As a personal trainer, I predominantly work with people aged between forty and sixty and as a result, I get an insight into their daily life. What I have found is that between work, managing a household, raising a family, and preparing food, there aren’t many minutes left in the day for yourself.

For those of you who are in the 40-60-year-old bracket you are in a cycle of serving everyone else. Your careers, your children, your social circles, and your mortgage! When everyone is demanding things of you it is very easy to find you putting yourself second.

For most people it’s not for lack of wanting to live a healthy lifestyle. It might be a combination of things:

  • It’s been too long for me – I’ve been out of the fitness game for too long
  • I’ll injure myself in the gym and won’t be able to work/play with the kids/manage the household
  • I’m worried it’ll be really hard, and I’ll hate it

There is so much misinformation when it comes to exercise, we are led to believe “no pain no gain” needs to be present, otherwise you are wasting your time. This leads many people to put exercise off until they absolutely have to do it, due to health concerns or social pressure.

At Livefit we operate differently to other gyms – we focus on what is going to get YOU the results YOU are craving, and we focus on how to get there.

What we focus on is: What is your relationship with exercise?

Society tells us we need to look a certain way to be acceptable. However, I believe we should focus on how exercise makes us feel.

Exercise has the ability to reduce stress, improve sleep and increase your energy. You already know this. That’s not the issue. It’s the fact that despite how good we know it is for us we still don’t do it consistently.

We all live in the constant pressure and guilt of knowing we should be doing some exercise. Guilt doesn’t ever get lasting results… So why not take that away by doing something sustainable each day?

It doesn’t have to be hard, it doesn’t need to hurt, and it certainly doesn’t need to take much of your time. We need to transition into a mindset where we want to do healthy things for our body! Besides, doing something for yourself will give you a greater capacity to serve those around you.

How to do it

In the time you can brush your teeth, you can incorporate movement exercise into your daily routine. Think about doing some air squats, or leg raises while you’re brushing your teeth. And if you’re cooking dinner in the evening or helping the kids with homework, why not do some simple exercises as you work?

Small doses of daily exercise with boost your capacity to be able to cope with the demands of today’s fast paced lifestyle.

So why not start with something simple, the next time you brush your teeth? And when you’re feeling confident that you’re ready to move into a new phase of fitness, we’ll be right here and ready to welcome you with open arms.

For more training and expert assistance like this, contact Livefit to start out on your new personal training program for 2019. We can’t wait to see how much you can achieve – and we’ll keep you on track the whole way. Call us for a free visit on 0430 047 575.