In fitness like everywhere else, certain activities are more glamorous than others. Because they’re glamorous, these are usually the activities that get more attention in social media, news specials, magazines,  advertisements, etc. Hearing about the latest marathon, reading about someone squatting more than twice what they weight, or seeing someone nail (and maintain) a handstand may inspire some people to get in shape.

However, many people see these glamorous exercises — these major fitness feats — and feel discouraged.   

Ironically, it is often  the less glamorous activities — the basics — that most of us really need. Don’t let the name mislead you, these exercises are often challenging game-changers. Mastering the basics helps us to move better inside the gym — and more importantly — outside the gym.   

If you would like to improve your fitness and feel intimidated by what you are reading, hearing, and seeing, you are not alone. I encourage you to find a supportive fitness professional who can help you master the basics. Then, if you would like to, tackle the glamorous. 

Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week.

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