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Try Healthy Not Trendy

Try Healthy Not Trendy

If you want to be fit for the rest of your life, try healthy changes, rather than the latest fads. Whether you want to lose weight, build and tone muscles or build your endurance, no matter what that internet site said, you can’t do it all in less than two weeks. Getting fitter takes time, but you’ll see the results quicker when you know exactly how to eat healthy and exercise properly. That’s where help from people like me, personal trainers, can be of benefit.

Trendy diets may be hurting you more than helping you.

Let’s get this out of the way first. Diets don’t work….EVEN IF YOU SUCCESSFULLY LOSE WEIGHT! While most of the time they fail before you shed a pound because they’re restrictive and leave you feeling hungry, even if you lose weight they fail too. That’s because they end and you gladly go back to old eating habits that put on the weight initially. If you were on a super calorie-restricted diet, it also could put your body into starvation mode, slowing down your metabolism. Then when you go back to old eating habits, you actually gain more weight than you lost!

Eating healthy is the opposite of dieting.

When you learn to eat healthier, you learn how to make wiser food choices. For instance, you might still eat a burger, but not with a bun or open face. You might make substitutions, such as using unsweetened applesauce to replace some of the sugar or oil in baked goods, or steaming vegetables and seasoning them with herbs and spices. Wild rice might replace white rice for more nutrients and fewer calories. If you have a favorite food, it doesn’t mean you give it up entirely. You just eat it less frequently or in smaller portions. You also might learn to make a healthier version. People who eat healthy often eat more frequently, never feel hungry and never feel deprived.

Good old fashioned exercise has some modern updates to make it more effective.

No matter what field you’re in, there are always new discoveries to make any job easier or more efficient. That’s true of exercise and diet. As a personal trainer, I’m always on the lookout for new studies that show improved exercise techniques that take weight off rapidly. They’re out there and can get results faster when you use them. Knowing the right way to do these is important. That’s why I not only show clients how to do each workout, I also watch to ensure their form is proper so they maximize the benefits. Correct form also reduces the potential for injury.

There are all sorts of advertisements for undergarments that cinch your waist small. While there are no studies on health implications, most doctors agree this fad can restrict breathing and only helps temporarily.

Be aware there’s no “magical” food that makes you lose weight faster. Not even sauerkraut juice will do it, unless you drink it with a healthy meal.

Combining a healthy eating style with regular exercise not only sheds pounds, it makes you look and feel younger.

You’ll boost your metabolism and burn fat faster when you replace fat tissue with muscle tissue, making weight-loss easier.


We Understand What It's Like

We Understand What It’s Like

We understand how hard it is to admit you’ve gained weight and how difficult it is to shed those pounds. I was just like you at one time. I had eaten my way into larger and larger clothing and never exercised. I know how overwhelming it may seem and how discouraging many diets and exercise programs can be, since they simply don’t work. I’ll show you how I lost weight and guarantee that you’ll lose weight too if you follow my advice.

The right type of exercise and healthy eating can help you shed pounds fast.

I’m a self proclaimed ambassador for exercise. I even have a special program that gives you a week of unlimited access for $7, just to get you started. I know that with the right type of exercise and the right type of food, you never have to be overweight again and I want you to prove it to yourself any way I can get you to do it. I want you to be successful as much as you want it. I also believe you can do it, probably more than you do.

You don’t have to starve yourself.

I used to think the only way to lose weight was to eat rice wafers and celery or starve myself. Boy was I wrong. In fact, it can make you gain weight. When you eat too little, your body goes into starvation mode to conserve calories. That means you’ll be burning fewer calories, making weight loss almost impossible. Instead, you just need to eat healthier and sometimes smaller, but more frequent meals.

I’ll help you get through the frustration and on to success.

I’ve never been skinny, but I have been way overweight and know that when you first start on any fitness program the road to success looks far to long to travel. I’ll help you through that frustrating difficult time and even do may best to make your workout more enjoyable and fun. Laughter burns calories, so laugh hard and long. You’ll be glad you started on the road to a healthier thinner you.

Exercising on a regular basis can help prevent serious conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.

Exercising builds your libido. If you’re married or committed, come workout with your partner. You’ll be glad you did.

You’ll sleep better at night when you workout. A good night’s can help you lose weight and improve every aspect of your life.

You’ll love the new way you look after just a few weeks and want to set even loftier fitness goals. You’ll be wearing a new smaller size and looking great.


Is Bootcamp Really Fun?

Is Bootcamp Really Fun?

