We could pick many things in our lives that we may want to change but we never do it. Fear is a major contributing factor but if we come to the realization that we fail and we need help then in my opinion it is the first step.
A fitness professional can help bring a clear vision to someone, they can also map out a strategy and help them persevere, believe and learn about fitness and themselves. No one should ever be too hard and think it is hopeless, a person should simply realize that excuses are common and flowing and that they need help. Once they realize that the chances of succeeding goes way up!
I feel this way because I firmly believe that all people have been created to succeed and it is our choice.