I got a text message the other day from and old client of mine.
It made me laugh, because yes, she did actually lose her knickers in training once.
I’ll tell you what happened in a moment.
We hadn’t been in touch for a long while.
She stopped training due to work pressure etc.
It’s that same cycle we all get into at some time.
Somehow our health becomes less important than work!
Anyway, the text read…
“Long time no see.”
“My back is really playing me up.”
“I’m in a lot of pain.”
She’s an accountant.
Sits down all day.
Sits on the train.
Sits in the car.
So I had a good idea of what might relieve the back pain.
Rather than writing a long drawn out text I got my phone and made a 1 minute video.
I sent her the video in a text.
First suggestion was, “get up, start walking. Just move!”
Secondly, some simple mobility moves.
With all that sitting down the legs and back tighten up.
30 minutes later I get a call.
“Thanks, I feel loads better already, can I come and see you?”
To cut a long story short she’s exercising again.
We see each other for 30 minutes each week and she follows a program I write her.
Her first weeks programming?
Keeping it simple…walking…30 minutes each days
2 hours on the weekend.
Because that’s all that is required at the moment.
A simple solution.
A change in daily habits.
Because when it comes to training, or getting healthy people do like to ‘over complicate’ things.
They think a complicated solution must be better than a simple one.
There are plenty of people selling snake oil out there.
Dont be fooled!
They’ll take your money and time and give you a complicated solution to a simple, easily solvable problem.
Anyway, back to the ‘knicker gate’ incident.
We were training together and going through some exercises.
Faster than I could say ‘under garments’ this pair of knickers flew out of her trouser leg.
As you can imagine she was mortified.
And I’ve never let her forget it.
The jokes and stories still have loads of mileage!
Have a great evening.
Russell ‘Big Knickers’ Pearcy
Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.