What’s stopping you?

September 11, 2023| Previous Issue

Christine Sciberras, Founder and Head Coach at Melita Fitness

The evidence is clear. If there’s one thing that you should do to improve your health, it’s EXERCISE.

  • There’s plenty of studies showing that exercise will massively impact not just health and longevity and quality of life too.
  • Exercise improves muscle strength and bone density. This is especially important for women aged 30 onwards as these decline as we age.
  • It also helps improve metabolic health by improving insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • It improves cardiovascular health helping to risk of heart disease and lowering blood pressure.
  • There is evidence suggesting that regular physical activity may lower the risk of certain cancers, such as breast and colon cancer. Of course, it also helps manage your weight, and we know that excess weight is also linked to increased cancer risks.
  • Exercise has been linked to a boost in the immune system.
  • And studies suggest that regular physical activity can improve cognitive function or prevent cognitive decline. Plus we all know that exercise boosts happy hormones improving our mental wellbeing.

So if I could offer you a simple solution that hits all of these benefits, what’s stopping you from getting started? Now, the truth is I’ve been doing this a long time. So I actually know the answer to my question.

Reason #1 – “I don’t have time”

I get it – we’re busy. There’s work deadlines, endless meetings, dishes to wash, humans to feed. And so much life admin!

But think of it this way: the way we allocate time is our choice and understanding this empowers us to take ownership of our lives. Finding moments for regular physical activity can significantly impact our overall well-being.

Reason #2 – “I’m not fit enough…”

Or you might be thinking:

  • “I’m scared to get started…”
  • “I’m worried about being judged…”
  • “I don’t know where to start…”

Making changes is hard and it can be daunting. But the hardest obstacle is in your head.

So persuade a friend to join you or find amazing supportive community that you can join!

Reasons #3 – “I’m just too lazy” or “I have no motivation”

You’d be surprised how often I hear these. Often they’re a cover for either of the previous two excuses.

But sometimes it’s a case that you haven’t quite realised how urgent and important it is to get started today. But I’ll say it one more time, if there’s one thing you can do to improve your current health and your future health it’s working out.

And while it’s never too late to start, your future self will thank you for getting started sooner, rather than later…

So if you’ve been watching us from a distance or thinking about getting fit, I really want you to remember this:

  • Everyone was a beginner at some point.
  • You are probably far more capable than you give yourself credit.
  • We keep our classes small, so that we can make sure that you’re working at the right level for you!
  • And if you join us, it’s more than just fitness. It’s about the community, the sense of being in it together, the friendships, the positive and supportive atmosphere. As well as the knowledge that we’re doing something beneficial for our health and wellbeing…