The Life Cycle of a CrossFit Trainer: Part 1 – Getting Started
In the first part of our series, we talked about how to get started with your own fitness journey. In this post, we will continue our discussion on getting into real fitness.
You may have noticed that most people are not doing what they need to do to become fit. They don’t train enough or they are too busy working, studying or other things that prevent them from having time for their workout routine.
It’s true that it takes some effort to get fit. But if you want to achieve your goals, then you need to start now!
If you’re like most people, you probably aren’t going to be able to dedicate all your free time towards training yourself.
So what are you supposed to do?
Well there are two options:
You could go out and buy expensive equipment which will cost money and take up space in your home. Or you could try to learn everything you can about becoming fit without spending any money at all.
If you choose option #1, then let me tell you that it isn’t going to happen overnight. It might even take years before your fitness improves significantly.
However, if you stick with it, eventually your fitness will improve because of the hard work and dedication that goes into being fit.
But what if money is tight? What if you don’t have a ton of time to train either?
Well there’s always option #2. You could try learning how to train yourself by using free resources online.
What Does Free Mean Anyway?
First of all, what does it mean to be “free”?
It doesn’t necessarily mean that you will gain your fitness knowledge for free. It just means that you will learn how to train yourself for free.
What’s the difference?
Well, let’s say you learn about training via online forums and discussion groups. You are using free resources to learn, but you still have to buy some of your own equipment if you don’t already own it. That’s not really free.
So what does it mean to get something for free then?
It means that you can learn how to train yourself without spending any money at all. This means that you can train anytime and anywhere! And if you really need to, you can just learn from online resources such as blogs.
In fact, you already have everything you need to get started right now. If you’ve been reading bad excuses why you haven’t been training consistently, then it’s time to throw all those out the window.
Instead of making excuses, let’s get started on what you should be doing to reach your fitness goals today!
Let’s Get Started!
If you still have bad excuses as to why you aren’t training consistently, then I’d recommend that you stop reading this post right now. Seriously, if you aren’t ready to make a change in your life, then please don’t waste both of our time by reading the rest of this post.
For everyone else still reading, the first thing we need to do is go over why finding an online community can help you get into real fitness. I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of people say that it’s a great resource for support and other things.
But do you really know why finding an online community is so important?
Let’s find out!
Why An Online Community Is Important
There are many reasons why an online community can help you in your fitness journey. I’m sure you can think of a few of them, so I’ll just name a few of the most important ones.
You’ll Have A Supportive Community
One of the most important reasons why an online community can be helpful is because you’ll have a supportive community. On a website such as Fitocracy, you’ll be able to find people dealing with similar issues as you.
You’ll also be able to find people at your own fitness level so that you can all encourage and support each other in your daily routines!
You’ll Be Able To Connect With People
Another reason why an online community is important is because you’ll be able to connect with people. You won’t get that feeling of isolation that a lot of people get when they’re trying to get in shape.
There are even some fitness communities where people are able to share ideas, ask questions, and get advice from others!
You’ll Be Able To Workout Anytime And Anywhere
If you’re working out by yourself, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be doing it consistently. Some people need that push from others in order to keep them motivated.
When you have an online community, you’ll be able to get that extra boost whenever you need it! You won’t ever have to waste time trying to find a gym partner because you’ll already have one!
You’ll also be able to get proper routines and tips from people who have been in your shoes before. The best part is that you won’t ever have to leave the comfort of your own home because you can find everything you need online!
Cut Down On Costly Gym Memberships
If you’re working out in a gym on a regular basis, then you know how expensive it can get. Not only do you have to pay for a monthly membership, but you also have to pay for all of your own equipment!
Not only that, but you might be limited to what exercises you can and can’t do in a gym. A lot of people don’t like going to the gym because there’s too much of a crowd or they feel self-conscious training in front of others.
Not to mention you might have your own personal preferences when it comes to training.
If you want to switch up your routine or try out a new one, then you’ll have no choice but to stick with that program. Sometimes people get bored with their routines if they do the same thing all the time.
Even if you join an online community, you’ll still be able to get all of the exercise information and routines that you need.
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Using a Data Science Life Cycle by D Rose – Data Science, 2016 – Springer
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The Paradox of the Aerobic Fitness Prescription by L Kilgore – The CrossFit Journal, 2006 – library.crossfit.com
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“Don’t Wanna Be the Damsel in Distress!”: Female CrossFitters constructing strong femininity by E Raekallio – 2016 – helda.helsinki.fi