The Big Fitness Lies…

There are so many big fitness lies in the health and fitness industry.

Every Wednesday I take my daughter Fleur to Chelmsford Gymnastics Club. It’s a brilliant
facility.

The only problem is I’m a bag of nerves.
There she is flipping, rolling, jumping, hanging.

I have to look away sometimes as it stresses me out.

I got told by one of the Mums the others day, “You men can’t handle it can you,
man up!”

That told me!

After gymnastics we usually stop at a shop get a drink and a treat. But because Fleur has had a couple of fillings recently we’ve
curtailed the sugar a bit.

“Can I have a coke Dad” she asked.

“Nope, you know why” I said.

“What can I have”

So we stood there looking at all the drinks and sugar contents in them trying to find her
a drink.

I was shocked I mean really shocked!

The sugar content in these drinks was massive.

What upset my daughter more than anything is the the drinks that looked ‘healthy’ had the
highest amounts of sugar.

She was genuinely upset.

“Why do the people who make the drinks lie to us and make it look healthy when it’s not?”
“How can they lie like that?”

We had a long chat afterwards.

You get lots of fitness lies all the time in the fitness industry.

Miracle pills and methods to lose weight, get fit.

A bit of clever marketing and packaging and you get sucked in.

Much like the sugary drinks scenario with my daughter.

You see the only way to get fit, lose weight and feel good is:

  • Move more.
  • Eat less rubbish, less sugar.
  • Drink less alcohol and drink more water.
  • Sleep more.
  • Rinse and Repeat…

That’s it!

You just have to give the time and choose the method. It could be kettlebells, circuit training or just stepping out your front door and going for a walk or a run.

Rant finished…

Have a good evening.

Russell ‘sweet enough’ Pearcy

About the Author Russell 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.