In order to succeed with your health and fitness goals, starting a program that incorporates movement you enjoy and feel comfortable doing will go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals. In our technologically advanced society where you can get almost anything at the touch of a button, something like exercise – something requiring physical and mental exertion and no small amount of patience – often feels more like a chore than a fun activity. Consequently, finding a program you enjoy will help ensure you maintain a long-term, active lifestyle instead of reverting back to a sedentary lifestyle. For instance, if you enjoy the way your body feels during and after a boxing session or during a high intensity interval training session, why not consider incorporating these into every session?
It’s important that you communicate to your trainer what exercises you enjoy and which ones you dislike. For instance, if you like being pushed hard but can’t stand doing exercises like box jumps or burpees, talk to your trainer. They will always encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone but will never make you do something you are uncomfortable (or dislike) doing.