Working out was never a struggle for 52 year old Brent Hansen, but staying consistent and injury-free was. He took a chance on a non-traditional approach to exercise and three years later, it's become the thing he doesn’t want to ever give up. Here is his story…
“I was a professional baseball player, so I’ve always had that GO mentality. And I've always lifted – from high school on. But getting older and getting more fragile, you can't do things quite as hard as you used to be able to do so.
If I start doing free weights or if I start lifting too much, I start getting a lot of injuries after a while because my joints can't keep up.
My wife came to The Perfect Workout’s Carlsbad studio first. At the time I was hoping to get back into lifting. Once I tried it, I found that it was really easy to work into my schedule.
And over the past three and a half years, it’s helped me stay consistent… and helps make sure I'm not being lazy!”
1. He remains injury free
“I've had shoulder and knee injuries from lifting, old sports injuries- I'm constantly battling old wounds.
But I find that I stay completely injury free when I do this workout.
It completely confines me into what my body's able to do now versus what I used to be able to do. And I get in trouble physically when I go outside of that box.
That's probably what has kept me here the longest- it allows me to work out, and not have consequences.
2. He gets accountability & support
“Having a designated time to come in makes it super easy and flexible with my schedule.
And the trainers, I've worked with quite a few of them, they're all fantastic! They're all very professional and I love the fact that they're organized. They're very supportive and fun to be around.
I've even kicked around the idea of doing this on my own at a gym. But I go back to having the workout and having an appointment- and for me mentally, those keep me that much more on track, as opposed to leaving it up to me and my will.
3. He continues to get results
“This definitely helps with strength and reshaping the body. I still see gains. I see my strength increase. I see my body composition change.
And over time, it's become easier and easier to stay consistent with it.
“To me, The Perfect Workout is the ability to get out of exercise what I need at this stage of my life. As I've gotten older, it's been more difficult to find something that I can be extraordinarily consistent with, whether it be running or hiking or cycling or swimming or lifting.
This workout has allowed me to stay consistent in fitness for the three years, more so than anything that I've done in 30, 35, 40 years of working out.
The Perfect Workout is something that I would have a really hard time replacing.”
Brent Hansen, 52
Member at The Perfect Workout
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