Published: June 20, 2017
You know how people make a New Year's resolution every year to start going to the gym? We often see this same concept with the way people approach their first skydive.
We're here to tell you to move skydiving up on your priority list -- there's no sense in wasting more time.
If you're one of many people who has had skydiving on their bucket list but hasn't carved out the money or time to do it, we want you to know that you're not alone.
Just like people come up with an endless list of excuses for why they don't want to begin working out, getting in shape, eating in healthy or joining a gym, people seem to come up with just as many (and more) reasons why they should put off a skydive.
Perhaps it's the fear of jumping from a plane that has you hesitating. Perhaps it's the cost of the tandem jump that has your knees weak. Maybe you're simply too busy with other "normal" things one might do in life.
Stop those excuses right now. There's an amazing experience waiting on the other side of them.
Remember how much you ate over the holidays? You were feeling lethargic and overweight, coming up with excuse after excuse for why you shouldn't start heading down a path toward a healthier lifestyle.
So, you committed to begin hitting the gym a few times a week in the new year. The moment you finally pushed yourself to go to the gym for the first time, to push past the pain of exerting yourself and sweating, we bet you felt pretty wonderful.
In fact, those feelings of accomplishment and health can become pretty addicting. The same goes for taking the plunge and making your first skydive.
Once you finish your first jump, a wave of accomplishment, exhilaration and happiness wash over you like the sun in the blue sky. Sort of like the endorphins you feel after running, the adrenaline rush you get after skydiving makes you feel more confident.
There's a good chance you'll want to come back for more.
Keep At It
If you do fall in love with skydiving and decide to pursue your license, you need to keep at it. The same goes if you're progressing in your athletic workouts -- too much lag-time between jumps can push you down a few rungs.
In skydiving, currency in the sport is key not only to safety but also to progression. The more you're in the air, practicing how to fly your body and your canopy, the better of a skydiver you'll be and the quicker you'll be able to pick up new skills.
Just as a personal trainer can help exasperate your efforts at the gym, so too can a skydiving coach or instructor. It may take hard work to get to the level you desire, but as with all great things, it's well worth the effort.