Do you workout because you want to or because you have to?
This is an important question to consider because it can make a huge difference in your outcome.
In my experience I’ve seen a lot of people working out because they have to. They come to my gym or contact me online to start a workout program because it’s something that needs to be done. Either they are fed up with how they feel or look, or worst case scenario there’s been a health scare and their doctor basically demands it. In both cases they are doing it because they no longer want to be in their current position.
They’re doing it because they have to and in a way, it’s not really their choice.
This option does work for a while because anger, frustration, and fear are all great motivators. We’re angry at our bad habits or poor condition so it’s time to change. We’re scared of the health risks so it’s time to change. Our current situation has to be different, so we HAVE to change.
But being healthy because you have to creates resistance. Continue reading “Do you Workout Because you Want to”
Training for longevity is a topic that has been popping up in a lot of conversations for me lately.
Longevity in a fitness sense is about having a high quality of function and ability throughout your entire life.
I believe our current generations will be living a long time. With the advancements we have in medicine, science, surgery, etc, many of us will likely reach 100 years of age and beyond!
That’s pretty fucking cool, but it’s also pretty fucking scary if you think about our current lifestyles and training methods.
I’m worried that we will make it that far in age, but I’m not sure our bodies will last that long.
One of the scariest things to me is the idea of living till 100 but having my body give out when I’m 60, 70 or 80.
I don’t want to be alive the last 20, 30, 40 years of my life unable to truly live!
One of my favourite quotes is: Continue reading “Training for Longevity”
If I told you it would take at least 2 years to reach your fitness goals, how would you respond?
Would you think 2 years is a long time?
Would you be willing to start that journey?
Would you want a guarantee?
Would you blow it off and find someone else who will tell you differently?
In my years of coaching experience, for most people to truly reach their health goals it takes 2 years, at least, of solid effort.
Now I’m not talking about the initial goal of 10, 20 or 30 pounds. I’m talking about the true, big picture, IDEAL VERSION OF YOU goals.
Depends how you look at it. Continue reading “What if 2 years changed everything?”