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Welcome to Fit Flip
This is part of the story of how one fitness specialist went from very rigid thinking to using fun to stay in the best shape of their life.
In the beginning of my fitness career I was very rigid in my thinking and believed that only certain exercises on one specific brand of weights was the only way to train. There is a specific reason that all fitness certifications require continuing education credits to continue to be certified through the organization. We all start off at one point and hopefully learn and grow from there. Sometimes that one point is a foundation to build off of. Sometimes that point has to be rethought.
If someone had told me 15 years ago that my primary mode of fitness would be to contort my body around a pole I would have either laughed or gotten so offended we would have had words. I never would have believed I could have the muscle definition I have without training with the traditional heavy weights and miserable cardio regimen.
I also believed that the weight I was at was right for my age and that “we weren't meant to be the same size we were in high school”. I didn't know that trying something I had never thought of as a regimen for fitness would actually be my key to meeting my fitness goals. That was my flip my first turn-around and the first time I exercised for something other than to lose weight. Before, I never would have believed that exercise could be anything more than just dedicated time to work to get into shape. I didn't know that exercise can be fun!
For a workout to be effective long term, it must have at least two qualities. It must 1. Be intense enough to produce results and 2. Must be something one will actually do. For instance, if you want to lose 20 pounds but you hate to run it might not be the best idea to sign up for that marathon. While goal setting is a great motivator and can be a way to lose weight, if it’s an activity that you hate the goal is less likely to be met.
So does training with me mean you have to work out on a pole? Absolutely not. The pole is a vehicle just like any other training equipment (think treadmill, or step machine but a lot more fun) on the market. As a trainer my job is to find an activity you can live with that is intense enough to help you reach your fitness goals. What if you hate every form of exercise that exists? That's when it's time to double down on your goal setting and figure out which mode of fitness will help meet those goals. With my years of experience in many different areas of fitness I can help you get through your chosen program as effectively and safely as possible.