Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One Size Doesn't Fit All

by Kris Pitcher

One size doesn't fit all. This is certainly true for fitness. There are a lot of ways to get to the same place on this journey toward health and fitness. And one thing I know for sure is there's no shortage of information and advice available at a keystroke.

In my opinion, this is great. It's great because we are each individual. We've got different goals, lives, schedules and likes and dislikes. What is going to work for me isn't necessarily going to work for someone else. It doesn't work that way. Besides, I don't know how much cold fish you want to eat.

Having a multitude of tools in the toolbox is key. Being able to adapt, change, and alter is critical to help people find their success. Our bodies will likely react differently physiologically to the same input. We have to be able to be agile in our application of exercise science along the way.

As you move forward in your can expect things to stop working. What? It's true. The body is really an amazing thing. The input needs to be manipulated. That's why a diet or exercise plan works for a while and then levels off. No one size. The process is dynamic.

We had a great meeting this past weekend with my husband's trainer Todd Scott (remember you don't cut your own hair just because you're a stylist). He's excited about our progress, but each person he works with he treats as an individual. "There is no cookie cutter program," Todd said.

Keep this great advice in mind as you sift through information, build your plan, and move forward with your progress. We are each individual and one size doesn't fit all.  

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