Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Keys to Success: Accountabilty and Success - What does Sarah at Tonicity Fit in West Chester have to say?

Recently, I have had several people tell me that they know what they need to do to become “healthy.”  They follow with a long explanation that the issue is accountability and motivation.  They need support.  They are looking for a way not only to get into the program, but want to figure out how to stick with it.

I have two active responses to this dilemma.  First, find the program that works for YOU.  Find the physical activity source that you enjoy the most, and that you could see yourself sticking with long term.  Next, actively seek support.  Make friends, schedule workout sessions together, and give what you want to get.

Let’s pick apart my above advice a little:

1.     Find what works for you!

If you are not stepping into an activity that you enjoy, the chances of you sticking to it are small.  Take the time to try different things, sign up for a free trial, go with a friend as a guest to their favorite workout spot.  Think about it and choose the mode that sparks your interest!

2.    Seek out Support!

Tell those closest to you about your plan to become healthy and feel well.  Share your feelings and ASK them for support.  The people who truly care about you most are the ones who you need to lean on to help you stay accountable.  And trust me, those people WANT to help you become and stay strong.  It is a win-win, as you receive the support, and they are rewarded with a healthy strong friend who wreaks positivity from all directions.

3.    Give what you want to Get

The other piece to this is finding partners that will go through this journey with you.  This isn’t for everyone, but if it works for you, then it will take you far when it comes to health and wellness.  Find friends and family that you share similar interests with and plan your workouts together.  Join a gym with group fitness, make friends, and schedule your workouts at the same time.  Set similar goals, share your personal goals with others, and support each other.  Think of the support that you need and make sure that you are giving it to others around you.  I guarantee they will reciprocate! 

By nature, we treat others the way that they treat us.  If you give strength and positivity, that is what others will give to you.  So, do it together and watch your progress grow!

About Sarah Ostroski:  

Sarah is the owner and head trainer at Tonicity Fit Personal training Studio in West Chester.  She has worked as a personal trainer for over 18 years.  She is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) nationally certified Exercise Physiologist.  Sarah has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Eastern University and a Master of Science in Integrative Exercise Physiology from Temple University. She is also ACSM Exercise is Medicine Level 2 certified and holds an SCW certification in Nutrition, Hormones and Metabolism.

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