Why Hire a Personal Trainer

We are living in a fast paced society where people everywhere are always on the run to meet deadlines, make more money and achieve greater heights in their careers. But this rat race has taken away our healthy lifestyle and replaced it with junk foods, stress and numerous diseases. Although people today are wise enough to perform some daily activities to keep their body fit, many a time these workouts do not yield the results they should have. This could be due to many reasons and can easily cause depression and heartbreaks followed by giving up the workouts. If you are in a similar situation then a personal trainer is exactly what you need.

Why would you hire a personal trainer?

Many people do not opt for personal trainers to save a few extra bucks and go about their workout regime by themselves. But often the results they expect do not come or the situation actually deteriorates. This is a matter of concern with only one solution. If you do not have prior experience in workout routines then always opt for a personal trainer. A personal trainer can give you the following benefits.

  • Proper and effective workout routines – A personal trainer is normally well conversant with exercising and workout techniques and can prepare you a routine that will help you achieve your goal most efficiently. If you are looking for fat loss or want to build muscles, your trainer can chalk out the most effective workouts suitable for your goal.
  • Avoid injuries – Many people go about their exercise routine without any idea about proper exercise forms or how many sets a particular workout warrants. Hence injuries due to over workout and improper forms are pretty common amidst amateur body builders. A personal trainer can help you overcome these problems with proper guidance.
  • Break through plateaus – A plateau is the situation when after generating some results initially, your workouts stop working i.e. they don’t improve the situation. This is often caused due to the body getting accustomed with your regular workout routines. An experienced personal trainer will be able to suggest new routines or tweak the current one effectively so that you start getting those results again.
  • Keep you motivated – The biggest problem with regular workout is to stay focused and motivated for long period of time. Most people leave the gym within the first month of joining. This not only breaks the good habit but also might cause harm to the body. A personal trainer can keep you motivated by changing routines frequently to ensure that boredom does not set in and you are challenged enough to keep pushing with a enthusiasm.

Money well spent

Remember the fact that no matter why you are working out, be it losing fat, building muscle, staying in shape or weight loss, like any other endeavor under the sun, you will need expert guidance when you are starting out. Appointing a personal trainer might seem costly at first but after a few months when you look at the changes in your body, you will have to agree that it was money well spent.

How To Be A Personal Fitness Trainer

The fitness industry is thriving today with millions of people joining the gym every day. Rash lifestyle and unhealthy habits are taking its toll on the health of countless people and they do not have the time to change their lifestyle all of a sudden. These people want fast results and are always on the lookout for a personal trainer to guide them through to the peak of health they once had and help them with natural bodybuilding. This scenario has pushed up the demands for personal fitness trainers all around the world and created a lucrative job market to tap into.

There are many professional fitness trainer aspirants jumping on the bandwagon everyday but according to statistics, 80% of them leave the industry within a year. This is often due to jumping the gun without proper knowledge of the subject matter and the lack of perseverance. In this article, we will try to clarify a few doubts and point out some factors that should be considered before deciding to be a professional fitness trainer.

No Pain No Gain: The job of a personal trainer is never easy and the pitfalls must be considered before trying to be one. Established trainers often need to put in 14 hour days to maintain their client base. A personal trainer might even be required to work on the weekends based on the demands of his clients. If you are the type that does not like to spend more than 8 hours per day for his job, personal training is not for you.

Education Is The Key: it is difficult to get good jobs or clients as a personal fitness trainer without a certification on the same. A certificate builds credibility. There are many such courses available but most charge a good fee for providing the certificate. You must be ready to invest that money for your career.

Learn From The Pros: Watch the experienced professional trainers carefully and try to absorb as much as you can. Let their years of experience rub on you. If possible, try to take apprenticeship under one such trainer. You will learn the tricks of natural bodybuilding faster than any course can teach you.

Advertisement Never Fails: Once you are done with the basics, it is important to market your skills and yourself. You can advertise your natural bodybuilding and fitness training services by distributing pamphlets, flyers or cards. It might take some time but eventually clients will start to drop in.

Put In The Hours: Nothing in the world comes easy. To be a successful personal fitness trainer, you will need to put in lots of hours for your clients. If you are unable to work hard then your career will never take off.

Always Be At Your Best: According to recent studies, 80% income of a business comes from only 5% of its existing customers. Always give your 100% so that your clients never think of switching trainers. If satisfied properly, they will bring in new customers thus creating a lucrative chain of business.

Remember it is not easy to be successful in any profession and fitness industry is no exception. Give your best, follow these simple rules and see yourself reach the summit in the blink of an eye.

Get Personal Training Clients with Advanced Tactics

The job of a personal trainer is gaining popularity very fast with more and more people getting health conscious every day.  The benefits of hiring a personal trainer are many and most people who can afford it are opting for one. This trend has created a new job opportunity in fitness industry. Many people are considering taking up the personal trainer profession as their primary job. But to get certified as a personal trainer is not enough. To be successful as a trainer, you have to learn how to attract more clients.

