Every day with PT is a good day

PT is Physical Training, and all of us should do it every day. One hour, or 5 minutes throughout the day. It doesn’t always have to be a high-intensity session. Some days we need nothing more than mobility (which we should be doing every single day of our lives no matter what else we have planned), and some days we might only spend a brief time in the high heart range. Our constant need remains PT, every day- movement, every day, physical work, heavy breathing, breaking a sweat- every day.
As a professional trainer I spend the first half of each day working with people like me: late 40’s, early 50’s, part-time athletes, full-time parents, the odd 30-something athlete, many older than me in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s; I spend the second half of my day educating high-school age athletes: 15-18 years old, soccer players, hockey players, dancers, runners, basketball and baseball players, students interested in getting fit or bodybuilding. The common thread woven through us all is the understanding and acceptance of physical exercise as a necessity of life. This might be news to some of you chasing retirement and a sedentary end to life- as we age, our requirements for physical activity INCREASE. If your idea of life is to work until you retire so you can sit on your butt and watch TV, you’ve got it all wrong and your final years will not be pleasant. If you enjoy testing yourself every day and connecting with your physical self until the end, your life should be long and strong!

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