Written by: Lindsay Hill, Membership Consultant @ O2 Fitness Southern Village
Are you exercising to your full potential? Are you trying? No matter what your goal, you should be able to finish each workout knowing you gave it your all. The issue for many people is not knowing how to find their true potential. This is where personal trainers, workout buddies, group exercise instructors, and the voice inside your head come into play.
You need someone there to push you to your limits, and tell you that you can accomplish more. Awesome job if you can do that on your own every single time, for those who have never played sports or had someone to push the limits, it is extremely hard to do. Workout buddies can help keep you going, motivating you either in the spirit of competition, or the camaraderie of having someone else go through the same thing. Trainers and instructors are obvious motivators, but they are only there to push you as far as you want to go.
Ultimately it is up to you to decide where you want to be and what you are willing to do to get there. Has Body Pump gotten to be less of a challenge? Add more weight! If you have gotten to be an elliptical pro, try some treadmill intervals. Try kettle bell work instead of your regular dumbbell routine, or add some Bosu work into
the mix. There are so many opportunities for you to succeed, simply step outside your comfort zone, try something new, and then do it better.