It seems as if the barriers to entry for being a PT are as low as Hugh Jackman’s body fat percentage. So the fitness industry is churning out row after row of ill equipped humans for the job at hand. And the people overseeing this whole mess don’t seem particularly incentivised by people’s wellbeing, health, or level of fitness (whatever that even means).
Perhaps what we need is something different altogether. Fitness as an industry seems to be running its course in the minds of people that are open to new ways of relating to their own bodies.
My suggestion is, find a physical discipline that you enjoy (simply doing press ups doesn’t count). Here are some ideas:
You could also set yourself out to learn a new skill such as a handstand. Or any other particular movement from the endless repertoire of patterns the body is capable of, and develop a practice around that. If you don’t know how to develop a practice, there are plenty of great movement coaches out there. All you need to do is look, the rest will come.
I’ll end with this question: When was the last time you saw an overweight dancer, climber, or gymnast?
Movement Teacher and practitioner.