A new year has begun. You’re still overweight. Your blood pressure is up from 2017, and every time you see your doctor, you’re told your A1C levels are getting closer to indicating Type 2 diabetes. Not only that, but going up the stairs leaves you out of breath, and you dread carrying your groceries from the car to your house every time you shop.
You could join the community centre gym and start walking, and hopefully soon running, on the treadmill, or riding the stationary bike or elliptical—boring yourself out of your own skull in the process.
You could try that new spin class you’ve heard people rave about, but it seems so repetitive.
You could try to pick up swimming again. You remember liking it when you were a kid. But the thought of fighting over the lane with five other swimmers isn’t exactly enticing.
Or you could sign up for bootcamp, but the thought of working out outside at 6 a.m. in the cold early January morning makes you shiver just thinking about it.
Or yoga. Yoga gets you somewhat fit, right? Or does it?
The options for fitness are vast, to say the least…
Before you make a decision, let’s reverse engineer this for a moment to figure out what’s going to actually get you what you REALLY want and need.
What you undoubtedly want is to be and feel healthier, right? To improve your growing health concerns, right? To make climbing stairs and grocery shopping easier, right? And if you look better in the process, that would be more than welcome, right? Oh and you probably have some chronic injuries that you wouldn’t mind healing, and you certainly don’t want to get more injured, right?
Is a three-day-a-week treadmill routine going to get you all of the above? Or swimming, or yoga, or a freeze-your-ass-off 6-week bootcamp? I’m going to take a leap here and say NO. None of those things are going to get you where you want to be, which is to live a happier, healthier life.
So what will?
Hiring a professional coach!
Here’s why a coach is the way to go:
Contrary to what you may have been told, fitness isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. With us, you’ll work in a one-on-one environment with a coach (and will eventually be able to also attend group classes). Your coach will be able to address your individual needs, your strengths, weaknesses, injuries and goals, and then hold your hand and steer you in the right direction physically, mentally and emotionally.
Ever start a workout routine but then fall off after a few days, weeks or months because there’s nothing to hold you accountable? Appointments with your coach will go a long way in ensuring you stay committed to achieving what you really want.
You’ll actually get fit!
Imagine that? Actually seeing improvements! Half the reason people do fall off the wagon is because they don’t notice any strength, skill, stamina, endurance, or body composition benefits from working out. Working with a professional coach, who will monitor your progress, is what’s going to vault your fitness, health and body composition changes to levels you didn’t know were possible.
Heal Your Chronic Pain:
You know that shoulder injury you sustained when you were 16 that was never diagnosed and never totally healed? Or the chronic pain you feel in your knees or back every time you stand or sit for too long? Yeah, your coach will give you tools to help eliminate those chronic aches and pains you gave up on trying to heal years ago.
You know you need to change the way you eat, but again there’s nobody to hold you accountable, and you’re confused what you should be eating because you hear so much contradictory information. Like fitness, nutrition isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Your coach will work with you through trial and error to figure out what your body needs to run as effectively as possible. And in the process, you’re going to find you’ll love the way your body looks and feels a whole lot more!
The result: You’ll finish 2018 a lot healthier, fitter and happier than you started the year.