Thinking about getting active? If yes, good for you!
Because with today’s hectic lifestyle, your health is often the most neglected aspect of your life that you have direct control over.
Many people looking to stay healthy tend to sign up for new fitness plans, memberships and activities at the start of the new year, charged with a renewed outlook and inspiration. But sometimes, the scene you may encounter once you start working out might do more harm than good…
It’s important to take into consideration that a healthy body starts from developing a healthy MINDSET. In order for you to achieve your goals, ask yourself:
“Am I in the most encouraging environment to help me succeed?”
Gyms, dance and fitness clubs cater to all sorts of people- thick, thin, big, small… And each person also shares their own unique set of attitudes. In fact, if other attendees are not encouraged to think positively, their bad energy can rub you the wrong way and bring you down.
So before you sign up for any new fitness activity, find out if you’ll be surrounding yourself with energizing and motivating people. Here’s how…
Three Important Questions Everyone Must Ask Before Signing Up For A Fitness Program:
- Will you feel comfortable during your first few weeks, knowing you have an encouraging coach or trainer?
- Are the attendees and staff supportive through your transition?
- Will you receive positive coaching and reassurance throughout your fitness journey?
If you’re in a negative environment- one where coaches don’t seem concerned about your personal progress, or you feel criticizing, judgemental eyes watching your every move- then you’ll be in for a long, disappointing ride.
Subconsciously, nothing is worse than the constant feeling of people judging you, not being encouraged, or feeling unwelcoming energy every time you return. But there is good news…
In a positive environment, you’ll feel energized and confident. With supportive friends, trainers and coaches in your corner, you’ll look forward to the journey fitness can bring. You’ll feel much more optimistic about progress, and be proud of your accomplishments.
In reality, your mindset is the catalyst for positive change and growth. That’s why it’s important that you find a healthy environment that makes you feel better, not worse.
When your body AND mind are in a positive, encouraging environment, you will rise to new challenges and overcome obstacles. You’ll return to your fitness activity week after week, knowing that you’re going to leave each workout feeling better, enlightened, and ready to reap the benefits of your hard work.
Find an environment that inspires you today!
About The Author:
Shawn Byfield (http://www.ShawnByfield.com) is an award winning choreographer, show director and a leading expert in dance lessons and industry advice. His extremely fun approach to learning is a must for anyone looking to achieve their highest potential through dance.