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!
When working on your weight loss plan you’re going to experience aches and pains. Whether it’s your appetite, or your aching muscles, there is discomfort to be had. But not to worry, because there are plenty of ways to combat this discomfort. In fact, if you’ve been following our most recent blog then you know that soreness is a good thing that should be embraced, that is as long as you’re practicing good fitness training habits.
Here are some other tips for combating that terrible pain that brings all of the gains.
- Ice bath – This tried and true method of dealing with muscle soreness can be attested by athletes the world over. Many times after a long day of practice and working out, you’ll find them in the ice bath at the end of it, making sure that their muscles are ready to go for the next day’s workout.
- Heat – Using a heating pad after a workout is great for dealing with muscles soreness. This will help to prevent muscle tightness from a workout.
- More exercise – When you’re really sore from a tough workout, it’s important that you work out the next day. It might be difficult to move, but running will help to release the lactic acid that’s built up in your muscles, and will continue helping you build strength. It’s apart of conditioning.
If you’re working with a personal trainer, ask them what their preferred method for dealing with muscle soreness is. These methods are great for positively perpetuating your progress in your weight loss program.
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In our last blog we talked about the best ways to prevent your body from experiencing severe DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. While muscle soreness is inevitable, it’s also a sign that all the hard work you’re putting into your personal training and weight loss plan, is working. If you’re not sore, then you’re not doing it right. We want to encourage you to embrace the muscle soreness, so long as you’re practicing good preventive measures as well.
WHY WOULD I EMBRACE PAIN FROM FITNESS TRAINING?
Because without pain, there is no gain. Literally, the pain you’re experiencing in your muscles is actually a good thing. Your muscles are swollen with strength, and it’s a beautiful thing. Not only that, it means you’re actually getting stronger, so as sore as you are, you MUST keep going. It’s vital to your growth, and to the success of your personal training and weight loss program.
Eventually your muscles soreness will subside, however, it will come back. Why? Because you’re working hard to lose weight and build muscle. As you work through the pain, and put yourself outside of your comfort zone, you’ll begin to see results and all the pain and stiffness will be worth it.
So when we say, embrace the soreness, we mean to say that you should face the pain of the workout with a fierce, can do attitude, and the soreness will not only decrease, but after a while it won’t even faze you. Continue working with your personal trainer on your weight loss plan and get the body you’ve always dreamed of.
For many of us, exercise has been ingrained in us since we were in gym class in grade school. But for those of us that haven’t really worked out seriously or regularly in a very long time, we can make some common mistakes that lead to ineffective workouts, or even worse, no results! Here are some of the most common mistakes people make in their fitness training.
- Not Stretching – Before any type of exercise, it’s important that you prepare your body for physical activity, regardless of what it is. Not stretching can lead to injury, either short term or long.
- Not Warming Up – Warming up is essential to your fitness training. A warm up not only gets your muscles prepared for more rigorous movement, but it also gets your heart ready as well. You can get your heart rate up in your warm up, so that you can keep it at high levels when exercising.
- Improper Form – For those of us that haven’t ever worked out, or haven’t worked out in a long time, it can be an easy mistake to make. You might not be able to feel that your movements and form are incorrect, or might not even know what you’re supposed to be doing on that machine, either way, it’s detrimental to your health. Improper form can lead to injury that lasts a lifetime.
One of the best ways to avoid these mistakes is to hire a personal trainer. They can create a weight loss plan that teaches you not only about exercise, but about nutrition as well. Stay tuned to our next blog for more on the most common 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.
In our last blog we spoke of things you should be doing outside of the gym, to make your time inside the gym that much more effective. And while stretching and proper nutrition may seem like a given to those who are working with a personal trainer, to others just starting out, it might not be that obvious.
Now that you’re doing one of the best things you could do for yourself why not go all out? Put in the same efforts at home as you do at the gym, and make healthy choices. Here are some more tips to help you with your weight loss program and fitness training.
- Make good choices – Eating out is inevitable. Whether you’ve run out of time to plan a healthy meal, or you have an occasion to meet, going to a restaurant is bound to happen. But this doesn’t have to be the end of your weight loss program. When at restaurant we recommend sitting near a well lit table, preferably by a window. Statistics show that 80 % of people that sit in dark corners will order dessert, and 82% percent of those in well lit areas will order a salad.
- Drink Water! – Drinking enough water in a day has weight loss benefits in itself. Not only are you helping your organs to function properly, but you’re working to get much needed toxins out of your body. Not only that, water is necessary! Staying hydrated plays an integral part in staying happy and healthy.
Keeping up with everything that you need to do to be happy and healthy can be hard. But the most worthwhile things in life always are, but in the end it’s all more than worth it.
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.