used to work with as a teacher. She had a hugetransformation with us, and now she's kind of doing some good training with us.But they're kind of just temporary at the moment. So it's mostly just us maintime, but they're just doing some guest stuff for us right now.
Christian: [00:10:39] Verycool. Can we go back to - I know we've mentioned this before too -Switzerland.
Beau: [00:10:44] Switzerland.
Jamie: [00:10:46] Switzerland.
Christian: [00:10:46] Canwe talk about Switzerland? What was this Switzerland deal?
Beau: [00:10:49] Okay.I'll try to give you-
Christian: [00:10:53] Justa short.
Jamie: [00:10:53] We'llgive you the brief version.
Beau: [00:10:53] Briefversion. Okay. I met- I went to junior college right out of high school at aschool in California near Fresno, and a kid that came in with me was fromSwitzerland. His name was Cedric. So we became really close because we came atthe exact same time. I was super interested in him. We just had some- We becamereally good friends at some point, and he said you got to come to Switzerland.I said okay, cool. I'll come after school is over. I ended up going toConcordia where I met Jamie, played my last two years of college basketball,and I said okay, I'm done with school. Let's go. I'm going to come over for sixweeks and travel, hang out, and I need to do a business internship for myschool. So Cedric, his best friend, Remo, actually owned a gym kind of likewhat we do in Switzerland. So I said hey, I'll do a business internship withyou guys for four weeks, and then, you know, we'll hang out, and I'll just havea good time, right? So it's something I had to do for school and to just hangout and have a good time. Going for six weeks, the first four weeks I went bymyself, and then Jamie was going to come the last two weeks. I had planned topropose to her there in Switzerland while we were there. So she came in lasttwo weeks. We got engaged, and then a week, like four or five days, before wewere supposed to leave and go back home, we had nothing to come home to. Noplans, no car, no job, no nothing, right? We were just coming home and starteverything. Remo, the gym owner, he goes, "I need you to stay." And Igo okay. "Like we need someone that we can trust in the gym," andlike I think he saw that I was passionate about the whole working out thing. AndI think it helped his clients having an English speaker because people inSwitzerland really want to learn English, and so it was kind of cool to havethat English speaking and coach at the same time. So he's like, "I needyou to stay." I looked at Jamie, and I go, "Well, let me think aboutit." So we talked, and we said what are we going home to? We're not goinghome to anything. So we might as well just try to stay. So we ended up staying,said "Mom, Dad, we're not coming home." Right? Okay, cool. And then. SoJamie got an opportunity to try out for a pro soccer team, ended up playing prosoccer for a season there while I was training, doing group training, personaltrainings for the company that was D&R Fitness- Or D&R Performance. I'msorry. Which is my friend's company. So we ended up staying for nine months.Had a great time, and, yeah, finally came back home after nine months.
Christian: [00:13:13] Wow.That's crazy how all that kind of worked out.
Beau: [00:13:14] Iknow weird, man. I know weird. It was totally spur of the moment too.
Christian: [00:13:19] That'svery cool. Okay. Let's get into a little bit of the podcast here. Some of thethings that we came here to talk about. I guess we all hear about, you know,having an active lifestyle and making sure that you're fit or you're eatingright and all that. In your own words, what do you think that means to have anactive lifestyle?
Beau: [00:13:44] Ijust think to have an active lifestyle I think that you have to understand youractivity level in the moment. So if you are sitting at the desk - we talkedabout it a little bit earlier with you guys - if you're sitting at the desk,you need to understand that your bodies weren't made for you to sit at a deskfor eight hour, 12 hour days, right? Our bodies were adapted to move. That'swhy we stand up on two feet, have hands, and have elbows. By all mechanics, youare meant to move. So what you need to understand is I don't think you need togo into the gym and train your face off for an hour a day. I don't think it's somethingyou need to do. What you need to think about is how can I get activity in mylife during the day? Can I get up, get out of bed, and go for a walk with mydog around the block? And then while I'm at work, can I set a timer on my phoneand say I can do 10 squats to get rid of the monotony of just sitting at yourdesk? We just need to be more active about moving our body throughout the dayrather than thinking that I need to go to the gym, and I need to crush theweights or I need to do a 5K every day or I need to do these things. It's notabout you trying to destroy yourself in the gym or reach these goals that youthink you need to do. That's not true. Unless that is your goal. If your goalis you need to lose 100 pounds. Well, then maybe you need to sacrifice andthink about hey, I need to go the gym four or five times a week. But if yourgoal is just to get more active, you need to think about adding five minutesactivity here. Three minutes of activity there. 20 minutes of activity at thegym. Just short bursts of things that you can get throughout your day withouthaving to overwhelm yourself with a two-hour workout at the gym.
