Searching for a workout can be incredibly daunting. One look online shows millions of results, often contradicting each other. And those big chain gyms aren’t much help, deploying a one size fits all type of mentality to their routines. Don’t despair! Midtown Trainers in Atlanta is here to help.
Working with one of our Executive Personal Trainers, you’ll receive a workout regimen curated specifically for you. They monitor your progress, plan with any past injuries or surgeries accounted for, and design a workout entirely based on your goals, experience, and comfort level. A generic workout plan can only do so much because it’s designed to cover all bases, but none of them particularly well. Your personalized workout routine is all about you and what you want to achieve. We use a goal system called SMART, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound. That means that your initial goals will be within reach, but they need to be, as new goals are set every 3 weeks after evaluating your measurements and progress. This provides a sense of continued accomplishment, while always adding a new carrot at the end of your nose needed to continue pushing forward.
Our work doesn’t stop there though. Through continued progress tracking, your Executive Personal Trainer will help you set new goals as you crush your old ones. They’re going to be by your side through any ups and downs you may run into. They’re going to help you back up. They’re going to keep you moving forward. Our training experts know that motivation is one of the key ingredients needed for fitness success and are ready to be with you every step of the way. We only use positive reinforcement to encourage and motivate you. If you don’t feel good about what you’re doing, why would you continue to do it? We want you to feel good about your progress and achieving your goals.
We also provide nutritional support, which helps instill good eating habits moving forward. Topics covered include, hydration for weight-loss, what glycogen is, what the best type of detox is, protein supplements, and many other factors that food has on your health and fitness. We are so committed to helping you meet your goals, we can relocate a workout, or even do one remotely through Skype. Keeping a consistent schedule is important to get fit, so we also provide online scheduling so you are in control. We know that many people are motivated by competition, so we have weekly BURN Board Challenges, where you can compete for prizes.
If this all sounds good to you, contact us today to start your free JumpStart Session and get started on your road to better health!
Fitness training and weight loss plans are ridden with more myths and lies than just about any other industry. So many self made personal trainers have created sites with information that is not only incorrect, but damaging to people’s health. As someone who is trying to make all the right choices, it’s important that you learn to decipher fact from fake. Here are some of the most common myths surrounding weight loss and fitness.
- One Hour Of Exercise Is Enough – When it comes to staying in good shape, an hour of exercise per day is certainly beneficial. However, for those of us that aren’t in good shape, one hour of moderate exercise won’t give you results.
- 8 x 8 Rule – This is the age old, eight glasses of eight ounces of water per day is enough. While it’s true that you’ll stay hydrated with eight, eight ounce glasses, your physical exercise in your day will require much more.
- Stretching Before Exercise Is Enough – Yes this is true, however, it’s just as important to stretch out your muscles post workout as it is pre-workout. It helps to avoid injury, but also helps with soreness the next day.
- Confuse Your Body- This is simply a rumor. In fact, it’s much worse for your muscles if they don’t develop some habit when it comes to fitness training.
Getting the most out of your personal training means doing a little bit of work and research on your own. Fortunately, you can talk to your fitness trainer about the potential hazards you face, and the exercise rumors you’ve heard. If you’re in need of personal training and a weight loss plan, contact the personal trainers at Midtown Trainers today.
Getting in shape is quite a bit of work, whether you’re in the gym or not. Getting physically fit is a serious commitment, which means you’re going all in, with 100% positivity. A part of going 100% in everything you do for your weight loss, is having proper nutrition. Making sure your body is well fed, is an integral part of getting in shape. They say it’s actually more effective than what you do in the gym. What you eat is what you are, so make sure that your food is matching up with your new found love for fitness training. When you think about the most effective ways to get in shape, how is it that nutrition is that important?
It’s important for a multitude of reasons, including
- Fuel – Your body needs something to burn, otherwise it will burn all of that muscle you are sweating to get. Make sure you’re feeding your muscles!
- Fat Burning – Many of the foods out there contain fat burning elements. Super foods like spinach and acai are great for getting in shape, and taste wonderful in a smoothie!
- Muscle Building – In order for muscles to grow, they need the proper elements. The vitamins and nutrients that can be found in healthy foods are exactly what your body needs to continue building muscle and tone.
Getting in shape feels amazing, especially if you’re eating right. If you’re looking to change up your fitness training, or want to create a new weight loss plan, contact the personal trainers at Midtown Trainers, and get signed up for a consultation today!
Welcome back! In our last blog, we told you about the top three of ten mistakes that people make in their fitness training. Executing a weight loss plan is not easy. From the effort you put into each rep of every workout, to the meal planning and nutrition, it requires hard work. We’ll continue to tell you about the many mistakes that one can make when getting back into shape.
- Rushing – Many people rush through their reps when first getting back in the gym. Not only does this show that you’re not challenging yourself, but it shows a lack of dedication. Your reps should be done slowly, because it should be hard. You should also be taking your time with your reps to avoid injury.
- Leaning – We see this happen all the time. People working out on cardio machines begin to lean and hang onto the rails on the machine. This is completely ineffective for a workout.
