Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
What will you be doing? Where will you be living? What will you be earning? Do you have a plan?
These are usually questions a career counsellor or financial planner would ask, not a personal trainer or a body transformation expert.
But in order to live the lifestyle you want, and to do the things you want to do, you need to take into consideration more than your financials and your career.
Invest in your life
When it comes to planning the future, most people put their health and wellbeing on the bottom of the list. In a quest to build a secure nest-egg for themselves, or to buy things for their family, they work long hours, forgo sleep, and put their health on the back-burner. This desire to earn more — whether to save for the future, spend on their kids, or spend on ‘more things’ — often results in people saying “I don’t have time to go to the gym/exercise” or “I can’t afford to spend money on a personal trainer or do a body transformation”.
But what good is money if you’re in a job you don’t like, don’t have time for meaningful relationships with family and friends, or are destined to die early, or live with chronic disease because you didn’t take care of your health and wellbeing?
The truth is that undergoing a body transformation is an investment in your future, not an expense. As well as getting the body of your dreams, there are many benefits that you probably haven’t even considered yet.
You’ll be healthier, live longer and live better
While you may feel invincible now, age eventually catches up with everyone. By investing in your health now, you’ll ensure that you’ll be healthy in the future. Undertaking a Body & Lifestyle Transformation will help you lose weight and change your body shape, as well as improving your short- and long-term health. Not only will you reduce the risk of chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, you’ll also have higher energy levels and better mobility and flexibility as you age — all ensuring that you’ll live longer, with those years filled with health and vitality, instead of medications and doctors’ appointments.
“I always thought that I was fine and that my skinny body would be healthy until I started struggling with small tasks at home and at work. I got tired so quick, lacked energy and had bad lower back pain and knee pain. A few months into my transformation I began feeling more energetic and comfortable doing tasks I was previously unable to do.” – Eric Mangeli
You’ll improve your confidence
Most people live their lives second-guessing themselves, afraid to take risks or speak their truth because they lack confidence and are afraid of what others will think of them. But undertaking a transformation journey will help you grow in confidence. This will mean you’ll be prepared to take more action to have more of what you like, without worrying about what others might say. This increase in confidence will help you to prioritise yourself, so you can have more of what you want. It may lead to you go for that promotion, ask for a pay increase, or expand your business. It may also help you take the leap to do the things you’ve always wanted to do but have been afraid to do — travel, sky-dive, or go swimming in public.
“One day I woke up and I was tired. Mentally and physically — but for months not just a day or week. I looked at myself long and hard and I could no longer remember that girl I once was. The horse riding, speed-skating, jump-from-an-aeroplane girl, the spur of the moment, let’s do this without plans or prep girl. I needed not just my body worked on, but my soul and mind along with encouragement and confidence building. Imani Fitness has become my tribe and family. I love going, they eat loads of food. They have awesome people that have your back no matter what. I have made amazing friends that I just know will last a lifetime. My attitude is now reflected in my body, which is shrinking. My mind is strong and my boys call me a ‘UNIT’. That’s the best thing I could ever be called.” – Samantha Appleby
You’ll be more successful — personally and financially
With higher confidence comes more success, which is likely to increase your earning power. If you’re a business owner, you’ll stop discounting your prices in order to gain customers, and instead attract the type of clientele who happily pay what your product or service is worth. This will mean you’ll be able to work less hours to earn the same amount of money, or earn more money if you keep the same hours. (The choice is yours!) If you choose to work less hours you can spend them with your family. Because you’ll be healthier, you won’t be spending as much time or money on healthcare such as doctors’ visits and medications. Money that you otherwise would have spent on treating illness, can be spent doing the things you love.
Because there’s every chance of you feeling less stressed, and engaging in more enjoyable work, you’ll also feel happier and have a more fulfilled in life.
“Since undertaking Transformation with Imani Fitness, I have increased my confidence, stopped trying to please everyone and understand the value I bring to the world. Not only am I happier, but I’m spending my time and energy on the things (and people) that really matter. As a result, my business revenue has grown by 86% in the last financial year alone. I’m also working with my ideal clients, winning large projects, and am now mentoring other people in my industry.” — Nerissa Bentley
You’ll have better relationships
A key component of a Body & Lifestyle Transformation is changing your habits and your outlook on life. Most people go about keeping other people happy at the expense of their own happiness, because they’re too afraid of what other people think, or of not being liked by everyone. At Imani Tribe, we help our clients change their people-pleasing habit that causes them to put up with toxic relationships, one-sided ‘friendships’, and feel resentful towards some people. We empower our clients to put themselves first, so they can give the best of themselves to their family, friends and loved ones, and build quality relationships that nourish them, instead of giving all of themselves to people who don’t value them.
“I’ve been going to Imani for over 6 years now and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Investing in myself changed me into a healthier, happier person.” — Andrew Lewis
You’ll change future generations
Be honest. The reason you sacrifice so much of yourself, including your health, is because you want the best for your kids. But what if the best for your kids is a better parent? A parent who is present and involved instead of parenting from the sidelines? Someone who can impart wisdom and knowledge? Who can show them what it’s like to set goals and achieve them? A parent who can show them the value of hard work and the importance of celebrating success? Someone who can model healthy eating and exercise habits that they can continue for the rest of their life? A parent who will age well and be there for the most important times of their lives? A parent who is healthy and well, instead of one who needs their children to run them around to medical appointments when they’re older?
Because when you change yourself and become the best version of you, you change future generations. And that is one of the biggest investments of all.
“The ripple effect through my family is huge. I am now going to live to see my grandkids and they are going to see me. My family know what I have learned at Imani and my kids have taken on new habits.” – Mark Leonard
An investment not an expense
When you see all the benefits that a Body & Lifestyle Transformation brings, it’s easy to see what a wonderful investment it is in your own future, and the future of your family.
When it comes to living a life of health, vitality, confidence and freedom, and empowering future generations to do the same, there’s really no price you can put on that. In fact, if there is any cost involved, it’s the cost you’ll pay from NOT investing in becoming the best version of yourself. Because when you get better, your whole life gets better.
“Imani Fitness to me is a lifestyle. It is quite possibly one of the best investments I have ever made into my health and well-being and I have only just begun my journey.” – Liv Cox