Aaron: [00:15:18] Cool.So it- Wow. That kind of like answered my next question which is-
Beau: [00:15:23] I'mpretty good.
Aaron: [00:15:23] Yeah,I was going to say-
Beau: [00:15:24] Didyou know?
Aaron: [00:15:25] Literallyhe must have read my notes. I guess it's just hard to like- Whenever you tellsomebody to stay active during the day and, you know, get up and move andeverything like that, but they want- We had the placebo that you have to go toa gym or you have to go and do something. Like you guys started out at a park,and literally you got amazing workouts out there. How many days do you think- Likebecause- I guess going back here a little bit. Like in school they told us getactive, you know, three to four days per week. Is there a certain amount oftime during the day that you need to be active? Like hey, be active for atleast 30 minutes where you get your blood or your heart rate up or anythinglike that, or is it literally just making sure that you're walking and movingall throughout the day? Or is there a benefit for going to the gym or going tohave some kind of workout where it's a little bit more intense? Do you have tohave that? And if so, how often?
Beau: [00:16:23] Idon't think that- Fitness is really not black and white. There's so much grayarea. There's not one amount of time that you need to be at the gym. Like ifI'm not at the gym for 45 minutes, it's not worth it. It's a- Depending whatyour goals are now. Like I said, if you have goals to be a bodybuilder physiqueperson, you can't just be like, well, if I just walk around the block for 10minutes, I'm going to get my goals. That's obviously not true. You have tounderstand first, what is your goal? If your goal is I want to lose fivepounds, okay, we need to think about your diet, and we think about how can weget you more active and what's going to work for you? So I wouldn't say there'sa certain amount of time. You need to start first with what do you want toachieve. So think about the end goal, and then think about how can I start toimplement things like that? So if I want to lose ten pounds, let's lose 10pounds. How am I going to lose 10 pounds? What can I adjust? Okay. I'm going towalk the dog for 10 minutes in the morning. I will go and do 20 minutes ofcardio in the evening, and if I don't, that's okay. As long as I get back inthe morning. Because I think sometimes we want to conquer the whole mountain inone day instead of being like hey, if I lose one pound this month, that's onepound that you're down from last month, and a lot of times I think we see TheBiggest Loser and we see Susan in the office lost 10 pounds doing the certaindiets, and if I'm not losing that much weight, I must be a failure. I must bedoing something wrong. That's not the truth. The truth is are you getting thatlittle bit better? Our motto- Or not our motto. One of the mottos that we have forpeople is am I making progress? Progress over perfection. You don't have to beperfect, but you need to be a little bit better based on what your goals are.If you lost one pound this month, that's amazing. You didn't gain one pound,right? That's better than, you know, if you gained, and just if you lost onepound a week for a year, you'd be down fifty-two pounds, right? That's a lot.Long-term over short-term always.
Aaron: [00:18:14] Okay.So why do you think that most people don't last then? Why do they not stickwith the plan, or why did they not actually achieve that? Oh. Jamie's shakingher head.
Jamie: [00:18:24] Justexperience with this question right here. No. I think the biggest thing thatfaces people that's the biggest challenge is the patience game and theconsistency game. So some weeks are going to be great. Other weeks are notgoing to be so great, but are you going to be patient? Are you going to beconsistent with your goal and keep that goal in mind? And what are you doingevery day to become better? Like we said, having that progress to achieve yourfinal goal and realizing that you may mess up here and there, but overall, likedo you feel better? Do you have more energy throughout the day? So not based somuch on my number because I think we put a big emphasis on our goals with ournumbers with the weight on the scale and stuff instead of measuring yourselfwith hey, is my energy better? If not, what can I do? Can I get more sleep? CanI hydrate? Can I eat a little bit better? And then kind of taking what you didthat one day and reflecting on it, and then making yourself better the next.
