Let’s face it, you wouldn’t stick to a career or job that you didn’t enjoy – so why would you stick to a workout program you didn’t enjoy? In order to achieve your goals, ensuring your program 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 – requiring physical and mental exertion – often feels more like a chore than a fun activity. As a result, establishing 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 kickboxing session or during a high intensity interval training session, why not consider incorporating these into every one of your sessions?
It’s important that you communicate to your personal trainer what exercises you enjoy and which ones you don’t. For instance, if you like being pushed hard but can’t stand doing exercises like box jumps or burpees, talk to your trainer. While they will always encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone, they will never make you do something you are uncomfortable (or dislike) doing.