THE POWER OF KNOWING WHY: WHAT’S YOUR MAIN MOTIVATION FOR FITNESS?
If you want to get fit or stay fit after 50, you need a good motivator — a primary reason why you want to exercise, eat right, and live a healthy lifestyle.
We talk to people about this all the time. Active adults have powerful, compelling reasons why they lift weights, run, swim, take yoga, ride their bikes, and more. Here are just a few most often cited:
- Playing with grandchildren
- Reducing medication
- Sports and hobbies
- Avoiding obesity, hypertension and falls
- Social interaction
- Better recovery from surgeries
- Treatment of chronic conditions like Parkinson’s, diabetes and more
Do any of those strike a chord with you?
Any reason is a good reason. Heck, you don’t even have to have one. But many people like to remind themselves of their primary driver. It can give you a boost when you’re not feeling motivated. And it can guide your choices about how to spend your time and energy.
Here are some motivators from people over 50, 60 or 70 from similar facilites to Pilates Fitness. Some might resonate with you:
I started working out eight years ago just for something to do. And then I discovered something: It makes me feel good! Now I do fitness classes three times a week.
I love to go tramping. I’m not going to let my neuropathy stop me. Power Plate training keeps me out on the trails. I had to do something, I wasn’t going to stop walking.
I want to be able to play golf till the last day I’m breathing.
I want to die young at a ripe old age. My mother lived to 99, and after watching someone grow old, I want to do it as youthfully as possible.
Beng fit helped me before, during and after hip replacement. You have to take what life gives you and make it work and adjust.
I want to be an active grandparent. I want to get on the floor and pick her up and swim and do all those things. I don’t want to miss a thing.
I suffered a stroke in 2010 and now do exercise sessions at least three times a week. I’m living healthy so I can laugh, love and live.
Most people say: “Because I want to keep going where I want to go and doing what I want to do.”
So, come talk with us about your goals. We’re here to help you reach them, whatever your “why” might be.