What’s the Rush?

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Often times, we judge exercise and nutrition programs based on how drastic the results are or how quickly we can get the same result.

But rarely do we ever give any thought to how reliably we can get the same result.

The question here is, “Yes, I see this crazy testimonial or this dramatic before-and-after photo, but what are the chances that it’ll happen for me?”

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A Case for the Rest Day

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Rest days are an important part of any exercise program, but they can easily be overlooked & overshadowed by the much-sexier test day or met-con.

As you read this, it will be Sunday night (at least) and if you are familiar with our studio and many others you know that we were closed today.

What that means is that members and coaches alike usually take the day off from the gym.

And I don’t think there’s a single program out there right now that doesn’t include at least one total rest day.

This means that we aren’t lifting weights. We aren’t performing long bouts of cardio. And we aren’t doing push-ups and squats by the pool.

And for the coaches and trainers out there, at least one total rest day gives you the chance to recharge your batteries and be better for your clients and members on Monday.

But a total rest day from the gym doesn’t mean a total day off from health and fitness.

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Mentality Matters

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“Just do your best.” This mentality is what helps us succeed in health & fitness.

But isn’t that just an excuse? Do your best is something that your parents say to you when you’re a child and you’re terrible at something.

But your best is all that you have. It doesn’t mean perfection. And doing your best only includes what you are willing to do, not everything that you are necessarily capable of.

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