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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Exercise

December 31, 2020 Debra Jones RM with Jody Boynton Episode 5
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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Exercise
Dec 31, 2020 Episode 5
Debra Jones RM with Jody Boynton

So, you’ve decided it’s time to start exercising. Well, congratulations - you’ve taken the first step on your way to a new and improved body and mind. We all know that exercise can help us lose weight, but did you know that it can prevent and reverse depression, help people with arthritis, and can even cure some forms of heart disease? It can also help prevent or recover from cancer. But there IS a catch. You need to get - and keep - moving. Stay tuned to discover a REALLY easy way to do that, and these are things that EVERYONE can do – even you!

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www.jodyboynton.com
www.debrajones.ca



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Show Notes Transcript

So, you’ve decided it’s time to start exercising. Well, congratulations - you’ve taken the first step on your way to a new and improved body and mind. We all know that exercise can help us lose weight, but did you know that it can prevent and reverse depression, help people with arthritis, and can even cure some forms of heart disease? It can also help prevent or recover from cancer. But there IS a catch. You need to get - and keep - moving. Stay tuned to discover a REALLY easy way to do that, and these are things that EVERYONE can do – even you!

[email protected]
www.jodyboynton.com
www.debrajones.ca



This episode is brought to you by LUNCH with a HEALER podcast. The BEST conversations happen when you're having lunch with a friend - especially when one is a healer! Pull up a chair at LunchwithaHealer.com


If you'd love to connect with me, I'd love to connect with you too.
Go to www.Speakpipe.com/DebraJones and leave me a short message, and then I'll send YOU a personal reply!

Go to www.ownthegrey.ca to follow us and listen to more great episodes! Or listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, iTunes, amazon music, stitcher and more.

00:00

so you've decided it's time to start

00:03

exercising

00:04

well congratulations you've taken the

00:07

first step on your way to a new

00:09

and improved body and mind

00:13

we all know that exercise can help us

00:15

lose weight

00:17

but did you know that it can prevent and

00:20

reverse

00:20

depression help people with arthritis

00:25

and can even cure some forms of heart

00:28

disease

00:29

it can also help prevent and recover

00:31

from cancer

00:33

but there is a catch you need to get

00:37

and keep moving

00:41

stay tuned to discover a really easy way

00:44

to do that

00:45

and these are things that everyone can

00:47

do even

00:48

you come on let me introduce you to a

00:52

very good friend of mine you're gonna

00:54

love him

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[Applause]

01:08

[Applause]

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[Music]

