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"Fitness" is a state of well-being, evidenced by vitality, maximized physical potential, health, strength, and a robust shapely body.

Our modern culture has eroded the definition of what true fitness actually is. We have downgraded our expectations for "health" and "fitness" to now mean merely the "absence of debilitating illness". If we are not sick, we consider ourselves to be "fit".

Over the past few generations, our society has transformed from the active, exercise-intense lifestyle that our forefathers knew, into the sedentary, out of shape lifestyle that we now accept as normal. Doctor-dependent, flabby, and out of breath, we now consider it acceptable to have a minimally functional, weak body. We seem content to maintain ourselves just barely above the threshold of illness. We even have a new word for this state of being. We call it "Wellness". It is incredible that we actually now aspire just to be well. We have lowered our physical expectations, and focused our attention on achieving and maintaining this minimal goal of "wellness". Our society now is struggling just to not be sick.

  • ILLNESS would most accurately describe your condition if you are sick, feel terrible, are in bad shape, poor health and are inactive.
  • WELLNESS would most accurately describe your condition if you are not sick, feel OK but are out of shape, consider yourself of average health, and are weaker than you should be.
  • FITNESS would most accurately describe your current condition if you are thriving, in great shape, have optimal health, and are firm and strong.

If you are ill, you will need the knowledge and help of a doctor to get well. A doctor generally deals in the corrective. We don't visit the doctor when we are well, but when we are sick or injured, and they help us get back to a level of wellness.

If you are well, and want to get fit, you will need the knowledge and help of a fitness trainer and nutritionist. A certified personal trainer specializes in helping you move from wellness to fitness. Remember, fitness is evidenced by strength, health, vitality, maximized physical potential, and a robust shapely body.

We each have an achievable optimum level of fitness that is our genetic potential. You cannot escape the consequences of ignoring your fitness. The responsibility for your fitness lies with you and you alone. You cannot delegate your fitness to someone else. You cannot hire another to be fit for you.

Although each of us has a unique level of strengths and limitations dictated by our situation and our genetics, we each have the potential to better our physical condition. We are either watching our life and health slip away, or we are actively involved in the pursuit of our best health and shape, our genetic potential for greatest health, strength and fitness. Sometimes a doctor or therapist may be needed to help you to the point of wellness, and a fitness professional will help you maximize your health and physical condition and get you into your best shape.


In today's world, anyone who is healthy and in great shape stands out from the crowd. They are admired for beating the curve, for taking control of their body, for breaking free from the "wellness" mindset and achieving a high performance body and healthy lifestyle. They not only maximize their shape and develop a leaner, well-muscled physique, but they also feel better, perform better, have more energy, and are less prone to illness and injury.
Those who live a lifestyle of fitness have far fewer medical and psychological problems, avoid illness and disease, and enhance their years with a healthier and higher quality life. They are a sharp contrast to the flabby out-of-shape masses who continue to spend ever increasing billions of dollars each year on medical expenses, prescriptions, diet pills, and yet continue to be plagued with an ever increasing rate of poor health as a result of their not being fit.

The Center for Disease Control, the surgeon general, the medical and health care communities all recognize the benefits of being fit.

  • Helps you control weight
  • Helps you build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
  • Helps you look and feel great
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Reduces the risk of developing diabetes
  • Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure
  • Helps reduce blood pressure in people who already have high blood pressure
  • Reduces the risk of dying prematurely
  • Reduces the risk of stroke
  • Reduces the risk of Osteoarthritis
  • Reduces the risk of Obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Reduces the risk of cancer (such as endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon)
  • Reduces the risk of Gallstones
  • Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Promotes psychological well-being
  • Reduces the risk of Complications of pregnancy
  • Helps control reproductive health (such as menstrual irregularities, infertility, irregular ovulation)
  • Helps older adults become stronger and better able to move about without falling.


You have built the body that you currently have by programing it to adapt to your habits and lifestyle. If you are flabby and out of shape, you have programed your body to be that way. To get back into shape, what is needed is to reestablish a proper balance of calorie intake and restore healthy lifestyle activities that will encourage the body to adapt in a positive way.

The body functions best when it is muscularly active regularly, and receives the proper nutrients needed to support this function. All of the systems that make up our body can support each other and function in harmony when our body is adapting to maximize it's potential. (Use it of lose it).

You don't have to spend the rest of your life trapped in an unfit body!

Living Strong Fitness Training can reprogram your bodies systems to fitness and health. Many have done it, and you can do it too. The pages of the Living Strong website are filled with the info that you need.

Visit our other pages to learn how you can become more fit, strong, shapely, and healthy. You will learn the relevance and applications of Four Fundamentals of Fitness:

  1. Appropriate Exercise
  2. Appropriate Nutrition
  3. Appropriate Hydration
  4. Appropriate Rest and Recovery

Now let's get going. Visit the next page FAT FACTS, to learn more about our bodies "energy deposits". Then be sure to continue on to EXERCISE FACTS, NUTRITION FACTS, STRENGTH FACTS, HOW TO GET FIT, and all of our other great resources at GREAT ARTICLES.


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