If you missed it, this was an interview that Foothills Magazine had with Derek Poirier, our Training
Excuse #1: Not Enough Time
The reason why it’s not viable: You must create time every day to exercise and be healthy. It should be high on the priority list and part of your lifestyle. A good quality workout can be completed in under an hour if you learn how to exercise efficiently. Regular exercise has been proven to make you more productive at work as well as improving your mood and making you feel better overall. You can work with a trainer or join a group exercise class to make your workouts productive and efficient so that they fit into your busy schedule.
Excuse #2: I Don’t Know What to Do
The reason why it’s not viable: The most important part of exercising is moving and having fun even if it’s as simple as going for a walk in the fresh air. Start simple and gradually increase the difficulty of your exercise routine. Remember to enjoy how it feels to move your body and make your muscles work. You don’t want to suffer through every workout. At CACFit we have several trainers that can help you create an exercise routine specific to you and the goals that you’d like to achieve. We will also help you with proper form to ensure that you efficiently reach your goals and prevent injury.
Excuse #3: It’s Too Expensive
The reason why it’s not viable: You are investing in your health which is one of the most important things to spend your money on. Regular exercise can help you prevent spending much more on medical bills in the future. Many people spend a considerable amount of money on eating out and entertainment, while working with a trainer or joining an exercise class, will be an invaluable way to make exercise your lifestyle. It also helps to join a community of like-minded individuals who will encourage you along the way.
Excuse #4: I don’t like exercising in a gym
The reason why it’s not viable: I totally understand because when it comes to cardio I have to be out on the trails breathing in the fresh air. At CACFit we have an Outdoor Fit program with the purpose of getting people outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty in this area. The Outdoor Fit program consists of trainer led hikes, runs, outdoor workouts, snowshoeing, and much more.
Excuse #5: Exercise is too boring
The reason why it’s not viable: Exercise can seem boring if you are forcing yourself to do workouts that you don’t enjoy doing. It’s important to discover the type of exercise that you enjoy so that you can continue doing it for the rest of your life. Everyone enjoys different things so for the individual that can be one-on-one training, small group or team training, classes, or outdoor workouts. At CACFit we have a wonderful social atmosphere and a lot of people enjoy working out with others in small or large group settings. You will quickly build a relationship with the gym that makes exercising fun and productive.
Come over to CACFit and talk with us about the many options that we have to offer. You can join an orientation or sign up for a consultation with a trainer so that we can help you discover the type of exercise that you can turn into a lifestyle. Everyone is different so it’s important to find what works for you so that you can obtain the results that you desire as efficiently as possible and have fun with exercise in the process!
Julie Miller, “4 Experts Weigh In On the Most Common Excuses for Avoiding Exercise”, Foothills Magazine, January 2019, p. 15-16.