01:17

my next guest has been a personal

01:19

trainer for 20 years

01:22

and is currently focused on helping

01:24

people gain

01:25

strength and mobility with healthy aging

01:30

he has extensive training knowledge and

01:32

certifications

01:34

in fitness and nutrition he's a weight

01:37

loss coach

01:38

and has published articles for city news

01:40

and ctv news

01:43

and get this he modeled for workout

01:46

magazines and calendars

01:48

and won first prize in a bodybuilding

01:51

show at the age of

01:52

37. please welcome

01:55

my friend jody boynton hi

01:58

deborah nice to see you nice to see you

02:01

too jody thanks for joining us today

02:04

thanks happy to be here i i really was

02:08

very interested in talking with you

02:10

about this because

02:12

movement and exercise

02:16

i know what i'm supposed to do but i

02:18

really just can't get

02:20

motivated i'm working from home

02:23

i don't go out very much at all these

02:25

days

02:26

and i'm feeling the effects at the end

02:30

of the day of

02:31

a a body that hasn't been stretching

02:35

and i really um when i was talking to

02:38

you the other day and you shared a few

02:40

things with me i thought

02:42

this is exactly what i need to do that's

02:44

going to help me get into

02:47

a focus on

02:50

ways to move throughout my day so that i

02:53

don't go to bed all achy and

02:54

wake up achy at the same time so you

02:57

know i have a hard time making the time

02:59

and the space to do workouts and i'm

03:01

definitely not going to the gym these

03:02

days so

03:03

do you have any tips and advice that you

03:06

could give us that

03:07

would make this a little bit easier

03:09

first of all people think it's an all or

03:11

nothing thing

03:12

i don't have access to a gym i can't

03:13

work out and that's just not true

03:16

it's it's not an all or nothing thing we

03:18

need 10 000 steps a day minimum

03:21

20 000 to be preferable which is a

03:23

challenge to reach actually if you're

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not

03:25

active and out walking um but it's just

03:29

finding little moments in the day where

03:30

you can add something that's

03:32

of benefit to you so you don't have to

03:36

have that regimented one hour slot and

03:39

fit it into your day you can break it up

03:40

into like 15 minute

03:41

bouts or you can just take three trips

03:43

to take the laundry up the stairs rather

03:45

than just one it's

03:46

just about getting that heart rate up

03:47

keeping that movement

03:49

and just being conscious of it

03:52

that's the thing isn't it if if we're

03:54

just focused on what we're doing and

03:57

we're not actually focused on how our

03:59

body is moving

04:00

if we did become more conscious of what

04:03

we're doing

04:04

you know as you said taking the laundry

04:07

up in

04:07

in three three passes instead of just

04:11

trying to carry it all in the one

04:13

that gives us some more stair workout um

04:15

i personally don't have any stairs so

04:17

that wouldn't help me do you have any

04:19

things that might help me

04:21

it's it's just being active like you

04:23

just got off a zoom call from work or

04:25

with a client

04:27

and then you have that 15-minute window

04:28

and you look outside and go

04:31

okay today's the day and just get out

04:34

there and just

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take that 15 minutes and enjoy nature

04:37

and

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listen to the sounds and be aware of

04:39

your feet touching the ground and listen

04:41

to the snow crunching between your boots

04:43

and just make it an experience

04:45

rather than work yeah because it does

04:49

feel like work sometimes it feels like a

04:50

chore

04:51

or you know once i get into it i know

04:54

i've been good i used to go to the gym

04:56

and

04:56

and i know you know it takes a little

04:58

while to get my head around

05:00

this being an exciting thing to do

05:02

rather than a chore but

05:04

um but you know what if we can't

05:06

actually get out

05:07

you know what if we're actually in an

05:08

apartment for instance there's

05:10

there's lots of little moments in the

05:11

day like you're waiting for the kettle

05:13

to boil you can do some counter push-ups

05:15

um if you're if you can't do a full

05:17

push-up a great place to start again is

05:19

on the stairs

05:20

start at a level you're comfortable with

05:22

and then as you get stronger you can

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work your way down

05:24

just keep adding like 10 each day and

05:27

see if you can get up to

05:29

25 35 50 and then you can go down to the

05:33

next step and challenge yourself and

05:34

build that up again

05:36

if you change the angle you change the

05:37

level of resistance so you take more

05:40

body weight off if you're at a steeper

05:41

angle

05:42

so if you're up the fourth fifth stair

05:45

it's pretty doable for pretty much

05:46

anybody

05:47

and then as you get stronger you work

05:48

down to the third stair

05:50

then the second stair next thing you

05:52

know you're all the way to the floor

05:54

you know just little things like that um

05:57

if you're sitting in the kitchen

05:59

waiting for the kettle to boil you can

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do some footwork you can do some balance

06:02

work

06:03

um like what have you ever spilled

06:06

something spill some tea on the floor

06:07

and you have a rag and you just move

06:09

your foot around

06:10

yeah and you know it slides that's a

06:12

great exercise crossing the midline

06:14

does all kinds of good things when you

06:16

cross the midline you actually help sync

06:18

your brain so that's an extra little

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bonus

06:21

so if you just do like a sweeping motion

06:22

on the floor and then

06:24

switch sides and do the other leg you

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can go front you can go back

06:28

those little tiny paws it's just being

06:30

conscious of movement

06:32

you have to put that in your forebrain

06:34

that you're doing an activity and try to

06:36

develop a kinesthetic awareness they

06:38

call it it's awareness where your body

06:39

is in space

06:40

so where you're connected to the ground

06:42

what muscle you're using

06:44

all these are something that exercise

06:48

people

06:49

have innate awareness of um but it's

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just

06:52

kind of cultivating that and being more

06:55

aware of what your body's doing

06:56

you don't go through life unconsciously

06:58

you're actually starting to make

06:59

conscious choices of how your body's

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moving

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so so if we focus on where our hands are

07:05

right now for instance

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and right now my hands are sitting on my

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on my thighs

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but perhaps i could move my arms up and

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down like a bird and

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do a little bit of exercises would that

