exercise, it’s just not a sustainable way to lose weight or control weight. We have all started and even maintained a schedule like that to find we can’t maintain, get derailed and gain the weight back.
So it’s time to get creative, I’m not sure what that means for each of you but I know if we sit down and discuss it we can find ways, if it’s getting a stand for a laptop to access on your home treadmill, walking during meetings, riding your bike to work, or walking every time you get on the phone you have got to find a way to overcome and create new habits. After all Movement is not a something we should compartmentalize it’s something we should do all day without having to stress as to whether or not we can make it to the gym or a class. That being said my part and the purpose for my space is as a place of teaching and of getting “more fit”. If in fact each of you we’re able to reach your fitness goal by eating right and moving all day then you would actually gain more from your time with me as you would be capable of higher intensity, more weight and quicker movements with less potential injury. So while I am squarely putting the onus on your shoulders in terms of more movement and good nutritional choices I am also challenging myself to help you figure out how to do that while teaching you good form, proper technique and giving you the mental wellbeing you feel after attending. And let’s not discount the social aspect!
I absolutely think there is a place for gyms and trainers in our culture just not as your entire means to wellness-we should supplement, teach and enhance.
Yours in Health – Doug Petersen