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Jul 12, 2016

“The journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step,” is an ancient Chinese proverb; the point is that any journey, no matter the distance, begins the same way - by taking the first step. 

 

One of the most challenging things with making time for exercise is having a goal. If you are working towards a specific outcome then you have a purpose for why you’re going to the gym (or running outside, or swimming that lap). If you don’t have a purpose then it can be extremely hard to make the effort to take that first step.

 

In today’s episode of All About Fitness I speak with Randy Hetrick, the inventor of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a former active duty US Navy SEAL and all around great individual. We talk about goal setting and how to make time for fitness in a demanding schedule. Training to be a SEAL is one of the most grueling, physically demanding challenges any individual could face. Creating a product, bringing it to market and literally changing the face of an industry is a piece of cake by comparison.

 

Randy and I talk about how he focused his efforts to his achieve his goal of becoming a SEAL and how he uses that drive to help him run a successful business. You DO NOT need to train like a Navy SEAL or feel the burn to receive benefits from exercise, simply getting up and being active a few minutes at a time can provide some health benefits and be the first step in your journey to a healthier life. 

 

Fitness is not about having a certain look or being able to lift a certain amount of weight or run a certain distance. In my opinion fitness is simply having the physical ability to do what you want to do when you want to do it. There is so much false, misleading and downright bad information about fitness; the goal of All About Fitness is to cut through all of the nonsense and bring you information about exercise that can help improve your life. Even if you don’t exercise or even like the thought of sweating I guarantee that you will get something out of listening to our conversation.

 

If you want to hear the story of how and why Randy invented the TRX along with a workout that you can start doing TODAY, then watch this interview I did with Randy a few years ago; we talk about his journey from SEAL to inventor while he puts me through a challenging workout.

 

Please visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:

 

ActivMotion Bar - Let the Resistance Move YOU

 

Vicore Fitness - bringing you the Terra Core - a completely new way to train.

 

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