07:18

really help

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but it's it's those little things like

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that um

07:22

if you can't do a squat sit to the edge

07:25

of the couch

07:26

right so you pick up higher height it's

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less deep

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and just every time you pass the couch

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guess what you can do 10 or 15 squats

07:33

that's really easy it's it's it's simple

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things if you're

07:37

if you're wiping the counter do a long

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sweeping reach

07:41

really get out there and stretch rather

07:42

than go around to the other side

07:44

um when you're aware of lifting stuff

07:47

if you have to if you have those laundry

07:50

jugs

07:51

you know how heavy those are pick that

07:53

up squat with it try to curl try to lift

07:55

it over your head

07:56

all these little tiny things you can

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kind of make part of a daily activity

08:01

before you know it you'd be lifting up

08:02

the couch as you're vacuuming you know

08:07

that sounds a really funny visual

08:12

bit of a stretch but you you get the

08:15

idea the more you make your

08:17

everyday your work it just becomes a

08:20

natural function of what you do and then

08:22

all of a sudden you realize you have

08:23

more ability

08:25

yeah and things like vacuuming as well i

08:27

guess

08:28

you know that that's probably the most

08:30

movement that i do these days

08:31

a lot of a lot of people say it hurts

08:33

your back that's because they're not

08:35

using their glutes and hamstrings it's

08:36

actually kind of a deadlift motion

08:38

with a reach but if you do that

08:40

consciously and you're

08:42

aware that your feet are anchored to the

08:43

floor and you're bending forward from

08:45

the hips and your torso

08:46

stabilized and you get that pull and

08:49

reach action so you're getting a back

08:50

exercise you're getting glutes and

08:52

hamstrings

08:53

try the other side you only have one

08:54

good hand that you use but if you use

08:56

the other hand

08:56

again you're starting to retrain your

08:58

neural network and patterning

09:00

and when all that comes into balance you

09:02

actually gain strength and function

09:05

so if we're older there is a tendency to

09:10

pull muscles i know i've done that

09:12

myself and i also have some

09:14

um weaker muscles that whenever i do

09:17

twist or

09:18

or lift in a certain way that that same

09:21

muscle gives me a problem so i know we

09:24

need to be

09:24

cautious is there anything that you can

09:26

share with us about that

09:28

that points to an instability in the

09:30

body or an unbalance there's something

09:32

that's unbalanced because you're

09:32

supposed to be muscle doing a job

09:35

that's not there to help and then the

09:36

muscle that gets strained or hurt or

09:38

pulled is the one taking all the load

09:40

when it's not necessarily its

09:41

responsibility

09:43

so back for example has to do with a lot

09:44

of trunk muscles ab muscles

09:48

lower back issues are generally related

09:49

to core and

09:51

trunk stability um primarily people have

09:53

weaker abs

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and that's why they're backwards because

09:56

they haven't trained those muscles

09:58

but if you're if you're moving

10:00

consciously

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then you're aware that's unstable so

10:03

then you try to recorrect your posture

10:05

or recorrect your anchoring

10:07

people get hurt when they do something

10:08

unconsciously when you twist that

10:10

certain way and lift something or put

10:12

something heavy down that

10:13

unconsciousness it's just being

10:15

conscious keeps you safe

10:17

so that you can brace yourself when you

10:19

know you're going to

10:21

be lifting something heavy and not twist

10:23

your body for instance

10:24

right it's preparing the body for load

10:26

is the important thing

10:27

and then simple things like balance is a

10:31

huge issue we lose all kinds of

10:33

connection with our feet when we're

10:35

as we get older there's i don't know i

10:37

can't remember how many

10:38

thousands of receptors we have on our

10:40

feet there's a huge amount so if we're

10:42

stuck in a shoe all the time

10:43

we're losing all that input information

10:46

so

10:46

our body isn't getting the feedback to

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tell us where we are and what we're

10:50

doing

10:52

so if you spend more time bare feet do

10:54

conscious foot exercises and really try

10:55

to wake up the muscle

10:57

and control the joints under demand all

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of a sudden you gain that feedback

