Breaking the Cycle: A Focused Approach to Wellness

It seems like we were just here, doesn’t it, looking forward to the promise of a new year and vowing to finally become the healthy individuals we know we should be. We’ll eat right, get to the gym, and, once and for all, break the cycle of hope and failure. 

Or will we?

By now we’re well aware that Americans, roughly 70% of us, are either overweight or obese, and we know that those conditions are linked to a myriad of chronic diseases. Further, we’re hearing new evidence all the time that a combination of diet and exercise may be our greatest weapon to promote physical and emotional health.

So what’s the problem? Why do so many of us, in spite of this evidence and our best intentions, fail to make real change? Why, when consumers are pouring billions of dollars into the fitness industry, are we not seeing a greater return on our investment? Why, as a nation, will so many of us still be overweight or obese at this time next year, vowing once again that this will be our year?

And most importantly, what can we do about it?

As a member of the fitness industry, I believe these questions demand answers. At this lecture, I will present an overview of the obstacles that stand in the way of lasting change for individuals of all shapes and sizes, as well as recommendations for overcoming those obstacles. Attendees will receive concrete steps to immediately implement into their own lives, making real change for 2019 a real possibility.

Patrick Kinney is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. He owns and operates Custom Fit Training in Plainville, MA, where he works with clients of all ages and levels of fitness.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
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