Here's the latest #WellnessWednesday trainer series interview with Carlos Flores:
What is your unique approach to health and fitness?
First and foremost I care about the health and well being of all of my clients. The first thing is helping them stay injury free, injuries can set us back a lot more than we like to admit. Therefore, it's best to be proactive when it comes to injury prevention.
Taking the time to understand why people are exercising is so important. I want them to understand that it's okay to strive to be better but at the same time, be happy in their own skin. I want them to know that they are enough, this is a journey and I want to equip them with the power of positivity.
Why did you choose to lead a healthy lifestyle?
It's the only body we have. Cliche; I know!
Exercise, nutrition and mental wellbeing are an integral part of longevity. Who wouldn't want to move to their best capacity? Movement is essential from a day to day perspective. Nutrition helps to keep our body fuelled it can also improve our mental wellbeing. Everything is connected and we have to be mindful of what we consume, yes, that includes social media, as well as what we are reading and watching.
How can one maintain a healthy lifestyle?
Take it one step at a time, taking the first step is hard but I assure you it's a fantastic journey to undertake. Find an activity you like doing. Rock climbing, axe throwing, snowshoeing, hiking, golf, snowboarding, horseback riding, tennis, squash, basketball, cycling, gardening dodgeball etc. The list is literally endless, physical activity and health is not just a about belonging to a gym. Create a positive state of mind and relationship with your health, do not beat yourself up through exercise. Enjoy what you are doing, and the results will come. Be patient, it's naive to think that change is easy, it's not. If you're consistently trying, you're not actually trying, you're doing; and that's key. You're fully capable of doing anything you put your mind to.