A big thing I’ve been preaching to my clients as of late is to persevere through all obstacles. We all have them: injuries, job, family, relationships, and mentally. My words might not always come out like this, but I’m trying to say, “Stay calm, be strong,” more or less. What I mean is that I don’t want clients to become overstressed. Don’t sweat the things you can’t control – the things that are beyond our control. Control what you can control and you’ll take care of business in the other areas.
When you go to exercise, you should be at your sanctuary from life. A majority of the people out there follow suit on this manner although we do have tendencies to bring it into the gym from time to time. If it happens, this day of exercise usually has a high potential to be “the best work out of my life”. Who cares if it’s actually not! It’s how you feel when you leave the gym or arrive back home from your run that counts!!
A lot of times I see people who are upset that they still have to come into the gym when they’re having a bad day. Well guess what? There hasn’t been a single instance where a client has left the gym and they weren’t feeling better. Not one. A lot of times the client has a smile on their face that couldn’t be peeled off with wax. Take those 30 to 60 minutes and get in that workout. I know it’s hard to rationalize a work out in the midst of your day crashing down, but I promise it will make a positive difference. Stay calm and be strong everyone!