Do What Works For You, Not For Fitness PR Mythology

They want to sell a product and promote their brand, but not all pieces of equipment or modes of training are appropriate for all people.

When I was growing up, my mom said, “Kathleen, just because a boy wants to date you does not mean you want to date him. Do what is best for you — not him.”

The same can be said for pieces of exercise equipment and workout styles. It’s a company’s job to “court you.” They want to sell a product and promote their brand, but not all pieces of equipment or modes of training are appropriate for all people.

Yes, obvious advice, but you might be surprised by how often we all get swayed by fitness PR mythology; if I had a dime for every time someone has told me, “I have to run, it’s the ‘best’ workout for burning mega calories.” Sure, running burns calories, but those calories are moot if you’ll do anything to avoid your workout, or if running leaves you injured and incapable of being active. READ MORE