Our client spotlight this week is Rhonda! We asked Rhonda a few questions and these were her answers.
What advice would you give someone who finds it hard to schedule fitness into their busy work/family life?
Start small. Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t. I find that it helps me to have a reoccurring appointment on my calendar for my gym workouts. When scheduling other things for the week or month, I can see the reminder for Tuesday and Thursday, which helps me not to plan anything else during that day/time.
What do you do on days when you don’t feel like going to the gym? What keeps you motivated?
On days I don’t feel like going to the gym, I remind myself how much better I feel after my workout. It helps to have a planned workout and a coach there to help with my form. With small class sizes, I get personalized attention from the coach and encouragement from my classmates. I don’t go just for physical activity. I go for my mental health as well.
What were your initial goals when you first joined? How have they changed since starting?
My initial goal for joining the gym was to get into a routine and become stronger. Now that I’ve been attending classes for several years, the routine is set. I can focus on other goals such as nutrition and getting additional physical activity between my strength training days.