Like many, my holiday period consisted of eating too much and doing too little. As a result I have come back determined to get back in shape (again).
Each year I get a steady stream of my patients at Activ Therapy asking me for advice on 1) what is the best option for them and 2) whether they should wait until they are pain free to start exercising? In Moorebank and Chipping Norton alone there is an anytime fitness, a plus fitness, crossfit, F45, pilates, curves as well as running clubs, sports teams, boot camps and martial arts academies. No wonder its hard to decide.
My answer to 1 is always to go with what will interests you and motivates you and to consider your goals. I always encourage people not to go by price. At the end of the day paying a lot of money to never go is a lot more costly in my mind that paying a little more to actually train and achieve your goals. Ultimately it does come down to what kind of exercise you will enjoy and have the best chance of sticking with (at least long enough to see some actual progress!).
Part 2 is a bit more straight forward. Exercise is always appropriate, its just a matter of doing things the right way and at the right intensity. If you have a current injury then it isnt difficult for a therapist to assess you and give you a list of things you shouldn't do which you can then take to your trainer. Your trainer will have a 101 ways to punish you for being overly festive over the holidays so simply eliminating what isnt appropriate wont get in the way of constructing a program that will work for you.
Also it should be noted that a good trainer will be able to help you with exercises that will actually help your condition. So it's another reason to get moving sooner.
So if you are still procrastinating about getting yourself fit again this year, hopefully reading this means you have one less excuse to make to your personal trainer.
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