Q&A with Trainer Bev
Are you aware of any current fitness trends (types of exercises or diets) that may actually have negative effects on health?
I advise against anything extreme, whether it is exercise that is just too intense, or diets that eliminate entire food groups. I don’t even use the word “exercise” in normal conversation or training; I consider it fitness and it should not feel like something tedious, but should be comprised of activities we enjoy and benefit from doing.
In fact, I prefer to call it, “training for life” to keep us vibrantly healthy. Trends come and go for a reason, and can be extremely taxing on the body. In my mind, a sensible approach to fitness for most people should include a combination of strength training, conditioning and yoga. And, consistency is more essential than intensity.