Sunday, October 14, 2018

All or Nothing

Do you feel like you don't have time to fit workouts into your week? That's understandable. After all going to the gym after work can easily add 2 hours or more to your day. 15 minute drive to the gym, workout 90 minutes, shower, 15 minute drive home. This is your whole evening. Right?

This is why doing a short exercise routine at home before work makes so much sense. It doesn't have to be ALL or NOTHING. If you simply get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning you can fit in a short workout at home. There is no driving time and you were going to shower before work anyway.

You are probably saying "I can't get up 30 minutes earlier". However, getting up a bit earlier is just a matter of changing your priorities and changing your habits. Starting out you will have to do some planning to get to bed on time. Think ahead and have your morning routine streamlined. Over time it will become a habit, your routine, and you may even miss workouts when you skip.

If you do have time to get to the gym once or twice a week you can still supplement that routine and become much more fit by working out at home the other days.

Implementing a healthy lifestyle is mostly about changing your habits. Don't sell yourself short by doing nothing because you can't do everything!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Success Begins at the Grocery Store

Yes, weight loss success begins at the grocery store. You cannot expect to eat healthy if you don't have healthy food available. Take your time shopping and making health conscious choices. Learn to read labels and compare ingredients.

It's important to choose nutritious food rather than gimmicks. Just because a product boast "low fat, sugar free, low carb, gluten free, non-gmo, all natural," etc. does not mean it is a healthy choice. It may be... but it could be just the opposite. Also don't assume a lower calorie food is always the best option. Many low calorie foods have very little nutritonal value and may be filled with unwanted chemicals.

Healthy eating does not require that you consume protein shakes, magic energy drinks, or live on nutrition bars. A healthy food plan should instead have a very high percentage of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. The closer the food is to it's natural state the better.

Be sure to combine your healthy eating plan with well balanced exericse program. Making healthier choices is not just good for your waist line. It's good for your overall health and reduces your risk of many diseases.

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.