We believe the hardest part of getting fit is knowing where to start! Getting you started in fitness is our specialty!
What is stopping you from getting fit?
Underestimating the importance of the right mind set in starting a fitness program leads to disappointment and eventually abandoning of the program altogether.
Being realistic about your own fitness and understanding that fitness, like mastering any skill, requires patience and progresses in stages helps you to persist.
Beware of the following traps that stop many beginners before they get to the finish line!
1. Doing too much too soon
Motivation and excitement at the beginning of a fitness program may seem explosive, as the hope for success is high and adrenaline is pumping, however this enthusiasm will drive you only in the short term. It is therefore important to learn how to reel in some of this excitement and go for a more steady state. Learn the basics of good exercising techniques and avoid injuries.
2. Ignoring recovery
Many beginners in fitness believe that they should get out there every day and train like mad, generally ignoring the importance of recovery on the body. The body, especially if it has not exercised for a while, needs the time to catch up to what the mind knows it can do. This may sound boring, however in the long term the body will surprise you if given time and consistent training.
3. Not having a goal or plan
The biggest killer to any fitness program is no direction – getting fit for the sake of fitness doesn’t make sense. A good goal, with a strong reason for the goal will keep any beginner from straying into the abyss of “what for!” When you are feeling that you can’t go on, your goals will save you and let you know that you have the power to start and finish!
Talk to you soon!