Four Secrets the Fitness Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know (we just couldn’t help ourselves….please DON’T read this!)
Yesterday, Women’s Health magazine announced the winner of its “Next Fitness Star” contest. After interviewing thousands of contestants nationwide, the mag announced 40 yr-old wicked ab sculptor and mom of two, Stacie Clark, as the winner. We can’t wait to see Stacie as a fitness video vixen!
To be honest, we didn’t even know about this contest until flipping through the morning news while typing our What’s for Dinner? Wednesday post. However, when we heard that 5 fitness professionals were going to compete based on their INNOVATIVE moves we HAD to watch.
Here are the moves that were shared:
1.) Sumo Squat with Rotation
2.) Lunge with Squat
3.) High Kick and Punch
4.) Plie Squat with Side Bend
5.) Modified V-Ups
Have you never seen these before? If you’ve ever taken a strength training class or worked with a personal trainer (shout-out to our clients-we heart you!) you may be scratching your head like we were after waiting through the commercial break to tune in because:
a.) You’ve likely seen ALL of these moves before.
b.) Even if you haven’t seen these moves, you can’t help but notice that THREE of the FIVE include that five-letter word: SQUAT!
What’s going on?! These moves are obviously not innovative! As certified personal trainers, we couldn’t be happier and really shouldn’t have been so surprised after that commercial break. That’s because after watching many similar contests, viewing hundreds of workout videos, and attending many fitness trainings, we know the following secrets of the fitness industry to be true. We feel a little guilty sharing these, but then again, we never were good at keeping secrets. Especially, if we thought they could benefit our friends. (Sure, telling Jenny* that Sam* had a crush on her back in middle school didn’t end up in them getting married or even dating, but that’s another story and middle school is, like, so weird!*names changed to protect the innocent)
***Before Jillian Michaels orders us to take this down or we have a change of heart, please commit the following to memory****
Four Secrets the Fitness Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know :
(Guide Yourself to Fitness without Buying That New DVD or Workout Toy!)
Secret ONE: 99.234% (give or take 0.5 percent) of ALL successful fitness routines (classes, training sessions, workout videos) include SQUATS.
Secret TWO: Functional fitness moves are key to efficient and effective workouts.
Secret FOUR: Move to Lose!