Why do we exercise?

It seems like a fairly basic question; what makes us get out of bed and go to the gym, or go for a run, or ride the bike. What is the driving force and thought process which leads us to make these positive lifestyle choices?

The very first question we always ask prospective new clients, and one we often refer back to with our long term clients is “What are your goals?”
Often these are short or medium term targets a client has in mind which they would like to achieve. For example; “I want to lose 5kg”, “I want to do a 50kg squat”, the list of goals we have heard goes on and on.

However what I want to do is go past these specific goals and look at the underlying reasons our clients choose to exercise.
Recently I, along with the other Live Well coaches conducted a survey asking “Why do you exercise?”
We gave a number of different options or allowed clients to state their own reasoning. Interestingly the most common response by a long way was ‘Health and Well Being’.
I know what you’re thinking…..’Health and Well Being’ could mean a lot of different things to different people.

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