When we were kids, we played. We moved, we laughed, we had fun.
And we were in pretty good shape, if you measure fitness as having the ability to freely move and enjoy our activities.
The average child has a far higher degree of fitness–and enjoys his or her activities much more–than the average adult. Why is that?
The answer is not simply that they are younger.
Most adults I have come in contact with don’t enjoy the ACT of working out–only the results they achieve.
So as we “progress” in the fitness world–and don’t get me wrong, there are some amazing things going on here–let’s not consider “progress” to be just the latest gadget or “do complicated movements till you drop”. I would argue that true progress is coming back to the joy we had as children by simply “playing.”
This world needs more play, and less “do complicated movements till you drop.”
I hope you agree.
To Your Health and Fitness!
Patrick Rooney is the Owner of GREEK PHYSIQUE™, LLC, a Personal Training company located in Middle Tennessee, which specializes in body sculpting for men and women. Patrick is certified through the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC). Patrick is available for Personal Training, Small Group Training, and Nutritional Consulting, both in person and via phone and Skype. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.