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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Gym Inspiration - People To Shadow In The Gym

Working out at the gym involves being around quite a number of people. These persons vary – from dedicated gym rats, all the way to posers. Whether you’re a newbie at the gym or a regular exercise enthusiast, you are going to need some role models to inspire you to outdo yourself. Of course, this immediately excludes types like the newbie steroid users, bad personal trainers, those that talk too much, flashy and loud bros and such. Here is a list of people whose footsteps you’ll want to follow:

1. Fat People – Yes, fat. If they’ve worked around the embarrassment and the shear struggle of stamina and shape deficiency to walk their big bones to an exercise area, while not caring about the amount of backtalk they’ll get from their ill-mannered peers, they deserve respect – and a ton of it at that. They’ve found what makes them unhappy, and rather than succumbing to procrastination, the fat gym rats decided to make a change. Not only do they deserve respect and support, but should serve as an example, not only when it comes to fitness, but for any other aspect of life.

2. The Injured – Trust me, you’ll know dedication when you see it. Dedication can be best exemplified by the people who choose to work out disregarding their injuries and just so that they maintain shape and motivation. Sure, an injury is a reason good enough to skip a number of sessions, depending on the degree, but when you find yourself in a situation where you hate the fact that your injury is preventing you from performing your best, rather than pretending to hate the fact that you can’t go to the gym, you’ll know that you’ve become someone to look up to.

3. Disabled People – Now, it can be said that these people are on the next level of motivation in comparison to the previously mentioned group; even though this motivation is covered by a veil of pity. However, once you’ve gotten a chance to hang out with those that are disabled, you’ll not only learn to disregard their disability, but turn that pity into pride and something to look up to. Imagine a person in a wheelchair rolling their way into the gym for a daily session. Now imagine yourself on a day off, sitting in front of your TV set, eating Cheerios and wiping your greasy hands with that sport sweatshirt you used to wear to college football matches. If this doesn’t motivate you, nothing will.

4. The Quiet Ones – These guys and gals know what they’re doing. They have their goals and expectations all planned out and know that working out requires dedication. Working out with a friend is something that makes visits to the gym more bearable and fun – the quiet ones do not need this. The quiet types love every bit of hardship that the gym entails and it brings out all the world’s fun for them. Do not bother these guys, unless you want to as them what supplements they use in order to get better results. If you manage to make yourself exercise alone for more than a couple of consecutive days, you’ll learn to love the gym, as it slowly grows on you.

5. Elderly People – Nothing is more inspiring than old people still striving for progress. They can serve as proof that life doesn’t end once you’ve peaked physically and mentally – motivation is that which keeps people going and working their way towards the endless goal of doing their best. What’s more, these people are gleaming with that vibe of satisfaction – they know, in all their wisdom, that pushing through the limits is the way to go in life. Rather than hanging out with those who can’t spend a break from exercising without exercising Twitter and Instagram, choose carefully who becomes your role model. A lot can be learned from the types described above.

About The Author: Samantha has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogosphere. When not in the gym or on the track, you can find her on Twitter or in a tea shop.