When it comes to exercising, barriers and can be manifold. Week four of Win and Lose For Life dealt with how to surmount those barriers.
Andrew Cline, personal trainer made a guest appearance at the Lose and Win For Life session held at the Portsmouth Public Library.
Cline is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer CrossFit Level 1 Trainer told The Daily Times that Lose and Win For Life is an extremely important program for the local community.
“Programs such as Lose and Win are vital to the community, because it provides the necessary tools and resources to practice good eating habits, which is essential for a healthy life, as well as making people aware of the options that are out there to learn how to get fit by adding regular exercise to your lifestyle,” Cline said. “This is part of what do as a personal trainer, to work directly with people and help them to find the exercise program that they can incorporate into their daily routine.”
Dawn Richards, Lose and Win For Life facilitator, said fear can be one of the biggest barriers when it comes to exercise.
“We are talking about barriers to exercise, and one of those barriers a lot of times is fear,” Richards said. “You may be afraid to go walking. Boredom is one of the biggest barriers to exercise, which is why it is important every three months to redo the schedule. In October they are going to be switching some things up, but when there is something that is really popular like, pickle ball it will stay around.”
Richards emphasized how regular exercise, or lack thereof impact one’s cardiovascular health, blood pressure, and other areas that important in maintaining overall good health.
Richards discussed myriad of exercise program opportunities offered local were discussed, such as the Portsmouth Connex and SOMC cycling series, Biking with Bill, SOMC Wednesday Walking with Jill, and a calendar of Life Center Gym schedule of activities for families and individuals, and much more.
Cline said he enjoyed talking at the session on Tuesday.
“It was great being here today. It is always good to get out into the community, to talk with people, and help to answer fitness questions or concerns they may have,” Cline said.
For more information pertaining to exercise programs visit:www.facebook.com/connexmoves, or call 740-356-2714. To contact an Southern Ohio Medical Center Life Center personal trainer for a fitness consult, call 740-356-7650.
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