Definition: Use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone.
To force someone to do what one wants.
I have been bullied by a plumber in August (but that is another story).
Have you ever been bullied to exercise? There is a difference between being proposed new challenging exercises and being intimidated to do something you do not want to do. You know the feeling of lying in bed and thinking: "I should have done this, said that." Hindsight is 20/20.
When I train clients, I demonstrate exercises and also show the modifications so participants can work at their own fitness level. My goal is for them to feel comfortable and successful without letting them stagnate at a plateau. I need to infuse their fitness regimen with evolving moves so they will advance and see that they are getting fitter and stronger. I also want my classes to be a relaxing and enjoyable moment in people's day so they will want to continue to work out, and enjoy the marvelous side effects exercising brings. I might be "encouragingly pushy" or"pushily encouraging!" Come and try my classes to decide.
A testimonial from a client who had problems:
"I’m a registered nurse and know how critical it is to incorporate physical fitness into our everyday dance we call life. Yet it has been a continuous struggle till I met France and became a Remix Workouts groupie. I’m in clothes sizes I haven’t worn for 20 years. But what is most important is that I can walk and lift and get down on the floor and get back up and do all the everyday activities we do in our lives. I’m 58 and have multiple health issues. The big one for me is Hypermobility Syndrome, which causes very loose joints. I was starting to have great difficulty walking, especially going down stairs. I was losing my mobility and independence. France has worked with me, one on one for some time now and I am in the best condition I’ve ever been in. Next year I will enter the Danskin Triathlon. France has given me my life back. She is my inspiration and I want to share her with every nurse I know." -Karen Bowman
Meet my three daughters. First, meet Constance. She simply keeps me going. Unwavering, I can always count on her. My second daughter is Grace. I admire her very much. She possesses a great ease of adaptation to life's craziness. My third imaginary daughter is Joy. I always look for her. Sometimes she hides and I have to think about Grace to find Joy. The best moments of my life are when my three daughters are in the same room, talking and laughing together. I try to bring them to class when I teach so they can share with others the power of their personalities. What are your imaginary daughters' names?