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The Difference Between Being Physically Active and Physically Fit

Exercise is an important life changing commitment each of us should stick to. Not only will you lose excess weight and look good from working out regularly, but your immune system will be strengthened and you’ll have more energy than ever before. Just getting your standard three to four workout sessions per week for twenty minutes each day could dramatically change your life.

How To Get Fit

Most people know all of the health benefits that come with exercise, yet they still come up with every excuse in the book not to do it.  As a Los Angeles personal trainer, I hear a lot of excuses in casual conversation with people.  The number one excuse is not having the time to do so, but you could always wake up an hour early to fit in a short twenty minute workout if you wanted to. Procrastination is a huge factor as well; people keep putting it off until the time is right which is never to them. The people that believe they’re getting exercise are the hardest to convince though. Just moving around or walking all day is not exercise, though it does burn calories it isn’t enough to completely shed fat or build a strong frame.

There’s a huge difference between moving around and exercising. Most people don’t realize that just walking around playing golf or chasing after a tennis ball does not strain the body enough to get it into great shape. Yes, any physical activity is better than none though you still need to work the body hard in order to build muscle and lose weight. When these “active” people attempted to weight lift or run a mile, they ended up sore and tired for at least a week. If they were truly active, soreness would not be a problem.

If you are the type of person that moves around a lot, yet hasn’t found much success in sculpting the body then you may need to start an exercise program. Don’t think being “active” is enough or else you will find yourself outclassed in your sport or activity by those who do get proper body shaping workouts.

Whether you’re “active” or inactive, give me a call so we can set up a consultation to discuss exactly what you need to do to get started on creating the body you would rather be in. Each person is different, so a customized plan will be created by a qualified personal trainer in order for you to reach your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.

How’s it Going?

abdominalsWe are two weeks into the New Year – how are you doing with your resolutions? If you didn’t make any resolutions this year, consider taking the time to commit to one small healthy change. Here are some suggestions:

  • Don’t eat after 7pm.
  • Drink a healthy protein shake for breakfast.
  • Cut out that daily sugary snack.
  • Exercise a minimum of 4 days each week.
  • Join one of my exercise programs.
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