Personal Training

Both ancient and modern medicine connects exercise to benefits of both body and mind, and you don’t have to use expensive equipment to get those benefits. We focus on basic equipment and bodyweight exercises that are effective for all levels of fitness. 

Whatever your fitness goals, we will work with you to create a program that fits within your schedule and progresses you towards achieving them. Then we coach you every step of the way at our studio, at your home, or other location.

 

“Little by little does the trick.”

– Aesop

Tips and tricks you can try today!

Develop a goal that is personally, intrinsically motivating.

While “getting fit”, “losing weight”, and “looking better” sound good to most people, they are vague and don’t produce readily apparent, short-term results. So few people find them effective for long-term motivation. Instead, focus on goals that create immediate, positive feelings, such as “reducing stress” and “increasing physical energy”. Even using working out as a way to “make new friends” can help motivate some people consistently and long-term. Reflect on what matters most to you, and identify a personal goal that works.

Start small.

It’s easy to overwhelm both your body and mind with extensive changes to diet and exercise. This is typical of New Year resolutions, and one of the reasons why they usually fail. So start with one or two small changes and stick to them for a week or two. Try simple changes like only eating one small helping of desert, taking a walk after eating dinner, adding 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise to your routine each week, etc. Then add 1-2 more small changes and keep the process going.

Reward yourself.

Exercising regularly automatically comes with a lot of rewards, including better sleep, increased energy, improved mental and emotional stability, and increased feelings of wellness. But these rewards take time and don’t provide the immediate motivation needed to promote consistency.

Setting up your own rewards for the completion of a workout can provide that early motivation and help you build the mental strength to keep working out regularly. These rewards should be relatively healthy and not undermine the hard work you are doing (so no donuts ;-). Rewards like: 1) watching an episode of your favorite show; 2) taking a bubble bath or long, hot shower; 3) enjoying a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, etc.; 4) spending time with a close friend or loved one.

Disclaimer: This web site does not provide medical advice and is for general informational purposes only. Do not use the content as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program.

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