Experience Your New Possible


I love this SAS theme.  For SAS users it hints at the power that SAS analytics provides to their businesses.  Software so amazing it has the “ability to transform what was impossible into the entirely possible”.

Fitness shares that same sense of hope and inspiration.  It has the ability to transform.  You probably know someone for whom exercise has changed their life or at least had a significant impact on their health.  As a fitness trainer, I have had a front row seat at witnessing these new possibilities for many clients.  Individuals with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, elevated glucose numbers – or perhaps all three – who brought their numbers back to a normal range and consequently lowered their risk of a whole host of diseases with exercise.  I've seen clients who used exercise to fight back from ACL tears, knee and hip replacements, injuries sustained in car accidents and more.  What about the heart attack or cancer survivor who goes on to complete a triathlon?  These inspiring stories abound.

How can you experience your new possible?

  1. Start small.  Quite often individuals tackle too much at once.  It’s why New Year’s Resolutions often fail.  Too many goals that are too aggressive. When getting started, it’s fine to begin with just 5 minutes walking 2 – 3 X per week.  Gradually add on more time, more days per week, a few squats or push ups.
  2. Develop consistency.  Don’t get too caught up in what to do, just do something.  You don’t like to run?  You don’t have to.  All forms of movement have their benefits.  So whether you like to swim, walk, dance, lift, throw a frisbee or ball, just find something you like and get moving.
  3. Don’t be too hard on yourself.  Avoid the temptation to compare yourself to others.  If you’re moving you’re getting stronger and getting healthier!  With consistency (see point 2 above) you will discover new possibilities.

How will YOU experience your New Possible?


About Author

Pam Cole

Sr Manager, Recreation and Fitness

Pam has been at SAS Institute for over 20 years and has worked in fitness for over 25 years. An avid Tarheel fan, Pam graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in Communications and Radio Television Motion Pictures. She began teaching group exercise classes while in Chapel Hill and still loves it. In addition to teaching group exercise, she is a certified personal trainer with the National Sports Performance Association as a Pre and Post-Rehab Exercise Specialist. In her spare time, she likes to garden, do rehab projects on her home and cook.

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