- Skipping, Or Passing Up Ab Workouts – This is a huge mistake, While it may be one of the most difficult aspects of your workout, it’s also the most rewarding. Strengthening your core not only looks great, but feels great. Every other bit of exercise you do will be that much more effective when you have a strong core. We recommend that you avoid ab machines, as you tend to use your head, neck and shoulders, more than your core for those.
When working towards weight loss, it’s important that you fully commit. Do your research before every workout, or ask a personal trainer. Stay tuned to our next blog about even more mistakes people make in their fitness training.
In our last blog we discussed how getting back into the best shape can be difficult, but that there are ways to make it easier. It’s understood that you’re having a tough time doing it on your own, hence you’ve hired a fitness trainer. You’re looking to see a change in yourself finally, and why not? You owe it to yourself to show off the real you. When it comes to staying on top of your workout and nutrition plan, there are ways you can help yourself. Here are some more tips to help yourself out even more.
- Goal Setting – When setting goals make sure that your setting goals that are realistic, but challenge yourself. Set an everyday goal for yourself that will help get you to your ultimate goal of being in shape and having a great body. This type of focus makes your workouts have much more meaning, and once those goals have manifested, it’s that much more satisfying.
- Take Before and After Photos – This is just about synonymous with goal setting. But it’s a much more visual than goal setting. It show’s you all of the things that make you unhappy about your body, but you’re changing all of that. So when you’ve reached your goal and you have a body that you’re proud to photograph, you’ll be that much more proud of your efforts when you get to compare who you are now, versus who you were then.
Getting the body you’ve always wanted will not come without effort, hard work, sweat, and maybe some tears. Your personal trainer will push you to levels you never knew were possible, and you’ll start to believe in yourself. Believe in the process, and see your goals begin to manifest.
So you’ve begun fitness training. Whether you’ve signed up for a 5K, or even an obstacle course, or are just trying to get into shape, the point is you want to make your body better. When working with a personal trainer, you want to make sure you’re putting in as much effort outside of your sessions, as you are at your sessions. But what does that mean? Getting enough rest? Yes, but there’s so much more to it than that. Here are some ways to keep your body happy while feeling extremely sore.
- Stretch – If you’re working with a personal trainer, your workout won’t begin without stretching, but if you’re working out by yourself, you might forget this extremely important aspect, and jump right into your workout. Not only will your body be upset with you for this, but it will come back with a vengeance, causing you even more pain, and possibly injury.
- Proper Nutrition – Again, if you have a personal trainer, they will have already set out a plan for you. But if you’re going it alone, it’s important that you’re giving your body fuel for fire. The food you intake will not only help lead you to success, but it will play an integral part in how you feel, and more importantly, your muscle building.
While there are many things that you should be doing to take care of your body, working out or not, it’s especially important for when you are in the midst of a weight loss plan. The food you eat will play just as much of a role, if not more, as the workouts you are doing. Your pre, and post workout regimen are important for making your body feel it’s best. Stay tuned for our next blog for more tips on your wellness.
Starting a workout regimen that has been custom tailored to your specific weight-loss needs means it’s time to get to work. Getting the most out of your workouts is important, and your personal trainer will tell you that your attitude and effort are everything, However the time you put in outside of the gym is just as important, if not more important, than the time you put in at the gym. Working hard to make sure you’re following your workout plan is the easy part, but working hard to keep up with your nutrition plan is, well, another story. But both require the same thing, discipline, and faith. Here are some helpful tips, to get you going on your road to a better and healthier you.
- Motivational Reading – While reading is a relaxing task, the material in which you spend your time with can actually be quite beneficial for your physical efforts. A book called Mind Gym is a great place to start. They speak of the realities of feeling defeated, and how to look that defeat in the face, and overcome it.
- Mentality – Your mental approach to your workout is everything. If you are going in with a bad attitude, and believe you can’t excel at your workouts, then you’re right. If you think you’ve got this, and feel as though you can kick your own butt, and get the results you crave, then you’re right as well. It all starts up stairs, and it starts with positivity.
Getting started with a workout regimen can be a daunting task that can make you feel bad. But getting to the point where you feel yourself getting stronger, and feeling better, is the best reward you could give to yourself. These are just a few tips to get you started, but they’re just a glimpse at what we’ve got up our sleeve. Stay tuned to our next blog for even more tips on how to be the best you possible.
HOW TO GET YOURSELF TO THE GYM EVERY DAY
When it comes to finding every reason not to go to the gym you’ve used every single excuse in the book. You’re really great at making a weight loss plan for yourself, but what you’re not too great at is sticking to it. You’re a busy person, which leaves you tired and without time for yourself and blah, blah, blah. What you might call reasons for not working out, we call excuses and trust us when we say that all of us have them, and we’ve heard them all. Here are all of the different excuses we’ve heard and even made throughout our years of personal training.
COMMON EXCUSES AND HOW TO BEAT THEM
“I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME.”
