Hike a mountain.
Keep up with grandkids.
We love each of these fitness goals. They are all worthy pursuits, and each can be improved upon with regular physical exercise (the correct type albeit). However, when it comes to coaching clients to their goals, there is one goal that gets a trainer just as excited as any of them. And that is the goal of improved posture.
Seems pretty dull, right? So then, why do we crave the words, "I want to improve my posture," so much? Because without good posture, these other goals become unachievable, or in the very least unsustainable.
Again, another "why" question is begging to be asked here. - Personal trainers know that if correcting posture isn't a focus, injuries will inevitably follow at some point. It could be months. Or years. But, if poor posture isn't addressed, injuries will come. And when injuries arise, all those other glittery goals must take a back seat. The injury must be rehabilitated before work toward the original goal can resume.
The point we're making here is this: You can (and should) have a fitness goal that fires you up, a goal that motivates you to show up to the gym for each and every workout. But, don't forget to work on your posture too. A trainer will be able to guide you in this.
Check out our other blog posts with more information on how to improve your posture; and why good posture is so connected to injury prevention.