11:02

so your stability is better and your

11:03

balance is better just

11:05

getting up to like doing a single leg

11:07

stand on 30 seconds each leg

11:10

it's really hard if you haven't done it

11:11

for a while

11:13

but but you get better at it really fast

11:16

it's just building that awareness think

11:18

about how your foot's connecting to the

11:19

floor

11:20

right like when you try to balance and

11:22

then try to balance again in a shoe

11:24

it's totally different experience i'll

11:27

have to try that

11:28

i haven't noticed you'll be surprised

11:32

then you can challenge by reaching or

11:34

stretching or moving or bending

11:35

as you're in that balanced posture and

11:37

that'll engage your core and your trunk

11:40

right so really the awareness uh

11:43

is the key to uh

11:46

the focus of your balance i guess you

11:49

know when

11:50

if you think about standing on a

11:52

tightrope

11:53

most of us don't do that but i i can

11:55

imagine the concentration

11:58

and the focus on what your foot is

12:00

feeling is the reason that

12:02

why you would stay on or fall off of

12:04

that tightrope i guess it's the same

12:05

thing

12:06

it's it's balanced within the body if

12:08

things are unbalanced and

12:10

and muscles aren't connected or you

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don't have the awareness

12:13

you don't have balance but it's a

12:15

practice skill once you do something

12:17

simple like a synchronic balance then

12:19

you can march on the spot for two

12:20

minutes without falling over

12:22

um you know those little things

12:26

what every time you put on your

12:27

kettlebell for tea

12:29

you get a two minute march well your

12:31

kettle's super fast but

12:34

yeah yeah or the pot on the stove or

12:36

something like that

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exactly it's just it's just being aware

