Happy New Year from Empower Personalized Fitness!
It’s that time of year where we start to get flooded with questions from people with concerns about their fitness plans. “My (lack of) fitness plan just isn’t working anymore!” Or, “What’s the best workout for me?”
In our nearly thirty years in the fitness industry, the have learned a few things with total certainty: You are a unique person. Your fitness, and likewise your nutrition, are personal to you as an individual.
As we begin this new decade we want to share three common problems we hear from our clients. The first is “My friend/neighbor started this new program over here and their results are great! I’m doing the same thing but nothing is happening for me.”
Maybe you are familiar with this. It could be your husband, spouse or partner does a few pushups and all of a sudden are super buff and trim. Maybe they start a new diet and the pounds just fall off. Personalization is the key. We all have different bodies. We all have different sets of genetics. The goal is to find a plan that helps you feel fit, strong, and healthy.
The second issue is they have tried to do it on their own. They got a gym membership, or did a running program, or downloaded an app. They’ve been trying to keep at it daily, but eventually, start to lose motivation. They get bored with their workouts. They had found a few they liked, and then did them over and over. Not only do their minds get bored, their bodies do as well. The SAID principle (Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands) is the physiological explanation for this. Read more about it HERE.
Essentially, your body is going get used to anything you do on a really regular basis. It’s great to have variety in your workouts. Not only so your mind stays challenged and interested in what you are doing but your body does as well.
The third challenge is simply being overwhelmed by the number of messages out there. Particularly this time of year, “New Year, new you!” messages are everywhere. Advertising bombards us with the idea that this specific program, or that specific diet will get us what we want. Marketers will try whatever they can to get you to ‘bite’, but to really the have staying power to make long term positive body changes requires a plan that is personalized to you.
Watch THIS VIDEO to hear us discuss how unique to you fitness can make your goal attainable.
- Personalization – A specific, customized fitness plan for you as an individual. What is your current fitness level? What’s your health story? Have you had fitness challenges in the past? What do you enjoy? What are your fitness and health goals? Consideration of all of these questions and others help shape a unique program.
- Work with a Fitness Professional – Find yourself an expert personal trainer who can really help you create that plan, then keep you motivated as you progress and continue to improve. Take a look at THIS VIDEO to hear us speak more on this.
- Commitment – This part is sometimes the hardest because physiological change takes time. It’s not going to happen in two weeks. You need to allow your ming and body to adjust to the change in routine for all of 2020, not just the first month.