When you hear the word “fitness,” what comes to mind? Gym memberships? Weights and treadmills? Lean, muscular athletes? Credit unions? If that last option seems out of place, it’s probably because your brain automatically equates fitness with optimum physical health. When you consider the global health and wellness industry generated more than $3.4 trillion last year, it’s easy to understand the tendency to think that way.
According to dictionary definitions, fitness refers to the ability to accomplish a specific task or purpose. With this perspective, it’s clear that physical fitness and financial fitness have some commonalities after all. Both types of fitness provide a wide range of personal benefits. Accomplishing goals in either area requires consistent effort, experienced guidance and efficient tools.
Consistent Effort — Fad diets and miracle cures will never lead to lasting physical fitness. Taking definitive steps toward an established goal is the key. This principle applies to finances as well. From budgeting to saving to investing, following healthy financial habits on a consistent basis leads to long-term success.
Experienced Guidance — Have you ever gone to a gym for the first time and wondered how to set your goals or structure a quality workout plan? If so, you know how valuable an experienced coach or trainer can be. That’s where Great Meadow FCU comes in. With our team of experts, it’s easy to find a financial coach who can help you set goals and create a plan to accomplish them. And the best part? We don’t charge for it like the gym does.
Effective Tools — When you’re working toward a physical goal, the right equipment can make all the difference. If you’re trying to increase your flexibility, a basic yoga mat should be enough. If you’re trying to improve your bench press, you’ll need a barbell and bench.
Depending on your financial situation, your needs might range from budgeting help and savings accounts to business solutions and investments options. GMFCU offers the perfect blend of products and services to help you accomplish your goals.
On the surface, physical fitness and financial fitness may seem like separate subjects. But science has shown that being balanced and healthy in one area affects the other areas of your life. Thanks to this overlap effect, there are benefits to your physical well-being when you are financially healthy. Start enjoying the benefits.