I hear a lot of people dealing with one or more of the following problems. - Depression - Difficulty sleeping - Feeling unmotivated - Unable to lose weight - Health problems from smoking I've dealt with three of the above problems for 6 years now, and have tried many different medications, doctors, therapists, you name it.. I'm not going to pretend that I've found any miracle cures for the above problems. I haven't, and anyone that tells you differently is probably trying to scam you for money. I've found the greatest improvements for the above problems was simply exercise. Consistent, thorough exercise. I've had friends who dealt with any or all of the above problems at some point, and I've seen first-hand the dramatic changes in their lives from running. Believe me, it can take several hard weeks of effort before you start noticing changes, but I can guarantee you will be overwhelmed at how good it feels when you're in shape. The reason why it's so difficult for people who are unmotivated to get into this routine is because they often have no friends willing to train with them. It's essential to have at least one other person running with you, and a group is even better. The role of the friend is to be there to get you going on days when you don't feel like it, and vice-versa. I know how amazing it feels to be in the best shape of your life, I once felt that kind of power when I was training for my first marathon at age 14. (That was also the only marathon I ran in, and I may never do it again!) I have a lot of training experience due to my efforts in track and cross country from age 11-16. I learned a lot from the coaches, and can train people at levels that are comfortable for them. It's a lot of hard work, so don't even think about it unless you're willing to accept pain. You will sleep better, feel better mood wise, feel more motivated every day, be stronger and healthier, lose weight, and counter a lot of the harmful effects of smoking and drinking. It builds tremendous confidence as well. I don't waste time in my life. I live to help myself and to help others - that's why I came to these boards on my free time, I'm here to make a difference. Nothing makes me feel better than genuinely helping someone who needs it. Here's my proposition. I will personally volunteer my time to those who need it (as our schedules permit) and be a free personal trainer who will work with you, setup a routine, and train with you at agreed upon locations in the area. You can bring a friend or two with you, as long as you all agree to train. This is for people living in or around Montgomery County, MD. You can end the training program at any time - but if you can survive the first 3 weeks and realize how good you're feeling, I doubt you will want to quit! Age and skill level are unimportant, but I recommend getting a checkup with your doctor before starting, just to make sure you're healthy enough for training. If you're interested, shoot me a PM and we'll discuss the idea further. Since 99% of you don't even live near me, the only thing I can do for most of you is recommend websites, books, or answer your questions about training. If you need help, send me a PM and I'll try to give you the information you need.