The greatest exercise secret EVER!
We want to share with you the greatest exercise secret EVER and it’s the most important thing to remember when it comes to exercising.
Before we let you in on it, let’s just look at what exercise means.
When heard, the word exercise can create different feelings to different people. Some love it and they do it because they enjoy it, some hate it and feel like it’s a burden. Some people ‘can’ do it but would rather not and some people immediately recoil when they hear the word – they don’t exercise because they feel like they ‘can’t’ do it.
The word should mean different things to different people, BUT it should create the same feeling in everyone. Let’s refer to exercise for the time being as ‘moving your body’. Moving your body is life and we should be moving our bodies to feel alive!
If you walk into the gym with your head hanging low with a feeling of impending doom, or if when you’re dragging your heels out running wanting to stop or turn back every second, whatever you may be doing, if you’re forcing your body to move in ways that you hate, you’re triggering a physiological stress response. This stress response increases the output of cortisol and insulin within your body. These two hormones when secreted in excess force your body to store fat and not build muscle – the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve!
So, what’s the secret?
It’s as simple as this; If you don’t enjoy it, then DON’T do it.
Obviously, there are so many ways you can chose to move your body which can be intense and challenging and often associated with a heap of pain and we’re not at all saying to not do that, if, when you sum up the entire experience, you love it.
We are simply saying that if what you are doing is coming from a place of push, force and self-rejection, then you shouldn’t be doing it.
Move your body in ways that make you smile. Move your body in ways which make you feel happy. Move in ways which make you feel good in your own body.
By participating in activities that cause you happiness you are truly able to ‘exercise’ and create a sustainable fitness routine, thus achieving your weight and fitness goals more easily. Having a positive outlook towards your exercise makes you more likely to do it and to stick to it.
At Trailblazer bootcamps we pride ourselves in creating such an opportunity. We have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for people of all ages, sizes and fitness abilities. These people come together and ENJOY a fitness environment like no other and everyone loves our bespoke session formats.
Exercising increases serotonin (natural feel good hormone) production and secretion in the brain leaves you feeling awesome after your workout. So give yourself a head start by knowing you’re coming to a Trailblazer workout and feel awesome before you begin!
We run 14 different bootcamps and classes at different locations around Leeds, check out our full timetable and come and join us, you can book your space now but you don’t need to pay until you arrive.
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