So you’ve been umming and ahhing about starting personal training for months (or maybe even years). The thought of having somebody else monitor your weight loss and bodily changes intimidates you, and you’re afraid of making the commitment. But you’re not entirely happy with how you look or feel, and you really want to take the plunge. How do you do it?
The time is now.
We believe the best way to start any fitness regime is to simply, start. Every day you put it off is a day you will regret later on down the track. We’re not saying you have to bust through the doors and start pumping 10kg weights right this second. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any of your questions or walk you through our general beginner’s process.
We understand that not everyone is the ‘dive in headfirst’ type, and some may have other circumstances that are interfering or holding them back from starting right away. Which is why we promote setting yourself realistic and achievable goals to take baby steps towards. Steadily easing yourself into personal training, and sticking to it, is far better than rushing in and dropping out soon after because you took on too much too fast.
Start with a free consultation to dip your toe in the water.
Know that we’re here to help, not judge.
We are aware that no two human beings are the same, in both mannerisms and body structure – so how could we possibly judge someone based on their individual looks or habits?
At Striders, we pride ourselves on having an entirely judgement-free workout environment. This involves cooperation from not only our staff but our other clients as well. When you walk through our studio doors, you should feel 100% at ease knowing no matter what fitness level you are at, you will be welcomed with a warm smile and ongoing encouragement.
Have faith in yourself and your abilities.
As a wise man by the name of George Michael once said, “you gotta have faith, faith, faith”. Believing in yourself and your ability to create change is the key to success in any aspect of your life. Ever heard the phrase “mind over matter”? Well, it’s true. Your mind has an immense amount of control over the rest of your body, so thinking positively has more impact than you would think.
We also understand that this is much easier said than done, and some people struggle to push negative thoughts aside. That’s where we come in. When you join Striders, you aren’t just getting professional fitness and nutrition advice; you’re getting constant emotional support and encouragement every step of the way.