Common Excuses Used to Avoid Exercise

Adam WilkieBlog

Marylebone Personal Trainer

We all use some weird and wonderful excuses to avoid exercise, but in reality, there is always a way to work around these excuses. At PGPT, we are well aware of the common excuses commonly used to avoid exercise. Fortunately, mobile fitness training with one of our personal traniners can solve these problems.

“I Don’t Have Enough Time”

So many people use this excuse, but how much time are you spending watching TV? Many of us do not prioritise our fitness, and instead favour a few hours on the sofa watching TV. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to your health in the long run. It is easy to fit in small chunks of exercise into your routine, without sacrificing any of your precious time watching TV. By walking on the spot or doing short bursts of exercise during the adverts, you can make a huge difference to your overall health.

You may find that you genuinely cannot find a spare minute in your day to focus on your fitness, but you can with a personal trainer. Mobile fitness training can help you to squeeze in 30 minutes (or more) exercise into your day, without it disrupting your routine. Whether this is in your lunch break at work, before your morning shower or while the kids are at football, fitting exercise into your life couldn’t be easier.

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“I’m too Tired”

Despite what you might think, exercise can actually give you more energy! When you work out, your body releases feel-good hormones (endorphins) while also improving your circulation. This leaves you feeling uplifted and gives you a boost of energy to get you through the day. Furthermore, regular exercise can also improve the quality of your sleep, making your day much easier.

“Exercise is Boring”

Exercise does not have to be boring. You can find an exercise routine or a sport that you actually enjoy. Whether this involves exercising in a place you feel more comfortable or working out with a friend, there are plenty of ways to make exercise more exciting. You can also mix things up to keep things exciting and to keep you interested. A personal trainer can make exercise more exciting, by tailoring a routine to you and coming to a place you find more comfortable or maybe going somewhere more exciting. Furthermore, you can even do it with a friend, and work together to make exercise and fitness more exciting.

“I Just Don’t Like to Move”

First you need to ask yourself, why? Do you feel uncomfortable where you are exercising? Don’t like getting sweaty? There are plenty of ways to get around these issues. One of the many benefits of mobile fitness training is that a personal trainer will come to you, in a place you feel more comfortable. Whether this is in the comfort of your own home or at the local park, getting away from the gym can make a huge difference. Working out in your own home removes the pressure of other people watching and allows you to focus on your own goals and aspirations. Working out in your local park or garden adds an element of excitement to your routine while also keeping you cool. It can also be quite fun to get out and explore your local area as you get fit and improve your lifestyle.

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“I’ve Tried Before”

Ever heard the saying “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again”. It is important not to give up at the first hurdle, and pushing yourself can be hugely satisfying and empowering. Especially when you start to see the results. In the past you may have set some big, unrealistic goals, but a personal trainer can help set more realistic goals. By setting small and achievable goals, you will find it much easier to achieve your long term goals. Furthermore, by reaching your smaller goals, you become more motivated and excited to continue working on your fitness.

Mobile Fitness Training from PGPT

If you are looking to start your new healthy lifestyle, free from excuses, then get in touch. A mobile personal trainer from PGPT will help you achieve all your fitness goals and help you to live a long, healthy and happy life.

Adam Wilkie

Adam Wilkie is our marketing manager who is the creative mind in the PGPT team! He works on developing the services we provide and the way they are promoted. Adam works with Peter and Nikki on the helpful information we provide online through our website and social media!