The Problem With the Fitness Industry
As the fitness industry continues to explode, so does a great deal of pitfalls that set regular folks up for failure. Whether its misinformation about the overall body transformation process or a young, inexperienced trainer, there are a wide number of ways things can go wrong. Today I am going to discuss the ones that annoy me the most and hopefully this helps you get a better idea of what you need to do to reach your goals!
First and, in my opinion, the worst of all of the problems with the fitness industry is the false expectations individuals have about the process thanks largely to shows like The Biggest Loser and, pop-up ads that show ridiculous and usually doctored before/after pictures. The constant exposure to these so called "success stories" leads our minds to expect immediate results, and guess what? For most of us, it doesn't work like that. In fact most of the biggest loser participants end up right back at their original size because there was nothing natural about the way the achieved there results. Funny you don't hear so much about that though right?
Another major issue with the fitness industry is the false conception we have of what we need to do to transform our bodies and get healthier! If you read my stuff you probably remember me mentioning the 80/20 ratio- and if not, 80/20 means achieving results in fitness is 80% related to your diet and 20% related to how you exercise! We see gyms popping up everywhere these days, when in fact the public as a whole would be better served with more nutrition centers and diet coaches(just being honest).
Finally, although I could probably list quite a few more issues, the last issue I want to discuss is young and or inexperienced trainers who put you at risk for a number of reasons. Keep in mind I speak about this knowing I was once both of these issues. Young and inexperienced trainers "don't know what they don't know" and usually they are good looking, confident, and suggestive, so people trust this trainers advice not knowing that could be a big mistake.
The most common issues with young and or inexperienced trainer are their lack of understanding of the human body and proper exercise progressions leads them to injure their clients(Also known as you). These young trainers also assume everyone loves exercise as much as they do, which is usually not the case, but the only perspective this young trainer has is their own, which makes them assume we all love 5 mile runs at 5am! To which most of us say "hell no"! Young and inexperienced trainers typically emphasis exercise too much and diet not enough! Again the lack of perspective makes them blind to the right approach to the process as a whole. In return this trainer will write you difficult training programs without much analysis and hardly any diet coaching. If you find yourself in this situation, get out!!
In conclusion, the world of fitness is exploding and so are the impostors! Do your research and treat your body like its a sacred temple that you must protect when looking at gyms to join, as well as how to approach your nutrition! If you are considering Peak Physique, let me assure you, that I will do everything I can to help you get to where you want to go!