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Starting Training For Mr & Mrs Normal

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One problem the average man/woman has when it comes to their strength/fitness training is not understanding what is required to improve themselves.

What I mean is today, fitness has become more about image than health.

Sex sells so gyms focus on giving people what gets them the attention desired and in today's world of social media obsession, six-packs and butts are what makes Instagram tick.

The problem is that although this body image is sold as a solution, (if you achieve a certain physique, your life will somehow become better,) for the VAST majority, this simply isn’t true

The reality of achieving this look requires much more focus and commitment than the average man or woman is willing to commit to, especially long term where the risk of everyday family life becoming a legitimate block for many, in the short term at least

The key to success in your training is by first analysing your current lifestyle and asking 

A. “What can I do today that will have a positive impact on my life?”

B. “What is realistic for me at this moment?”

Long-term change doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a gradual process and as every person is different, there is no answer that fits everyone.

A man in his 40s who has trained most of his adult life and has a stone to lose will have a different journey and outlook to a guy who hasn’t exercised in 10 years with five stones to shift.

This is why the world of social media and its comparison culture is one of the worst things to happen to anyone trying to get into shape.

I encounter this similar story time and time again...

Someone is doing well then allows their attention to becoming distracted and they start focusing on other peoples progress rather than their own. 

They begin to compare themselves to how others are doing, even though these people are at different stages of their fitness journey and before they know it they are down the rabbit hole of searching for the unfounded secret to fat loss, “ the magic banana” as I call it because it does not exist.

There is no secret, just accepting reality, knuckling down and doing your best while accepting you are human and are going to make mistakes

The key for a coach like me is finding a way to articulate this and help you and those like you, find a way that suits their own lifestyle and show them a path that equates to success 

This is different for every person but there are some simple principles that crossover to everyone and these are what I will be covering in future articles.

In the meantime, if you are wanting to get started, why wait? We have a multitude of options to suit ALL abilities and levels.

Physio and sports massage for those who are struggling with injuries 

Physio led Pilates for people who need to start with core stability

Personal Training for anyone feeling they need 1 to 1 attention

Programmed Group Training for those looking for accountability 

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Written by Pól Murray

Pól Murray boasts 15 years of coaching experience, with a decade dedicated to Strength and Movement. His journey started as a professional MMA fighter, evolving into a respected coach, notably guiding Ireland's first UFC fighter. Pól holds a wealth of qualifications from kettlebell and barbell instruction to suspension and resistance training. He emphasises that true expertise is a journey of continuous learning, investing significantly in education from renowned coaches and organisations. Pól simplifies fitness for everyone, believing it's about moving, feeling, and looking better. His lifelong dedication to well-being ensures those he guides achieve their best.

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