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Fitness Impacts EVERYTHING!

Taking care of your fitness will impact every aspect of your life!
I honestly am shocked so few people actually try to be fit!

Did you know?  Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day;2 only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.3

How can anyone have a good quality of life when they have no energy, no ability to do leisure activities, bad health, heart disease, low back pain, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases, etc….??

  • Recent reports project that by 2030, half of all adults (115 million adults) in the United States will be obese.12

How can you feel confident to face life’s challenges or an emergency situation when you are totally physically incapable to do anything and are out of shape?

Optimal fitness and health is not just about the physical side of it (i.e.how fast you can run a mile), it also encompass your mental, social, emotional and spiritual fitness.

Fitness impacts ALL of your Quality of Life, Being Fit allows you to:

  1. work effectively
  2. enjoy leisure time
  3. be healthy
  4. resist hypokinetic diseases (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, low back pain, etc.)
  5. meet emergency situations

News Flash!! your Fitness is not only important to you!  It’s important to any business owner on the planet.  Your fitness affects a company’s ROI. ROI is “Rate of Investment”, the most important number in accounting for employers, they want their investment of employing you to pay off!  If you are not physically fit, it impacts more than just you! It impacts your ability to have a successful career, and earn income!  We can take that a step further and say that without fitness you cannot make your “mark on the world”.  Fitness tops the list of Billionaire Success Secrets for a reason, without it you just can’t perform well! https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/28/mark-zuckerberg-and-richard-branson-exercise-is-key-to-success.html

What to do? Where to start? Or should I be asking, HOW do you start?

You start in you brain! That’s right, a fitness lifestyle starts with your belief that you will be better if you invest time into your fitness.  If you don’t believe that, then you are a lost cause.  Exercise is not about burning a certain number of calories or losing weight, it is about changing every cell in your body in a positive way.  Just 30 mins of extra activity a day will change how every cell in your body works!  You may not notice any difference on the scale but you will notice more mental clarity, more physical ability, more emotional stability, more confidence, etc….Once you get that, you can attack bigger fitness goals like incorporating more of the 11 Components of Fitness into your life.  If you believe in fitness, feel free to START HERE for a comprehensive simple workout routine that you can do at home with just a set of Dumbbells, a ball and chair…. https://wp.me/P4kaPT-2QK   The biggest obstacle to being fit isn’t your body it is your mind! Believing in fitness will change your mind and allow you to change your body!

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime, I am here to help!

Believe you can be BUFF,
Michelle “BuffMother” Berger

 

Some websites with more stats:
https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/resource-center/facts-and-statistics/index.html

https://phpartners.org/health_stats.html

https://www.healthdata.gov/

11 Components of Fitness

What does being fit mean to you? WHAT IS FITNESS?

How you define it will most likely be very different from what many other people think. Similar to politics and religion the question can lead to heated debates!

Scholars have whittle down the meaning of fitness to this summed up definition:  Fitness is the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively. It is comprised of 11 components that contribute to one’s quality of life.

11 components are a lot! Seriously, no wonder fitness is so diverse and hard to define for the average Joe!  Basically, there are 5 components that are HEALTH related and 6 that are SKILL related.  As a trainer it’s my job to try to integrate all the Health related components into a client’s lifestyle while also teaching and integrating the more “athletic” or SKILL components into a client’s workout plan in order to create optimal fitness.  What are the components of Fitness? The first 5 are HEALTH and the last 6 are SKILL:

  1. Body Composition
  2. Cardiovascular Fitness
  3. Flexablility
  4. Muscular Endurance
  5. Strength
  6. Agility
  7. Balance
  8. Coordination
  9. Power
  10. Reaction Time
  11. Speed

Many popular fitness programs do not incorporate all 11 components. For example: yoga…is mainly about flexibility and balance, so can a yogi be truly fit by definition?  What about a marathon runner? They run an run and run some more so they are mainly working their Cardiovascular Fitness and Muscular Endurance.   Is a marathon runner fit?

I believe the answer is Yes! Yogis and Marathoners are fit. One does not need to be an expert at all 11 components in order to be fit.  But, I do believe, one needs to be conscious of all 11 and understand that in order to be your best, your fittest, you do need to incorporate all 11 components. You do not have to be an expert them but you do need to incorporate the concepts connected with them.

It is quite often that a new client comes to me with very little basic fitness knowledge, most of what they know about fitness has been gleaned from fitness product commercials and elementary school PE class.  Very few clients have ever been exposed to what i term Fitness 101 information.  I take it for granted because I grew up an 4+ sport athlete, loved PE, read fitness books and magazines in my free time and went on to study exercise science in college. I am a fitness nerd and forget that the average person has very limited TRUE knowledge about fitness.

My goal is to empower you to be your fittest! I want to empower you with the knowledge of Fitness 101 that will enable you to understand your body and become your BEST!  Watch for more posts and video content digging deeper into Fitness!  We’ll call it Fitness 101, just like in college 🙂