Body Image: how you see yourself when you look in the mirror, picture yourself in your mind and how you feel about your body shape.
I use to be a nurse and totally use to putting people at their ease for
medical procedures and giving reassurance about illness, so nudity is
definitely something I can help you with. I will guide you through it, so that you can the find it liberating and natural as well as
in a nude personal training session we are focussing less on how our bodies look, more on how they perform and function, with movement, exercise and balance. This gradually starts to give you acceptance of your body as you begin to appreciate just what your body can really do.
We can just get naked, or we can do it gradually. Whatever way excites/inspires you or makes you feel comfortable. I will take the cues from you and can gently guide you if appropriate. Talking about you feel is the best thing! There is never any pressure to go nude, but you may just get into it.
As we work together with varied types of exercise the look of your body takes second place to how it functions.
What really can help this is partner exercises: where we work as a team and the function of your body is the main focus so we get the best movement/balance
Gradually throughout the nude training session you begin to come more comfortable naked, and a sense of achievement with what your body has achieved.
As you either workout independently or with me in future training sessions, this deeper connection with how your body functions - will be reinforced. Your body gradually changes to become more defined as a result of the exercise (the changes can be quite small initially), but at least they are positive changes and that is all that really matters – it is a positive change, and bit by bit they all accumulate). But above all - changes in your body will seem less needed. You may still really want to improve your body, there is nothing with that, but acceptance and happiness with your body will be less dependant upon the changes.
As you begin to see the small positive changes in your body, so to will you be aware of how much better your body functions and how you feel. The look of your body will always be important but gradually will be given context with an ability to see the bigger picture - how health and function are so important yeat can all too easily be taken for granted.
The appreciation of how your body functions can lead to a greater appreciation of how important it is to be in good health. Good health can be something we take for granted to some extent, but as you begin to feel stronger and fitter you'll likely develop a greater appreciation for your health and be happier.
Looks can be the driving force to exercise more, but it will be an aim that can be kept in check with the appreciation of your body and your health. You will love all that your body does for you and the fact that it is healthy, rather than just focussing upon the look of your body.
I know this works as it is something that I have gone through. I have never had a great body but as I have gone through my career - I have focussed less upon looks and more upon health and function. Especially since working in healthcare as a nurse. However looks may now my driving force to do more exercise but health, always, is my overall main priority. For example if I need to stop my blood glucose levels rising to the pre-diabetic range I immediately switch my exercise regime to deal with this rather than changing my body shape. Compared to Other trainers I do not have a great body, but I have this in context, I am happy with my body – for a 51 year old I am mainly glad to be in good health and I'd be lying if I didn't say I have done a lot to get it looking how it does but this is in context.
My body has never been that great, so I am happy with it now. It is about the improvement we gain for ourselves rather than the comparison to others. Some may look at my body and judge, but this for me is irrelevant as none of us know what pressures of life the other has endured. These pressures inevitably take a toll on our physical body, but again it is all about context.
As you go through this training process with me, you may just find that the issue of how you look will not be as important as - how you begin to feel about your body! I can guarantee this will be better!