Thursday, August 9, 2018

Get Fit in Your Living Room

You don't need a full blown home gym to get in a great workout. In fact a beginner might start with no equipment at all. Over several weeks add a few pieces of portable equipment and you can workout almost anywhere. Even... your living room.

With in home personal training we put together a workout plan that you can conveniently do at home with limited workout gear and limited time. You don't have to spend time driving back and forth to the gym because the trainer comes right to your home.

Fitness plans are customized to your abilities and include considerations for your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes, your previous workout experience, etc. This type of training is great for anyone that doesn't enjoy the gym environment, doesn't want to pay gym fees, is a little intimidated to workout in front of others, or simply likes the convenience of working out at home. It's very popular with a variety of my clients from executives to new moms. Some clients even have me come to their office and we workout during their lunch break! Contact me now for more information -

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Are You A Good Candidate For Online Personal Training?

Some of my clients are now opting for online personal training rather than one on one in person training. It's great for a lot of busy people from executives, to active people that work from home, to stay home moms that don't want to worry about childcare. Workouts can be designed for you to do on your own at the gym or at home using very basic equipment. It's totally customized for you.

Key requirements for online training include:
  • The ability to use a simple computer app either on your smart phone or desktop
  • Setting aside the time required to do your workouts as scheduled
  • Commitment to logging the details of your workouts in the app and communicating with your trainer via text or e-mail several times a week 
  • No serious health risk, injuries, or physical limitations that may warrant the trainers physical presence

It's pretty easy to get started with online training. After a brief e-mail discussion you complete some forms and set up your account on the training app. We discuss your goals, available equipment (if any), and many other details. I then add your training plan for the first week into the app. When you log into the app you will see your plan including instruction videos for each exercise. As you complete the exercises you can log your workout details and any comments. It's important that the details are accurate because your training plan for the following week is always based on how you did this week.

Online training is usually a minimum 3 month commitment. Of course in person training is still the best choice for many. Contact me any time and we can discuss the best option for you.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Beginning a Lifestyle Challenge

Getting started with a healthy lifestyle is the hardest part for most people. Often we start out too aggressive, and then cannot stick with it. An easier way is to start with small goals and build on that success. The following is an idea of some very basic goals to get started. Stick with the plan for 21 days. If you are already accomplishing any of these items just replace with your own goal. You can set new goals every few weeks, or even every few months.
  1. Eat 3 meals a day
  2. Meals should be eaten sitting at a table with real dinnerware and utensils
  3. Drink water with every meal
  4. Eat a minimum of one vegetable serving and one fruit serving with each meal
  5. If hungry between meals have a healthy snack, plan ahead to have the right food on hand
  6. No fast food 
  7. Try at least one new healthy food 
  8. Be active a minimum of 20 minutes each day
  9. Walk a mile at least 3 days each week
  10. Try at least one new exercise during the 21 day period 

Keep a journal during the 21 days making notes on how are doing, how you feel, what you should change next, etc. If you start this challenge August 10 it will take you through the end of the month. At the end of the challenge reward yourself in some small way. Then come up with your own September Goals. Keep making small changes. Over a period of time you will have a whole new YOU.