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I had some Mormons come by my door two weekends ago.  They asked if they could have a moment of my time to have a discussion about Jesus Christ.  I obliged them with some of my time.  One of the first questions they asked me was, “How are you feeling”; I stated that I was sore from my week’s workout and that I felt great!  They looked at me funny and stated, “What do you mean you feel great?  You just said you were sore”.  My reply was, yes I did say that and I am sore; however, I had fun getting sore so it was well worth the pain.  Fitness should be fun.  If it is not then there will be a propensity for one to dread whatever one does to be fit.  So what do you do to keep your fitness fun?

In my journey of fitness I have found that there are few things that I rather enjoy doing.  I am not a runner, of the sense that I look to train for races.  I’m not the outdoorsy type to go hiking all day on mountain trails and in the woods and whatnot.  I love dancing; however, not as a fitness routine.  There are many things that I just do not find fun for fitness, and there are millions of others that find the fun in what I do not, and to that I say, “Heck yeah!  You do what you do!”  What I find fun are eating, working out with weight-lifting regimens and training in the martial arts.  That is what I find fun.

Eating, working out with weight-lifting regimens and training in the martial arts what provides amusement and enjoyment.  Without the amusement I gain from getting in an extra set when lifting, without the joy of preparing my own meals or seeking out great tasty healthy recipes, if the excitement and pleasure of finding new ways to define the motions of the form sets that I do and the teachings I have learned over the year in training the martial arts, then fitness, to me, loses its meaning.  One reason I believe people do not become or stay fit is because they do what they are told and they do not do what they find fun.  So many people believe that there is a standard of being fit, there is only one path: go run, go lift, go eat some celery.  That is so far from the truth.  Find what you find is fun, find what you find is exciting and allow that passion to fuel your desire to stay fit and healthy.  That’s my tip. 

If is not fun, don’t do it; however that does not mean do nothing or just because one thing isn’t fun now doesn’t mean that it is not going to be fun later.  Honestly I can tell you, I hate running, I hate it with a passion; however, I love eating, working out with weight-lifting regimens and training in the martial arts, and running helps me do those things more and better.  So, what I did was to find a way to make running fun.  I found that I really don’t mind running in the morning with music I enjoy listening to.  I don’t get to listen to the music I enjoy much so what I did what I made running my time to get back to my music.  I made running fun, which allows me to do what I what to do better.

Find your fun!  


For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang.

As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show.

Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.