12:40

of those moments

12:42

and then aware of how you're going to

12:44

use your body to you know

12:45

in those moments i mean if you own a

12:48

house there's never

12:49

there's never a shortage of activities

12:51

to do it's just

12:53

making it a conscious activity and

12:54

making it work

12:58

so as we get older our bodies

13:01

change right and and you know we're

13:04

we're

13:05

losing strength if we're not using

13:08

our muscles so i guess you know use it

13:10

or lose it that that really does make

13:12

sense

13:13

um what kinds of changes

13:17

uh have you seen when you're helping

13:19

older people

13:20

and with fitness what kinds of changes

13:23

in the body and

13:24

and in the mind even have you noticed

13:28

seniors still have a huge amount of um

13:30

ability

13:32

but it has to be cultivated again so

13:34

seniors usually spend more time

13:36

seated which will shut off glutes and

13:38

hamstrings and they don't have access to

13:40

those and then they can't

13:41

sit or stand properly and they have to

13:42

throw themselves out of a chair to stand

13:44

up

13:45

and that affects their independence

13:47

right so it's

13:49

it is a use it or lose a thing posture

13:52

is a big thing that forward posture from

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seating too much

13:55

just kind of waking up those back

13:56

muscles and lifting that rib cage and

13:58

feeling those

13:59

larger muscles behind you flex and you

14:00

can feel it when you when you do that

14:02

and lift your trunk up

14:04

and take a deep breath you feel those

14:05

back muscles pull

14:07

those are your posture muscles and all

14:08

of a sudden you feel that his traps

14:10

relax

14:11

right those tight tracks everyone has

14:12

from working on computers

14:14

it's just posture it's just not using

14:16

the muscles that are supposed to hold us

14:17

up

14:21

so the the chairs that we choose to sit

14:24

in

14:24

that would also make a difference

14:26

wouldn't it if we tried to

14:28

or on the sofa as opposed to maybe a

14:31

dining chair or something like that is

14:32

there anything to be aware of

14:34

wherever we choose to sit yeah it's

14:37

it's what's your what is your lounge

14:39

posture like if you're leaned on one

14:40

side all the time

14:42

that's gonna have an effect if that's

14:44

over years of of habit

14:46

that you're always leaning on the couch

14:48

on that right side you have your spot

14:49

that you sit in every day every day

14:52

change it up

14:53

try leaning to the other side try

14:56

watching tv from the floor to some

14:58

stretches while you're down there

15:01

it's just trying to find those moments

15:03

and and keep using those muscles

15:06

line glute bridge is awesome lying down

15:09

your knees are bent

15:10

and you push into your heels and lift

15:12

your hips up

15:14

and you're trying to connect with your

15:15

hamstrings which is the back your leg

15:16

and your glutes

15:19

i can't even imagine making that posture

15:21

right now

15:24

i need to do a few more push-ups on the

15:26

on the counter before i could actually

15:28

feel i could do that

15:29

but you can progress it if that's too

15:30

hard put your feet up on an elevated

15:32

surface

15:34

right so it reduces the range of motion

15:36

a little

15:37

mm-hmm right and then just

15:40

start start if you're if you're starting

15:42

from zero

15:44

start from like an isometric contraction

15:45

so things like balance

15:47

um just a wall press so um

15:51

with your back against the wall push the

15:52

back your hands into the wall and

15:53

connect with your

15:54

back muscles it's a static hold

15:58

um so so you're lean you're standing up

16:00

against the wall with your back to the

16:02

wall

16:02

pushing your back against the wall and

16:04

putting the palms of your hands on the

16:06

wall too

16:07

at the back of your hands as you push

16:09

the back of your hands

16:10

okay you're going to feel those larger

16:12

back muscles flex

16:14

and you're going to feel that spine

16:15

decompress just a little as you lift

16:17

that ribcage up

16:18

that's where you'd start from zero so

16:19

once you're comfortable getting you

16:21

start develop that kinesthetic awareness

16:23

and can

16:23

trigger those muscles on demand then you

16:25

can move into

16:27

movement-orientated stuff like your

16:29

glute bridges

16:30

push-ups things like that do you have

16:33

any

16:34

ideas for when we're waking up in the

16:38

morning and we're still lying in bed

16:40

um is there anything that we can do that

16:43

can

16:43

gently wake up our muscles before we get

16:46

out of bed

16:47

that's a great question again just an

16:49

isometric like

16:50

really flexing your glutes like

16:52

squeezing your bum

16:54

really tight pulls a lot of tension out

16:56

of the spine

16:58

um and then like you would do the wall

17:00

press you can do that in bed take the

17:01

pillow out from behind your head

17:02

push the back of your arms into the bed

17:04

like you're trying to lift your torso

17:06

off

17:06

but you don't it's just a static hold

17:09

right and you're gonna feel all those

17:10

muscles connect

17:11

and flex and you're gonna feel that

17:13

spine decompress a little

17:15

little things like that can help you

17:17

prepare for movement and then think

17:18

about how you get into bed do you throw

17:20

yourself out of bed do you push into the

17:21

floor

17:22

do you how do you do it

17:25

i do it carefully

17:28

slowly carefully make sure i don't pull

17:30

anything we're often not as fragile as

