I believe your training philosophy is crucial to your success. We know that physical training has cognitive, emotional, psychological and of course, physiological effects.
Your training is so much more than the gym.
I encourage you to ask your trainer or coach what his or her training philosophy is. It will help you decide if you are a good match to work together on your goals.
What I Believe Here at Alexander Training
Below are the main pillars of my training and life beliefs. Training myself and training others really is my life, considering it has comprised all of my jobs and education. I do encourage you to think about how training affects your life as well.
Below are my main beliefs.
Your Strength and Health Are Up To You
Nobody is coming to save you. Nobody can do the work for you. That is the good news. This means you are in control of your destiny. Strength of habit, discipline and life management can radically change your whole life.
Your Health is Bigger Than Just You
Yes, it comes down to you, but it is about more than you. You need to be the best version of you, for everybody in your life. For you, for your “why”: your spouse, your children, everyone who loves you, for your goals that are still undone.
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The Mind and Body are an Unbelievable Combo
We have more collective knowledge than has ever been published in history; everything we need to live an extremely healthy and fulfilling life. It just needs to be distilled into what is pure and true and effective.
Things Are Getting Worse. You Need To Make Your Life Better
Everything is politicized now, even your health, which is something you alone own, and you alone should control. Trust in public institutions is at an all time low. We know we’re not getting the full truth from our government, so you must do your best to stay healthy and out of hospitals.
This is not to be negative, but to be practical. You must put in the effort to make your own decisions as much as you can. Maximize your health, avoid disease and unnecessary medical interventions.
Look Good is Worth the Effort
I’d be lying to say this isn’t one of the best benefits of lifting! You work hard enough; you deserve to be proud of how you look!
You Can Do This
I want desperately to see you succeed. I want you to dig your heels in, make good decisions, and work hard. Do it alone if you have to. I want you to lead the way for your spouse, family, children, and friends, and show that it is possible to take charge of your health and your body.
What Matters Here
The scope of my experience is exercise and physiology, but you know as well as I do that there is more to it than that.
Here are the pillars you must have to life a good and joyful life:
- Family, close friends, and community
- Exercise and physical movement
- Good nutrition
- Purpose in life
Take inventory of your life and see if you are fulfilled in all of those areas. Be honest with yourself about where you are lacking abundance. This needs to suit you specifically.
Develop Your Philosophy
If this posts resonates with you, and you’d like to develop your philosophy while you work on your physical training, I’d love to walk that walk with you. Message me at Kathryn <at> kathrynalexander.com and let’s talk!
Or, check out the ways we can work together here. I look forward to talking with you about your strength and fitness goals!
About the author
Kathryn Alexander is a strength coach and personal trainer in Austin, Texas. She loves hiking, college football, and the feel of a perfectly knurled barbell. Read more about Kathryn here.