Working with a professional who can motivate, encourage or let’s face it occasionally gently bully you into achieving your goal is what most people need. There are the ‘freaks of nature’ that find exercise enjoyable – who arrive fired up and ready to go but for the majority exercise can feel more like a visit to the dentist than a fun way to spend their day but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Everybody is different. Age, gender, goals, interests, personality, ability, commitment, and personal support network are just a few of the variables that need to be taken into account when designing a fitness programme. However, there are certain principles that are the same for everybody. These are the principles of progression (see below).
For a number of people exercise is a chore, something they endure because they want to feel healthy or stay slim or both, but they can’t honestly say they really enjoy it. So the temptation to find excuses to postpone, cut short or miss workouts altogether runs high.
If you keep doing what you’ve always done you will not only stop improving you will also get bored and boredom is the death of a well-intentioned exercise plan. Lesley will not only ensure that you are following the principles of progressive overload but that you have alternatives to keep things interesting and enjoyable.