That’s the title of a book I’ve just finished reading. Don’t worry though, I’m not going to bore you with a summary of the book, mainly because it was a “business book/self help” book. (Twas a good book though)
But the title of the book reminded me of a question we get asked a LOT from people who have signed up with us but they haven’t been to their first session personal training or group session.
“I’ve not exercised for a while, do you think i’ll be too unfit?”
NO! You won’t.
I get what you’re saying and totally understand where you’re coming from but no, it doesn’t matter how fit, strong or toned etc you are right now.
What matters is how fit, strong and toned you want to get!
That’s why you’ve signed up, don’t worry about where you’re at now. Where you’re at now is just a starting point and you’ll soon be fit as a fiddle (<< I’ve never really understood that phrase but thought I’d use it).
So, if you’ve been thinking of joining a gym, signing up for personal training (wink wink!) or going to a running club.
Try not to worry too much about you’re starting point, the coach, trainer or instructor will (hopefully) understand that not everyone is as fit as them and everyone has different starting points.
There’s always a regression and a progression with every single exercise we do at PK Fitness. Yes, we have a bit of a “reputation” for dishing out hard workouts but that doesn’t mean everyone has to do the exact same sets/reps. If a newbie comes in and they aren’t as fit as one of our regulars then they’ll probably have a bodyweight or box squat before a normal squat. If someone comes in that can’t do a full push up yet, they’ll do banded push ups or incline push ups.
There a thousands of ways to make exercise easier and harder, no matter how unfit or fit you are.
So, please remember that next time you feel nervous or anxious about joining a gym, PT or club.
“It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be”