Your Husband's Health Fears
One of the most common fears people men over 40 have about working out is getting injured.
They’ve either injured themselves while working out or heard about a friend that got banged up.
But after thousands of conversations with people over 40, this is not the REAL fear, it’s the surface one.
The REAL fear is what happens if they get hurt and have to stop working out entirely.
Here’s what people have reported to us after they stopped working out.
- They got flabby or “soft”
- They got weaker
- Their nutrition went off the rails
- They had more anxiety
- Their blood pressure went up
- They lost their patience easier
- They had less energy
- They just felt...like crap
Exercise is a keystone habit.
This means that lots of good and healthy things like better sleep, better nutrition, and lower stress usually fall into place if you workout on a regular basis.
Take away the keystone habit and things fall off the rails.
This is the fear.
It’s not really the pain from an injury.
It’s the pain of losing total control of your health and fitness.
So if an injury can take everything off the rails….it would make sense to put yourself in an environment where this is less likely.
There are always risks when working out, but it’s usually higher in these settings.
- Working out on your own
- Working out in very large groups
- Doing the same workout all the time
- Doing workouts meant for someone 20 years younger than you
- Doing only cardio
One of the most valuable things our clients have reported to us about why they continue to train with us….
...some for well over a decade...is that we make sure they’re “doing it right”
When you “do it right”, there’s much less of a chance to get injured and you’re much more likely to continue to be consistent with your health and fitness.
But there’s another thing that many people make a big mistake with.
It’s if they have a sore shoulder, they stop everything.
Just because you have a sore shoulder, hip or back doesn’t mean the rest of your body can’t continue to workout.
The problem is most people don’t know how to work around it… so they stop….everything.
Another thing our clients love is that we are the only “fitness place” around with an in-house DPT who is also our lead trainer. If a member comes in and fears they may have a “tweak” or injury they may not be able to workout with, they can get a real rehabilitation focused professional to assess what is actually going on, and they can hop in our Rehab to Fitness bridge program called “Return to Fitness” where Dr. Tyler has a deep “bag of tricks” he can use to rehabilitate the site of the “injury” while you workout.
You get piece of mind, and stay on track with your keystone habits.
That’s a massive win.