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Colorado Health & Wellness | Spring 2016

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40 Much like a curious 5-year-old, Sheri Warren spends a lot of time asking: "Why?" But unlike an inquisitive tot, the personal trainer's concerns are not about the color of the sky or the origins of babies. For her, it's about getting people on their feet. "Everybody knows all of the benefits of exercise," Warren says. "They've read it. They've seen it on TV." Yet people still aren't exercising. A recent survey by the Physical Activity Council found that 83 million Americans ages 6 or older (about 28 percent) were leading sedentary lives. Inconsistency accounts for much of the problem, Warren says. People haven't made exercise routine enough to reap the rewards, she says. "So there has to be a bigger motivator. There has to be a bigger reason for exercise than just your jean size." Enter the "why" factor. A growing trend in the fitness industry, finding a person's "why" involves digging deeper, Warren says. At work, she'll ask clients: But why do you want to lose weight? Why do you want to be healthier? At home, the first-time grandmother of a 1-year-old routinely reminds herself of her "why," which she found long before becoming a grandmother on a family Disney trip years ago. "Back then, I noticed so many grandparents not going on rides, or not playing at the beach. I decided I wanted to be the kind of grandma that was down on the ground making sandcastles and still living my life. I didn't want to be sitting on the sidelines." Meet Sheri Warren: Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club Director of Sales & Retention DISCOVER YOUR WHY Purpose-Driven Results Can Last a Lifetime

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