It may not get as bad as "I'm washing my hair" but, when February brings with it a loss of motivation, the excuses to duck out of a fitness session are just too easy for some. The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has produced a list of the most common excuses used to stay clear of exercise. (FITPRO)
Excuse: "I'm too busy at work to find time to work out."
Excuse: "Fitness clubs / groups are too expensive."
Excuse: "Everyone there is fit and in shape."
Excuse:"Why join a fitness group / club when I can exercise outside on my own?"
Excuse: "I'm not overweight, so I don't need to exercise."
Excuse: "Dieting alone will yield the same results as exercising."
Excuse: "I can work out at home on my own equipment or with fitness video games."
Excuse: "There aren't enough things to do at a health club."
Excuse: "Exercise isn't all that important to my health."
Fitness Trainers have their say!!! (FITPRO)
Everyone is busy but you should put your health first. Exercise improves your mood and your energy level, and promotes better sleep, making you more efficient at all those daily tasks that eat up your time. Schedule exercise into your calendar or "to-do" list, like you would for any important meeting. Then, you will hold yourself accountable and exercise will feel like a natural part of your work day.
Memberships, Personal Trainers, Boot Camps are available at a variety of prices and finding an off-peak time will bring you cheaper memberships and charges, also a quieter place to work out. Evaluate what else you're spending your money on and ask yourself, "Will they improve my health?"
People of all populations, ages, genders, weights, shapes, sizes and skill levels work out. Fitness staff, personal trainers and other members will help ease you into the fitness environment. A trainer can show you the ropes, make you feel at home and demonstrate proper exercise technique so you'll feel like a pro on the fitness scene.
It's nice to train outdoors but the weather is unpredictable and can easily provide an excuse for not training. NO matter what the weather is like outside you should still exercise.
Exercise is not just a way to lose weight but also a way to keep yourself healthy. People of any weight can have underlying health problems like diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis that can go undetected. Cardio and weight training help build a healthy heart, lungs, muscle mass and strong bones, which are key to combating disease as you age and will help you live a long and healthy life.
Exercise is one of the most central components in maintaining your weight and improving long-term results. Ultimately, the most successful weight management plan is a combination of a healthy diet and daily exercise.
Setting up a home gym means buying expensive equipment, taking up precious space and spending time and money on equipment maintenance. A decent treadmill can cost the price of over two years of membership at a health club. At home, you're on your own; you have no professional there to ensure proper technique and to help prevent injury. Besides, it's good for your mental health to get out of the house and go to a club or boot camp for a change of scenery and to socialise, instead of being home alone.
Boredom? Impossible! If it's variety you want, you have it all: treadmills, ellipticals, weight machines, personal training, yoga, Pilates, zumba, spinning, basketball, racquet sports, swimming, fitness boot camps, nutrition counselling and spas. Not to mention friendly trained professionals.
Regular exercise prevents chronic disease like diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, increases productivity, improves your mood and your energy level, minimises stress, promotes better sleep and leads to decreased work absenteeism. Still need convincing????.....!!!!!!!