I am a self confessed trainer that hates the gym environment.
Let me tell you why…
In my career I have seen so many people come to train with me with so many injuries , problems created with good intentions, and the source is always the old GYM.
I always use the analogy that if you need your car fixed you should go to a mechanic, and never attempt to fix it yourself. So why on earth do people enter a GYM , and then “create” routines or workouts without proper knowledge and training?
I totally don’t get it.
Most people that enter a GYM chose a few pieces of equipment that they “like”.
Men usually do the bench press, bicep curl and women some form of aerobics or treadmill.
The recipe is no result.
Another point about GYMs is that they are actually a very recent invention. I am from the 1970s and at that time no one went to a GYM.
The whole and sole purpose of a GYM is to make money, and let me tell you, they make lots of it, not with their clients but with people that pay and never ever go there.
At the end of the day we are animals , and exercising outdoors is such a powerful experience.
You can do it watching the sunrise, at the beach or in a park.
Compound exercises , in other words, exercises that combine lots of muscle groups into one movement are the norm for outdoor exercises, and the benefits are reduced injuries, increased strength and a better and more harmonious body. On the other hand exercise with machines, isolates muscles creating imbalances and injuries.
Hey, the choice is very easy…
Train outdoors with a trainer ! You won’t ever get back to a GYM I promise you.
For more information on nutrition and exercise please get my book The Rawfit Diet.
Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.