Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Overcoming Obstacles That Are Keeping You From Reaching Fitness Goals

Going from having several trainers to now being a trainer, I have to say that I have heard every EXCUSE as to why people can't workout. I have even been guilty of giving excuses in the past before I realized the true importance of a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a certain level of fitness. Everything from the typical lack of time, lack of money, schedule conflicts, to uncertainty about the commitment or dedication it takes to reach your goals. Here is the deal. You can always find an excuse. Time? Well did you have time to watch last nights 2 hour episode of the Bachelor?? Then you DEFINITELY have time. Think about it. If you can carve out time in your day to catch your weekly episode of whatever show, then you have time to be active. Money? This is pretty standard. I understand that money is beyond tight and surviving is a struggle for most of us daily, living paycheck to paycheck. But, it is all about organizing your finances. For example, if you are a coffee addict and go to Starbucks daily, spending an average of $5/trip, that is $35/week, $140/month. That money could go towards a gym membership or working with a trainer. This is just an example. We all have our vices, luxuries, extras that we spend money on here and there without really realizing where our money goes. Why not put a little money aside and invest in your health?? Commitment and dedication is a big one. You have to be ready for change before you even get started. A trainer is an amazing tool to keep you focused, on track, hold you accountable, and provide direction in reaching your goals, but you must be ready to commit!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thoughts On My Training To "train"

Just when I thought I knew it all...Well ALMOST it all...I learned something new. Actually I am totally kidding. Although I do feel like I have a pretty solid foundation of fitness and training, my orientation for this new position as a trainer has been an eye-opening experience, and I definitely look forward to learning all I can. It has definitely been a while since I have blogged but the past few weeks have been hectic to say the least with interviews and decision making regarding a training job. I finally made my choice and went to a location where I felt confident that I would benefit most as a new trainer. Meaning, the manager seemed passionate and thorough, very informative about the facility and training in general. All these qualities are important to me in developing a solid foundation that will ensure a successful future as a trainer. However, I will be the first to admit that the first few days of training were a challenge. There is much to be learned and I totally see myself growing here. It has also been challenging so far, mostly because the way this gym trains is so different from anything I have ever seen. The best way to describe it is that, I know what the trainers do at my gym, the experiences I have had with trainers that have trained me, and how I train myself, what they do there doesn't fit into any of the groups. I like the programs at this facility, the training methods, and reasoning/why behind the methods, which is important because I firmly believe and live my life/only get involved in things I believe in and encourage others to do the same!