There are a lot of questions I receive from clients when it comes to weight loss, you'd be surprised how often I hear the same ones. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this and it's better for you to ask even if you think it's ridiculous, the answers to these questions will often save you from disappointment and injury as well as guide you in reaching your goals.
Who doesn't love a good morning stretch just as they start waking up? That feeling of your body lengthening and opening up, followed by a strong sensation of invigoration and happy vibes. Stretching is ultimately one of the easiest and quickest feel-good actions that one can perform without overexertion or reserving a large amount of of time to do so. On average stretching 2 to 3 times a week for 10 minutes can create a world of a difference in mood, posture and general health.
Whether you're heading to the gym or working out at home it's always good to be prepared! Many of us have made our way to the gym or started a workout only to realize we may have forgotten something we didn't even know we needed or that simply escaped our mind. This may sometimes lead us to get distracted or even discouraged before or during our workout. Distractions and discouragement are the downfall of consistency and progress. Here is a list of the 10 necessary things to bring with you, whether you're a gym vet or taking your first steps towards a fitter, happier lifestyle. MFTG = Mainly for the gym
One of the biggest problems many people face when it comes to fitness is either the motivation to start or the motivation to continue. Even if you're 3 or 4 months into your fitness lifestyle there may be a day where you're just not feeling it, everyone goes through it at some point. When it comes to fitness, consistency is key to reaching your goals! Now, I'm not saying you can't have your off days, we're only human and they are much needed.
Have you ever walked into the gym and overheard people throwing words around, talking about their PR's or had a trainer say something technical and you just had no clue what on earth the words they were saying meant? You're not alone! In the world of fitness, language is a key indicator to what what you're going to do and/or experience. Here is a list of common fitness terms that you will hear and what they mean, some are straight forward and others may not be but I'll cover as many as I can and most of these are common ones I've come across in my sessions.
As a personal trainer whose own goal was to build muscle and gain a bit of size, it seemed pretty straight forward on how I needed to do so. However the first time I was approached by a client who wanted to do the same, I had to stop for a moment and remember that it's not as straight forward for people who are either new to fitness or have recently changed their goal. This is a common thing for trainers to experience as it's our profession to know these things. Here are some of the questions I've been asked about gaining muscle.
The gym, a land of iron and goal crushing potential. It can either be a comfort zone or the most terrifying place one could step into. Like many recreational places one can go to pass time and/or self improve, the gym has a certain set of etiquette rules that everyone should follow. This helps to make the environment more comfortable, workouts more efficient and reaching goals more enjoyable for everyone.
Losing weight can be a daunting task for many individuals, the intimidation of walking into a gym or the memory of a terrible coach telling you that you'll never be good enough can make you doubt your own capability. Here's the thing about losing weight, anyone can do it with the right guidance and consistency. There are several things to look at when trying to lose weight.