CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT EXERCISE

Mon Dec 8 2014:
Here we go MONDAY morning…get out there and face the day head on!
Only 15 more days until Christmas also…then 2015 starts weather we are ready or not.
I hope health and fitness is on your agenda for the new year. If you are one of those who start a diet, start walking, start lifting weights or whatever activity…then you quit…let’s take a look at why people in general give up so easily.
Probably the number one reason is lack of time. People will not get up earlier than usual or they are to tired after work. Reason number 2 are the kids. The kids have to be here and there. Lots of people just hate to exercise! It’s to hard, it hurts, I don’ t know what to do, I can not afford it. These are the most common reason I hear about why people give up on their exercise routine.
Let’s change the way you look at ” exercise”. First, let’s change the name. Let’s call exercise “movement”. Let’s just focus on moving through our day.
Next, take a look in the mirror….what do you see? Really see? Are you overweight? Does your head jut out? Are your shoulders slumped and rounded? Do your feet point out to the side instead of straight in front of you? Does your back hurt if you sit/stand to long? Do you see that hump starting to form in your mid back?
If you answered yes to any of the questions then you need to get back to basics! Everyone knows you can not build a house on a weak foundation. Same thing for your body. If your body is out of alignment, your posture is poor you have to much weight on your frame…you are just asking for problems. Get your posture evaluated. Learn FOUNDATION TRAINING! So many aches and pains can be managed or stopped just by correcting posture. FOUNDATION TRAINING will put you in better posture. The movements you learn will be practiced in better posture therefore , the muscles are stretched and strengthened in a correct movement pattern. Muscle memory learns the pattern thru practice and before you know it things in your body start to change. You stand taller, you walk taller, you breath better, you feel stronger, the posterior chain muscles are now working and doing their job…which is to help you be tall and bear weight over your hips. It’s a beautiful thing! Better posture means better alignment which means less pain!
So, for the new year your exercise plan should be re-worded. For 2015…I will start a healthy body plan! I will start with my foundation(your frame). I will get my posture evaluated, see what some of my imbalances are and then apply my FOUNDATION TRAINING movements to strengthen my weak links. I will then practice my better movement patterns thru the day by “moving” more. I will not sit at my desk for long periods of time anymore.  I will get up and move in my better posture.  I will even work standing up when possible.  I will take walks in my better posture.  I will lift weights using my better movement patterns.

All of us had these good movements patterns as children.  Somewhere along our individual path of live we stopped using these patterns and created these improper patterns.  We didn’t mean to do it…it happens thru a variety of reasons.  The important thing to know is…we can go back to a better way.  FOUNDATION TRAINING will help you find the way to better posture, movement patterns and less pain.

Let’s get started!  Contact me for an appointment.  If I am not in your area clink on the FOUNDATION TRAINING tab.  You can order a DVD, book or find a trainer.  FOUNDATION TRAINING works!

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