I say that everybody knows how to get in shape they just don’t know how to act upon that knowledge. I don’t know if that’s necessarily true. From a general perspective, sure. But I think it’s kind of like saying everyone knows how a car works. There’s parts. It uses gas. You can’t put rubbing alcohol in there and think it’s gonna go. There’s a motor and you gotta feed it oil sometimes. You push the pedal to move and the other one to stop. What else is there to know?

What do you think?

Do you think that you know how to get in shape??

Do you think that your family knows how to get in shape?

Do you think you know how to increase your health?

Do you think you know how to adequately fuel for performance nutrition?

Do you think that you adequately know how to fuel for weight loss?

Do you think you know how to adequately fuel for lowering your cholesterol?

Do you think you know how to train the youth athlete?

If you are trying to train for fat loss, for example, what is the best mode of training for that?

If, on your fitness journey you have to navigate a sore knee, do you know how to do that?

When you work out and you get lower back pain, do you know why that is happening and what to do about that?

How long should you be doing the same training program so that you can continuously see the results you would like?

With that being said, what does that training program look like?

If you want to decrease your hip pain so that you can exercise more, what should you be doing?

I’m asking these questions, because most times we aren’t working with a blank slate when it comes to getting back on track in fitness or improving our health. What we are doing is working with the variables that each one of us individually have; whether that be a sore knee, an achilles recovery, 45 pounds extra on our bodies, never having worked out before, old football injuries, and on and on and on.

Add to that, the other variables that come with time management, family, stress, sleep issues, and more.

This is why I don’t think that these statements of “everyone knows what to do” are accurate.

It brings me back to the post of there being a goal in mind, you should deliberately seek guidance from someone who has decided that this is going to be their profession.

Instead of spinning wheels, always having that back pain, always keeping that extra weight on, always just feeling like garbage or not having energy, self confidence issues…get that help from a pro!