Bootcamp

If you’ve ever considered bootcamp, but wasn’t sure whether you’d enjoy it, you need to look more closely. It all depends on the boot camp and whether the personal trainer wants it to be fun. I like people having fun while they workout hard. It makes the hard work seem easier and the participants want to come back the next day for more. You don’t take pounds off quicker or get buff faster by being a sour puss and laughter also exercises muscles and improves your health.

There’s plenty of comradery at a boot camp.

I love watching the individuals at boot camp start forming a cohesive group as each person struggles to achieve his or her goals. Everyone knows how difficult achieving those goals can be, so there’s plenty of empathy for someone struggling and even applause for successes. Lots of times I hear the group cheering each other on to success. Not only do I provide motivation, the rest of the group does also.

Sometimes there’s friendly competition.

It all depends on the group whether you end up having competition among members. Lots of times competitive people seek each other out and push each other toward greatness with their friendly rivalry. It becomes more like a sport than a grueling workout and competitive people find they love challenging one another. That spells fun and excitement for those who love a challenge.

You’ll make lifelong friends.

The group gets pretty close after several weeks, since it’s the same group each session. Some make friends that last beyond the boot camp and even find workout buddies for later. The group learns exercises that don’t require a lot of equipment so they can do them at home later. Some want to get more of an edge and even workout on days they don’t attend boot camp.

Success is one of the biggest motivators and one of the reasons that boot camp is so popular and even fun. Each person in the group knows he or she will end up successfully achieving the goals that person wanted to achieve.

No matter how hard it is, when exercise becomes a game, you don’t notice the difficulty working out and feel fantastic when the session ends. As you watch your body tone and your weight drop, you’ll feel the sense of accomplishment that will keep you going.

You’ll burn off stress hormones at boot camp and the workout will stimulate your brain to send out hormones that make you feel good.

You’ll never be bored at my boot camps. I vary the workouts to make each session unique and interesting.


Sleep Better

Sleep Better

Sleep Better

When you exercise regularly, you’ll sleep better. One of the “forgotten” healthy habits is a good night’s sleep. Somehow,sleeping eight hours a night has gotten a nasty reputation and is equated with lazy people and those who have no fun. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, you need a good night’s sleep for your body and brain to work at optimal efficiency.

Sleep helps you lose weight.

One study at the University of Chicago identified the fact that in a group of people dieting, those who had adequate sleep actually lost more fat. While both groups of dieters lost the same amount of weight. The ones who rested shed over 56 percent more fat, while the other group actually lost muscle mass. The less sleep the dieter had, the hungrier he or she felt. That has to do with hormones. Lack of sleep tells the brain to create the same hormones that also makes you hungry.

You’ll keep your stress levels lower.

Stress can come from lack of sleep. It also lowers your ability to to handle situations without feeling stress. When you’re under stress, your body creates hormones such as cortisol, which is closely associated with abdominal fat. Not having an appropriate bedtime may be the reason you can’t get rid of the fat on your tummy. The right amount of sleep can also help you control blood pressure and may lower cholesterol levels.

Regular exercise can help you sleep better at night.

A study published in the the Journal of Mental Health and Physical Activity found that getting at least 150 minutes of exercise each week helped people between the ages of 18-85 sleep better. It showed a 65 percent improvement in the quality of sleep and lowered the probability of those mid afternoon yawns and stretches to stay awake. Some other interesting results in the study showed that the people who exercised were also far less likely—68 percent—to have leg cramps and they also increased their ability to concentrate even when tired.

Exercise helps you relax by burning off the hormones created by stress and replacing them with ones that provide a feeling of well being. You’ll find it easier to sleep at night.

Too little sleep is associated with inflammation, which can cause premature aging, arthritis, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. If you get less than six hours of sleep each night you’ll have a higher level of inflammatory proteins in your blood.

Not only does regular exercise help you sleep and improves your mood, the right amount of sleep is also a mood booster that can help chase away depression.

Some studies show that people who get adequate sleep not only live longer, they live better.


Get A Game Plan

Get A Game Plan

game planIf you want to get back into shape, you need to get a game plan. The game plan needs to have a starting point, an ultimate goal and a map or plan of action on how to reach that goal. It’s just like any journey you might take. In order to identify your starting point, you need to identify your level of fitness, weight and even measurements. If you work with a personal trainer, he or she will first find your fitness level, including any weaker muscle groups, discuss your ultimate goal and find out if you have any special needs. The trainer then formulate the map or plan to help you get there.

