Most folks join a gym for one of several, commonly stated reasons. They want to drop a few extra pounds, run their first 5k, or complete a marathon. Others are looking to get strong, develop their speed, or just reclaim the health and fitness from days gone by. Still others are looking to gain the confidence that is known only by those that are strong and fit. Over the 20+ years I’ve been training people I have observed the same predictable progression in nearly everyone.