Beau: [00:19:25] It'sthe lack of consistency. It's not that- It's the fact that I went one week. Oh,I haven't lost anything. Screw it. I'm just going to do what I want. I'm notgoing to stick to it.
Jamie: [00:19:36] Givingup.
Beau: [00:19:36] You'remaking progress. It just may not be as much as you would like which is leadingyou down to your detriment. Stick to a program. Find something that worksbecause a lot of things work. You don't have to work out with lift weights anddo a whole bunch of high-intensity stuff like we do. If you like running, ifyou like walking, if you like biking, if you like hiking, you have to findsomething that works you, stick to it, and if you get results, keep doing it.
Jamie: [00:19:58] Andif you don't get results, keep doing it.
Beau: [00:20:02] Definitely.
Christian: [00:20:03] That'svery true. I feel like we can put- In our business, we have SEO, which is- Imean, I'm kind of putting two and two together now, but SEO is very similar toworking out and fitness because with SEO for the longest time you're probablynot going to see anything right away. You know, that's a long-term solution toget there. So I guess fitness and having an active lifestyle is the same. Nowlet me ask you this and you guys are business owners, but you also run a gym.So I feel like it's maybe a little bit easier, but what would you recommend forbusiness owners that I guess don't have all the time in the world to- And I'mnot just talking about workouts. I'm also talking about hydrating. You weretalking about hydrating, eating better. I mean, do you have anything that youdo in your lifestyle right now that you have maybe tweaked or changed? Jamie,you probably could talk a little bit about this because you were a teacher, andnow you're running this full time. So maybe what are some things that, youknow, you've had to change in order to accommodate, you know, an activelifestyle?
Jamie: [00:21:07] Ithink one of the biggest changes that I've made in the last two months evenjust being away from school is the amount of sleep I've been getting, andhonestly I mean, it came from being busy, from going from school all day togoing to the gym right away and then going home and, you know, doing the wifeduty thing and trying to take care of everyone and everything, but being moremindful and putting more time for yourself and being just a little bit moreselfish with that time. I mean, it's easier for us to say that because we don'thave kids yet, but keeping that in mind of just making sure that you do get,you know, enough sleep in your day to give you enough energy because I know forBeau and I, I can speak for that. If we don't get enough sleep, our work is notgoing to be effective. So we have to have the amount of rest that we need inorder to have the energy that we need for the business that we run. So that'sdefinitely a huge change that I've made in the past two months which I've seenincredible results from just the amount of energy that I have to my performanceof being more just alive throughout the day and more active. So.
Beau: [00:22:15] Yeah.And I think entrepreneurship and fitness are almost identical to each other.Right? If you're going to try to run a small business and do something foryourself, it's a sacrifice, right? You have to sacrifice time. You have tosacrifice hanging out with your friends. You have to sacrifice all thesethings, right? It's the same thing with fitness. If you want to be a smallbusiness owner and you also want to have an active lifestyle, you need toprioritize whatever it is that you want to do. Now like I said, some peoplehave different goals than others. If you want to get stronger, you need to liftand take 30 minutes out of your time, and you need to prioritize in yourbusiness. So you know, and you also have to be realistic about your lifestyle.If you're just starting your business and you're three months in and you havezero time, then you know that maybe I don't have time for me to go hit the gymfor an hour. But can I do 20 push-ups right now and then get right back towork? I think you can, and I think that's more beneficial than trying to dwellon, man, I can't get to the gym. I'm losing everything. But can you do 20push-ups right now? And if you have a successful small business or you have abusiness that you run or, you know, anything, you're telling me that you can'ttake an hour out of your day that you've built up- You've built this life foryourself where you get to do it for you, and you're telling me that you can'ttell the person underneath you or have an intern come in to do a specific jobthat maybe you could delegate to someone else for you to take care of yourselfso you can run your business long term? I just don't think that's true. Like Ifeel like if you're serious and you want to run around this business long term,you need your energy. You need your health. You need to be able to move yourbody. You need to have an active and healthy brain. So if you're not activeyourself, cutting corners with your health is going to mess up your businesslong term.
