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Common Mistakes People Make When Trying To Get In Shape

Author: EMF Fitness | | Categories: Calgary Fitness Centre , Fitness Coach , Personal Trainer


Getting in shape involves more than just exercise, it teaches and inspires a healthy active lifestyle through purposeful movement, proper nutrition for your goals, and having fun. Unfortunately, when pursuing your fitness goals by yourself, you may slacken or give yourself more leeway that you intend to. 

Here is where a personal trainer can step in and help you overcome obstacles and take you to the heights you can achieve on your fitness journey. They do so by helping you set realistic goals based on your abilities and make adjustments where necessary. 

As experts in the field, we understand that working out can be very intimidating, which is why many people have goals but lack motivation at times. Lack of proper knowledge can also prove to be injurious to your body. If you don’t pay attention to your body and the potential workout hazards, then you can hinder your progress and damage your muscles and bones over time. 

To help you avoid some basic errors, EMF Fitness has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when trying to get in shape. 

1. Not setting smart goals
When starting their fitness journey, many people begin with a vague goal like “I want to get in shape” or “I want to lose weight” While this is a good start in the goal-setting process, you want to dive a little deeper. Let’s take losing weight as an example. How much weight? How will you track your weight loss? What steps do you have to take? What will your training look like? What changes to your diet will be required? Is this goal realistic for you based on your limits, current lifestyle, time, and availability? These are all things you have to keep in mind. Lastly, if it helps you stay accountable, give yourself a definite date to accomplish it by. 

2. Not getting help
Even with a proper plan in place, many people will not reach their goals because inevitably, when they hit a roadblock, they don’t know where to turn to help or how to get around it and can easily get discouraged and quit. Hiring or reaching out to a qualified, knowledgeable expert can help smooth out the process, they can and should help you see such roadblocks before they happen and assist you with getting around them when they do arise. Along with helping you clean up your goal-setting process, they are also a guiding hand to help you reach your goal.

3. Giving up too soon
The road to reaching your fitness goal isn’t always a short one. You didn’t get out of shape or sick overnight, and you won’t get out of that situation overnight either. Set a plan, get some help, and stay positive and focused. The easiest way to not reach a goal is giving up early. If you stay consistent in working towards your goals no matter what, you will learn skills through adversities that will serve you even more once you reach your goal.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at EMF Fitness

As a leading Calgary Fitness Centre, we focus not only on our physical fitness but also on the other parts of life that contribute to a happier, healthier you. We offer one on one training, small group training and large group training. With the onset of COVID-19 and the prevailing conditions, we have transitioned most of our business online so we can continue to serve you best in achieving and maintaining your health and fitness goals by offering online coaching. Please click here to learn more about our online coaching program.

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