A great workout, I believe, should leave you feeling energized – in your mind and body. It should challenge you, and have you looking forward to coming back for the next one.
How we approach our exercise choices is important - after all your fitness program has a direct impact on your daily living and more.
When choosing an exercise program or workout to participate in, the important considerations should be – goals, suitability and safety of the workouts specific to YOU.
However, choices are commonly made based on finding the least-expensive exercise program or joining a workout that appears fun to do.
This is because exercise, for many, is still not a lifestyle choice. It is often undertaken under pressure of a doctors’ advice, short-term goals of getting ready for a specific event, or even just wanting to join one’s friends for a currently trending workout. This approach is further encouraged with the common marketing pitch of discounted packages with unlimited group-exercise classes of ‘fun, varied, challenging workouts’.
We need to value our body and health in far more important terms than getting a good deal - in terms of money less-spent, or having a good time in a group class. Your workouts are not meant to entertain you or be based on the best bargain-price.
In a crowded room it’s easy to convince one’s self on how hard and how well you’re working out. But all exercises are not made equal and neither are all of us - in terms of our abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
Stop and take a check – are you experiencing any gains? The gains could and should range from that high-energy buzz, to increased stamina and endurance, to a changed body-shape, to strength-gains, to an ability to move more effectively, and very importantly to staying injury-free.
However, if after all the time and effort you put in, the gains don’t add up - you’re feeling tired or you’re feeling more stress than strength in your body and feel injuries coming up – then it’s definitely time for a change. No matter how popular the workout that you are doing is supposed to be.
Your health and fitness impact your life – long-term. Making the correct choices – and investment – in your exercise program ensures a better quality of life for yourself.
With so much to experience and do in our lives, we want to make optimum use of our time and resources with smart choices. How do we overlook this same logic for our exercise efforts?
We want to enhance our lives with the many choices available to us in travel, fashion, food, and more. However, we hesitate to invest in a quality personalised fitness plan, overlooking a basic fact – better health, fitness and energy with minimal stresses or injuries in our bodies will enable us to experience and enjoy our lives in a far more satisfying and fulfilling manner.
Customized workouts specific to you – your goals, needs, and time – will ensure you get the most from your efforts. Personal training workouts have the advantage of ensuring you maximize your results, and time, with the right mix of exercise elements that you need – for strength, core, flexibility, and functionality.
A well-designed personal training program will ensure varied, challenging workouts while emphasizing strong, safe movements. If you've been working out as part of a crowd, in group-exercise programs or just following currently-trending workouts, it may be time to step away.
Workout with a difference – go personal - and discover challenges and goals that work best for you specifically.
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