Are you holding back from exercising because you are worried about how you are going to look in fitness clothes?
Are you overweight and everything rolls and wobbles at every step and you can’t even think about jumping or running, there isn’t a bra in the world that can keep those babies under control!!??
Do you secretly crave to have a body that you don’t have to hide behind baggy clothes and do want to do something about it?
If this is how you feel, then this is a common feeling. It is sweeping Australia and stopping men and women from exercising and leading a healthy life. It is contributing to obesity and lifestyle diseases, which can be avoided with a consistent exercise and healthy eating regime.
To address the first few issues:
If you are overweight then you are more likely to feel ‘ok’ in a baggy t-shirt and leggings, this is fine, it hides all the wobbly bits and yes there are bras out there that cater for the larger woman exercising. Have a look at Intimo, they have fabulous products. You can also add a crop top that you can get from any sports store for added support. It is also a good idea to wear a tight singlet under your baggy t-shirt as it does ‘fly up’ when you are exercising this = embarrassment, not to the trainer or person you are exercising with but it can be for you.
Leggings need to be sports leggings or capris as the material is thicker and more supportive. The leggings you get at a fashion store are thin and you can generally see straight through them, bottoms up! I would recommend Asquith of London exercise pants not only because we sell them but because they are super comfortable, breathable, stylish and definitely not see through.
So clothing is sorted, no need to be embarrassed about this anymore.
If you are feeling a bit embarrassed about your fitness level then personal training is your way forward, at least for 6 weeks to get your fitness to a level where you can cope with a group environment, you have built some muscle tone and lost some weight. 6-12 weeks is an ideal time to introduce yourself to fitness and feel confident. 2 personal training sessions per week plus a planned timetable of activity and diet advice will get you well and truly on your way to a healthier lifestyle. After your initial personal training block, then you are ready to join a group if you wish or split the two.
So, if you are thinking ‘OMG It’ll be like I’m on the Biggest Loser’, well, not exactly. The Biggest Loser is not exactly real life, however, your training isn’t going to be easy either. BUT the main thing about personal training is that it is ‘personal’, tailored to you and you only. This means that you choose where you want to train and when you want to train, so if you want to exercise indoors initially, away from sight, then you can. If you don’t mind being outdoors then we train somewhere close to your home or work. So you don’t need to deal with other people looking at you, as this can be quite an ordeal for the new, self conscious, exerciser. We will push you, but not to the point of it being dangerous for you.
SECRET ‘HOT BODY’ CRAVINGS:
Some people joke around about their weight or body size with their friends as if they don’t care, but sometimes they are secretly very sad because they are not feeling well, don’t feel confident about themselves and fall into the awful place of feeling as if they aren’t worth being slimmer (and I don’t mean super skinny, I mean curvy healthy), or it will never happen. It can be of great sadness to some people that they don’t look the way they did a few years ago and can’t see a way out. Well, fear not, we are here to help, we listen, care and really want you to succeed if you do want to have a healthier lifestyle and hotter bod! Along with your personal training you will get a coach who helps you along with way. We will show you how to eat properly, how to lose some kilos and how to tone those muscles.
But there are some things you can do without a personal trainer and indoors, Wii games are fabulous for fitness and getting moving, walking up and down your stairs at home or put in a fitness dvd but do choose one to suit your fitness level. They are all things you can do out of sight of others.
You will be enjoying a healthier life in no time!
For more information or to book a consultation please contact Angie Hazell, Personal Trainer of Create Health & Fitness, servicing Perth City and surrounding suburbs, Mt Hawthorn, Mt Lawley, Joondanna, Subiaco and North Perth.