Hi guys, Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series on information VS education. Now be sure to read part one if you haven’t already at the link here: And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188
In the last blog we talked about the differences between information and education. When I cut off the blog last week I was talking about how explaining (educating) what is going on will help benefit people tremendously. Think of it like a small child. When you tell a child, “Don’t do that because you’ll get hurt.” They’re going to think, “Well, great, but they don’t really know. I’ll try it anyways.” Whereas if you explain to them how they might get hurt or why you care that they don’t do that, you kind of educate them on what’s happening here and why that’s important.
Most of the time they’re going to listen to you a bit differently, because you actually, number one, spoke to them like they mattered, and number two, got a point across about this is actually what the problem is. This is why I don’t want you to touch it, and as you do that, you start to build their knowledge base so that then they can build off of that moment and go forward.
The same thing happens with adults, right? So in this situation of learning about how your bodies going to work, how it’s going to respond, why it’s going to do that, it makes a huge difference in improving your health and fitness, so we take that approach here at the studio whereas a new client comes in, we educate them on the nutrition principles that we use, why we use them, what they’re going to do for them, and yeah, why it’s different than the other courses that they may have tried before.
Same thing with exercise. What are the foundations? Why are we doing those foundations and why does it matter? And as you do that, or as we do that, then it starts to help those clients to improve their health and fitness level even faster because they start to learn why and how and what about each movement or about each request that we make of them.
Since education makes such a huge difference, why then shouldn’t you get to be educated on what you’re doing? So often we’re buying supplements that we’re told what they do or we’re told, “Yes, you need to take this,” but we don’t really know why.
I have people come in here all the time with these arm length lists of supplements that they take and I kind of widdle it down first by asking if the doctor has recommended any of them and more often than not, maybe there’s one or two at the most on the list that a doctor’s recommended. The rest are, “I saw this one in a magazine,” or “a friend has this one and it worked” or “someone told me to take this” or “You know, I just saw it and it seemed like a good idea,” and the problem is that they don’t even know why they’re taking them anymore, let alone how much they’re taking of them or if they’re even doing anything.
Recent case scenario, I had a client come in who had been on another arm’s length list of supplements. She had gone through and decided one day that she shouldn’t afford all of those, so she cut out about five or six of them and she had been off of them for about three or four months and she hadn’t noticed a single difference. None of them were life changing. None of them were helping her body to be better or changing her body for the worse.
So as she took them out, she didn’t notice anything and a lot of times. I think that’s why people take a lot of things, kind of that placebo effect, where we believe that if we take it, it’s going to make us into this great person. You may think that you are going to get to this great level of health, this great level of fitness, and it turns out that really that has less to do with what we’re wanting, than it does our consistency plus our intention over time.
Being intentional is a huge factor when it comes to making sure that you are making the right decisions with your time, money, and health. Be intentional when you are looking into a new exercise program, or supplement. Don’t decide to take part in something just because a friend or a coworker swears by it. Ask the right question to the right people and do your research. Educate yourself before letting others put their input in as information. Once you start looking at the things you do and buy in this new light, you will be saved a lot of wasted time and a lot of wasted cash.
So that is going to wrap up our series on information VS education. Hopefully this blog was educational and you all learned something that will benefit you.
So, if you are wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. We work with our clients not just on fitness, but also nutrition. What we will do is ensure that you are supported throughout every aspect of your health and wellness journey, and that includes making those eating changes. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.