Confessions from Blake Wolf of Club Fitness
There’s always one constant that remains true about being a personal trainer: We’re onstage at all times. Whether it’s our physical appearance, attitude, knowledge or experience, we’re rarely given the benefit of the doubt, which is rightfully so, given our profession aims largely around living a healthy lifestyle ourselves and helping others achieve that same goal. It goes back to the saying… ”Practice what you preach.”
So, I believe many individuals would find it very surprising as to how unhealthy a personal trainer can eat sometimes, and that “sometimes” can be, in fact, many times, depending on the trainer.
Indeed there is a spectrum. Some personal trainers eat super clean, while others barely make it through a day with a somewhat healthy meal. For me, when I think of cheat foods, Oreos never cease to escape my temptations—and I can never just eat one or two Oreos.
When I have eaten Oreos, it’s always been with a large glass of milk, and I’m usually consuming a whole row, regrettably.
To combat these cravings, I’ve learned that if I don’t have Oreos in the house, then I don’t eat them, which is an approach I’ve used in coaching my clients on instilling healthier nutritional habits.
However, as with anything, I believe the takeaway message lies in the fact that living a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong journey. There will be ups and downs, but as long as you’re taking two steps forward with every one step backward, you’re still making progress!
Blake Wolf is a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Club Fitness, 17017 N. Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield.