One of the most difficult and negative parts of practice has traditionally been conditioning. For years, coaches have used conditioning (running and exercise) as punishment. When athletes do not meet the expectations of the coach, conditioning is often used as discipline. However, highly conditioned teams are more likely to be successful teams. Therefore, conditioning is positive and is a desired effect. Conditioning as punishment gives it a negative association that may have a negative effect on the attitude towards conditioning and a negative effect on the lifelong commitment towards exercise. Effective coaches should seek ways to make conditioning a positive experience. This presentation will look at methods to make conditioning positive with athletes seeking to do more conditioning for improvement and as a source of pride.