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The Downside of the “Quick Fix”

Everyone wants the quick fix. The promise of fast and easy weight loss or increased speed or muscle is very tempting. But please be aware of the dangers involved. Confidence Fitness is about vitality and longevity. Beware the trainer or gym that promises “instant” results. There are many articles about “Biggest Loser” types of competitions that glorify their process but the reality is a lot starker and dangerous. People get hurt and end up gaining more weight and then can’t lose weight or condition because of injuries. It is a vicious cycle. Find a trainer that can provide a proper assessment and develop a long term fitness development.

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Laugh Your Way to Your Fitness Goals

Laugh Your Way to Your Fitness Goals

Laughter isn’t only great medicine for our mental health but also for our physical health. Who doesn’t love a good laugh? And – when you combine it with sweat, you have a perfect match. So, how do you make your workouts fun and funny? Personally, working out with my husband is always my first choice – because he makes me laugh! I have never really loved to exercise but making it a social thing has really helped. I even signed up for a 5K with my bff who lives 7 states away so we can train individually but hold each other accountable and support one another – plus, she is super funny and it gives us an excuse to stay in touch more frequently. I also find it amusing to exercise with my dogs near by. They are hilarious (although sometimes in the way) when they try to get in on the action. Nothing like a good face-lick when you are holding a plank. Most people really love listening to music when they walk / run but I have started listening to some awesome stand up comedians who have managed to make an hour seem like 20 minutes. So, find your funny bone and give it something to snort at during your next workout. It’ll make you want to come back for more.

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Why Train?

Why Train?

As fitness professionals, we are often stereotyped as only caring about “looking good”. At Confidence Fitness, we are committed to every person loving themselves and having fitness as a means toward feeling strong in mind and body. This approach toward exercise leads toward a greater capacity to extend kindness, compassion, and connection toward others. Stretching and breathe work allow for a slower pace and depth of focus, which in turn brings an awareness and discipline to all of life’s tasks. Strength training and corrective exercises brings balance, stability and determination which in turn brings these characteristics to the forefront of work and relationships. Cardio, speed, and agility develop the capacity to generate energy by calling on one’s inner reserves and in turn allows for spontaneity and fun with friends and family even when you think you have nothing left to give. So, don’t just train… TRAIN TO BE….Train

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