Obviously no one is allergic to actually doing exercise, it’s more the thought of exercise that turns their stomach.
I guess some people can be allergic to some things that happen as a result of exercise – eg sweating or eczema conditions, but for the most part the above rings true – so for today, let’s focus on the thought of exercise for some people.
Why would that be?
There’s a heap of reasons.
Possibly a bad experience in the past.
I remember back in the early days of DPM I actually benefited from the incompetence of a certain big fitness chain that’s still around.
I had nothing to do with them, but I did happen to get a number of clients from there who were sick of the way they were being treated at that gym, or a trainer who was more interested in looking at their phone or the hot girl on the treadmill then actually focusing on the person who was paying them money.
Another reason might be people not wanting to sweat as I mentioned earlier.
Or how they perceive they look when they are doing the exercise (HINT: people are too focused on what they’re doing to worry about what anyone else is doing!)
If you ever need any proof of that all you have to do is walk through any shopping centre or public space and realise the amount of people who are too stuck with their nose in a phone or in their own little bubble to even be aware that they’re about to walk into someone else.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore.
It doesn’t have to be something you hate doing.
It can actually be fun.
Or for some, actually something that isn’t too bad after all if the idea of fun seems to be too far fetched right now.
If you’ve ever found yourself in any of the above categories, you’re never going to get a better time than now to try and find something that you can bring yourself to enjoy doing.
Why now? First week of the year, and you’ve had a chance to unwind after a year that I don’t want to go through again in a hurry.
And it’s time to focus on you again – and what you can do this year to get things on the right track for you.
As I’ve always said, your rarely ever going to feel worse AFTER doing some exercise.
And if you have a fear towards exercise groups or trainers or you know someone who fits that category,
I’d love to help out this year.
Or maybe you’ve just put the exercise on the back burner over the end of last year and it’s time to get back in the saddle again?
Whatever your answer is, if I can help you, or someone who you know would benefit, I’d love to.
The best way to get started is fill in this form here or hit reply and let me know what’s on your mind and what you’re looking to get out of this year ahead.