Many of the articles you read or videos you watch are not geared toward fitness for real people. They’re made for beautiful people who are already slim and fit and can easily discourage the average person who hopes to someday transform their body. Rather than trying to follow the movements of someone so much further advanced in the world of fitness, it’s better to work with a personal trainer to help you get to that stage, first.
Just because you aren’t fit today doesn’t mean you should give up.
Everyone can reach the lofty goal of the perfect body, but some people, most people, need to work up toward that goal. Attempting a workout that’s far too difficult can do one of two things. The first is discourage you, which is often why most people quit. The second is to cause injury. Sometimes people push so hard to achieve the workout, they don’t use the right form for each movement and that can either minimize the benefits or cause injury.
Achieving the best you changes as you become fitter.
Trainers design a program that’s made for your present fitness level. That level changes every time you workout. Within a few weeks, your fitness level will have improved dramatically and that’s when trainers adjust for that improvement, making the program even more difficult, but still within your range. Getting fit, thin and muscular comes in stages and trainers adjust the workout at each level to take you to the next one.
You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to achieve fitness.
Unless you’re a model or body builder, you probably won’t be spending several hours each day in the gym. The majority of my clients don’t. What they do is spend an hour every other day to help them reach their goal. Some people often do cardiovascular workouts, such as swimming, walking or bike riding, between gym visits.
For the average person, working out isn’t just about looking their best. It’s also about feeling their best and building a higher energy level.
You’ll start to look years younger when you workout regularly. Not only will your body reflect your dedication to exercise, your skin will actually look years younger because of the increased circulation.
Working out on a regular basis can help prevent a medicine cabinet filled with drugs. If you’re already taking medication for conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis, it can help you lower your dosage or even eliminate it with the blessing of your doctor.
You’ll be amazed at the boost of energy you feel when you workout regularly. Some people don’t worry about losing weight or getting a better body, but workout just to achieve that energy boost.