Friday, March 9, 2012

Find what you love

I work with all different kinds of clients with different goals, dreams, likes & dislikes.  It's important for us to work together to find exercises and activities that they enjoy.  For example, if they love being outside, we don't spend a lot of time on the treadmill.

Do you know what types of activities or forms of exercise you like?  Here are some questions to help:

1.  Do you like being outdoors?
If you enjoy the outdoors but always buy the latest infomercial piece of equipment....why?  Get outside and go for a walk or play a sport.

2.  Do you get bored easily?
If you get bored easy, try doing something like a circuit workout.  These workouts are great because you're doing different exercises for short periods of time.  No time to get bored.

3.  Are you a very social person?
If so, group fitness or exercising with friends is the way to go.

4.  Do you have a super busy schedule?
Who doesn't, but some more than others.  If you're schedule is crazy, it's still no excuse not to exercise.  Get some exercise during your day by walking the stairs at work and taking a walk break instead of a coffee break (we all should be doing this!).

Take some time to think about your likes & dislikes.  What will keep you motivated to stay active.  Now go do it!