I’m a fitness geek.
I get excited about reading about exercise science (although, I must add a caveat: I don’t have a degree in exercise science). In my spare time, I think of new exercise combinations and routines. You don’t have to tell me. As I said, I know I’m a fitness geek.
I have some pretty defined opinions of what goes on in the fitness world, and much of it, like with diet, is hogwash. A lot of it comes down to marketing and money, and people buy into it, only to often times become disillusioned with exercise because a) they’re not getting the results they want b) it’s taking too much time/money/energy to do or c) it’s not enjoyable and exercise becomes a bore, or worse, something that is dreaded.
The fact is, exercise should be an extension of your daily living. It shouldn’t be compartmentalized into something you do for 30 minutes a day, “because I have to.” Movement, as I’ve said before, ought to be a part of your day-to-day activities, and structured movement (formal exercise) should also play a role.
I have more thoughts on exercise that I’d like to share. But for now, check out this amazing website by Clarence Bass, a man, who I’ve recently discovered but am very impressed already with the wealth of information that he offers through his website about everything fitness (and diet related).