Here is a scenario for you to think about: You plan work to 47 years of your life (roughly). You’ve been smart with your money. You have your house paid off (or on its way there), a nice little super ready to help you after retirement. You invested in some other form of passive income and your family does well with money now also (thanks to all of the hard work you have put in over the years).
You have always been in an “okay” health bracket, you have done some physical activity but never pushed too hard and never paid too much for it. You bought pre-packaged food for its convenience and you enjoyed the beer or wine at the end of a hard day's work. You have been living a comfortable lifestyle and noticed that over the years you start putting on a few extra kilos, but it’s ok because your doctor has prescribed some medication to help with the blood pressure issues that you now have and some more to help bring your high cholesterol down to a healthy range again.
You are still happily living a modest lifestyle eating everything tasty that you see and experiencing all life has to offer. Except now you stay on the beach or on the side of the pool when everyone goes in the water and you sit back and enjoy a beer or wine while everyone plays the game of backyard cricket.
You start to realise that everything is getting harder, you can’t get from the car to the house without losing your breath, it hurts to be at the shops for too long so you get other people to do it for you. You have started going into an uncontrollable coughing fit when you laugh now, and the medication the doctor had previously prescribed isn’t working anymore. You have pain that shoots down the back of your leg on most days now and you have no idea why and you have started to hurt in places that didn’t use to hurt. You have previously put it down to old age but now you’re starting to get worried.
So you take a trip to your doctor and they give a long list of conditions that have crept up on you. Then they tell you that you have to do something about it straight away, you are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But now the thought of doing something is so hard that it is almost debilitating. How will you deal with this?
Let’s rewind this story just a bit. Let’s go back to your work life and the number of times you said “I don’t have time for the gym” or “That’s an outrageous price to pay for personal training/fitness classes”. What about the time you said “I can’t afford to eat healthily” and then went to buy another six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine to enjoy while sitting in front of the television. Think about all of the time and money you have invested in your financial future, the lack of time and money invested in fitness and eating healthier and now compare that to the cost of hospital bills if you found out you had a heart condition, joint condition, or if you were ever to be diagnosed with cancer.
Does the cost of the end result seem worth the investment at the start? Not only the investment in a dollar value but the cost of losing every bit of health you had in your youth.
It can be prevented if you work on it now! The hardest thing to do is to get started. If you were to invest in a good gym membership and just be consistent, you will hold on to more of your youth than you think. Fitness and health go hand in hand, with an increase in fitness we see an increase in health. In fact, with every member that we see improve their fitness, we also see vital health markers return to normal or elite levels. These are cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, resting heart rate, BMI or body fat percentages.
All of these markers improve with consistent training across many modes and domains along with healthy nutrition and recovery advice. It really isn’t a big investment but it really does have a great investment return. The possibility of no chronic health issues and living a longer more comfortable life is a great investment!
CrossFit is the only thing we have found to achieve this result. We start you off in a small group or private sessions where you can learn the basic movements and begin to find your fitness. At CrossFit Flourish you are given nutrition and mobility tips with an introductory course and then when you move into the larger group you have continued education for the entirety of your membership (and even beyond). You receive nutrition help; where we work on the habits you have formed and help form new good eating habits. We help with mobility issues in the form of stretching sessions at the end of every session and a complimentary full mobility session at the start of every month (this works on self-myofascial release, trigger point therapy and extended stretches. We have separate Olympic weightlifting sessions coached by national level coaches and workshops that range from general physical health (nutrition, pelvic floor, mentality) to specific needs to work on skills (gymnastics, double unders, weightlifting). At CrossFit Flourish we give you every workout you need across a very broad range of motions, times and fitness domains and it is scalable so that anyone can do it. We have members as young as 5 and as old as 75, all of which are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle because of the way we offer fitness and health hand in hand.
So the real question is this. Is it too hard to walk in our door and let us get you in the best shape of your life? If you answer yes to that, think about how much harder it gets every day you do not.
Get started today. Book in a no sweat consult with one of our trainers now and set yourself up for the best possible future you could have.