Expectation. It’s the secret sauce that turns dreams into reality. Without expectation, dreams and goals amount to little more than wishing on a star and, with all due respect to the folks at Disney, wishing on a star doesn’t really change anything.
At Fitness Together when we speak to individuals about their health and fitness goals we listen intently to not only what their goals are, but what their expectations are. Our experience tells us that while everyone has goals, many don’t really expect to achieve them.
This summer, what are you expecting?
I love summer. The pace of life slows down some, family time increases and it’s finally time for vacation. That’s all great stuff, but for some there’s an expectation that being consistent with their fitness program over the summer is too difficult. Others completely put off getting in shape over the summer. The truth is, most people won’t feel as fit as they could this summer because they rely on diets, gym memberships and gimmicks that simply don’t work.
If you can relate to these summer fitness challenges then this article is for you.
Instead of thinking of summer as the time of year where you put off fitness and believe that spring or post-New Year’s was your time to get in shape, why not take advantage of a new season with a fresh workout and lifestyle? Summer months are a perfect time to start a new workout program and really focus on you and your goals. At Fitness Together we talk to all types of clients with all types of goals – but a common goal is always to be better. Whether that is lowering cholesterol levels, increasing muscle definition, improving eating habits or boosting self-esteem, all of our clients want to improve. Many have goals, but unfortunately, many also do not believe deep down that their goals are achievable.
What to expect from Fitness Together
I always like to tell my clients that small goals lead to big success. Every small goal you accomplish leads to a continual stream of goals, which in turn brings big results. When training our clients, we believe in a three-prong approach to fitness and health.
Weight training, cardiovascular training and sound nutrition are the philosophy we hold at Fitness Together. A winning combination of these elements will keep you on track year-round. Our resistance training programs consist of a comprehensive and customized system based on each individual client, goal and fitness level.
Cardiovascular fitness is another integral part of our three-pronged approach to fitness. With Cardio Together, our trainers develop and train each client in heart rate zones, which maximize results and minimize wasted time and effort. As with the other aspect of fitness and health, individualized programming is what sets us apart from the cookie-cutter gyms and programs in the fitness industry.
As stated in previous articles, nutrition is a fundamental key to achieving lasting results in your workout program. We do not call our nutritional program a “diet” because diets insinuate an ending. The word diet is used as a four-letter word associated with suffering and restriction. We call our program Nutrition Together because we believe in food as fuel, proper planning and continual motivation. The Nutrition Together program is not about quick fixes, diet pills or elimination of food groups, but rather food principles everyone can use and keep for a lifetime.
With Fitness Together’s customized programs and our unmatched support and accountability, our clients will spend their summer achieving their goals. You could do the same. With Fitness Together and some great expectations, this could be the summer you get in the best shape of your life. Expect it and make it happen!
Article by Heather Stella, manager, Fitness Together of East Orlando