You need to set attainable goals. Your plan may be small steps to a larger goal.

If your ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds, it can look overwhelming. Instead of trying to achieve that as one goal, you need to break it up to several mini-goals that are easier to achieve and give you a feeling of accomplishment. Maybe your smaller goal is to lose ten to twenty pounds. That’s more achievable and can be the basis for a game plan.

Just wishing and hoping won’t make it so.

No matter how much positive thought you put into your exercise or weight loss program, if you don’t move off the couch, it’s just wishful thinking. While there are stories about prisoners of war maintaining golf skills by mentally playing golf and world renown athletes practicing in their heads, that just keeps up skill levels and eye hand coordination, not burn calories or help you become fitter. If you have a plan of action, you need to follow it.

Make adjustments as you go.

Nothing is static in this world. Everything changes and so will your body the more you exercise. You need to make adjustments to your plan as you become fitter. That’s one of the benefits of using a personal trainer or tracking your progress, you tweak it to maximize benefits as your fitness level increases to adjust for the improvement.

You’ll get a sense of personal achievement when you follow your plan and see results.

You’ll find many other benefits come from following fitness goals. One is an improved self-image.

Following a fitness plan can help you tackle other troublesome problems in your life or help you make valuable improvements. You simply need to follow a similar process.

Having an actual written plan can help you stay on course. When you feel like wavering, you simply look at it to remind yourself of your ultimate goals.


Have You Struggled With Weight Your Whole Life?

Have You Struggled With Weight Your Whole Life?

Have You Struggled with Weight Your Whole Life

If you feel like you’re endlessly fighting the battle of the bulge and struggled with weight your whole life, you’re not alone, nor are you destined to remain overweight. You can start to lose weight and see success when you use the help of an expert, such as a personal trainer. Losing weight means making changes in your lifestyle that will give you permanent results.

Start exercising regularly.

Regularly scheduled exercise not only makes you healthier, but also helps you lose weight. When you add regular exercise to your life, you’ll start to see the pounds just melt away. Exercise has so many benefits, such as improving your heart health, decreasing your potential for serious conditions, lowering your blood pressure and controlling your sugar levels, weight loss almost seems like a huge bonus. Controlling your weight is just as important for your overall health, since obesity has become the number one leading cause of preventable death.

Not all exercises are alike when it comes to losing weight.

Exercise, no matter what type it is, benefits you. So, if you’re doing any kind of exercise, don’t quit it just because you aren’t sure it’s the best one for losing weight. However, some exercises are calorie burners while you do them, but also continue to burn calories for a period even after you’ve stopped. It’s those types of exercises you want to incorporate in your workout. Some exercises or ways of exercising burn more calories in a shorter period of time, which also cuts your workout time if you have a busy schedule.

Eating a healthy diet isn’t dieting.

Dieting does not work! Eating healthy does and there’s a big difference. When you diet, you eat specific foods, which often leaves you feeling hungry and deprived. The diet always ends, then you go back to the way you ate before you started and guess what! You gain the weight right back again and sometimes more, particularly if it was a starvation diet that lowers your metabolism. Eating healthy doesn’t leave you feeling hungry. You also won’t feel deprived. It means making wiser choices when it comes to food, which may be minor changes, such as substituting brown rice for white or changing the way you cook foods, such as baking instead of frying foods.

Combining a healthy diet with regular exercise puts a double whammy on fat that can knock it out and off your body quickly.

Regular exercise helps you sleep better at night, which can help prevent cravings for foods that add weight and keep you active throughout the day.

A personal trainer creates a program designed just for you. He or she assesses your level of fitness and learns about your needs and goals before designing the plan, so it will get you to your goal faster.

Some personal trainers offer a guarantee of success. If you’ve failed before, you can’t go wrong when you workout with a trainer offering a guarantee, either you’re successful or it costs you nothing.


Ready To Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans Again?

Ready To Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans Again?

Ready to Fit into Your Skinny Jeans Again

We all have it, a closet filled with clothes that vary from “Gosh I really want to fit into these again to OMG even the fat pants are getting tight. You can clean your closet and fit into your skinny jeans when you start working out smarter and eating healthier. You may have already been on almost every diet on the internet and tried everything from running to working out to videos but nothing seemed to work, or was too time consuming to continue. Here’s a news flash: EFFECTIVE WORKOUTS DON’T HAVE TO KEEP YOU IN THE GYM ALL DAY! In fact, new studies show that when you workout the right way, using the latest scientific research, you don’t even have to spend a full hour to maximize the benefits.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you would have had a money back guarantee?

