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Change Effect will come to you, put you through designed workout

No gym? No problem!

It’s the new year, which means you have to stop eating sweets, work out every day for at least an hour and stop chewing your fingernails.

Just kidding.

The pressure of New Year’s resolutions is too much for anyone to handle, which is why they are unrealistic and going the way of the dodo. Getting a little healthier, though, is never a bad thing. And if that is something you want to do—and you have to really want to do it if it’s ever going to stick—it is best to start small.

“Everyone wants to be perfect, like I’m going to work out every day and I'm going to drink all the water and eat all the good food that I'm supposed to and not eat any junk,” Change Effect owner Andrea Crawford says. “And that's just not realistic, especially when I have a puppy dog and he’s 12 weeks old and he runs my life right now.

“People set these really high standards and expectations, and they’re just not realistic. All I want is to change the mindset or perspective of people and make it OK that they’re like, ‘You know what? I'm not doing everything, but I went for a walk once this week, and that's going to be my goal for the next two months.’ You know, just do it.”

One way in which Crawford is trying to make getting healthier easier is through her Kelowna-based business, Change Effect. She is a mobile trainer, which means she comes to your home to put you through a workout designed specifically for you. You are much more likely to put in the work if you make an appointment instead of trying to haul yourself to the gym whenever you can find the time—once they re-open, of course.

Crawford will work with anyone, including those who want to shed a few pounds, gain strength and mobility, or overcome chronic pain. She has a bachelor’s degree in health science and personal trainer certification with additional specializations in seniors, women’s, and prenatal/postnatal fitness. Crawford also has personal experience with weight loss and chronic pain.

She will also train groups of two to four in your home or any other appropriate location, which means you can welcome friends and family to the workout to both cut down on the cost and create even more accountability.

“If you break your agreements with yourself, your self-esteem goes down,” Crawford says. “And so the more times you keep your promises and do what you say you're going to do, the greater the self-esteem boost you get. Not only will you feel good after working out but you'll also feel good about yourself.”

So where do you start?

The first thing to ask yourself is why. Why do you want to work out? Why do you want to lose a few pounds?

If you know the answer to that question, or need help figuring it out, Change Effect is ready to help make your vision a reality. Plus, for a limited time enjoy 20% off all fitness packages.

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

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