The Simple Joy of Movement

11 Apr

The Simple Joy of Movement

No one ever said you need to be athletic, coordinated or even very good at exercise in order to do it.

You don’t have to run ten miles on a treadmill or push a ton of weight to keep up. Let’s take the “work” out of it and make it more enjoyable. Remember when you were a kid and how free you felt riding your bike or playing tag at the park? You did it because it was fun. You did it because of the simple joy if it. Why should that have to change?

        Most of the people I work with are average, hard working every day people who just want to feel good.  They often don’t have a lot of experience being active and that’s okay. I’ve always believed that what you do inside the gym should help you outside of it. There’s this misconception that you already need to be in good shape in order to participate. Let me tell you, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I often tell people,

   

You have to start somewhere. We were all beginners once!

It is always intimidating to start being active when you’ve never done it before. You may ask yourself, “Why am I doing this? What the heck am I doing here?”  You’re not alone in feeling that way. The best piece of advice I can offer you is this. Think back to when you were a kid. You played and had fun without even thinking about it. Find something you enjoy doing and do it. You may enjoy riding a bike, taking your kids to the park, or joining a gym. Do it because you want to and it makes you happy. That is the joy of movement.

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