Have you been going to the gym? Is this in line with your goals for the year?
We are 12 days into the New Year, and it’s the peak time for gyms. In most fitness centres, it’s a “Where’s Waldo” scene, and becomes a stressful place to be.
For many people starting out, gyms can be intimidating places at the best of times, but add in a packed gym floor, or exercise class, and it can be enough to scare people away.
The great news is that you don’t need a gym. In fact, for many people starting out (or getting back to exercise after some time off), workouts are NOT the thing they should be doing.
There is a concept called the Movement Spectrum (See Image) that I talk about in my book. To sum it up quickly and simply, people try to get fit by working out, but they often neglect the start of the movement spectrum (Movement, Activity, and Exercise) which are critical to success in Fitness and Performance.
The interesting thing is that fitness and performance are optional. If you know how to move well, are generally active throughout the day, and regularly get your body above baseline levels of intensity (whether you are in a gym or not), you can achieve 80-90% of the health benefits without “working out”.
My recommendation is to look at how often you move your body each day (mobility, stretching, etc.), and how generally active your life is. Work on these areas first, before committing to a regular gym regimen, since failing to do this most often leads to injury, illness, and frustration over the long term.
If you feel that some guidance would be beneficial to you, feel free to reach out. We would love to help. It’s what we love to do (and are pretty darn good at)!
Yours in Health and Happiness!
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New Year’s Success Seminar
(Jan. 9th, 2018)
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New Year’s REVolution program
(Starts Jan. 15th, 2018)
KickStart Your Year Success Workshop, Goal Setting, and Planning Session
(Jan 16th, 2018, 5-8 pm)
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