My original fitness goal dates back to 25 years ago when I first discovered the gym as my ticket to overcoming a childhood where I endured relentless bullying. It gave me the confidence and strength to rise above that difficult time of my life, and has since become a lifestyle and even a career for me as both a trainer, celebrity trainer, and founder of the new online health & fitness platform, FitLabb. My current top fitness goal as I approach 40 years old is to maintain a high level of physical fitness to live a long and healthy life, to inspire others to do the same, and to be a good example for my young sons to follow.
The biggest obstacle in my fitness journey over the years has been finding time to fit in my workouts and healthy diet into each day, while also being a good husband and father with demanding and stressful jobs. I continue to work on overcoming this constant obstacle in several ways. I have figured out how to help ensure I make time to get to the gym by packing my gym clothes the night before and throwing the bag in my car, and then driving straight to the gym on the way home from work the following day prior to coming home.
I've found that once you get home and sit on the couch, it becomes extremely difficult to find the motivation to get back up and head out to the gym, especially after a long and stressful day. I also constantly have my children on my mind, which is further motivation for me to want to live the longest and healthiest life possible so I can see them grow up and have children, and be fit enough to still play a very active role in all of their lives as their kids grow up. I try to be a good example for my kids, so my wife and I make it a point to keep and eat healthy foods in the house, which has helped all of us learn to adopt healthy eating habits and played a huge role in reaching and maintaining our fitness goals despite the hurdles to overcome.
I have 2 herniated discs in my lumbar spine, which has come to limit me over the years in many ways. Combining building core strength, stretching, and using a foam roller multiple times a day has been a winning recipe for maintaining or even improving my lower back health over the years. When I recently bought and started using the Nextroller, I noticed a tangible positive difference in my overall back health, as any pain I may experience occasionally has become less frequent and severe than before.
The combination of myofascial release from a foam roller with the massaging vibrations from the Nextroller seems to loosen up any tight muscles more than with using a regular foam roller alone, and I look forward to continuing to see the improvements that it can provide with continued regular use.
CONSISTENCY is the key to success in achieving any fitness goals!!!!! I've been working out for about 25 years now, and I've found that being consistent with my healthy eating habits as well as my efforts to exercise regularly (which includes not only the gym, but also regularly engaging in activities that promote a more fit lifestyle like walking my dog a mile or two each day, taking the stairs over an elevator or escalator wherever possible, and choosing fun activities to engage in with my family like hiking or playing sports) has been the key to maintaining a relatively high level of fitness over the years. Like anything else in life, the results you get are directly correlated to the amount of consistent work you put in.
You can find Aaron on Instagram at @aaron_cars_fitness.