Greetings Action Designers!
We just dropped our latest Action Design Radio podcast episode: "Adam Gilbert - Sustainable Behavior Change for Health and Fitness." You can listen at:
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Adam Gilbert is a nationally-recognized health, fitness, and motivational expert and trainer. He is the Founder of MyBodyTutor, which helps people stick to their health and fitness goals. Adam is regularly featured in national media, and is a syndicated author on topics ranging from recognizing business opportunities, customer service, marketing, and following your passion to nutrition, exercise, discipline and motivation. Adam joins our hosts Erik and Zarak to discuss his approach to creating long-term, sustainable behavior change. By nature, change is inherently uncomfortable, so how do we make it as comfortable as possible? After years of learning and incorporating psychology into his work, Adam’s philosophy is that the only way to really help someone get through that initial discomfort is through heavy support and accountability. He also stresses the importance of avoiding the all-or-nothing mindset: The 20-minute workout you do is better than the hour-long workout you don’t do, and the good diet you can stick with is better than the perfect diet you can’t sustain.
By utilizing daily and personal accountability, Adam and MyBodyTutor use MPH (Mindset, Psychology & Habits) to help their clients take their behavior change goals from concept to reality.
“The thing that I felt was missing was some sort of accountability, really. Because people had the knowledge but they couldn’t implement it, and I asked ‘Is there a way to be in communication with these people on a daily basis?’ That’s when I thought of a program that offers daily accountability – because as you know, there’s a huge difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it on a daily basis. So that’s where the idea of daily and personal accountability came into play, and that’s what I built the entire company on.”
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Cynthia and the DC Action Design team