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Shannon Briggs discusses the power of words on campus and why your teachers say it is important.

I am sure in our current culture I do not need to draw your attention to the efforts being made in our industry. A call to understand and change our language, to be more involved, to accept and to help everyone.

In my experience, this is an incredibly positive change, especially on campus. When you have a personal training shirt on the microphone or weight room in front of the studio, they will listen to you and believe you are right. There is power in your word. You may have heard people say, “If you throw a brick in the window, it will break.”

Brick can be used as a weapon and can do a lot of damage, but it can also be used to build bridges or strong, centuries-old buildings. The same is true of your words. Great power comes with great power.

As fitness professionals, we still have some words that are pure but harmful to others. Above all, you can support a negative attitude towards exercise and exercise.

Exercise is not a punishment

For example, I was teaching group fitness around Halloween and I said, “Let’s burn those bitten candies.”

On the surface, this seems to be harmless. Deep down, however, this statement says that if I want to enjoy candy, I have to do it as a punishment to compensate for eating unhealthy foods.

Other things I heard:

  • “Get a Super Bowl question on Sunday.”
  • “You burned 300 calories today. This is less than the muffin in Starbucks.
  • “If you want to dine with dinner tonight, add the effect of burning more calories.”

These descriptions make exercise a type of punishment and the food you should get. This has a long history in our society and all kinds of activities use exercise as a punishment. example:

  • “Five push-ups for every minute you delay”

Many of our colleagues were injured in this incident before they came to college.

Exercise is not to embarrass others.

Another thing I think we should be careful about is embarrassing our participants. It is not enough or enough to make comments that hurt their efforts. For example, it is not useful to say, “If you want a simpler version or a little exercise.” Others include:

  • “You’ve found it, count it.”
    • That their appearance was not a victory.
  • “Either go home or work well.”
    • The only measure of good exercise seems to be going strong.
  • “you He cannot You can do ‘A’ Only “B”
    • It is not possible And Only It reduces the effort of the participants.

Exercise is not the way we hate our bodies.

Finally, please stop the self-loathing in front of your rooms or customers. When the teacher complains about their weight or the parts of the body that they do not like, the person in the class is comparing himself to the teacher and becoming very hurt and discouraged. Understand the power of words.

Avoid statements like:

  • “Let’s get rid of those love handles, muffins, back fat, etc.”
  • “Working on that six-pack”
  • “Prepare our body for the beach, the spring break, the bikini season, etc.”

These include other benefits such as a healthy heart and lungs, a healthy mind, low stress levels, positive endorphins, better sleep, and more.

If your words are really powerful and they are, let us use the power of words for good. Use your words to encourage and motivate people and give them an unprecedented fitness experience. Let us see how we can use our bodies as an example for all the wonderful things they do for us and how we can stop hating them. We practice them well, feed them well, and admire them strongly.