Do You Want To Get More Fit But Don't Know What To Do?
Maybe you did a lot of team sports growing up, or maybe they were just organized, where you had an instructor leading the way and you didn't need to think about what to do.
If any of these sound like you? If so, "Hello, I'm glad you're here".
You know strength training is important but you don't know what exercises to do.
You've had injuries in the past and are afraid of getting hurt again.
You either aren't ready or you don't want to go to a gym right now.
You have "information overload" and don't know what the best approach is.
You know getting active will help you both mentally and physically but you don't know what to do.
It's okay, with so much information out there it can be hard to figure out which way is best, so how do you know?
How do you know if those exercises the person you follow on instagram, the program in that fitness magazine or workout your friend is doing is actually right for the goals you personally have?
And what will happen if they aren't the right choices for your goals?
Well, doing the wrong fitness program is like eating cake and ice cream with a fork! Totally inefficient.
If you love cake and ice cream the way I do, you know a fork is NOT the way to eat it.
First of all trying to set up both the cake and ice cream together on the fork is challenge, it's just not a secure platform. The cake wobbles on the fork while the ice cream melts and starts to fall between the tines as you bring it up to your mouth, you can see pretty quickly what's going to happen, there's going to be ice cream left on your plate and you're not going to be happy about it, and why won't you be happy about it?
Because you love ice cream and you want to finish it, but aside from licking the plate (which you could totally do at home), there is no way you will EVER be able to scoop the rest of that ice cream up with a fork. So, if the goal is finishing the ice cream... and as long as you continue to use a fork you will NEVER reach your goal.
So what do you need?
You need a spoon!
You Can Absolutely Do The Wrong Fitness Routine - It's like eating cake and ice cream with a fork.
What's The Right Fitness Routine?
The right fitness routine is going to be ridiculously efficient at achieving results.
In order to make sure it's efficient you're going to need to be clear on a few things first. (I recommend starting to take some notes at this point to help you figure out what direction you want to go.)
The right fitness routine needs to be:
Tailored Specifically To Your Goals - this might seem redundant but do you have those? I mean specifically have them and know specifically why they are important?
Side Note: People often say I want to lose weight, but why? What will change for you if you are 10-30 pounds lighter? At some point you'll needs a "meaningful purpose" behind your goal, otherwise you'll lose motivation.
What does being more fit really mean to you?
Is there medication you're trying to get off?
Shoulder mobility you want to improve?
Feel stronger all over? if so, what kind of strength?
Increase your energy levels to do the things you enjoy? If so, what activities?
Decrease stress in your life?
Out of all of your goals, what is the priority? Or, are they all equally important?
How much time are you willing to dedicate to your goals right now?
Not how much you think you "should" do, but given the circumstances of your life right now, how much is actually reasonable? Even if that's just once a week for 20 minutes.
All of these questions can feel overwhelming when all you want to do is get started, but it's key when it comes to being confident that a program is going to work for you, and keeping consistent and motivated to work on your health.
If you struggle answering these questions for yourself, it's okay, it's all part of the process I can walk you through.
Once you know your priorities, how much time you're willing to dedicate, all that's left is structure.
What I can do to help you:
Make sure you're doing exercises that won't injure you.
Communicate with your chiro, massage or physio to ensure we are all working together to get you where you want to be.
Give you a simple routine that blends all the things that are important you, whether that be yoga, cardio, or strength training for example.
Get you confident in the exercises so that you can start doing them on your own (when you're ready of course, and with as little or as much equipment as you have).
Where can this be done?
From either your own home via virtual sessions
At my home studio is Southwest Edmonton
Are virtual sessions effective?
You'd be surprised, since the pandemic I have been training all of my clients virtually and so far, most of them are preferring to continue virtually even though my studio is following the requirements set forth by the Chief Medical Officer.
A blend of both can be done, some sessions virtually and some sessions in person, whatever you feel comfortable with.
If you're ready to take the next step and get a program you know will get you the results you want, book your free consult below.