Spider Crawl up the stairs

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Spider Crawl up the stairs
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 7:43am

So, I've been working with people lately who need to fit fitnes into their lives but don't want to work out.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 8:16am

Go spidey, go! :)

IMHO, "I don't have time" equals "I don't make it a priority" equals "I don't make time".

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 8:30am

I agree but at the same time, if they don't want to make the time, all I can do is make it more available for them since it's my job. I'm not there regularly to motivate them. If I give them something they can do, that they think is do-able and they're motivated, that's more productive than telling them to lift weights 2-3 times a week.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 9:55am

I understand.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 2:09pm

That's the key, giving them the idea.






iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2003
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 4:17pm
I like it! I have 4 flights of stairs in my house - so I'm totally going to try that!

I hear you on keeping the positive attitude. Especially right now when you see so many new years resolution clients who drop off around March. I always figure my job is not just to physically train people, but to plant seeds of fitness. In some people those seeds just take longer to germinate! :-)

I had a client yesterday who wanted to increase her upper body strength but then listed off a million excuses why other gyms haven't worked for her. She complained at almost every exercise, and when I gave her step ups with a shoulder press she flat out said she wouldn't do it because it looked stupid. I had to keep saying to myself "planting seeds, planting seeds, planting seeds". That being said - sometimes the ground just isn't fertile. LOL

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 5:07pm

LOL, I love the planting seeds idea.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 4:10pm

So, I decided these would be my means of moving in the house, spiderman crawl on the floor or up the stairs (I walk down the stairs--I have enough face plants on the ski slopes and don't need them at home). Crazy hard.