I think there are a lot of great especially nowadays are so many private studios and things like that opening up, so I would definitely kind of gear her more towards something maybe like that, maybe she was at a gym where the trainers weren’t very experienced or it was just such a big gym that really all they cared about was sales, and that happens unfortunately sometimes, not all the time. A great place to find a trainer who either can come to your house or possibly has a studio in their own home, I’d think is Idea Fit and there’s a little fitness connect tab there. I think that’s a great way to find trainers in your area that … I know that when people think, “Okay, it’s time for me to start exercise,” right away they think, I’ve got either, everyone always says, I’ve got to start running or I’ve got to start going to the gym. You're going to go to the gym but what are you going to do? You're going to run for 2 minutes and then be done.
I mean, I think for somebody that feels that way, there’s a couple options. You can see their credentials so you can make sure that they’re actually certified with an agency that is credible. It’s like those are the only 2 options for getting in shape. Yeah, having, I think having somebody to help you along the way is so important, because it is overwhelming. Dave: Can you speak to, and I know maybe you and I both being personal trainers, we might have a little bit of a bias here, but as a objectively as we can I’d like to talk a little bit about the advantages of working with a personal trainer.
She couldn’t find somebody committed to helping her. Because I think there’s so many trainers and fitness professionals that are so passionate about what we do that we really want to help the people that we’re working with.
Yeah, I think the biggest, one of the biggest benefits, and even as a trainer, I don’t know about you but sometimes it’s nice to get a trainer for yourself, having somebody having that outside look and giving it a little extra motivation and accountability is so helpful.
What intimidates a man about a woman is most often stuff we can’t control.
Sarah: That’s probably maybe the hardest part I’d say. If Dolores really just did not want to go to a private studio or have somebody come to her house, if she really wants to tackle it on her own which I’d encourage her to enlist a little bit of help, but some places that maybe she could find that that accountability and motivation is this online world nowadays is just crazy.
As you know, this show is all about helping you live a healthier and happier life. Dolores says, “I find everything about losing weight challenging.
Today’s show is particularly for people who are maybe new to exercise or haven’t been in exercise routine for a long time and are looking to get back into that routine and maybe feel a little bit intimidated or unsure about how they get started. I’ve led somewhat a sedentary lifestyle for the past 20 years.
I get the idea that walking to a gym, particularly if maybe you're not feeling great about your body or that your body maybe doesn’t work the way that you want it to work, walking to the gym for the first time is intimidating. I remember going to the gym for the very first time and feeling like everyone else knew exactly what they were doing and they’re all looked like they’re on programs and knew how to use all the equipment in there. I also write a fitness blog that I’ve been doing for about 3 or 4 years now. Dave: That’s actually what I thought was really cool about your business and one of the reasons I wanted you on the show here is that you do have that mix between working with people face to face and then also providing some great tips through your blog. Dolores wrote a question in, and I know this is probably one. Dave: When you work with clients maybe who are new to exercise, then what do you do or what do you recommend to someone like Dolores who feels like I know I want to start going to the gym, but it’s really scary.
While I wasn’t, didn’t know how, and if it worked it was all foreign to me. I just want to say thanks for writing in, because I know there’s a lot of listeners who are in a very similar position, who are new to exercise and probably feel like, “Oh I wish I could get started but I just don’t know where to begin.”I’ve brought a personal trainer on the show today because specifically Dolores you mentioned that idea of not being able to find a trainer who is able to really commit to helping you. I don’t know who the trainers are that you’ve encountered, but there are so many passionate professional trainers out there who really would be committed to working with you or anyone else who’s just starting. Dave: I appreciate you coming on because I know that you're a full time personal trainer fitness instructor and also just had a baby, so I imagine life is a little busy for you right now. Dave: Can you tell the audience a little bit about the work that you do, the type of clients that you work with, what’s your passion in terms of health and fitness? I work at a country club and it’s kind of my full time job. I know you’ve written articles on other websites and for different fitness blogs around the internet, so it’s kind of neat. You’ve probably heard your clients talk about this, the idea of being self-conscious when they first start working out. Sarah: Well, before I started working at a country club which is a private gym so it’s kind of nice in that aspect, I worked in a lot of big box gyms.