In part 1 of this article, we presented an overview of the six pack quest. Why you might want one, and what the components of this lofty goal are. We ended by talking about exercise, one of the supporting pillars of the 6 Pack tripod.
In part 2, we touch on nutrition and recovery, the other two pillars.
Getting a six pack is one of the Holy Grails for many clients. This is especially true for clients who have already lost some weight, and now want to take the next step. It is a quest I am only too happy to help with, because most people at this stage have already made good progress and proven they have great motivation. Very importantly – if I have done my job properly – they have built a great foundation of knowledge, skills and attitude towards being ALIVE that makes this next level a logical step.
First, let me be clear. When I say “six pack”, I don’t mean this…
What makes people happy?
What motivates them?
When I was getting started, trying to get clients in my age group twenty years ago, it astounded me that people didn’t give two hoots about exercise when you tried to sell them on its health benefits. But once they started learning about dating, and found out that exercise made one look fabulous and could be a powerful force of attraction, exercise sold itself and they started signing up.
Now I have gotten older, and so has the average age bracket of my clientele. At this stage, the reasons people start exercising have moved on from looking good, to actually being healthy. Sadly, many of them started exercising only after a major event, such as a heart attack or being diagnosed with diabetes or osteoporosis.
Our needs matter. They may change throughout Life, but much of who we are and what we do comes from our innate desire to fulfill our most important needs.
I first discovered the Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) 5 years ago when I caught the Othello Rap on Youtube. I fell in love with the idea behind The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) immediately and ordered the DVD from Amazon. I have watched it many times, each time splitting my sides with uncontrollable laughter and awed by what true mastery of the English language can do to amaze and delight.
Imagine my joy when out of the blue comes this production at the DBS Arts Centre. I bought my ticket immediately.