Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Welcome to My Unique Fitness Blog

After 16 years as a professional (getting paid) personal trainer and a lifetime of fitness a have learned so much. I'm not talking about cool, special or secret exercises or diet tricks to get you in shape fast and easy. Health, Wellness and Physical Fitness is so much more than these things.

I would like to share with you "TRUE" Fitness talk. The information that isn't getting to the main stream average Janes and Joes. The stuff that is filtered out of mainstream marketing and news. The information we receive from equipment manufacturers, book selling authors, popular TV shows, MANY health care professionals and our misinformed friends and family members only adds to our populations obesity epidemic, injuries and personal frustrations.

Actually, getting fit and staying fit isn't that hard. The hardest part is deciphering through the load of BS  (for lack of a more accurate term) and finding the tools that really work.

The postings on TRUE Fitness Grit will include the very best information on workouts, diet and controversial fitness news. I have "Grit" when it comes to getting what I want. And I want you to get some of it too!

Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or endstate coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individual’s path to accomplishment and serves as a driving force in achievement realization. Commonly associated concepts within the field of psychology include "perseverance," "hardiness," "resilience,” “ambition,” “need for achievement” and conscientiousness. These constructs can be conceptualized as individual differences related to the accomplishment of work rather than latent ability.This distinction was brought into focus in 1907 when William James challenged the field to further investigate how certain individuals are capable of accessing richer trait reservoirs enabling them to accomplish more than the average person,[1] but the construct dates back at least to Galton,[2] and the ideals of persistence and tenacity have been understood as a virtue at least since Aristotle.

Enjoy my Blog.

Brian Autry