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Goal-Setting, Motivation & The Psychology of Training Seminar

Posted by The Coach on October 20th, 2010

Do you feel lost with your training?
Is your motivation waning?
Not sure how to get that spark back?

Attend the Cell’s FREE

“Goal-Setting, Motivation and the Psychology of Training” Seminar

and get your training on track

Wednesday 08th December 7.30pm

The Cell – Head Coach and Notre Dame Behavioural Science graduate, Stef, will take participants through the process of setting and tracking goals, how goals and daily action directly effect motivation and where your head needs to be to make the most of your time in the gym.

Participants will be provided with the tools and knowledge to find that inner fire, set and achieve their goals.

Register now!

Email Stef to confirm your attendance.


18 Responses to “Goal-Setting, Motivation & The Psychology of Training Seminar”

  1. Andrew said

    is it going to be like this??

  2. The Cell said

    Or it may be like this

  3. Pete Yeates said

    I am currently on track with my training goals, my inner fire is high and am highly motivated, but would still love to attend, when is it ?

  4. The Cell said

    Or like this… If this does not bring tears rolling down your face perhaps you are not human…



  5. The Cell said

    I could go on for a while with this, but won’t

    Jase 🙂

  6. The Cell said

    Time and date are on the post now. Oops

    Jase 🙂

  7. Nicole said


  8. graeme said

    storm, is that what you say … “Yo! adrian”?

  9. Jane said


    I’m at Kings Park that night seeing Blondie and The Pretenders!!

    Would have loved to come 😦

  10. adrian said

    I reserve the right of reply on this one Graeme. I wrote this up last night completely independently of this post. Interesting timing. While it is about inspirations, we all need to consider what actually motivates us. Take from it what you will. Feel free to criticise or use any of it. That is why I am putting it out there.


    I consider myself fortunate that I have been able to receive inspiration in my life from a variety of sources.

    One of my earliest inspirations was my grandparents. My father’s father was a polio survivor. He went on to be a very successful businessman and a highly respected member of the community. He was also a man who lived by the seasons with a half-acre vegetable garden. His wife, my grandmother, was the first female shire president where I grew up. She was also one of the first in Australia.

    My mother’s father was a veteran of World War 2. He may have not been the greatest father but he was an outstanding community person and would help out anyone. He was grumpy and abrupt but would work from dawn to dusk every day, only taking time off for church. My grandmother was a wonderful person who was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

    My parents are my strongest influence. My father now owns his own business, a mechanic and a masseur. An odd combination I know. He knows everyone, both from his business and sport. He played a league record number of football games, 3 league best and fairests and was involved in coaching. He also played basketball in to his 40s and coached juniors right up until last year. He was a competitive middle distance runner in his earlier years and decided at one stage to take up cycling so that his brother had someone to train with. My father was my earliest training inspiration.
    My mother has raised three children as well as working full time as an administration officer, race club secretary and now as a real estate agent. She has recently had a knee replacement and is a sufferer of rheumatoid arthritis.

    My current influences are varied. I gain inspiration from people and events. Events such as a person who hadn’t played a basketball game until a week ago, scoring his first three pointer. Seeing a struggling athlete sustain their first pull up. Seeing a struggling or not physically gifted recruit absolutely nail a skill set and the resulting confidence that comes from this. I get inspiration from the people I train with. I was inspired recently by a man who displayed a passion for sport unlike anyone I have ever met. He has an exceptionally positive outlook on life despite his own career being cut short by a serious injury. By serious I’m talking a broken back. He took inspiration from the people he was coaching and I consider myself privileged to have played under him.

    The people at The Cell give me inspiration. I hope that everyone who trains here realises the positive effects that they have on other people’s lives. Whether it is a formerly sedentary 2 pack a day smoker who gave up and is on his way to being a fire breather, to everyone’s favourite inspirational 64 year old. The mothers who train to be better mothers and for themselves. People who train to be better workers. People who train to not suck at life. People who train to prevent injury and in spite of injury. You all inspire me. The coaches here inspire me. Whether it is chasing someone through a workout or being corrected and challenged, they push and motivate each of us. They each bring us different skill sets, from elite soldier, police officers, to elite athletes, each of them has extensive experience in different fields. Stef, Jason, Steve and Kate, you are all a pleasure to deal with and inspire me in different ways.

    This brings me to my 2 biggest current inspirations. Rod Kantor. You are a star. You are the same age as my father and you would run him under the table. You are an outstanding person who cares deeply for those around you, and I am proud to have you in my life. I know that all the people who train with you feel the same. I hope that as time goes on and you have struggles, you accept all that is offered to you. Not out of pity, but out of love and respect.

    Storm. What can I say. A mother of a 16 year old girl. Police officer. Cell Coach. My partner. Don’t for a minute think that she is bullet proof. She has bad days like all of us which makes her all the more inspirational. She drags me out of bed and makes me eat good food, and gives me guidance when I need it. Sometimes we are lucky enough to find a person that makes us better. She is mine. I don’t mind sharing her though.

    Next time you train, think about what inspires you. Do you train to look good in the mirror, or is there a deeper purpose. What gets you going? Do you want to look as healthy and strong as Rod at age 64. Everyone trains for a purpose. Do you know yours? If not, perhaps it is time you figured it out and wrote it down. Keep referring to it. It should be there with your goals. Knowing why you train is part of the struggle. Once we know this we can use it to make ourselves better. And when we make ourselves better, we make everyone else better. We are a community. You influence everyone that you come into contact with. Make it a positive influence. Be an inspiration.

  11. The Cell said

    Bam! Great words Adrian.

    Mind if I use that as a post too? It’s too good to be hidden away on the comments board.

    Jase 🙂

  12. The Cell said

    Brilliant Adrian, raw, real and simply you! Thank you for sharing your deepest thoughts. Jas is right to good to be hidden away on a comment…


  13. adrian said

    have at it brother

  14. Tereena said

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that speech Andrew!!
    And beautifully written Adrian 🙂 I think your last point is so true…we are often more observant of the effect others may be having on us and can fail to notice or acknowledge the effect or impact we are having on those around us.

  15. Jane said

    Adrian, it made me cry reading it – lovely, heartfelt words 🙂

  16. graeme said

    Adrian, thanks for making me think, and deep
    your words in themselves are very inspiring

  17. Nicole said

    BLONDIE IN KINGS PARK !!!! are you serious Jane 🙂 ? Awsome!!!! I was in a club in Sydney about 6 years ago and she was doing a guest performance it was BRILLIANT !!!!

    Have a great night 🙂

  18. Andrew said

    Thanks stef for the talk. quite illuminating and some good experiences also fm the attendees at the end

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