I've been listening to some great fitness podcasts at the moment and got inspired by shared stories of how people struggle with fitness and what prompted gym trainers to make a change. At SmallWONDERS Gym we have come across many profiles of people over a span of 26 years. We have been intrigued with finding solutions in a more holistic fashion to unlock peoples potential.
This list of behaviours/profiles/persona's sparked a wish for me to somehow add value to solutions for all the carnage of misinformation caused by the fitness industry. We list each of the 13 profiles of people that perhaps fail at fitness and describe the problem along with some possible solutions.
#1 - 'The Gym Hater'
These people hate gyms. They associate a gym with a busy, posy and overwhelming environment. They also may associate gyms with pain they dislike, find them boring, and unmotivating. Generally this type of person was never that sporty. They may struggle with coordination, therefore find strength training and movement complexity quite a challenge. They may walk a bit and garden which is great, but know they need strength and do not make time to solve this issue.
- Consulting a physical coach.
- Learning bare basic strength, mobility and coordination skills.
- 15-30 minute routines are more suitable realistically.
A good coach will help you find a style that you enjoy and could sustain for life. You will never be a gym junkie, so should never be treated that way. Personal training and accountability works well for these people. If classes are desired, they should be smaller teaching classes (not high octane groups).
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