Aaron: [00:24:00] Icannot say amen enough. Honestly, I see a lot of people just from networkingand just online and everything, and they just- I understand the hustle and thegrind and, you know, the rise and grind there, but- And I think that, you know,both Christian and I put in a lot of hours, but prioritizing like the health, Idon't think that we would have- We would have had a lot more sick days. Wewouldn't have been as productive had we not had worked out. So I absolutelyagree with that. So if somebody is a new business- Or sorry. Not a new businessowner. Maybe they're a new business owner and they're new to working out - thatpart doesn't matter - what is the first thing that they should do? I mean, saythey're going to the gym for the first time or something. Obviously, theyshould probably hire you guys to train them, but-
Beau: [00:24:46] Obviously.
Jamie: [00:24:48] Obviously.
Aaron: [00:24:48] Imean, selfish plug for them, but you're going to the gym for the first time.Like it's overwhelming, and you're a business owner, and you haven't heard ofanything until you heard this podcast. What should they be doing whenever theywalk into the gym?
Beau: [00:25:03] Sothere's two things that you should be thinking about. There's food. There'snutrition, and there is actually your workouts. Me and Jamie were talking aboutthis last night. The only skill that you ever need to possess nowadays is howto Google something. If you guys search "I want to lose 20 pounds and Ineed a free workout for eight weeks," there's a hundred thousand pagesthat have workouts. Now the problem is you're like how do I know if this is theright one? You do not. You do not know if it's the right one until you startand until you start implementing your nutrition things that they're telling youon Google. Until you implement these things, you will not know. So the answerto your question is you need to start. Just find something. If it's like youlike to run, you should just run for five minutes and see what happens.Tomorrow maybe go six. Maybe the next week go for 12. Just start. If you wantto lift weights, look up a weight lifting program for beginners. Start there.Take the first program, the third program, whatever you think looks best andstart and just try and mess up and screw it up and screw it up again and thenscrew it up again and then just keep going because you will learn fromexperience. If you don't start, you will never know what's right. You'll neverknow what's wrong. You'll never know if this works for me. So the answer toyour question is find something that you think you might like and try.
Aaron: [00:26:26] Okay.Yeah. Wow. That is good advice.
Beau: [00:26:30] Imean, it's not sexy. How do I- I can't sell that, right? It's not fun to saylike yeah, you should google something and try it. Like that's not fun for meto say, but it is the honest truth.
Aaron: [00:26:41] Right.I would rather people have results than, you know, you give them some kind ofthing that they're never going to implement and then they get nothing out ofit. That's the whole point for the podcast.
Beau: [00:26:49] Andwhat's results, right? Results are what I think I should get out of this.Results may be you learning that this program doesn't work for me or youlearning that I don't actually like cycling. I don't actually like spin class.That is results. That's results of you learning what doesn't work for you. Ithink that is results.
Aaron: [00:27:06] Andkind of to that point where we were talking earlier, and actually Christianwas- He was out getting a haircut. He wasn't here. I don't know what he doing.
Beau: [00:27:15] Christianwas a little later.
Aaron: [00:27:17] Yeah.He was late.
Beau: [00:27:18] Hehad to get his hair right for Saturday night.
Aaron: [00:27:19] Heknew the podcast, we were going to be taking pictures. No. So Beau and Jamie andI were talking, and they were telling me that they hate Fitbits. They hate- I'mjust kidding, but they were talking about the devices where you track the stepsand stuff. And I don't know if you guys could talk a little bit about that andwhy you don't think it's necessarily a good or a bad thing, but just yourperspective on it because I'd never heard that before. And it's veryinteresting, and now I kind of agree with you guys.
Jamie: [00:27:49] Yeah.So people at our gym wear it, and we don't ever like look at them weird andlike disgustingly like ew, why are you wearing that?
Beau: [00:27:58] You'rea bad person.
