 Sir Isaac Newton

Physics is boring, physics is useless and a pain in the bottom for every student. Well, you'd  better change your mind because almost all you ever do is ruled by physics.
How fast can you run? Swim? cycle? How far can you throw things such as stones, javelin? How good are you at football? How is the flight of a boomerang?  All this is highly dependent on the laws of physics.

Of course, if you are a donkey physics will not make a full bred wining horse out of you, but it will help you  to understand the subtleties of your chosen sport, to avoid doing stupid things or setting unreasonable goals, and to achieve the best possible results.

Equations have a bad reputation because they seem to be made for the happy few that understand them. However consider them simply as a short way of expressing otherwise long sentences.
Take the following expression: "Any object that is submitted to an external force will acquire an acceleration that is proportional to this force, and the coefficient of proportionality is called the mass of the object"

Now simply replace this sentence by the equation  F = m x a

It seems to me that the equation is much simpler as long as we remember that F represent the force, m is the mass, and a is the acceleration.

The use of equations is necessary if we want to numerically verify things and this is exactly what we pretend to do. However if you really dislike equations and mathematics, just forget about it, and only read the text. Hopefully you can still understand the explanations. 