The key to a successful fitness regime is to make sure that you find the perfect fit for you.
Be it physical exercise, a nutritional plan or a healthy mixture of both, it’s worth taking some time before you begin to ensure that there is: -
- A good fit with your starting point
What do I mean by this? Well, whilst everyone loves an optimist, there’s no point in beginning a plan which simply isn’t achievable or means you’ll be asking your body to do more than it is currently able to handle. There may be expensive sports cars that can go from zero to 60 in an inordinately short period of time but asking your body (and spirit) to go from relative inactivity to Olympic standard in a matter of months just isn’t do-able. To avoid health risks, injury and a fast track to misery, I as your personal trainer will be aiming for a degree of challenge that’s not unattainable at your current body condition or level of general health.
- A good fit with your goals
You’ve probably come to the decision to undertake a fitness programme with an end goal in mind. Short-term or long-term, what’s important to you is important to me and my desire is therefore to get you to that goal and make you feel good. It’s not just that I am a nice person (even although I like to think I am!), I know if you feel good you’ll want to keep up the exercise and achieve even more. I’ll obviously help you define your goals, with some recognisable milestones in there to measure your progress, but overall my aim is to allow you to accomplish the things that matter to you and fulfil the wishes that made you start your fitness journey in the first place.
- A good fit with your lifestyle
If your exercise regime or nutritional plans can’t be incorporated into your everyday life then they don’t stand a chance of being a total success (sorry!). If you’ve got your work/ life balance at a stage where it’s working for you and those around you, then the last thing you want to do is jeopardise that by attempting to undertake commitments that just can’t be incorporated into that schedule. Yes, there’s always room for a little bit of jiggling things around, but when it comes to a full-on feat of juggling, then something is going to give. A daily struggle to find time (plus the resulting feelings of guilt when you have to make tricky choices) is certainly not great for your physical or mental health and is very far away from the idea of improving your well-being.
The great news is that the inclusion of the word ‘personal’ in ‘personal trainer’ means that I am going to help you put together something that is unique to you, and which will consider all of the above. Get in touch today to find out how I can design a very specific programme with a strong bias towards personal success.