Jamie: [00:27:58] You'rea bad person. Like what are you doing? I mean, it's great. If you think ithelps you, go for it. The only thing that Beau and I see it doing is likealmost crippling people, like giving them a crutch in their active lifestyle.Like Beau made the comment earlier like we'll have clients or people in generalthat will come up to us and be like, "Hey, coach, I got 8,000 stepstoday." And we'll look at them and be like- What did you say? Oh, that'sthe minimum of what you should be getting a day. So you should go for more nexttime.
Beau: [00:28:30] Yeah.Yeah, totally. I just don't- I've worn a tracker. I've worn a Fitbit. I've wornthings that measure, and they can be resourceful tools, but at the end of theday, they are just a tool. They are not something that should be controllinghow I eat or how I feel about my activity level. So let me explain. So if youhave someone that came up to me and said, "Hey, coach, I burned 500calories." That's great. But every workout should not be determined bywhat was the highest calorie I've had that my Fitbit told me. So the next dayif you go in and have a 200 calorie burn workout, are you saying that you'renot successful because you didn't reach 500 calories? That's not exactly true.The key is am I being consistent with my workouts? I would say if you had two500-burn calorie workouts in a month versus a hundred calorie burn every singleday for a month, I would take your 100 calorie burn workout for a month becauseover time you're working on your skills. You're practicing. So I just don'tlike how it works in that way. Like I'm not successful if I actually didn'treach this calorie burn or I didn't reach my steps. There's people who tell melike I will get out of bed and just shake my arm or walk around my bed until Ireach 9, 10,000 steps, and they have 9,980. And I go how do you feel? "Iwas really tired." I was like well, it was probably more advantageous foryou sleep in the bed for five more minutes than for you to walk around for 20more steps, and it also does the inverse which is man, I burned 800 calories inmy workouts. I should probably eat a bigger meal tonight. Knowing that's notwhat they probably should be doing. I just don't like when it controls how wefeel about how we feel. How does my body feel? Am I sore? Am I tired? Am Ihungry? Everything. It's controlling us, telling us what to do instead of ususing it as a resource and a tool.
Aaron: [00:30:23] Thatis so good, and I hope that everyone listening gets a lot out of that and thenapplies that. So whether they keep it or what they don't, just to be cognizantof that other spot or the other perspective because I just knew that I wasn't.I think it's a really cool way to look at that. So we could probably talk toyou guys for forever, and we probably will talk to you a little bit after thepodcast, but how can people find out more about you guys? How can they find outmore about R&G Fitness or what you guys have going on or what's coming up?
Jamie: [00:30:57] Googlesearches. No, I'm just kidding.
Aaron: [00:31:00] Soif you have Google, you can find them.
Beau: [00:31:02] It'sthe only skill you need.
Jamie: [00:31:03] It'sthe only skill you need in life. No. We're on Instagram. We're on Facebook.
Beau: [00:31:08] Imean, we're everywhere.
Jamie: [00:31:10] We'reeverywhere.
Beau: [00:31:10] WhatI would say is if you want to learn about the gym more specifically, I wouldsay we're probably most active on our website which is rngfitness.com orInstagram. It's the same thing. @rngfitness on Instagram. You can follow@coachjdontplay or @coachbeausmith on Instagram. That's our favorite place to play,but we're on Facebook. We're on Twitter. We're on all the places. So yeah.
Aaron: [00:31:36] Awesome.No numbers to give out for them to just call you incessantly?
Beau: [00:31:40] (972)693-4277. Call me. Text me. Email me. Snapchat me. Leave me a weird voicemail.That'd be cool too.
Aaron: [00:31:48] Allright. All right, guys. Thanks for listening to another episode of TheMarketing Natives. Whatever platform you are on, so whether you're on Stitcheror on the iTunes App, make sure that you hit that subscribe button so that wecan hit your inbox or your downloads - sorry - every Monday when this episodegoes out, and if you like episodes just like this one with Beau and Jamie withR&G Fitness, just shoot us a message over on Instagram. That's instagram.com/bitbranding,and let us know how you feel about the podcast. All right. We'll talk to youguys next week.