This is easy. Make time. That’s right. One of the easiest ways to combat this issue is to get it done as early as you can in the day. Get to bed early so you can rise and grind at the gym early in the morning. That way, if anything else comes up during the day you have already gotten your workout out of the way and you leave no chance for circumstances to stand in your way of exercising.
This is easy too. Making sure that you get your full seven hours of sleep every night will not only help with brain function while you’re at work, but you’ll have more energy throughout your day. Not getting enough sleep can actually lead to weight gain, so it is of the utmost importance that you get your ZZzz’s every night. We also recommend cutting down on caffeine and sugar to avoid crashing in the afternoon.
“I’M TOO BUSY.”
This one we actually understand. Sometimes, you just have way too much to do, however, exercise doesn’t require three hours at the gym every day. Staying healthy simply asks that you exercise for 60 minutes per day and if you can’t give that, a 20-minute run is a great and quick way to get your heart rate up and get your sweat on.
“I HAD TO LET MY DOG OUT.”
And you didn’t take them for a run with you? You’re not the only one that needs exercise, and if your dog has been cooped up inside all day, a run is not only good for them, it’s good for you. Don’t use your pet as an excuse for not going to the gym.
“I HAVE KIDS.”
Join the club. Many of us have kids, and yet we make time to get some exercise every day. In fact, because you have kids it’s that much more important that you’re setting a good example. Eating healthy and exercising frequently is important to your kid’s health and you have to teach them good habits by showing them how. Be that super parent that is active with their kids!
Still sound easier said than done? Then maybe it’s time to hire a personal accountability checker, also known as a personal trainer. Your personal trainer will help you create a weight loss plan that can help you stay focused on your goals as well as keep you committed. If you’re looking to get started with fitness training so that you can have someone there to help you battle your excuses, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Midtown Trainers today.
It’s the beginning of a new year and you’re wanting to turn over a new leaf. On the other side of that leaf, is a new life, a new sense of you. You envision a slim and svelte physique on a boat in the coming summer months. But maybe you extended your holiday eating and winter body further than January first. Worry not, it’s never too late to start, and you still have plenty of time to get your summer bod back. The best way to get back into shape is by hiring a personal trainer. It’s not that you can’t make your own efforts to be a better you, but having a professional with a knack for fitness just about guarantees results. But they will not come without effort on your part. The relationship between a personal trainer and client is a symbiotic one. This means that both of you should be contributing to the results you’re looking for. Not only will you benefit from your trainers professionalism, but your trainer will benefit from the fulfillment of your results. Here’s what to expect from your trainer, and what your trainer will be expecting of you.
First thing to expect from your trainer is questions. They are going to want to find out what kind of schedule you have, what kind of food you eat, how often you eat out, and how often you exercise.
The first thing your trainer expects from you, and quite frankly needs from you, is honesty. You’re already taking a step in the right direction just by hiring a personal trainer, so give them every truthful answer you can. The more insight you can give them into your lifestyle, the better plan of attack they can come up with.
Personal Trainers are going to be intense because that’s what the job requires. But that intensity comes from a fire they have burning within them, and it comes from passion. Your personal trainer should be passionate about fitness, as well as your personal fitness plan and goals. Their intensity and passion should push you harder and harder.
This may come off as redundant, but as the relationship between you and your personal trainer is symbiotic, you should be putting in just as much intensity, if not more, than your personal trainer. Face your workouts head on with ferocity.
Your training is going to get hard, but these challenges are exactly is what’s going to get your results. During those times of adversity, your trainer should be encouraging you and pushing to to finish harder than you started, even if that means they get into the workout and finish strong with you.
A personal training regiment is not easy, and it shouldn’t be. But there will be times where you want to give up. This can happen in the middle of a training session, or on a day where you are thinking you should see more results but don’t. When this happens, you and your trainer both need for you to have more faith in yourself, and the in process. Give it time, and above all, give it all of your effort.
Getting into shape is not an easy feat. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The reward of looking fit and feeling great does not come without hard work and dedication. The hard work comes during each workout, and the dedication comes with meal preparation. And while both of these things will set you on the right track, there may come a time when you plateau and aren’t losing anymore weight, or gaining any more muscle. This is when hiring a personal trainer would certainly benefit you. Here are the top three benefits for hiring a personal trainer.
- Knowledge – Many of us like to think that we know how to workout because we took weightlifting in high school. This could not be farther from the truth. A personal Trainer has all the knowledge to get you into shape and knows just how far to push you to get optimal results.
- Personalization – As they are called personal trainers, they take time with you as an individual and personalize each work out so that it’s tailored to your needs. They will evaluate what is healthy for you, as well as ask you what results you’re looking for.
- Nutrition – Not only do personal trainers personalize your physical plan of attack, but they personalize your nutritional plan as well. They will create a meal plan that will fuel your workouts and help you burn fat.
Truthfully speaking, there is no end to the benefits you can receive from hiring a personal trainer. At Midtown Trainers, we are dedicated to our clients in Atlanta and we can’t wait to see your results. Call us today for a consultation with one of our Atlanta personal trainers.