You’d be a lot richer if you got your money back from every type of weight loss program that failed. Now you can when you use the services of a personal trainer who’s confident enough to offer a satisfaction money back guarantee. You’ll probably work harder too, just to prove you’re doing your part to make sure if it doesn’t work, it’s not your fault. Best of all, it’s a win-win situation that can get you back into those skinny pants fast!

Learn how to eat healthier rather than just diet.

When you opt for the help of a personal trainer, you’ll get nutritional information and learn how to eat healthier. It’s not a diet, because diets simply don’t work. The very nature of a diet means it’s going to fail to give you permanent weight loss. Diets always have an end point and you go back to eating the way that put the weight on in the first place. Instead, you’ll learn to make smarter choices when it comes to food. It might be something as simple as substituting one food for another, such as brown rice for white rice or planning for hunger pangs in the afternoon with filling healthy snacks. Making these simple changes can help you stay forever thin.

You’ll workout smarter by using exercise that not only burns calories while you’re doing them but continues after you stop.

All types of exercise burn calories, but some boost your metabolism to help you burn more calories when you’re not working out—even when you’re sleeping! Can you imagine how great it is to be able to do that. It means you’ll no longer put on weight just by looking at muffins. Everyone has a friend that eats whatever he or she wants and never seems to gain weight. That’s because their body burns calories faster than yours does, but with the right type of workout and foods, you can be one of those people that everyone envies. It’s all about the science of the workout.

When you workout right and eat healthy, you see results faster and that’s a recipe for success. There’s no more powerful force than seeing a difference in your weight and waistline quickly.

When you workout with others, especially personal trainers, you’re more accountable for your success or failure. Weighing in weekly and progress checks are important ways to track progress and make sure you’re getting maximum benefit. Winners keep score.

People who want to work with a personal trainer but worry it’s too costly will find that group sessions are both affordable and fun. Everyone shares the cost of the trainer’s time, but each has his or her own personalized plan.

Not only will regular exercise help you lose weight, you’ll also see your energy soar. You’ll feel like being more active and that also burns more calories.


Are You Bored With Cardio

Are You Bored With Cardio

Are You Bored with Cardio

Are you bored with cardio? If you’re running on a treadmill for hours on end or riding the stationary bike to nowhere, it’s no wonder your bored. Cardio exercises can be fun, but only if you change it up a notch and let them be that way. Cardio exercises are a way of getting your heart to thump faster and build your endurance. There are so many ways to accomplish that goal it’s a shame not to explore them all and put some fun back into your workout.

Make a dash through daily tasks.

Have you ever wondered whether you could work out, without working out? Just to add a bit of fun to your life and maybe even increase free time, try putting a workout zing to your daily chores. Don’t walk the garbage out to the side of the road, run with it, as though it’s a bag of bees ready to sting. Park at the edge of the grocery parking lot and run into the store. Don’t use a cart to carry the groceries back out if you can help it, but sling several plastic bags over each arm and move rapidly back toward your car. Even better than that, put on a backpack and ride your bike to the store.

Consider high intensity interval training.

High intensity interval training is also known as burst training. You max out the intensity and get your heart pumping rapidly for a short period, following it with a slightly longer period of less strenuous exercise, then start the high intensity exercise again. It keeps your body on alert and can burn a lot of calories. It also gives you valuable cardio training in a shorter period.

Workout with a group to add to the fun.

There’s a reason boot camps are so popular. It’s because they break the monotony of working out alone and add fun to your fitness program. That doesn’t mean boot camps are easy, just because they’re fun. Boot camps are just as physically challenging as individual workouts or working privately with a personal trainer, because trainers lead boot camps. The comradery adds to the fun and sometimes a little friendly competition can make exercising even more enjoyable.

You can improve your cardio strength at home by taking every opportunity to do that. Put on some dance music an boogie down. Intimate relations can also get your blood pumping and be extremely heart healthy.

If you’re working out on your own and find the cardio training a real snooze, secure the services of a personal trainer to take it up a notch and break the monotony. Even just a few sessions with a trainer can give you some ideas to make your workout more enjoyable.

Start a family fun night. Playing with the kids, whether it’s basketball, racing, bike riding, swimming or baseball, can help your children become fitter, provide great family time, give you a cardio workout and become a memory both child and parent cherish. Find ways to make it part of your workout.

Workout with a buddy. You don’t have to go to a boot camp to get the pleasure of working out with another person. Get a cardio buddy and workout. Afterward, make sure you have a healthy drink ready that replenishes electrolytes and a snack, such as fruit, available.


