Nike is constantly telling everyone, “You’re an athlete.”
Here’s the thing: You’re most likely not an athlete, and that’s okay.
You shouldn’t be worried about being an athlete – you should be focused on becoming a better mover!
As humans, we were made to be movers. Our early ancestors were nomadic; they were constantly in moving.
Biologically, we crave that type of movement. We were built for it!
Today, people workout more than ever before. People spin, and run, and do yoga. People are more conditioned than ever before, but, unfortunately, it’s all BS if they’re not becoming better movers.
When people aren’t getting the results they want from their exercise regimens, they often say they have a diet or motivation problem. I don’t believe that at all.
The answer, is actually, pretty simple. People need to move more, and they need to move better, because better movement, means better results.
At WILLSPACE, our trainers workout for seven to ten hours a week. And during that time, they’re not just trying to burn calories, or do more reps, or lift heavier weights. Instead, they’re focused on personal development. They’re focused on working out in a way that makes them stronger, more flexible, and better at moving.
I tell clients all the time, that to have those types of results, three hours of exercise per week is just honestly not enough.
Especially, when it’s the exact same type of exercise, over and over.
I don’t have a problem with yoga and spinning, but one thing can’t be the only thing you do. You need to switch up your workouts, so your whole body can become stronger and more mobile, not just a specific section, through one specific movement.
If you haven’t invested in quality, and learning the proper form and how to train, you’ll get injured. If you don’t learn the right way to move, its painful, and your brain is like, “Screw this!”
Your body is intuitive, and when it’s trying to tell you something, or its pain, you need to listen. If you constantly need acupuncture, physical therapy, and a chiropractor, something is wrong! Working out shouldn’t be traumatic.
Learning, or relearning, how to train is a constant, never ending process. There is always room for improvement, no matter who you are.
We should all always be asking ourselves, “How can I make this more effective? How can I move in a better way?”
And don’t limit yourself to the same class over and over again, because there’s always more to explore.