Fit is Important
You’re probably thinking I’m talking about clothing but really I’m talking about health and fitness.
Fitness isn’t a one size fits all type of thing, as most things in life aren’t. Everyone has different tastes and interests when it comes to diet, fitness, their career and hobbies, TV shows, clothing… basically anything and everything.
Incorporating fitness and health measures into one’s life is important. Finding the factors that FIT you for your needs as well as your interests are far more important.
Health is extremely important for longevity through life. It’s essential to find an activity that you enjoy – one that doesn’t feel like a “chore”. When you find something you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick with it, which will lead you to success with your goals.
For each individual, fitness will mean something different.
Fitness for me has changed over the years. At first it was swimming, running, and horseback riding. Now, for the last 11 years fitness to me has been getting into the gym 5-6 days a week. Even in those 11 years, my interests within the gym have changed. I started as doing HIIT circuits with minimal weight training, then transitioned into prepping for bodybuilding competitions, and now I’m just your normal gym rat that loves pushing myself to new limits while enjoying the other great things in life…like food.
Anyways, fitness won’t look the same for everyone. I know that lifting weights isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. You may enjoy hiking and rock climbing more. Sarah might like yoga and bike rides, and Josh might like training for obstacle course races. Everyone has their own interests and there is no right or wrong answer. The right answer depends on you.
The great thing about fitness is – there are SO many options out there today.
Being a fitness coach...
I’ve had the chance to work with a wide variety of people over the years, in 1:1 and group settings. I’ve had the opportunity to see and understand why and how individuals enjoy different styles of training.
I’ve also been able to watch other coaches and jump into various styles of training over the years, learning what I enjoy for myself as well as what I enjoy coaching and what a lot of clients tend to like.
I’ve learned that personal training isn’t for everyone. Just as group fitness classes aren’t really for me.
I’ve also learned that if you want success with fitness and your health goals, you have to find a way to make it work FOR you. Which is where finding your FIT comes in.
Again, everyone’s circumstances are different. Carving out time for a 2 hour gym sesh or a long run may not be in the cards for some. Perfect example is a woman I recently started to work with.
This woman has a very busy work schedule and family life. She wanted to introduce fitness back into her life but wasn’t able to make the commitment to coming into the studio or going to the fitness center in her community. So I go to her and we have an hour training session twice a week. Sometimes it’s just us, other times her 2.5 year old daughter joins in!
She’s also picked up tennis again, another great way that she’s finding her fit! I’m so happy to see her taking control of her health and fitness in the best way she can with her schedule.
What's Your Fit?
What may work for one person, won’t work for you.
Find the fitness that fits you. Check out various styles, such as:
- Fitness Classes – spin, barre, bootcamps, yoga, etc.
- Get Outside – hiking, kayaking/paddle boarding, biking, walking/running, etc.
- CrossFit – do a few drop ins, be sure to work with a coach.
- Check out your local Gym – try some weight training.
- Recreational Sports – great way to find a community of people!
- Personal Training – meet with a few different personal trainers, the 1st one may not be your match.
Seriously TRY EVERYTHING. And when you find one or a few that you enjoy, stick to them! Find a local community group (like a runners group, hiking, etc. They’re everywhere), this will help to keep you motivated and accountable!
Are you struggling to find your fit?
Struggling to incorporate health and fitness into your life? Connect with me and let’s start a conversation to discover what fits you!