17:33

we think we are

17:34

right if you if you have a consciousness

17:36

and awareness

17:37

you shouldn't really be scared of

17:38

movement because you if you're conscious

17:42

you know when a movement's right or not

17:44

mm-hmm

17:47

and so things like moving your foot in

17:50

circles

17:51

maybe you're still sitting on the bed at

17:53

this point and and

17:54

what i like to do is kind of rotate my

17:57

my

17:57

ankles in opposite directions and then

18:01

change the direction and just kind of

18:02

wake up my feet because

18:04

you know i've noticed you know sometimes

18:06

my feet don't

18:08

don't work the way they used to you know

18:10

i can't just spring out of bed and run

18:12

down the hallway

18:14

i i need to kind of wake things up a

18:15

little bit

18:17

so that that i know has worked for me

18:19

yeah

18:20

hands wrists lifting your legs up if you

18:23

have that range of motion and just

18:25

moving your feet around in circles and

18:26

back the other way pump them a little

18:31

so you mentioned something interesting

18:32

there is that maybe we're not as fragile

18:35

as we

18:36

think we are i do have a sensitivity to

18:39

what i'm

18:40

twisting as far as my back is concerned

18:43

so i'm

18:43

i'm i am aware of the movements that i

18:46

make with that but

18:48

um i think with what you're saying if

18:50

you're focused on it

18:51

you're not likely to injure yourself i

18:54

think that's the point i'm making is

18:56

that right

18:56

yes yes much less likely because you're

18:58

it's a conscious movement

19:00

like even walking can be a conscious

19:01

movement if you're aware of your heel

19:02

toe

19:03

as you walk and as you pull through

19:05

you're going to feel that glute flex

19:07

if you have access to that muscle and

19:09

just consciously and if you're going up

19:11

a hill you're consciously

19:12

pushing in and lifting yourself up and

19:15

it's just

19:16

you can make it an exercise by

19:18

consciously pushing into the ground

19:20

rather than just

19:20

shuffling along mm-hmm and put a little

19:24

bit of energy or

19:25

pep into your step kind of thing exactly

19:29

challenge yourself with a tandem walk

19:30

but one foot in front of the other

19:32

great for balance crossing the midline

19:34

right

19:35

the further you have your feet out each

19:36

other like you don't have to go heel toe

19:38

but if you have a

19:39

decent distance between try it most

19:42

people can't do a tandem walk

19:44

yeah you're usually asked to do that if

19:46

you're drunk by the cops right

19:48

exactly it's a good

19:53

we have to talk about that story

19:57

i've seen it on tv okay okay

20:01

um my question then is as you are a

20:05

personal

20:06

trainer what do you see

20:09

commonly when people are just starting

20:12

out

20:13

what do you see of the areas that most

20:16

people

20:17

if if it is general would focus on or

20:20

need to focus on

20:23

um for my clients i always start the

20:25

same place i

20:27

do an assessment which includes balance

20:29

can they

20:30

hold themselves up right in space and

20:32

then can they hold that balance

20:34

with the challenge like either pushing

20:35

on them or pulling with a band or

20:36

something

20:37

um lets me know where the weak areas are

20:39

in the body and then

20:41

what muscles do they have access to so

20:42

we do some range of motion things

20:44

um the squat the glute bridge really

20:47

rather basic stuff but just gives me an

20:50

idea of what muscles are on and what

20:52

muscles are off and i know where to

20:53

start

20:54

so giving someone an anchor of big

20:56

muscle like the

20:58

muscles of the glutes and hips that's

21:00

one of your main anchors and if you

21:01

don't have access to that anymore

21:03

you can't really generate force anywhere

21:05

else because you can't stabilize

21:07

so we need to be able to anchor

21:09

ourselves before we can

21:11

you know um lift weight for instance um

21:14

you know those things are really

21:16

important so that we don't

21:18

pull a muscle or twist or something and

21:21

so

21:21

you're saying that if we focus on our

21:24

awareness of our body's

21:26

movements then we are more likely

21:30

able to do things like lifting heavy

21:32

objects

21:33

you know lift that sofa before we vacuum

21:35

underneath it

21:36

exactly yes it's but you got to start

21:39

somewhere you can't

21:40

you can't start at the end you have to

21:42

work your way

21:43

towards it so little things

21:46

every day it's those little things every

21:48

day and then all of a sudden you realize

21:50

i'm stronger i can go for a hike with my

21:53

friends

21:54

i can do that i don't need my cane or i

21:58

don't have to worry about falling

21:59

because all of a sudden

22:00

i know where i am in space i have

22:01

balance i can react if something slips

22:04

right and once you once you take the

22:06

fear out of movement then people are

22:07

free

22:10

i like that i like that it's all about

22:13

freedom isn't it we

22:14

you know as we get older and and it

22:16

seems like there are restrictions on the

22:18

things that we used to do

22:20

um what you're saying is we can get that

22:22

back is that right

22:24

we can get a lot of it back i mean

22:25

depending how debilitated someone is

22:26

when i

22:27

when i start with them we can still gain

22:29

a lot of movement and a lot of ability

22:31

um regardless of what injuries they have

22:34

if they have knee issues or back issues

22:35

or

22:36

um hip issues you know as long as you're

22:39

