THINGS I TRY NOT TO SAY AS A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Every instructor has their own way of teaching. I have learned a lot from teaching different types of fitness over the last 8 years. I also coached a synchronized swim team for 15 years. Trainers always have their client’s best interest in mind. Everyone exercises for a different reason. I feel it’s important to find some sort of activity that motivates YOU! Many are looking to prevent disease, get more energy, increase their endurance, get stronger and toned, improve posture, flexibility, or burn calories. There are many great classes out there, choose anything that moves your body.
3 THINGS I TRY NOT TO TELL MY CLIENT’S:
- Work off that dessert you ate! Exercise should not be used to earn the right to eat, especially if you think it is “bad” for you. You have the right to eat whatever you want. Enjoy if you want to spurge but don’t use exercise as an excuse.
- Get ready for tank tops or swimsuit season! Not everyone is looking to wear a bikini or a swimsuit. Be proud of your body no matter what. Fitness is for health and for fun, no pressure. I have never worn a bikini and don’t plan to. I prefer a fit body all year round!
- You need to burn extra calories to get that weight off! Again exercise has many benefits but should not be used as a punishment for gaining weight. It will aid in weight loss but more importantly you need to change your eating habits.Look for what works for you, whether it’s a bootcamp class, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, biking, running or walking. Just find something!