To most people’s frustration when they ask how long will it take? I give the answer, it depends. We all know there are 6-week transformation programs out there that should get you fit and healthy. Promising to give you the body you want but do they work? For some, they might work. How long can they sustain the training and the food habits that were required to get there? For some it can take months/years to get to where you want to be. I’m not only talking about how your body looks like but the mindset you have towards exercise, food lifestyle etc.
To develop the right tools to handle a stressful situation and not resort to inactivity and poor dietary choices can take time to develop. If someone has lost weight in a short period of time but after 2 years they are back to where they started, has it worked or are they still in the process of getting fit and healthy? Life happens and that’s why the time it takes to get fit and healthy depends on the person.
The list is endless but here are some very common examples.
Injuries: My first and foremost responsibility as a personal trainer is to make sure my clients are training in a sensible way. Make sure to minimise the risk of injury, adjusting their training plan to keep old injuries at bay.
There is a difference between being fit and being fit and healthy, you can be fit but not necessarily healthy. To be really fit can have a price and take a toll on your overall health. I would say being healthy is a balance between exercise/physical activity, self-care, work/life balance, stress levels, food intake and a healthy relationship with food. To strike this balance is no easy task!
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London-based female personal trainer for individuals who are committed to improving their health through movement.