Perceptions of “Fitness”

Perceptions of “Fitness” by Jenna Brooks, PRO PTS

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What makes a good workout? Is it the amount you sweat? How about “the burn”? Over the years I have coached so many people with a jaded perception of what makes a good workout. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve heard even Professional Trainers boast about making their clients vomit or how they couldn’t walk the next day. No wonder fitness is so intimidating!

Just like anything, we formulate associations to the experiences we have. If you have ever tried to exercise without proper guidance (or the wrong guidance for that matter) you could experience pain or an injury. What type of emotions do you think you then associate with fitness? Chances are, when you experience “pain” with fitness you’re less likely to return to it. This sets in motion the “yo-yo” effect, propelling us further from the ever so desired healthy lifestyle.

So how do we overcome the social conditioning of what “fitness” feels like? Let’s break it down to 3 Easy Steps.

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