We hear it all the time, “invest in your future,” “invest in your retirement account,” “a home is a good investment.” What exactly constitutes an investment? According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, an investment is, “the outlay of money usually for income or profit … the sum invested or the property purchased.” In other words, an investment is something we put something into with the hopes of future rewards.
What if I told you there are rewards better than money! I know you’re paying attention now. What reward is that you ask? Your health!
Think of your last to-do list. Did you have an entry for “take care of myself?” If you’re like most people, whose lives are filled with more activities than there are hours in the day, your answer is probably no. We are consumed as a society with making sure everything else around us is taken care of, whether it’s our job duties, kid duties, or our house duties. This has consequently resulted in our health at the bottom of the list. Well, no more! This year it’s time to invest in your health! It’s time to feel better, move better, think better and be better! Here are some tips for making the ultimate investment:
Step one: Pearce membership! Yes, I want you to get a membership because we have everything to help you become a fitter, healthier you. We have various fitness offerings, not to mention a pool and several group exercise classes, all included in your membership. In addition, you’ll be around other like- minded individuals who are working towards the same goal: to get healthier! If you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin, seek out the help of one of our Personal Trainers. Our trainers are qualified to help you reach your fitness goals, whether it’s to run your first 5k or lift your first weight. We have a dedicated fitness staff ready to help you!
Step two: Write it down! Grab yourself a nice workout log (fitbook by fitlosophy on Amazon, for example) to help keep you accountable in your fitness journey. Writing down your goals gives you a visualization, provides a history of your behavior, and ultimately lends to learning from your mistakes. When you take the time to write down your plan, it shows you are dedicated to the process. We often make the mistake of walking into the gym without a plan, which means we are unprepared and that may lead to an unbalanced workout. If planning is not for you, which is completely ok, attend one of our many group exercise classes and let our dedicated instructors plan for you!
Step three: Consistency. Now that you’ve bought your membership, sought out help if needed and wrote down your plan, the next bit of advice is the most important and that is: CONSISTENCY! Great civilizations are not built in a day and neither can a human body go from unfit to super athlete overnight. The hardest part about starting a fitness journey is accepting the fact that it is often a LONG journey. Results aren’t overnight and in an Amazon-Prime society, we’ve come to want everything right now and health and fitness results do not abide by those rules. However, I’ve got good news for you. You’ll FEEL little improvements after just two weeks of working out! Yes, after two weeks of working out three days per week, you’ll start to see that your cardiovascular endurance is improving. You might even feel more confident and less stressed.
I’ve given you the advice, but the real work is up to you! The real work is coming to the gym consistently. The real work is choosing chicken and vegetables over pizza and beer. The real work is adopting a mindset that allows you to overcome obstacles. I know that you can do it! I know that you can succeed. We are here to help you if you get off track. Together, we will help you make the ultimate investment in your health!