Your Journey to Health and Fitness

Your Journey to Health and Fitness

No ones health and fitness journey is identical to another. Some dedicate their exercise regimen to consistency, whereas others may need to reach for pockets of motivation. Either way, developing a routine doesn’t happen overnight. Improving your wellness journey is all about taking the first step—whether it’s toward the local fitness studio or a simple jog around the block. Whatever the case, start simple.

Be Aware of Your Diet

If this isn’t your first time hearing “You are what you eat,” the statement couldn’t ring truer. A healthy diet is one that is balanced and occasionally indulgent. Eating nutritious isn’t about avoiding the intermittent chocolate bar or bag of chips—it’s about being mindful.

Keep a food diary and familiarize yourself with your daily intake. By getting to know your patterns and eating behavior, you can make the appropriate changes as necessary. Note what foods make you feel sluggish or energized.

Reflect on Your Current Lifestyle

Every individual has different priorities—whether it be to their social lives, family, or career. Now and then, you’ll need to leave wiggle room for exercise or adapt your schedule to accommodate the appropriate fitness routine. If you find yourself giving into fast food drive-thrus more often than you’d like, consider replicating your favorite meals using whole foods and organic ingredients.

Find Exercises You Enjoy Doing

Regular exercise should be something you enjoy—not an activity you begrudgingly comply with. Avoid sports and training that “everyone else is doing.” Falling in love with a routine you look forward to is vital to a dedicated fitness program. Whether you prefer one-on-one fitness training or at-home sessions is entirely up to your preferences.

Get Better Sleep

If you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep, consider adapting your workout schedule. Some prefer a run in the early morning, whereas others might enjoy a bit of weight-lifting in the evening. If you’re an early riser, experiment with high-intensity programs a few hours before bedtime. Strength training is particularly hard on the body but an effective method for getting some shuteye much quicker.

Invest in Your Fitness

Avoid seeing fitness as an expense. By investing in the appropriate activewear or bi-weekly session with a personal trainer, you get the encouragement you need. Part of committing to a health regimen is welcoming the factors that keep you going—whether that be a new pair of running shoes or a trip to the gym with friends.

Take Note of Your Progress

Reflecting on where you once were and where you are currently can egg you on when you feel like slacking. Celebrate little victories such as running an extra mile or achieving your goal weight. Note fitness milestones in a journal or reward yourself with new gear. By keeping track of your progress, you’ll know where you want to be next.


Overall, you’ll want to take your fitness journey a day at a time. Easing yourself into an unfamiliar routine isn’t always an easy process—but it can be equally rewarding. Be honest with your capabilities and work to improve your daily habits.

At The Fit Factor, we tailor-make custom fitness programs for Wellesley natives looking to achieve that elusive “Better You.” Our philosophy is about getting to know your fitness history and paving the way to your ultimate fitness goals. If you’re ready to make progress, book a session with us today.

Chad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years.  He is very dedicated and resourceful as a trainer.  I would highly recommend Chad.  He has kept my body healthy through all these years and in my 50s. Chad is also very accommodating to working with your schedule. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Joan C

I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.

Brittany chick

I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.

Yvonne C.

When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!

Giuseppe Leonelli

I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!

Jonas Escobedo

Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!

William Gotschewski

I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!

Tere Ramos

I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

Declan Gulley