An overview of the main reasons people use not to exercise or practise sports and how to convince them!
- I have no time today
You have to make time. We don’t ask you to go to the gym two hours a day. A little extra exercise a day or half an hours’ sport every other day makes a huge difference at the end of the year. Per day of postponement you need two days to catch up.
- I’m too old, too fat, too ugly or I don’t have the right clothes
You are never too old or too ugly to get moving. And if you are too fat, exercising in combination with the right diet is the ideal way of losing weight. You don’t even have to be a member of a gym. One of our trainers, for instance, started cycling 30 minutes three times a week when he still weighed 130 kg.
- It’s too expensive
Exercise doesn’t have to be expensive: going for a walk or exercising at home is free. With a little creativity you’re bound to find a solution. Also check out the website of your local authority: they often offer low budget sports activities.
- I’m too tired, don’t feel like it or lack motivation
Everything is hard in the beginning, but if you persevere the first 6-12 weeks, you’ll feel much fitter and will automatically feel like carrying on. Need extra support? Seek help from a personal trainer.
- I don’t dare to stand among those fit people or I have fear or failure
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Everyone started once, so don’t be afraid to make mistakes and don’t be intimidated by challenges.
- I don’t want to hurt myself or have a tough time
Exercise doesn’t hurt! A walk with your dog, cycling with your children or a boot camp game with friends is fun and a good way of dealing with social isolation.
- I don’t know the prices or times or don’t know what I need
Questions are free and especially in the time of the internet you can always find the right information online. In addition, put some research into finding an expert who can help you improve in sport.