There’s always more than one way….

…Of doing things.  Always.

I was “hanging” out in one of the Personal Trainer groups I belong to when a very heated discussion ensued about how to do the perfect squat.

One person said it had to absolutely be this way, another said that that person was wrong and this other way was the only way…and on and on it went until people where calling each other names and questioning there credentials.  It got down right ugly  and I decided to read no further.

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The truth of the matter is this; there are so many ways to perform a squat…there is no one way!!!   When I say this, I’m not talking about form that could potentially hurt someone, I’m talking about the fact that there are a hundred different foot placements, front loaded, back loaded, side loaded….all of them are a “way” of squatting and all are correct!

But it did make me stop and think.

How often do we fitness professionals think OUR way is THE way?

I’d like to think I’m not one of them….but what if I am?

Yikes.  I don’t want to be that trainer that thinks I have all the answers.  Because I know I don’t.

I know what I’ve done to have success with my clients is just a small teeny tiny way out of a gazillion ways of that they could have been helped.  But others could have helped them by using their methods as well.  They just so happened to choose me and the way I do things.

I’m a big fan of strength training, circuit training, kettlebell training, and HIIT.  But these are by NO MEANS the only way to get people healthy, strong, injury free, and in shape.

The Fitness industry changes it’s mind every other day it seems, as to what is the most effective form of exercise.  Many “poo poo” Zumba, or long steady state cardio, or running, or yoga, or Pilates….the list goes on and on.

I’ve been guilty of this mindset too in the past.  But here’s the truth:

The thing that works the best, is the thing you will do consistently and enjoy the most.

Let me say that again:

The thing that works the best, is the thing you will do consistently and enjoy the most.

I have known PLENTY of people who got into shape and became injury free by doing only Zumba, only yoga, only martial arts, hiking, biking,  water sports …..just look at Olympic athletes for example.  EVERY sport has it’s unique way of getting people into shape doesn’t it?

My message is that just because fitness experts state their way is the only way…it’s NOT. My way of doing things is by no means the only way….it’s NOT!

Find what works for YOU.  Find the way of moving your body that makes YOU feel healthy and vibrant!

THAT is the PERFECT thing for YOU!

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