At the 2nd Motivate Summit this Saturday in NYC, it was 14 degrees with a wind chill below 0. The weather forecast showed 20mph winds and 3 inches of snow were en route to Mark Fisher Fitness. But so were 2 dozen coaches from California, Denver, Detroit, Boston, New Hampshire, Toronto, and all over the New York Area. I had my doubts, but I should have known better. These were the people with the passion to show up.
“I had no idea what to expect going out to Motivate NYC,” Mark Zarate said about coming from Detroit, “but am above and beyond grateful that I did. This is a movement that is necessary, and truly profound for the betterment of all people.”
Steve Bergeron, owner of AMP Fitness in Boston, said, “[the Motivate Summits] will forever change the way you coach your clients and ultimately help you change more lives! Why isn’t every coach in the world here?!”
“These are my people,” said Josh Hills, who trekked from Denver for his 2nd Motivate Summit in a row. “This is home.”
And Mark Fisher, the Unicorn himself, summarized a day spent with the world’s most passionate coaches as, “Super. Deep. Wow.”
What are the Motivate Summits, and why are they important for coaches?
The Motivate Collective has learned what it really means to help people make the changes they want in their lives. It’s part of a growing movement that will transform the health and fitness industry over the next five years. And we want to invite you to be part of it.
8 months ago, I got tired of the irrelevant conversations that were dominating the fitness industry. The questions I knew coaches needed answers to were:
- Why is change so hard?
- How can I make a living helping people actually change their behavior and not just marketing the same old empty promises?
- And how can we actually impact our clients’ lives in the other 167 hours a week they're not with us?
So I announced a new kind of summit. One with no agenda. No featured speakers. An UNconference where the only point was make a space for the most passionate people in the health and fitness world to come together and talk about what really works for facilitating behavior change. I could’ve told you it would be important, but I never could have guessed what it would do for our industry.
The Motivate Summit spawned the Motivate Collective, which now boasts nearly 200 members. They’ve penned 231 articles on behavior change that have been read 16,000 times by more than 5,000 health and fitness professionals at Habitry.com. The Collective has 20 new posts and comments every day on the forum. 96% of those posts are discussed. 100% are read by at least the half the members, every damn day. Habitry, Co. itself has now grown from 1 Health Psychology nerd who was tired of the status quo, to a team of 11 dedicated to making the impact of the Motivate Collective even bigger.
But it all started with a commitment to meet in person. To show up. To share. And to keep the conversation going. And Habitry, Co. is doubling down on that commitment.
Announcing the Biggest Motivate Summit Yet
The next Motivate Summit is going to be 2 full days, June 27th and 28th at the home of Habitry, Co. in Oakland, CA. And you can join us for the same price as our 1-day summits, if you sign up before April 1st. Just to be clear, that’s 2 full days of “Super. Deep. Wow.” with the most passionate people in health and fitness for only $3.10 an hour.
This has the opportunity to be the most important 2 days in your career. And all you need to take advantage of it is the passion to show up.