Have you struggled to maintain your fitness? Are you uncertain if you will succeed in your fitness goals? Do you struggle with motivation around your fitness goals? Do you struggle with developing your fitness goals? Has going it alone ever delayed your progress? Do you struggle with your body composition / weight? Are you uncertain of what your body composition should be to maximize your fitness, health, and longevity? Do you want to make sure you get the most out of your exercise? Do you feel fragile in any way? Do you have aches and pains that you would like to see minimized or gone? Do you ever experience back pain? Do you want to experience what it means to move well? Do you want to develop the physical competency to move well now and as you age? Do you want to experience the optimal way to approach each of your classes specific to your needs and body? When you are short on time or away from the studio would you like to know the best way to spend 10-15 min specific to your body? Would you like to develop a clear vision for your fitness, be clear on why you have specific goals, and clear on what keeps you motivated? Would you like support when things get challenging? Would you like to ensure you have the best chance of success? If any of these questions are a 'yes' for you then consider a coach. Coaching is more than just a transfer of knowledge. It is a professional relationship tied to one of the most important and meaningful aspects of your life. Your fitness encompasses your body, mind, and life. It lifts up (or when not optimal; it pulls down) everything that is important to you, that you enjoy, and that brings you fulfillment. Your fitness impacts your ability to nurture and provide. It impacts your mental and emotional health. Fitness is a learned competency that needs attention and support. Coaches are fully dedicated to fitness so that you have professional-level support. No matter what your fitness level you can always be better. Everyone can put themselves on a path to continuously improve their health and fitness skills at any time, updating their competence, motivation, and efficiency along the way. Being fit and healthy doesn't stop with meeting a certain goal. If your larger goal is to stay fit you may want to consider investing in a coach in 2020 and beyond. In our experience, we find that people decided to take their fitness to the next level because they want to have the peace of mind that a sustainable fit lifestyle brings. If you are looking for a reliable framework that will work now, and in the future, a Sunstone Coach can give you that. As with most things, your circumstances drive your needs. Coaches meet you where you are, sharpen your competency, and help you make logical and meaningful steps toward your current goals and a sustainable fitness lifestyle. Moreover, having a professional coaching relationship and working one-on-one with a coach moves you and your fitness into a more intentional and deliberate space. Need some more convincing about the merits of investing in a coach? Here are some things to keep in mind. 1. You'll make better decisions Fitness is not a linear process. You have to be able to pivot and react when things change. Otherwise, you might end up leaving your fitness behind. The more connections, accountability, and intention you build into your fitness the easier it is to sustain. Sometimes, going full out might make the most sense. Other times, a combination of personalized correctives and basic movements might do the trick. Bottom line? Coaching gives you the edge in any situation tailored to your needs. By investing in yourself and understanding the tools you have at your disposal, the more agile you can become in maintaining your fitness--adjusting your approach based on your situation. That's your advantage to a fit lifestyle. 2. You'll avoid the DIY pitfalls If fitness didn't need support then being fit would be the norm. If you feel like you should be able to do it all on your own it is no surprise. Almost every fitness article or consumer good is offering you a do it yourself option. If you struggle with your fitness it is not likely because you haven't found the right 'do it yourself' solution. If you struggle with your fitness it is not because you are lazy, lack discipline, or don't have your priorities straight. The psychology is fairly straight forward. Your fitness is a long-term endeavor. There are no short-term sustainable solutions and humans are psychologically best adapted and most motivated by short-term needs. It is normal to struggle with things that require long-term attention. Your health and fitness should be well planned, deliberately developed, and patiently practiced. Trying to do this entirely on your own is probably asking too much. A little professional support can go a very long way. Investing in a relationship with a Sunstone Coach breaks you out of the 'norm' that isn't working and puts a professional in your corner. 3. You'll have more fun You work one-on-one with a coach. They help you through the challenges. They are there to celebrate the small victories and the big wins. They help you intentionally integrate into the Sunstone community. They encourage you to participate in Sunstone workshops you will benefit and enjoy. They are a professional guide that loves the terrain, tells the stories, knows the history, and enhances the journey. 4. You'll have a clear fitness vision Let's face it, if, 'I want to lose some weight', was a sufficient fitness vision, then few people would struggle. It's a starting point and a great goal. Regardless of your particular starting point, building it into a clear vision, with a purpose that excites you, leads to success. A clear fitness vision also requires a clear model of fitness. Because of the subjective elements of fitness, if you ask 10 people the definition of fitness you will get 10 distinct answers. A successful fitness model must support both the objective and subjective aspects of fitness. With a Sunstone Coach, you will build a clear vision and experience a model of fitness that leaves you feeling confident that you are making the right choices and supporting your goals. We are here to help. Talk to the coaches at your studio and check out http://www.myverybestself.com/ . Fill out the form, enter with an open mind, stick to it, and feel the rewards! We will see you soon.