OK- I admit it, exercise is hard sometimes and doesn’t always feel good. BUT- it beats the alternative of feeling lethargic, lackluster and carrying around extra weight that is not only unnecessary (unless your pregnant), but unhealthy. Besides making most people feel less than attractive, extra weight contributes to heart disease, metabolic disorders like type II diabetes and orthopedic issues. Enough said!
As a fitness professional I create, deliver and administer dozens of programs every month for my clients, classes and camps, which will and do deliver results. These results vary based off of each participant’s abilities, commitment and willingness to participate and stay engaged with their programming and/or group activities. I can lead them to the water hole, show them the way, but ultimately it is up to them to drink in my advice and reap the benefits.
Being brutally honest I often find that individuals are layered with excuses for not doing something, or they use their current state of health/wellness as one BIG excuse for not being able to comply to actions necessary to find results. Professionally speaking, I would never ask anybody to do more than what they are physically capably of doing- that would be irresponsible and disrespectful. However, it can become frustrating when people do not let go of their current state of health and use is as a crutch to keep from making progress.
We have the power to let go and we have the power to hang on. The question is why are people still hanging on to unhealthy habits and throwing up their hands so easily when results don’t show up after one week of effort? It takes weeks of effort to see results, and the effort put forth will show vast differences in those results. Not giving in to old habits and staying focused on what you can do and doing it well is what needs to happen.
By far, I think my best and most in your face piece of fitness advice is this, “Get over yourself!” You don’t like where you are, then change it and stop making excuses for why you can’t. Exercise can be modified and created for anybody regardless of age, gender, health or physical ability. It just plain works! No BS!!
It is ultimately everyone’s choice to do something or to not do something. Look forward and focus on the things that can happen if you take action, rather than what has happened. If your happy where you are, keep at it, but if you want more from your health, fitness and appearance then take my advice..Get over it and make a change!
It looks like the fitness trend of boot camps is really taking off! The past 6 months has really given rise to these formats, which are fun, challenging, provide stellar results and are cost effective for the participants. A private personal training session can cost you over $60.00 per hour and around $750.00 per month if you met with your trainer three times per week. Who has that kind of money to spend in this economy?
A 3 day a week boot camp averages around $125.00 per person for a month session and not only provides you with a trainer designed program, but also the extra push most people need but aren’t willing to take when it comes to losing weight.
So how about it- interested in trying one out? We’ve recently added a few more options to our camp offerings and outdoor fitness camps. You can check them out by clicking on one of the links in the blog or by directly visiting the site http://www.fitnessgatherings.com/bootcamp.htm
Important mention: you can come and try any of our outdoor camps for FREE the first time. Come join the fun, experience the great outdoors and challenge yourself in an entirely different way. Once you try it, you’ll be convinced this is exactly what you’ve been missing in your fitness program.
Come out and play!
In health and adventure- Amy
Not the best production I’ve done, but still good content. This is a completely spontaneous idea spawned from a conversation I had with my spouse. He had a conception and I ran with it..first take, bare bones fitness education coming your way:
I’m always trying to encourage others to be active, stay active, think active and live active. Trouble is it doesn’t always happen. Most of my clients, friends and family all give me the same response: I don’t enjoy exercise, nor do I have the time or money to invest in my active lifestyle. SIGH…this burdens me so because I know for a fact that being active can improve their health, increase their life span and give them more energy to explore life and all its wonderful activities.
Of course being physically inactive has its health ramifications. It increases one’s risk of developing chronic disease, which the CDC reports accounts for over 70% of all US deaths. Tragically, one out of every ten Americans will deal with some sort of limiting physical factor caused by these diseases and lose out on a better quality of life. The good news is physical activity is a prevention tool that individuals can use to decrease their risk of developing chronic disease, and improve their quality of life…