Rethink Your Workout

Rethink Your Workout

Rethink Your Workout

Boredom, dread and avoidance are all signs it’s time to rethink your workout. If you’re bored with a workout, an easy fix is to mix it up a bit and try something new. There are all types of ways to exercise and you may be using only one or two of them. It’s time to expand your horizons and learn something new. Adding something as simple as a wooden box to your workout can get your creative juices flowing. You can do steps on the box, dance around it, fill it with weight and lift it or put the cat in it and dance around, watching the cat’s eyes grow big as you do. Getting creative can add more enjoyment and leave you far less bored.

Challenge yourself.

Workouts should be fun and challenging. If you set a huge goal and work toward it, it can get your juices flowing. Nothing succeeds like success and nothing is more fun than working toward that success. Your goals don’t have to be related to losing weight or lifting more, they could be something silly, like doing a specific number of push-ups in less than five minutes or doing a handstand. You can add to your workout enjoyment with a challenging program.

Tracking your progress makes a difference.

If you don’t know how much progress you’ve made or how little, it can make a workout an exercise in futility. Winners keep score. While you might track your weight or the number of reps you do, consider tracking other things, too. For instance, if you have a heart monitor you can track how fast you get your heart up the target rate and see if you can extend it each time you workout.

Get a buddy.

Working out alone can be a drag, but it’s the way most people exercise. When you were a child, you probably ran and played with neighborhood kids and set your heart to thumping. It’s easier to exercise when you have someone to talk to or challenge while you’re doing it. Workout with a friend at least once a week and see if you don’t push yourself a little more in between sessions to get a leg–arm or body—up on the friend for the next session. Everyone has a competitive side and working out with a buddy can make it emerge.

Try a boot camp. Boot camps offer another alternative for working out. It also can be a great deal of fun and provide a lot of comradery.

A few sessions with a personal trainer can break the monotony. You can sign up with a friend for semi-private sessions or a few private sessions each month if money is an issue. You’ll learn new ways to make working out far more enjoyable.

Focus on each muscle group while you workout. See if you can identify each small or large muscle you’re using for an exercise, then see if you can get it to work independently on command. You’ll be amazed at how rewarding it is to be in command of each muscle.

Switch out a workout for an active sport. If you love swimming, substitute it once in a while for a workout. The same is true for bike riding or other active pastime. You’re still getting exercise but also breaking the monotony.


Twice The Results In Half The Time

Twice The Results In Half The Time

Twice the Results in Half the Time

Whether you’re shopping at the grocery or spending time on a project rather than money, getting more for your investment is always a plus. That’s one reason more people are opting for exercise routines that provide twice the results in half the time. That’s right. Instead of an hour long grueling workout, you’ll spend a half hour of intense exercise that is twice as effective, yet gets you out of the gym quickly to enjoy the rest of your life.

Studies show that it’s the type of exercise you do that makes a difference.

There are several types of exercises that give your muscles the same amount of workout in a shorter time than you’d get in an hour of regular exercise sessions, yet still burn the same amount of calories and sometimes more. These efficient exercise techniques aren’t used by everyone nor are frequently taught by experts such as personal trainers, either because they’re done in such a short amount of time or the professional hasn’t studied the techniques.

Switching up movements and weights can keep your body on alert.

Interval training and “muscle confusion” using a variety of weights, don’t allow your body to find a pattern and keep your muscles constantly on alert, which burns additional calories and produces results faster. There are other ways to trick your body into burning more calories and make it multitask and do extra work. By combining several types of exercise and not allowing your body to go into fat-conserving mode, you’ll maximize the benefits.

You need to get the most from your exercise by combining it with a healthy diet.

No matter what type of workout you use, you’ll see far better results, no matter what your goal, when you combine it with a healthy diet. A personal trainer can help you select foods that will aid you in achieving your goals faster, whether it’s weight loss or building muscles. A nutritious diet is the fuel that helps you have the energy to complete your exercise program.

You shouldn’t have to spend all your time in the gym to get back into shape. Working out with scientifically tested methods can help you achieve your fitness goals without interrupting your lifestyle.

Always choose a personal trainer that provides a money back guarantee if you don’t achieve all that they promise.

Consider signing up with your life partner and/or children to make a healthy lifestyle part of your family tradition.

You’ll feel more energetic and look better quicker with the right type of workout program. The sooner you see results the more you’ll be dedicated to achieving your goals.