Why are there so many obese and unhealthy people walking the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona, so what gives, Scottsdale Personal Trainers?
The city of Scottsdale has two distinct reputations. First, being one of the top 20 cities in America with the highest concentration of gyms and athletic fields per square mile, per Men’s Fitness, and secondly, its distinct reputation as being one of America’s wealthiest cities, with a mean annual family income of $120,000. Driving around North Scottsdale, you will see plenty of five star golf courses, luxury homes, and the majority of Scottsdale residents driving high end cars.
To compare, my wife and I moved from Orange County, California to Scottsdale, Arizona some 2.5 years ago. We both lived in Southern California for over 18 years before relocating to beautiful Arizona. Cost of living in Northern Scottsdale is similar to San Diego and Orange County California.
Southern California residents share a similar opulent lifestyle to Scottsdale, Arizonans. Five star golf courses, million dollar coastal homes, and high end foreign automobiles encompass the Orange County lifestyle. Health and Fitness is very important to Californians. The difference is Californians walk the walk and talk the talk.
Although there is conventional wealth in Scottsdale, there is a huge lack of real holistic health and fitness. There are no holistic value systems in place in a very conservative culture. When getting in my own workout at local gyms, I see training clients linked up with Scottsdale Personal Trainers, and am continually shocked at what I see. Thoughtless program design and implementation, lots of superficial gabbing and not much getting done. Maybe 6 sets of worthless posture compromising movements in a mere 30 minute session.
Mismanaged dysfunctional bodies at the mercy of incompetent Scottsdale Personal Trainers. Many clients are requiring major repair and corrective measures. Abbreviated fitness programs, no scientific approach, just cookie cutter random inappropriate movements,initiated by uneducated “rep counters”.
I also observe, the Scottsdale Arizona Personal Trainers treating baby boomer clients like they are geriatrics, overloading seniors with fragile kyphotic spines with spine compressive exercises, training petite women like they are 300 pound men, and simply not keeping their clients programs appropriately functional. I can go on and on. The irony is, these clients being trained don’t really aren’t physically changing. Perhaps only though acquiring an acute injury. This is not a generalization but my personal observation of Scottsdale Personal trainers working at popular clubs like Life Time Fitness, Mountainside Fitness and LA Fitness.
Here’s my final perspective. Although there is a steady influx of people flocking to Scottsdale Health Clubs, most, if not all, are failing to achieve their dream goals. There are negative physiological load stressors affecting peoples momentum, and they are failing to be addressed. A detailed holistic coaching approach looking at clients physiological oscillators such as metabolic nutrition variables, digestion, circadian rhythm, EMF and hormonal affects of a particular exercise on an already stressed, overloaded individual.
If your clients body is currently experiencing a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system, then why would you add more sympathetic physical stressors to the fire with your inappropriate programming and nutritional strategies? Perhaps you should consider doing a physiological load assessment. Scottsdale Personal Trainers must learn to investigate inner aspects of clients. Balance the Ying and Yang states of clients physiology, or risk losing clients to injury while on your watch.
Rivak Hoffman is an unconventional, scientific health and fitness professional. Former Physician Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, CHEK Institute Exercise Coach Practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. He has been helping numerous clients achieve great results since 1999. He is the proud owner of Every Bit Fit Arizona LLC which serves clients in North Scottsdale Arizona.