So 2020 has been a very surreal and challenging year.
As my job is physical I was really worried about the initial lockdown and how I would still be able to run my business and help my clients. After my first FaceTime session I was really excited. It worked and we all enjoy it, so much so some are keeping their sessions online.
We have all learnt to adapt to all the new rules and guidance. There is a lot of negatives from the pandemic naturally, but we have all been grateful for the smaller things because of it.
Here are 5 positive points from 2020.
- Iv become closer to my clients. Iv absolutely loved still being able to see you (via a screen) and chat to you. Iv been lucky enough to say hello to your fury friends aswell as family members I usually don’t get to meet.
- Fitness can turn an awful time into a more bearable one. We have all helped each other on lower days and talked through our anxieties and had some fun along the way. Not one client has left a session saying it’s made them feel worse. Exercise increases endorphins and if that doesn’t work in likely to cheer them up with a laugh or two.
- Helping clients find ways to stay accountable and motivated is key. I’m here as someone to answer to and in times when they might be alone, unmotivated or just not feeling it, it can be hard. If you know you have a personal trainer to answer to that week it makes you move more and hopefully eat less through the help and guidance.
- There’s a lot you can do with body weight alone. And bean cans and a sofa or chair. We have all learnt to adapt and with having a personal trainer my clients are in safe hands knowing il definitely know what to do and what exercises they can do at home. Body weight alone can he effective and lots of sore legs bums and tums have proven it.
- The true value of personal trainers and fitness instructors has been realised. Before we may not have been seen as a necessity more of a luxury. However with lockdowns and lack of motivation at an all time high, we have been there. We are finally being recognised for the mental and physical help we provide. The friendships, the goals reached, someone to talk to, and rely on to be there in the darkest of mornings. We have kept going and kept us all going too. We provide energy and keep spirits high and You can’t put a price on health.