A puppy is not just for Christmas….

“I want to run a 10km in September.”

“We get married in the Autumn and we both want to lose weight.”

“Its my 40th birthday in June and I want a six pack.”

Just some examples of client’s goals when they come to Fit + Fabulous for personal training. These are perfectly normal short term goals and achievable for most if they apply hard work and dedication. However, if this is you, ask yourself what happens after my holiday, wedding or birthday party? Do I apply all my effort to achieve that goal and then return to my previous state?

I feel a more advantageous view should be longer term and, dare I say it, more of a lifestyle change. We all live for the moment, driven by busy and demanding lifestyles with fads and trends dictating our culture. But what about our future? I want to live long enough to play with my Grandchildren, if I’m blessed enough to have any. I want to create more beautiful memories with my frienddads and family and not have to worry about illness, medication or treatments. Yes, I have short term goals  to keep me motivated and some a little crazy, but they are all part of my long term plan; to live a healthier lifestyle, creating memories and teaching the next generation that health and fitness can be fun and exciting. One of my biggest joys, is a morning cycling on my road bike with my father aged 68 before stopping for coffee and a cake; its a real honor!

Exercise is not a new phenomenon nor should it be intimidating or hard to get started; it should be exciting! I’m naturally impressed by the elite in the fitness industry, who isn’t? Exercise is for everyone and everyone has to start somewhere. What impress me more is when one of my clients, family or friends try something for the first time. They might not like it but at least they have given it a shot and created a memory for themselves. I challenge you to try something new and exciting this year. Something that you have never done before or haven’t done in years.

A good Personal Trainer should encourage their clients, constantly demonstrating empathy, offering support and encouragement along the way. As a personal trainer, I like to suggest trying something a couple of times and not giving up on the first hurdle. If you don’t succeed, if you have done your best, then you have not failed.  Try again! Try approaching it from a difference angle the next time and give it another chance.

 

Fit at the fabulous highland games

Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games had 33 stalls, Garscube 10k road race, tug of war, world haggis hurling, pipe bands, highland dancing, archery, children’s games and rides and so much more for families to enjoy; a real family focused event! The event is an annual event and held at the West of Scotland Rugby Club, 11 am till 4pm. It is a day out for all the family.

WOW! What a day we had at the Highland Games 2016 with two of my favourite boys; dad, Craig and husband, Gary. If there was a prize for the most direct and amusing chat it would go to dad #myinspiration.  Today was about chatting to new people, seeing familiar faces and introducing Fit + Fabulous to Bearsden and Milngavie. We succeeded! Thank you to everyone that popped in to said hello.

Our aim of the day was to promote Fit + Fabulous who’s ethos is about making time to enjoy exercise and change dietary habits to build a happier, healthier lifestyle for all the family. To all Glasgow folk, thank you for embracing us today.  The best line of the day was “what would you do for me luv? Turn ma wheelchair into two wheels instead a four.” If I could I would!

Being a mum, the main highlight for me was seeing so many families taking part in all the activities despite the Scottish weather. See you next year! 🙂

 

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