Need a Hand? Easy Ways to Ask for Help to Improve Your Wellness

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 17:20


Jake with client

Asking for help isn’t easy for anyone. We’ve been conditioned to believe that we can and should have all the answers to achieve our goals.  Unfortunately, this just isn’t true.  No one achieves their goals without help from a few friends. Lucky for you, FitClub has experts in every fitness and health area that are glad to offer a hand and answer your questions.

1. “Is my form correct?”  If your form is off, you aren’t just wasting your time and energy, you may also be setting yourself up for injury. Whether it’s lifting weights, or settling onto a bike in CycleFit, FitClub staff is prepared to answer your questions, correct your form and ensure that you are exercising in the most efficient and safest way possible. Don’t risk an injury. Just ask!  If you’re new to a particular form of exercise or exercise in general, consider working with one of FitClub’s personal trainers to ensure that you have proper form and instruction when starting out.  FitClub personal trainers can help you avoid overuse injuries commonly caused by incorrect form.

2. “Are my numbers in a healthy range?” Often, we resist stepping on the scale or asking about our blood pressure because we are afraid to face the reality of where we might be starting. You can’t fix what you don’t understand, though. If you’re worried about your blood pressure, your weight, or your fat to muscle ratio, FitClub experts can help you become familiar with your baseline and help you make reasonable, healthy goals to improve upon those numbers. If you don’t understand your starting point, identifying progress will be more challenging. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to celebrate every moment of progress along the journey—where’s the fun in that? Even more importantly, knowing your key numbers like weight and blood pressure can help spur you to action to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease or obesity. It’s never too late to become more familiar with your body.

3. “Am I doing enough?” When you work out alone it can be hard to tell how much exercise is enough. A personal trainer, a group exercise class, or a devoted group of exercise friends can help push you to get more from your workout. Perhaps you’ve been at a comfortable pace on the treadmill now for months, but haven’t been willing or ready to increase the speed. Maybe you’ve been stuck in a rut and feel ready to push yourself. Personal trainers are specifically trained to help you better understand what you might be capable of, which may be far more than you’ve ever imagined. If you’re ready to make progress, get out of your rut, or strive for a new goal, it’s time to ask whether you’re doing what you’re capable of doing!

What questions are you ready to ask at FitClub?  Taking advantage of other knowledgeable members and FitClub staff is a key perk to being a FitClub member.