At Fitness Evolution, our youngest client is 14-years-old, and our oldest client is nearly 70.
We work with a couple high school seniors, multiple grandparents, college students and mothers of all ages.
Not one of our clients is a professional athlete, but we have several teachers, two lawyers, a wedding photographer and four nurses.
We’ve even trained a stand-up comedian.
Each and every one of these clients uses their body on a daily basis. Whether they are moving patients in the hospital, hauling mulch for yard work, lifting small children or playing golf, life involves movement.
Oftentimes we think of exercise as something only done for weight loss or to have bigger muscles. In reality, everything we do that involves standing, sitting, bending, lifting and moving is exercise.
While fitness is important for weight loss it is also about much, much more than that. Being healthy and fit is about living your life in the way you truly want to, without having to worry about your physical condition holding you back.
I’ve had new clients come in and say they want to be able to play on the floor with their kids, chase after their grandchildren, go for long bike rides even hike the Grand Canyon.
Sure, they want to lose weight too, and get stronger. But what most people who come to us really want is to be able to enjoy life.
That’s something everyone wants. It is something we all deserve.
One client we worked with had terrible back pain. She could not get through a work day without suffering terribly, and often came home and had to lie down the rest of the day due to the pain.
She sought out Personal Training because she was tired of being held back by the pain and tired of not feeling good. Although moving was painful, she realized moving was also the answer to relief from the pain.
After a few months of training this client gained strength and learned how to properly stretch throughout the day. These changes greatly reduced her back pain and also improved her quality of life. She told us she thought she would have to live with the pain forever. What a relief to know that was not the case!
Working out is not just about weight loss, muscles or looking good in a tank top. You do not have to be a certain age or size to lift weights. Everyone, regardless of where we are on our journey though, life benefits from regular exercise and strength training.
We all move.
We all work.
We are all athletes. Our sport is life. We need to be ready to play.