Fast Track /’ fast trak /
accelerate the development or progress of (a person or project).
You may be asking, “How can I fast track my fitness? What really works? Do I need to go really fast, right away? Should I hit the accelerator and forget the brakes? It’s not a black or white question, and it’s dependent on many factors such as experience and goals . An aggressive plan works for some, but it’s not desirable for most people. It can be reckless and short sighted in nature. Think of driving a car. The faster you go, the less control you have. It’s just a matter of time before you get in an accident or your car breaks down, especially if it’s not well maintained. Your body is no different. So what is right for you?
It’s important to start your journey, but sometimes starting is just not enough. You may need another strategy. Often the fastest way to get somewhere is to get moving, slow down at times, then speed up when the coast is clear. For example, it’s wise to slow down in a snow storm or construction zone, the same way it’s recommended to slow down your training when you are exhausted or injured. Your training can happen at different speeds depending on how you feel mentally and physically. The most important thing is to get started, be adaptable, and keep going.
Staying on track can be hard. Remember that you don’t always have to be on the highway. Sometimes taking the side roads can get you to your destination even faster than you imagined. It doesn’t have to lead to a dead end! Many people have difficulty succeeding because life is full of twists and turns that can divert attention from what’s really important. When things don’t go as planned, it may lead you to an all or nothing mindset. You may think, if all doesn’t go right, nothing is going right. This can put you in a tailspin, and a cycle of starting and stopping your fitness routine the moment things get difficult. Does this sound like you? If yes, your are not alone. This is a problem that many of my clients experience. The solution is to feel inspired and stay inspired. This inspiration drives motivation, momentum and ultimately progress. You are still going to get there. With a different set of expectations and perspectives, the journey will be richer and even more rewarding.
Don’t rush the driver! They will pick up their speed when they are ready. Remember, driving your health and fitness is like driving your car. It’s important to make sure you know where you want to go, why you want to get there, and how long it will take. Develop a plan to deal with unexpected events, so you can successfully divert to another route if necessary. A great navigator is invaluable to help you stay on schedule because they know it’s important to get you there.
A personal trainer is your health and fitness navigator. They will be by your side for the entire ride, and the many destinations that make up your worthwhile journey. They will monitor your progress so you can enjoy being in the driver’s seat, and take in the beautiful view. You will be more successful because you have someone there to provide you clear direction, and keep you focused and safe. Remember, the navigator helps the driver feel more confident, focused and clear. They are much more than a GPS, they provide support when things get tough, can answer your questions, or simply tell you are on the right track.
Get in the driver’s seat and discover what health and fitness means to you. Whether it’s independence, happiness, focus or confidence. They all matter, and so do you. Live for the moments that make you smile!
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About Peter Koutras
Peter’s mission is to empower people to achieve a healthier mind and body through fun exercise, delicious meals, and a positive mindset. He will keep you on track with a variety of custom programs and ongoing support. Peter is specialized in health and fitness programs for mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and dementia. He also offers general health programs that focus on weight/fat loss, and injury/disease prevention and rehabilitation. He has coached hundreds of clients to stellar results over the last 15 years and looks forward to celebrating your success story.