There are a number of ways to advertise your training services to potential clients. Most trainers know about the basic tactics like preparing flyers, getting referrals from existing clients and running an ad at social networking sites and local newspapers. However, there are some overlooked and untapped sources that can generate clients faster than most of the commonly known methods. Here we shall discuss some of the most efficient ones among them.

Arrange Free Fitness Seminars

Arrange free fitness seminars at your gym and at the local companies and organizations. Keeping the seminar free is the key as it will ensure higher turnouts and organizations will let you arrange those seminars easily as they do not have to pay anything. Remember your goal is no to earn money from the seminar but use it as an advertisement of your services. Give quality useful information at the seminar and you will be amazed at how many people end up signing up for your fitness course.

Go For Some Local Health Awareness

Take a couple of hours off each week and go to some local mall or grocery store where many people can be found. Educate these people about health and fitness, show them some demos if possible and share quality useful tips. This is another great way of attracting clients towards your service.

Publicize Specialized Quick Fire Fitness Programs

Create and market some specialized and attractive fitness programs such as 21 Day Abdominal Fat Loss Program or Seven Day Weight Loss Program. Research has shown that people respond more positively to such time bound specialized programs than they respond to general fitness routines. Use this technique for your advantage and once clients start pouring in, make sure to give your best to keep them.

Have Your Answers Ready

Always stay prepared to answer questions. Be it regarding your services, benefits of fitness programs or about your methods, have properly prepared appealing answers ready so that you never have to search for words. Correct prompt answers to queries can compel people to opt for your services more often than not.

Organize Competitions and Challenges

Organize monthly, six monthly or annual weight loss and fitness challenges and invite the people in your community to participate. Reward the winner with an attractive prize and free one or two month membership for your services.

These methods are seldom put into practice but they can bring you a flood of clients if implemented properly. Remember that out of the box thinking is always a better way to find more innovative techniques to attract more clients. Start applying these techniques today.

America’s Fittest Cities

Americas Fittest Cities…

Who is the F.I.T.T.E.S.T. of us all? Recently Men’s Fitness released their annual list of the top 10 fittest and fattest cities in the country – did you see it? I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to point out the factors that go into making a city fit or fat, and how this filters down to our own lives and individual fitness levels.

But first, let’s take a look at the list…

Top 10 Fittest Cities
1. Albuquerque, N.M.
2. Seattle
3. Colorado Springs
4. Minneapolis
5. Tucson, AZ
6. Denver
7. San Francisco
8. Baltimore
9. Portland, OR
10. Honolulu

Top 10 Fattest Cities
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. San Antonio, TX
3. Miami
4. Mesa, AZ
5. Los Angeles
6. Houston
7. Dallas
8. El Paso, TX
9. Detroit
10. San Jose, CA

So what makes a city fit or fat? According to Neal Boulton, editor of Men’s Fitness, the survey examines lifestyle factors in each city such as number of fast food restaurants and the average amount of television each household watches. All of these lifestyle factors were tallied to rank each city as either fit or fat.

We will touch more on lifestyle factors later…

You may be wondering, as I was, what motivated Boulton to create such a list. His answer, “to motivate folks to look at simple things in their lives they can do to be healthy.” He is concerned that America is always going to be a fast-food nation where people have long commutes and busy lives. But instead of a soft drink during the commute, he suggests, they can choose water; instead of a fast-food snack, they can eat almonds.

Another reason he publishes the list is to grab the attention of mayors and governors – after all, what mayor wants their city to be named the fattest in the nation?

“There’s a consciousness among mayors that they can motivate the population and go beyond the PR.,” said Boulton. “It’s more than just having a mayor run the marathon. That doesn’t motivate people. What motivates people is starting a Fit City program. … It takes action.”

Let’s look at the top 4 lifestyle factors that were used to compare cities, and examine how each one has a hand in your own fitness level:

Number of Gyms: While you don’t control the number of gyms in your city, you do have control over your own workout schedule. Take the time to exercise, preferably 3-5 times per week, and watch you personal fitness factor skyrocket.

Nutrition: This is broken down into the percentage of people in the city that eat 5 or more servings of fruits and veggies each day. What a great goal to have for yourself – imagine actually eating 5 or more servings of fresh fruits and veggies every day. It is a simple goal, but one that will dramatically increase your energy level.

Exercise/Sports: This is calculated by the number of city residents who are involved in fitness-related activities. Here is a simple way to join in this number: get started on a fitness program today – simply call me and together we will create a program that is designed around your goals.

Junk Food: Surveyors looked at the total number of fast-food places, pizza parlors, ice cream and doughnut shops in each city. Again, you don’t have control over the number of fast-food joints in your city, but you do control the frequency in which you partake in less-than-fit-fare. Enjoy in moderation.

