The truth is, you may be worse off than someone who's never set foot in the gym.

Log onto YouTube on any given day and sift past the fluffy stuff. You’ll probably notice it’s teeming with videos of lifters moving impressive numbers in the weight room.  This can be motivating, inspiring, and just what the doctor ordered for you to stop what you’re doing and hit the gym to follow suit.

If you did, your goals would probably be hella different.

As adults, we look at the vulnerability, innocence and impressionable nature of children with smiles on our faces, knowing that those days will soon be gone come their maturation to adulthood.  Although the term “mature” is extremely subjective (especially in this day and age), we can all agree that most of society undergoes at least a modicum of transition to deem them capable of taking care of themselves to some degree.  It’s the reason that grown-ups jaywalk, drink alcohol, drive cars, cook over hot stoves, and can even trust strangers with a discriminating mind.

Despite popular belief, you have no one to blame but yourself. Sorry.

I’ve written a fair amount of articles that place a dual responsibility on fitness professionals and the gymgoers who make the decision to get in shape.  This one takes a different turn, and puts the microscope a bit more on those gymgoers in specificity.  Time and again, such ones are lauded for their efforts in aiming to make a lifestyle change that can mean long-term results in favor of a healthy, more enjoyable and longer life.  And it’s well deserved. Any actions intended to live healthy warrant a pat on the back.

Remember to train your glutes, 'cause that's where reality will bite you when it comes back around.

There was once a revolution that kick-started an idea. This idea revolved around a lifestyle where lifting weights and working out with a measure of purposeful intensity wasn’t necessarily the evil that it was made out to be. Fast forward to today, and we can see that that “revolutionary idea” has transformed itself into the malignity that defines many fitness approaches of current times.

But don't cry over spilled milk if the industry has its hands on your udder.

My industry is excoriated by white collar fatheads and old school sticklers more than any other industry we can think of.
It’s an uphill battle to deal with people who won’t recognize that fitness and health isn’t something  the average person can just “figure out” with no assistance, and this joust between fitness professional and layman proves more challenging when we show up to work wearing a track suit, with a playground for an office.