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Seven common fitness myths – and why you need to change your mindset

Why do we want a big slice of cake instead of a fruit salad? Why do we sometimes fight to stay on the sofa when we know some exercise will be a better choice for us? Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve your fitness levels or future-proof your health, sometimes it feels as though our bodies are against us rather than with us.

At Fit to Last, we meet people all the time who have been trying for years to lose weight and/or get fitter but who have failed with everything they’ve tried. Often this is because they have had misconceptions (myths) that have scuppered them. Believing these myths can really damage your efforts, so it’s important to be accurately informed, whether you are heading to the gym, tweaking your diet, or making any other health and fitness lifestyle changes.

We have found that dispelling those misconceptions is a good start to a successful outcome and wanted to share with you some common myths that might be hampering your healthy lifestyle.

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To learn more about healthy exercise and eating habits to achieve your fitness goals, contact James Staring, a leading personal trainer in Clapham, London.


James StaringJames Staring is a personal trainer based in Clapham, London. His methods have featured in publications such as Your Fitness, Hello, Healthy, Daily Mail, Closer, and many more. After giving up smoking and entering the fitness industry in 2009, James has focused on his passion to help others transform their health and fitness. However, James is convinced that most people struggle so much more than they need to in an effort to improve their fitness. Through his company, Fit to Last, which he runs with his partner, Ali Page – James has helped hundreds of men and women make small adjustments in their daily habits to transform their fitness and to love how they look and feel.