In today’s fitness industry, I find that there are far too many ultracrepidarians. An ultracrepidarian is a person who gives his/her opinion or advice on matters outside one’s knowledge or competence.
Now before you go judging these practitioners, ask yourself if you have ever given advice in an area that you weren’t competent? Chances are you have. Same for me – it’s a natural tendency for many of us.
But this can be an extremely dangerous for a personal trainer or anyone in the health and wellness industry. Provide the wrong advice and someone could end up hurt or injured.
That’s why I push myself to read voraciously and attend conferences frequently. I want to give you researched information on a variety of topics that you can trust.
Case in point-my new love affair with breathing. Not a sexy topic on the surface, but when you start to “go down the rabbit holes,” you begin to look at the movement much differently.
For starters, our connection to the present moment begins with breathing. It is a “movement” that is done 18k-22k times per day and doing it properly can lead to greater stability, mobility and strength.
So, there you have it. Breathe better and gain greater satisfaction in your life. Understand better and make a difference in the lives of others.
Thanks for reading, and please send any questions you have my way.
P.S. If you would like to learn more about breathing, purchase Practical Solutions for Back Pain by Dana Santas. I have worked with her personally and use several of the techniques in her book in my practice.