Why there is NO magic training program

Just like diet trends come & go, fitness trends come & go. One day we’ve got P90X, another we’ve got Barre Sculpt or some such. Each claims to be the secret to the body (and often, happiness) that we seek. But, is there really any magic exercise protocol and is there really any magic body type that will fix everything? That will make you feel 100% happy with yourself? That will give you the body you want?

Definitely not!

And here’s why. The best exercise program is the one that you feel motivated to do, that you want to do and consider fun. That is the program that you will stay consistent with and, thus, get the best results from. We have several that you can choose from based on your goals https://www.pdxstrengthsociety.com/programs.

However, the best results come from an external & internal approach. Your best results & your neighbor’s best results could be totally different, but why? Our bodies are complicated. Past diet history, genetics, environmental effects and even things like food poisoning can affect our internal health more than we know.

The unfortunate catch to an all-physical approach to fitness is that sometimes you can be doing all the right things – eating well, getting good rest & recovery, taking care of yourself mentally, getting exercise daily, but your body and the results you’re getting don’t match up with the effort you’re putting in! It’s frustrating as heck!

Something we do for clients that feel stuck like this is have them work with our nutritionist who guides them through a metabolic assessment test & analysis. For more about that test, visit https://www.pdxstrengthsociety.com/private-sessions. For example, one recent client was doing all those right things and had plateaued in her results. After taking the metabolic assessment, she found that she had problems metabolizing fats and had some gut overgrowth of certain yeast & fungi that absolutely lead to inflammation, hormone imbalance & block fat loss. Once she resolves these internal issues, her results will continue to come, but, my point is, you can’t control all variables from the outside.

On top of this just an external & internal approach is not enough.

From personal experience & from many in fitness that I know, creating happiness with our lives & bodies no matter how we look is the true key. It’s not that you shouldn’t care how you look, but basing our goals, value & happiness on how we look is a trap. As I’ve seen over the years that no matter how my body looks, my insides stay the same. I still have the same insecurities, the same perfectionism negative self-talk, the same feeling that it’s not enough.

No matter how many times I've changed my body, I'm not any happier or complete until I work on myself internally.
No matter how my body looks, my insides stay the same. I still have the same insecurities, the same perfectionism negative self-talk, the same feeling that it’s not enough.

What I’ve found that we have to add another criteria to the “best exercise program is the one that you feel motivated to do, that you want to do and consider fun” to keep mental health in check & that’s to have goals that are not aesthetics-, or looks-based.

Basically, the key to add to that program that keeps you coming back is to have strength or performance goals.

I’ve gotten more myself & seen better results physically with clients when we focus on strength and/or performance. I hope this inspires you to ditch the 6 pack ab goals & embrace some strength & performance goals!

Amelia (& Alberto) @ Level Up Strength Society

For more information on our workout programs, coaching or to schedule a free Clarity Call with us, visit https://www.pdxstrengthsociety.com/.

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Published by Level Up Strength Society

Level Up Strength Society is a family-owned personal training business. If you've been working hard & not seeing results, you're missing the COACHING ingredient! ‍ We take coaching very seriously. As certified personal trainers, we became disillusioned by the traditional model of ONLY helping clients in the 1 hour time slot we saw them. And definitely take issue with trainers who just stand there & watch their clients workout. We combine online & in-person training along with nutrition & mindset coaching to truly LEVEL UP your health! Our mission is to coach you through a sustainable lifestyle transformation.

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