KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A healthy lifestyle is sparked by a positive mindset. Belief in yourself is the barrier that must be crossed. Fear is oftentimes a limitation to exercise success, but with an instructor who motivates, encourages and challenges ...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A healthy lifestyle is sparked by a positive mindset. Belief in yourself is the barrier that must be crossed. Fear is oftentimes a limitation to exercise success, but with an instructor who motivates, encourages and challenges participants, a healthy lifestyle is more easily obtained.
Instructor Carissa Mahoney explains that adopting a strong mindset is a key factor in becoming a stronger, healthier person.
â€œA big thing is believing in yourself that you can do it,â€ Mahoney says. â€œWhen it gets tough physically, that's when I really cue people in...now is when you have to go in your mind and fight through and dig deep.â€
In addition to exercise and a nutritious meal plan, maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes positive thinking, determination and a community of like-minded friends. Marnie Bailey participates in Mahoney's tabata workouts and enjoys the comradery of women who come from all different backgrounds with differing goals.
â€œWe're all in the same boat right?,â€ Bailey says. â€œWe get here and support each other and encourage each other. 'You look great, keep going'. We are high-fiving and it makes you feel great.â€
Mahoney has coached people who felt limitations through fear of failure or fear of never attempting the exercise or challenge.
â€œYour fears can become your limits and if you say 'I can't even run a mile', then your fear is stopping you,â€ Mahoney says. â€œI've got people in here that couldn't do a push-up on their toes when they started and just in a short amount of time, it's amazing to see those strides and they're like 'yeah, I can do that'. They thought 'I could never do a push-up on my toes'.â€
Tabata workouts incorporate full body movements set to a timer. A typical workout is 6-8 rounds of 20 seconds of work with a 10 second rest between.
Workout Wednesday: healthy lifestyle begins with mindset