When you hear the word “resolution”? What words does it conjure up? Resolve, resign? Not very motivating is it? This year instead of making resolutions, take actions. If you want change in your life, then things need to change, to move, to act. Taking action is a declaration. “I declare that I will exercise three times a week.” That statement demands action and action will give you the results you want. Time to ACT. But wait, how? I mean look at all the choices: Yoga, personal training, suspension training, cycle, kickboxing, bootcamps, massage, small group, corporate wellness, nutrition consultation, and many other forms of health and fitness.
What does it all mean, where do I find it and how the heck do I afford it in this economy?
First let’s begin with the essentials of proper health and fitness: Cardio, resistance weight training and proper nutrition. That’s it. Those three components create optimum health. It is the quality and quantity of those three that are important. The health and fitness industry has changed dramatically over the last 5 years. It happened because of each of you and your needs. We listened to what you needed to be successful at creating a healthy life. The industry created options to meet the likes and interests and time constraints required by the public, but met the health needs of every individual. You don’t have to join a gym.
The easiest and cheapest way to get fit and healthy is DVDs. DVDs are available everywhere. Save money by buying used versions and find the style and people you like. Get several different kinds that use different styles.
Next would be studios that hold boot camps, one-on-one training as well as small group and perhaps suspension training. Boot camps are the big thing now, and at my fitness studio, we have several to choose from including suspension training with the TRX. Boot camp programs are designed for several people to work out together, yet still get the one-on-one from the trainer when it comes to form and modifications of exercises. Fast results, great fun and build confidence. You also get nutrition consults to meet the 3 requirements for good health.
Other studio-type atmospheres include yoga and boxing. It’s all about getting in shape. No sissies allowed in yoga. Boxing, kickboxing and MMA (mixed martial arts) style training are a great way to get all three components for optimum health.
Massage, acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki, bio mat, these are all part of health. Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies and we must make the conscious effort to put our health first. This is a gift to yourself or a loved one that will always be appreciated.
Corporate wellness comes in so many different packages that it requires its own article! Suffice it to say, businesses are incorporating more and more of these packages into the work force. If you have one available, USE IT. Now there is only one thing left to do, choose an option and ACT on it NOW!