To inspire excitement about fitness and exercise, helping people set and reach goals thereby raising confidence, self-esteem and overall wellness.
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 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 heavy weights and miserable cardio.
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: