You see it all the time, advertisers telling you how they’ve uncovered the “secret” to losing weight and getting fit.

They tell you that if you just take their one pill … follow their new revolutionary diet … or eat carbs only on every second Tuesday of the month, you will finally win the battle of the “bulge.”

At the Training Spot in Huntington Beach, we know that’s just not the case. There’s only one “tried-and-true” secret to losing as much fat as you want!

What’s the secret? It’s one word: action.

The personal trainers at The Training Spot in Orange County understand that most people want to get fit, they want to get healthy and they want to look great, but they’re not willing to do what it takes. It takes action to eat right; it takes action to go to the gym and workout; it takes action to find and make time for a personal trainer.

Let me ask you a question … what is the secret behind brushing your teeth this morning or showering and getting ready for work? What’s that you say? There’s no secret? You just “did it?” Well, getting in shape is no different.

Sure, you need to educate yourself and learn about the actions you need to take. But education without action offers no results.

Are you so out of shape that climbing a flight of stairs leaves you winded? Sometimes it starts with small steps. Start by walking 5-10 minutes around your neighborhood every day. Are you exercising but eating things you know you shouldn’t? Then start eating those things you know are good for you. If you need help or have nutrition question, contact a personal trainer or nutritionist such as those at The Training Spot in Huntington Beach. Take action.

Wherever you are and whatever your situation, there is at least one action—no matter how small—that you can take towards getting in shape. Once you figure out what that action is, then do it. Do it right now. Not tomorrow. As cliché as it sounds, you don’t want to put off tomorrow what you can do today.

See, lots of folks already have a lot of knowledge on what it takes to get them in shape. But remember, knowledge isn’t power; applied knowledge is. And the only way to apply something is through taking action.

Of course, like anything else, getting into the habit of taking action is something you build, just like a muscle. Start small and grow from there. Start taking one action today … one tomorrow … then maybe two the day after … until you’re taking massive action to achieve the physique and level of health you want.

And truth be told, this isn’t just the “secret” to getting fit and looking great. It’s the secret for success in every area of your life. So once you get into the habit of taking action on getting fit, start using your action muscle in other areas of your life.

You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish!