While exercise offers a range of benefits for mental health, physical strength and even confidence, the biggest motivator seems to be the way it can change a person’s weight or body shape.
This probably explains why ‘Get a gym membership’ is such a popular New Year’s Resolution — we aim to see visual results from getting fit. However, fitness superstar Kayla Itsines is adamant that’s not what we need to focus on.
Long before her Bikini Body Guide (BBG) and Sweat With Kayla app gained a global following, the Adelaide personal trainer was urging women to consider what exercise could do for the way they felt about themselves, rather than their appearance.
“Before you run a client through a session you have to talk about what their goals are, what they feel, and where they want to be. Instead of asking them, ‘What do you want to look like?’ I said, ‘What do you want to feel like?'” Itsines tells Jules Sebastian in the latest episode of Tea With Jules.