The Exercise Coach Is Changing Perceptions and Lives

The Exercise Coach Is Changing Perceptions and Lives

The Exercise Coach Is Changing Perceptions and Lives

Exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular physical activity is a powerful depression fighter that can have a positive impact on anxiety, ADHD, mental disorders and more. Exercise encourages changes in the brain, including neural growth, and reduces inflammation, to name just a few of the many benefits. Exercise also releases endorphins, which are powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits. Instead of going to the pantry when we are stressed, we need to be making better choices, which in the end helps you reach the goal you want to accomplish. Exercise helps give you the confidence and the courage to make those choices.

Debbie Fagin just wants to hug her grandkids. The happily married 65 year old enjoys Face Timing with her grandchildren, but she longs to spend time with them, in person. The last time she flew on a plane was 20 years ago, however, and she can’t remember when she last took a long ride in a car. You see, Debbie has suffered from panic disorder since she was 22, and she is deeply afraid to get on a plane or into a car for a road trip.

For most of her adult life, Debbie was also very sedentary and spent a lot of time sitting on the couch. She realized her quality of life and her mental health were suffering and knew she had to do something about it, but she didn’t know where to start. Debbie’s husband has been encouraging her for a very long time to take care of her self, and on their 31st wedding anniversary, they gave themselves what they considered the best gift – making an appointment at The Exercise Coach.

All Debbie wants to do is be able to go visit her grandchildren that live in Chicago and Iowa. Since joining the Exercise Coach, she’s gained confidence and energy while increasing her level of activity, and, she notes, “I’m a much happier person.” Recently, she was even able to take an hour and a half long car trip. She’s having success because, as she says, “The Exercise Coach approach is very different and I really look forward to my sessions with my coach. They don’t only motivate me,” she continues, “they meet me where I am at that particular day and encourage me to make small changes that I can maintain.” Her goal is to build up the confidence to travel by plane or car to visit her family; “to be able to hold my grandbabies in person, rather than just Face Timing them,” she explains with enthusiasm.

We tend to get stuck on the number on the scale and not realize all the wonderful benefits that exercise does for us. We are constantly looking at the mirror and judging ourselves, losing focus on what is happening internally. We need to stop obsessing over the number on the scale and start taking notice of how we are feeling and our overall health. If you made one small change a day, just think what that would look like at the end of the year. It’s the small changes that count not the large changes that you cannot maintain.

The Exercise Coach has changed the perception of working out to be less complicated and easy to track your progress. Our equipment is as smart as your smartphone, but geared towards your current fitness level, motivating you to make small changes every session because of the feedback you are getting on the screen. Our proprietary equipment can help those that have been working out for a long time as well as those that have never stepped into a gym before or have not done any other fitness activity. Another benefit is timeliness. With the Exercise Coach, you get all the health benefits in just 2 workouts a week, and each session is under ½ hour.

As Debbie finishes her story, she has just one final piece of advice. “If you have a story like mine and you want to go to a place that is not intimidating and want to look forward to your workouts, please go visit my friends at The Exercise Coach.”

At The Exercise Coach, we’re looking for more stories like Debbie’s. To encourage your success, we are offering new clients two free sessions to try our unique approach to wellness. Debbie took the steps to a healthier lifestyle and so can you, just give us a call to get started!

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Cover and story photos by Julia Calleo