Love Fitness? How To Share Your Passion With Others
Many of us absolutely love fitness. It’s a way to maintain health, shape up, improve our mental wellbeing and feel great long after the workout has finished.
But there are a lot of people out there who don’t have the knowledge they need to formulate an exercise regime. They don’t understand how fitness can transform their lives. And that’s a tragedy. Surely, everyone should have access to the best knowledge?
The good news is that you can do a lot to share your training passion with others. Here’s what to do.
Turn It Into Something Fun
Exercise, for a lot of people, is synonymous with chores. People feel like they have to do it because their partner or doctor told them to.
As such, they build up a kind of mental resistance to it. It feels like doing the dishes or taking out the rubbish - an annoying, but necessary part of life.
But working out doesn’t have to feel like this. It can actually be something fun - especially when you start seeing results in the gym. Tailor exercise to your personality, love dancing? Try a dance fitness class.
Try changing the way you talk about exercise. If you go to a gym with a buddy, turn it into a social occasion and have a bit of a giggle. It doesn’t need to be serious all the time. The lack-back approach can actually help people who hate exercise see the lighter side of it.
Become A Personal Trainer
It might sound strange to say it, but there’s never been a better time to become a personal trainer. Gyms might be closed. But there are a lot of people out there with extra time on their hands, looking to get fit. And that means you have a massive audience, just waiting for you to help them.
Online personal training courses teach you all about how to motivate your clients. The biggest challenge is keeping people interested long enough to see gains.
It can also be personally satisfying to see people progress. You get to follow clients throughout their entire journeys, watching their bodies develop and become healthier.
Make It A Relaxing Activity
So many people go to the gym with gritted teeth, believing that all they need is willpower to see it through.
We all know from personal experience, though, that willpower is massively overrated. It only lasts for a limited amount of time.
Another way of viewing the gym is by seeing it as a way to unwind after a long day at work. For many myself included, working out is less about making gains or getting fit, and more to do with feeling good.
Getting people to see it from a different perspective can help considerably.
Come Up With New Exercises
Doing the same exercises, week in, week out can get a little tedious for some people. And it’s also bad if you want to make progress. Variety is your friend.
If you want to get people passionate aboutfitness, try mixing things up and look for ways to make it fun. Healthy, friendly competition is always a good place to start.