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A new yeAr, A new you!
Every year we do it – wemake a commitment to change. The change may be betterhealth, to stop smoking, to spend more time with amily – andevery year we all o the band wagon. We have an insurgenceo people that come to Talisman Centre throughout January &February with great intentions o achieving their new yearsresolution. But slowly, beginning in March, we see a declinein the volume o people as they perceive their resolutioncompleted or, more oten, they simply give up.I like the way our eature athlete in this issue,
, puts it: “
it’s about setting a long term goal that works or me and then committing ull heartedly to that goal.
”I’ve been involved in sport long enough to know that i you don’t commit, you won’tsucceed. We can nd excuses along the way. Eliminate them and your goal is so much easierto get to. I really believe that i you develop a routine or yoursel or get a workout partner,you are more likely to stick to a regular workout routine and keep it going throughout theyear rather than going or a one-time deal, as many new years resolutions tend to be.Get yoursel kick started by hiring a personal trainer. You will nd that you lit more,run aster, actually do ab crunches and are sore the next day, but the big thing is that youwill see immediate results. It’s amazing the dierence a trainer can make in your regularworkout routine.Ater retiring rom competitive swimming a ew years ago, I hired a personal trainerto help me develop a maintenance program and ensure that the notorious “ater-sportbulge” didn’t appear. I can tell you that I thought I’d worked hard or the several years o varsity and club swimming, training over 22 hours a week, pushing mysel to the point o exhaustion, but my personal trainer opened my eyes to what my actual physical capabilitieswere and how, in certain areas, I was coasting. When I did weights I did them at a weightthat I wanted and thought was reasonable but my trainer pushed me to lit weight I neverthought possible and gave me exercises that worked muscles I never even knew I had. Healso taught balance in terms o what muscles groups I should be ocusing on to get theresults I wanted as well as encouraging proper nutrition along the way. He made me runaster and harder than I would have ever thought possible and made sweat pour o me likeI was still in the pool!I think that by having a personal trainer I was able to learn new exercises properly,work in new routines and develop a regular scheduled exercise regimen custom-designedor me.A new year, a new you, but grab someone else along the way. It’s so much easierwhen you have someone pushing you.
Happy New Year! See in you in the weight room or swimming pool!
Get yoursel kick started by hiring a personal trainer. You’ll fnd that you lit more, run aster, actually do ab crunches and are sore the next day, but the big thing is that you will see immediate results.