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Gym members and personal training clients often allow common misconceptions to get in the way of reaching their fitness goals. Following are just a few of those:

Aerobic (cardio) exercise is all I need to lose weight. Wrong! Good exercise programs for weight loss should include strength training and stretching as well.

Exercise makes you hungry. False. Intense exercise usually suppresses your appetite for a short time.

Exercise has to be hard. No - just think physical activity and add more to your daily routine. Walk the steps instead of using the elevator. Walk three times a day for ten minutes instead of one long 30-minute session. Get a partner to work out with you to make it fun and to hold you accountable.

Ab work will flatten your stomach. No! It strengthens muscles and improves posture. Fat is fat though, and you won’t see your abs by only doing a few ab exercises. You’ve got to go something to burn the fat.

No pain no gain! It has to hurt to workout. No. Exercise shouldn’t be painful. Yes, there will be a little muscle soreness when you do something new, but if it is pain then you should stop!  Soreness isn’t the same as pain.

Come see us at Innovations Fitness today to dispel those fitness myths! We will get you started on a plan toward better health. www.innovationsfitness.com 770-898-9691