When you are attempting to get from point A to point B it makes sense to take the path of least resistance. In our fast paced, time crunched society most of us would be grateful for any opportunity to arrive at our destination faster. But there’s a price that we are paying for this type of mindset?
I’m absolutely floored when I see someone get in their car so they can drive around the block to the corner store.
I’ve witnessed countless people fight over a parking spot that is closer to the store entrance even though there is another one open just three spots down.
I have seen a crowd of people wait ten minutes for an elevator when it would have taken them just one minute to walk up three flights of stairs.
Have we really become that lazy? What are the consequences of continuing on this path?
The movie Wall-e sure painted a grim and not very far fetched picture of what our future holds for us if we don’t begin to make some serious changes. The future of the human race didn’t even require us to walk anymore.
When convenience and instant gratification rules our thought process, what could we possibly do that would motivate more people to take the stairs instead of an escalator or walk to the corner store instead of driving?
Here’s one concept… It’s called “The Fun Theory“, which is an initiative by Volkswagen.
Check out this incredible video and prepare yourself for some amazing results from the Piano Staircase experiment…
Did you notice how packed that escalator was at the beginning of the video?
Did you see the two women who were about to take the escalator before they noticed another woman walking down the stairs and heard the piano sound produced by her steps?
Did you see how creative people were becoming when they were walking up and down the stairs?
Did you see how much fun they were having?
I’m under the impression that as a society we have forgot just how much fun exercise can be. We associate pain and deprivation with exercise and think that the only reason to participate in a fitness program is to lose weight. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Making fitness fast and fun is something that I pride myself on. When you have fun being active you are more likely to stick with it for the long term.
What do you do to make fitness fun? What did you think of the Piano Staircase video? Do you have any other creative suggestions? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below.
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SCOTT TOUSIGNANT and his wife, Angie Tousignant, have been helping busy men and women, just like you, transform their body and life for over a decade. This dynamic duo prides themselves on providing a balanced and practical approach that will motivate and inspire you to become the best YOU that you can be. Scott and Angie have dedicated themselves to sharing their exact workouts, what they eat, and how they stay motivated to continue transforming their body’s and life.
* Originally published as Issue #201 on May 14, 2013