Whatever your starting point, it’s okay.
On the training floor our goal is to help our clients feel and move better. This can happen through losing some fat, becoming more body aware, gaining some mobility, increasing strength or using exercise as a stress outlet.
Each person is unique and not just in a “special snowflake” kind of way, but as in each of you comes from different backgrounds and injury history. From bionic knees, fused backs to missing organs and rare disease. Each one of you has a vastly different history and that’s just the physical side. Let’s not forget that everybody has differing goals, lifestyles, exercise preferences and dislikes. This leaves a lot of room for individuality.
Too often we hear from people that they need to get fitter or be a bit slimmer before coming in to see us. I usually liken this to making sure your car is in good shape before going to the mechanic. The point of this short post is to say that know matter what your starting point is it will undoubtedly be different from the next person. That is okay.
Don’t compare yourself to how other people are doing. The most discouraging thing you can do to yourself is think “I can’t do it, so I wont bother doing anything.” There is always something we can do.
We get a lot of joy helping people make progress with their physical body and the list of benefits that come from physical movement is ever growing so forget the reasons why you can’t and focus on what you can.