Why Working Out is Selfless—Not Selfish!

People are good at coming up with reasons why they can’t make time for exercise: I have a wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend who wants me to do this or that. I have kids to take care of. My job is too demanding…it goes on and on. And we get it—life is busy!

But what if you came to realize that the husband, wife, significant other, child, or job actually benefits from a healthier and more fit you? If we can show you that instead of it being selfish to work out, it’s really the opposite—selfLESS, would that make a difference?

Read on, because we’re here to tell you—it’s good for everyone you care about when you put an emphasis on fitness.

Here’s why working out is selfless: 

  • Exercise improves other areas of your life

    Working out can improve your family life, as well as your career. Exercise has been shown to improve energy, make people better at time management, and feel happier and less stressed out. When you feel better, you’re a better employee, spouse, parent, etc.

  • Your health is everything

    We quoted this in another blog post recently, but it bears repeating, “When you have your health, you have everything.”— Augusten Burroughs

When trying to fit exercise into your life on a regular basis that can be maintained, the quality of time spent exercising is more important than the quantity of time. That’s where Jesse James Fit and Outlaw FitCamp can help. Our certified personal trainers can tailor an efficient exercise program that will improve your fitness in a short workout.

  • Exercise leads people to be more productive

    According to a recent study, employees who exercise at least thirty minutes, three times a week, were more likely to have higher job performance. Another study showed that employees who exercise on workdays are more productive, suffer less stress, and are happier. Almost 75% of the study participants reported improvement in time management on exercise days.

  • Exercising regularly makes it more likely that your children grow up to exercise themselves

    Another recent study showed that there is a direct connection between the physical activity level of mothers and their children. It found that the less active a mother is, the more likely her child will lead a sedentary life.

You can include your family in exercise. Remember that at Jesse James Fit, we always offer FREE personal training to the spouse, child, or significant other for our clients! We know how important that is to your success. Read about it here.

Whether in the gym, or doing activities together, you can include your family members in your exercise. It’s good for your health and it’s a good thing to model for your children!

  • A healthy you clears the way for your family to take care of themselves

With diabetes and obesity at epidemic levels, staying healthy for your family is a gift to them.

See for yourself; Can you make fitness your most important priority for one month? 

To see the benefits, why don’t you try for one month—just one month!—to put fitness first in your life. Leave work on time, tell your spouse and kids you’ll be home after your workout, tell your friends it’s a priority—do whatever you need to do to make exercise your biggest priority for one month.

At the end of that time, see how much better you feel and how much more productive you are. You’ll see that it’s better for everyone in your life when you make fitness and working out a priority. Then we think you’ll want to keep at it past one month.

We can help you at Jesse James Fit and Outlaw FitCamp with focused, efficient workouts that give you the most benefit in the least amount of time. We’ll have you out of the gym in no time. In fact, most of our workouts are only 30 minutes. That’s not much time to devote to something this important!

Staying fit is selfless 

If your only motivation for working out is toned arms or six-pack abs, that’s one thing. But if you’re trying to improve your health and raise your fitness level, that’s going to be good for the people in your life. It may inspire them to be healthier themselves. And if you get toned arms and six-pack abs at the same time…that’s an awesome bonus!

Contact us today to see how we can help you reach your best in fitness & health.

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