If you’re like most of us, sticking to a fitness routine can be hard. Maybe you’ve tried in the past and given up, or maybe life got busy and you let things slide. I hope you’re thinking about trying again! Trying again (and again) is part of becoming successful.
Here are three ideas to help you succeed, and how I help!
First, to to be successful you have to understand what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Once you articulate your goals you can choose the right exercises to achieve them. A lot of people exercise without any direction, doing the wrong exercises that aren’t effective and ultimately unenjoyable. Using the same machines and routines they’ve always done. Most of the time those familiar habits aren’t enough to get them where they want to be! As a trainer, I assess each client and create personal programs to directly meet their needs. My programs always incorporate flexibility, core strength, and injury prevention and recovery exercises. I teach my clients proper form and prepare them to keep that form when they’re on their own.
Second, being comfortable in your environment and choosing exercises that make you happy is essential! We all know people who pay for gym memberships and never go or who buy equipment and never use it. If you’ve always gone to big gyms but aren’t comfortable working out in a crowded, noisy space, then big gyms probably aren’t for you. If your home treadmill is dusty, then maybe you need a routine that mixes things up! I help my clients discover the right environment and the right routine for them so they’ll look forward to working out.