not at the point where they need surgery

22:40

or

22:41

severe arthritis just waking up those

22:44

muscles and

22:45

teaching them to balance and stabilize

22:48

all of a sudden

22:49

it clicks it lines up and they can do

22:52

things that they haven't been able to do

22:53

for a while

22:55

hmm so what kinds of things do your

22:58

clients

22:58

say to you uh after when they get to

23:01

that point what kinds of things do you

23:03

hear

23:04

um well sometimes they swear at me

23:07

during the workouts

23:10

which always makes me giggle i love that

23:12

um

23:14

but it's i i have a good read on people

23:17

so i know exactly

23:18

kind of where they are on that specific

23:20

day and then the movements are tailored

23:23

towards that

23:24

but once they actually get into the

23:26

routine and start doing things for

23:27

themselves it's a huge leap

23:30

um i hear things like i used to hate

23:32

this

23:33

i love and hate seeing you um

23:36

you know it's a little double edge so

23:37

it's it's hard

23:39

it's hard to push yourself to the limits

23:41

that you haven't been to before

23:44

but but once clients realize they can do

23:46

it

23:47

that's a big hurdle like a little light

23:50

switch goes on

23:52

yeah and so so if somebody is listening

23:55

that

23:56

um feels that they want to

23:59

work with somebody like yourself or even

24:02

work with you

24:03

how would they go about doing something

24:06

like that

24:07

like do you find them in the you know on

24:09

the internet you know how do you know

24:11

who

24:12

who is good to be able to help you the

24:15

best way is to ask someone who

24:20

you like how they move right if someone

24:22

is fit you say

24:23

wow how did you get so fit

24:27

right and then you'll either get tips

24:28

and tricks from them personally

24:30

or they might say oh i had this great

24:32

trainer from wherever

24:34

um it's a lot harder now you can't just

24:35

walk in the gym and pick them off the

24:36

wall which was always a little

24:38

um iffy depending on this

24:42

on the facility but um

24:45

right now the best way is to look online

24:48

um ask friends and families who are

24:51

working with people

24:52

and then check references to ask for a

24:56

reference

24:56

there's nothing wrong with that if i

24:58

have a client that's iffy about

25:00

me and they say well do you have any

25:01

references i'm like i'm happy to

25:03

because my clients do get results and

25:06

they're happy

25:09

and then look for what their licensing

25:11

is uh what sort of certifications they

25:13

have

25:14

have they worked with people in your

25:17

situation whether you have an injury or

25:19

a certain age

25:20

or certain goals just ask questions

25:27

and are you taking on new clients right

25:29

now

25:31

yeah yeah i've had to reinvent myself

25:33

after

25:35

20 probably almost 25 years working in a

25:37

gym i don't have access to gyms

25:39

anymore so um i am reinventing myself

25:42

and i've

25:43

recently moved up north of the city so

25:45

yes i'm definitely trying to build my

25:47

business back up again

25:49

and how would people contact you um

25:53

email me at jodyboynton

25:55

jodyboynetgmail.com

25:57

that's j-o-d-y b-o-y-n-t-o-n

26:00

um yeah that's pretty much all i have

26:03

right now i'm working on a website

26:05

i haven't quite got that far yet awesome

26:08

yeah

26:08

it's it's been a bit of a an interesting

26:11

year of uh

26:12

reinventing ourselves hasn't it i think

26:15

it's a really good opportunity because

26:16

we're

26:17

we're we're confined we're forced to

26:19

spend more time with ourselves

26:21

so we can either distract ourselves or

26:23

we can actually

26:24

do something with purpose yeah and so

26:27

doing something with purpose for our

26:29

bodies

26:30

as well as what we're planning on doing

26:33

you know each day and in the work that

26:35

we do

26:36

so reinventing yourself or um

26:39

you know bringing back the

26:43

movement and the agility and the

26:45

resiliency that we used to have

26:48

um you would you say that it is possible

26:51

for most people

26:53

most people can make some kind of

26:54

improvement no matter where they are

26:56

um if you are having trouble finding

26:58

that motivation to start

26:59

think about where you were 20 years ago

27:02

what did you do what could you do what

27:04

sort of abilities did you have

27:06

and then think of yourself 20 years from

27:07

now what do you want to be able to do

27:11

right a little forward projection can be

27:13

a really good motivator if someone's

27:15

already starting to feel kind of

27:17

debilitated and weaker

27:18

and unable to do things look ahead where

27:21

you want to be when you're

27:22

10 20 years older

27:26

that's a really awesome way to end this

27:28

because

27:29

i'm going to allow our listener to

27:32

really think about that for a minute

27:34

before they go and do something else i

27:35

think that

27:36

that would really help motivate me too

27:38

so uh

27:39

i know you have a lot of information to

27:41

share with us and we're going to be

27:43

talking again about some other

27:45

issues as well as well as diet and

27:48

things like that so

27:49

thank you ever so much for spending your

27:51

your time with us today

27:53

thank you i i love sharing information

27:55

it's it's

27:56

it's so rewarding when i see clients

27:58

realize they have some abilities they

28:00

didn't know they had before

28:02

awesome thanks so much for joining us

28:04

jody my

28:05

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