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By Guest Blogger Paula Jager, CSCS
Today’s blog on fitness follows a slightly different format. I have noticed a minimal number of comments following these postings. Either you don’t find them interesting, they’re not your cup of tea, or the idea of slamming bumper plates and dragging a tire through a parking lot in August intimidates you? Not sure which …
I would like for you to send me your most pressing fitness questions and/or concerns along with any topics you would like future fitness blogs on. I will address the most common and relevant ones asked providing answers and/or guidance in next week’s blog. During my 15+ years in the fitness industry I have found many reasons why people are not involved in a fitness program. The most frequently seen are: lack of time, fear of failure, frustration, laziness, poor health and lack of consistency/discipline. And while I don’t always come across as the most compassionate person I really do have a deep level of understanding because at one point in my life I have faced most of these concerns myself. Like anything in life if you truly wish to overcome it there is a way.
A gym membership is not necessary–you can get fit anywhere with virtually little to no equipment. Good nutrition is a must; however, eating large quantities of animal fats without moving will make you fat and being fat can make you sick. Our “traditional” ancestors were mobile. They did not sit at a computer all day and channel surf all night. A large percentage of their day was spent in low level aerobic activity. LLAA could be defined as moving–washing clothes at the creek, carrying water buckets to and fro, milking the cows, churning butter, embracing the elements, hunting etc. . .
We live in a different world today and while our “chores” are not the same the need for movement is. In the famous words of Weston A Price “teach, teach, teach”. My passion for fitness and the improvements it has made in my life are so strong that that is exactly what I wish to do. I will select 2 of the best questions I receive and give away a 1 hour complimentary Fitness Intro. Based on my assessment I will create an individualized Fitness Program to get you started at home, in a park or at a gym (your choice).
So, ask, ask, ask!
Paula Jager CSCS and Level 1 CrossFit and CF Nutrition Certified is the owner of CrossFit Jaguar.
Her exercise and nutrition programs yield life changing results
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.