The Hardest Part of Your Workout: Stepping Through That Door

Once you have stepped through the door, you have already accomplished the hardest part of your workout.

Whether you are a gym member, a studio goer, or a "take it outside" type of person when it comes to exercise...once you have stepped through the door, you have already accomplished the hardest part of your workout.  

In the past 10 years of training clients, leading fitness classes, and coaching boot camps, I think I have heard just about every reason possible as to why someone could not make their training appointment, or had opted out of attending a workout.

We are all very busy individuals who have jobs, families, and other responsibilities that tend to take priority in our lives. But finding time for YOU, carving out an hour of your day, and being a little "selfish" needs to be a priority as well.  

The benefits of regular exercise are so numerous: it helps control weight, combats disease/health conditions, improves moods, releases stress, boosts energy, promotes better sleep, improves your sex life, along with many other positive results in your daily life. But, unless you take the initiative to stop making excuses, strap on your tennis shoes, and "step through that door," you will never get to experience all the amazing benefits that regular exercise can give you.

Once you are outside running, in a gym class pumping, or in a studio cycling with like-minded individuals, the rest of your workout will happen. And more importantly, you will feel better AFTER your workout, than when you first "stepped through that door." 

Now, let's get selfish. Let's get moving. Let's get healthy.

Jessica Fant

Certified Personal Trainer, Ryde For Life Studio-Owner, Camp Gladiator-Head Trainer

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Cindy Walz September 06, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I agree with Jessica. Walking in the door was the hardest thing for me to do. Now that I have walked in I never want to leave.
Drew Bellucci September 07, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Thank you for providing te door for us to open!! Now your stuck with us!!


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