Coach Keith Keppner | April 12th, 2019
There are so many fitness gyms in Athens that it can be overwhelming! With everything from Bar classes, Crossfit, Personal Training, Zumba, Martial Arts, Orange Theory and Yoga there can be too many choices, and often when we are faced with too many choices we opt for inaction.
If you were to go to Google and search: “gyms near me/gym classes/fitness classes” and begin sifting through all the content you probably won’t come out of the end of that search feeling confident what to choose, if anything you’ll feel less certain. You can find article after article saying: “Running is bad for you!” or “Crossfit will injure you!”… so what is the truth?!
To get in the best shape of your life, lose weight, have more energy, more happiness and the life you want you need only one thing: TO MOVE! That’s it! Now, how you implement that in your life is up to you…
Some people enjoy more repetitive movement/exercise like running or cycling, some like the fun and excitement of dance, or the extreme feeling of high intensity classes and programs. You have to do a little experimenting to find what’s right for you and remember your tastes will probably change with time, so don’t just go after what you did 5 years ago and get frustrated when you don’t stick with it because you’re just not that into it anymore.
Whatever it is you find, you need a couple pieces:
- Have some type of accountability plugged in.
- Make it something you enjoy or are interested in at some level.
- Make it something that is flexible and can be adjusted if you have little injuries.
- Make it something that can be added on to or has a learning element.
- Choose somewhere that has a positive and supportive culture or environment.
These are the markers we’ve designed our gym around here at Keppner Boxing. Many of our clients say they have never been consistent with a gym before, but now they are! The success they have is much deeper than losing some weight; they are gaining more life!