Personal Trainer Adam Knueppel wants you to:
It’s spring, and time to check in on that New Year’s Resolution – how’s it going? If the answer is “Not well,” then, why not?
When we have trouble reaching a goal, there are some common reasons. The reason that “Goals” exist – whether big, small, personal, simple or complex – is to motivate us to keep improving. Take a second and ask yourself these questions about any goal you’re currently working towards:
Is it Specific? Can it be Measured?
Is it Achievable? Is it Realistic?
Have you set a Time frame for accomplishing it?
Bonus: keep something around that helps keep you motivated: Post-It notes with relevant quotations, family pictures…anything that is meaningful to your objective.
Despite all of that, you may hit a rough patch. Before you decide to give up or quit, or even slow down, think back to why you started this journey in the first place!
Wherever you are in your fitness journey, there is always more to learn. Asking questions is one of the best ways to do that. It’s common to spend your time in the gym focused on getting your workout done and moving on with your day. However, that concentration on “doing your thing” can mean that, over time, incorrect form can turn into bad habits – and those can turn into injuries. Asking questions of one of the Personal Trainers before you try a new workout, movement or machine can save you from investing your workout time inefficiently (and so not getting the results you expect) or, more importantly, from hurting yourself. I used to be shy about asking questions. But, this is your health; your Trainer staff want you to succeed, and answering your fitness questions is why we’re here!
Meet Adam at the Washington Avenue or Erie Street clubs, or read more about him here.