At the private studio where I train there is no real New Year's rush; it's business as usual until it's finally warm enough for people to shed layers, look forward to summer break, and of course, wedding season! This is what gets people thinking about starting a fitness routine, or kicking their old routine in the rear.
The first thing I do with a new client is establish what routine she had before and her level of success with previous trainers. If this is her FIRST time working out, then we are laying the groundwork and starting with the basics. This can be tough for some new clients to hear, as they may only be focused on the swimsuit or dress hiding away in some deep drawer or corner of the closet. But fast results diminish quickly, and it's time to make those changes stick for life!
So if you're looking at your calendar for the next few months and find yourself stressing yet again about getting ready to bear it all on the beach or being on display as part of ANOTHER wedding party, ask yourself if you would rather look and feel ready for anything, all year round.
Spring fever may be what first brings you to my door, but it's turning that short-term goal - be it a bikini or a bridal gown - into a long-term fitness plan that I will use to keep you coming back!
"I just want to be...."
If you are like most imperfect human beings, there has been a time in your life when you have said this out loud to others or yourself, as you pondered what you needed to do to make that improvement. All too often, I hear clients set a goal as the end-all be-all to their training, as in "I will do this one thing and I will then be the person I've always wanted to be!"
It doesn't work like that.