Frankly it doesn’t matter what city made the fit or fat list. The fact of the matter is that you and I have full control of our lifestyle and eating habits. And best of all I’m here to help guide you to your fitness goals. Now all you have to do is reply to this email or call me at the number above and we can get your journey to fitness started!

The Triple Threat

There are three main components to quick and healthy weight loss. These are
1) A balanced, calorie specific meal plan;
2) A consistent aerobic routine; and
3) Regular resistance training. Be sure to include each component into your weight loss plan for exciting results!

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Give your traditional old chicken dinner some spunk with this exciting new marinade. Your taste buds will celebrate over the tender taste of yogurt and garlic with a hint of spice. Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 bone-in skinless breast halves (6 ounces each)

Instructions

  • In a large re-sealable plastic bag, combine the first none ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill for indirect heat. Drain and discard marinade.
  • Grill chicken, covered, bone side down over indirect medium heat for 20 minutes. Turn; grill 20 – 30 minutes longer or until juices run clear.

Nutritional Analysis: One chicken breast half equals 149 calories, 4g fat, 2g carbohydrate, and 25g protein.

How To Get Amazing Abs

You can have Amazing Abs: Learn How

So you want to narrow your waist, flatten your abs and become the envy of all your friends, right? Of course you do – who doesn’t?

Well, here is yet another reason to get flat abs: recent studies suggest that an excess of fat deposits around the abdominal region significantly contributes to the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions.

Whether your motivation for attaining great abs is rooted in the health benefits or, more likely, in looking phenomenal then this is one newsletter you simply must read all the way through.

Why is it that so many people wish they had great abs, but never attain it?

Contrary to popular belief, doing millions of crunches will not sculpt your abs. While there is a time and a place to use the beloved crunch in your waist slimming effort, this alone will not create the body of your dreams. The key to creating an enviable midsection lies in your ability to effectively challenge your abdominal muscles.

The “crunch” movement only targets your upper abdominal muscles, the ones found between your rib cage and belly button. Imagine you are doing a crunch – better yet, get down and do one – notice where you feel the burn. Those are your upper abs.

To effectively sculpt your waist, focus on strengthening your upper, lower and side abdominal muscles. In order to achieve an overall look of symmetry your flat abs routine should consist of at least one exercise for each portion of your midsection.

A surefire way to kick up the intensity, and thus the results, of your abdominal workout is to add resistance training. By working your midsection against resistance you open up the possibility for greater muscle stimulation which equals greater results. You can do this by using a medicine ball, cable machine, elastic band or dumbbell.

Oh yeah, just one more thing…in order to show off your breathtaking abs they need to come out of hiding.

This means burning off the layer of fat. (No matter how big or small it may be.) The following two pronged approach works every time:

First, consistent cardiovascular exercise is needed to burn off stored energy. Follow these three tips to ensure your success:

  • Choose an aerobic exercise that uses major muscle groups such as walking, jogging, swimming, or biking.
  • Find an exercise that you enjoy. This will make it easy for you to stick with it.
  • Make sure that you are exercising aerobically for at least 30-60 minutes three times a week. However, feel free to do it longer and more frequently.

Second, to uncover your abdominal muscles we have to discuss….your eating habits. I’m sorry to say it, but the food that you put in your mouth will surely have an effect on the size and shape of your waist. Use these three pointers to slash fat:

  • Eat small meals frequently throughout the day and avoid overeating.
  • Processed foods should be kept to a minimum or avoided completely.
  • Load up on vegetables and lean meat before partaking in grains or starches.

There you have it – your plan for awesome abs. Do you have questions about the information presented in this newsletter? Or how would you like to slim down just in time for the holidays?

I am here to help. My passion is coaching people just like you to achieve their goals.

Contact me today – simply reply to this email or call my number. I look forward to hearing from you.

No Yoking Around

Did you know that most of the calories and cholesterol found in an egg resides in the yolk? Egg whites, on the other hand, are low in calories, contain no fat, no cholesterol and are packed with protein! Instead of making your omelet with whole eggs, make it with egg whites for a healthier, tastier meal!

Multigrain Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a healthy dinner that satisfies? This recipe for stuffed peppers mixes healthy grains and lean ground turkey in a dish that is high in fiber and bursting with flavor. Got leftovers? Pack them for the perfect balanced lunch. Yields 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 large sweet red peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 26 oz meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1/2 frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup cooked medium pearl barley
  • 1/4 cup cooked bulgur
  • 1/4 cup cooked lentils
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove stems and seeds. Cook the peppers in a large kettle of boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain, set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, cook turkey, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in two cups spaghetti sauce, corn, currants, broth, barley, bulgur, lentils, brown sugar and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Spoon a heaping 1/2 cup into each pepper half.
  3. Place filled peppers in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Top each pepper with remaining spaghetti sauce; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through. Enjoy!