During this time of year many people are attending weddings or getting married. Getting a personal trainer for yours or family members wedding is extremely common. I am currently training one bride to be for a wedding this summer. We started by using High Intensity Interval training to reduce body fat in conjunction with a high protein diet. As the weeks have progressed we have introduce more resistance training to help tone. We are now in the later stages of the process and I am using all my experience in nutrition and exercise so my client is looking her best on her wedding day.
So If you are preparing for a wedding in summer 2013 or 2014 why not either call me on 07595949293, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form on the contact page to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss more about personal training for your wedding.
Now the weather is getting better I’ve seen more and more people out running, however, sticking to it can be tough. In this blog post I’m am going to give you some hints and tips on how to start running, enjoying it and continuing with it.
Firstly, get the right sports wear; but most importantly, pick the right trainers.
Running causes impact to the joints and wearing the wrong footwear can cause injury. A typical pair of running trainers last for 500 miles (this sounds more than what you think). When picking trainers it is good to get some advice as most trainers are designed for a specific foot type. Most sports shops give good advice on running trainers, so make sure you ask before you buy.
Secondly, pick a run that is suitable and achievable.
If you are just starting out or haven’t run for a long time make sure that your first few runs are comfortable, you want to get your heart rate up and a sweat on but don’t kill yourself! Many of my running clients start with the run walk technique and then build up to a steady pace run. Ensure that you record your time each run and keep the distance the same until you find that distance comfortable.
Thirdly, once you have got comfortable with a certain distance you now need to make the run more interesting.
You maybe motivated by what time you complete the run in, if so keep to the same distance and try to beat you time each week. Many people are motivated by the distance that they have run, therefore increasing the distance each week might be the key for you to continue running. One thing that keeps me motivated when running is to run in different locations. There is a vast amount of public footpath and country parks around Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes that are great for running. The different scenery can really help to keep motivation for running at a high.
Healthy weight loss
Over the last few months I have seen some real success stories with clients that I train with healthy weight loss.
One of my clients in Olney has lost 12lb in the last two months and has seen a dramatic change in their body shape. They achieved this from personal training twice a week with me along with a healthy diet plan.
A healthy 1 to 2lb weight loss each week ensures that you are losing just fat and not muscle mass as well. The 1 to 2lb weight loss each week also helps you to maintain your weight when you reach your goal. Have you ever herded someone say ‘they lost it too fast.’
Many people who loss weight very quickly put it back on again. Very-low-calorie diets, used for quick weight loss are often dangerously low in essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. A lack of vitamins can lead to a host of health problems, including immune system suppression and bad skin, hair and nails. Long term mineral deficiencies may also have long-term effects on your health. A lack of essential minerals’ can lead to fluid imbalances, cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heart beat, muscle cramps and loss of bone mass.
The reason people then put the weight back on after a dramatic weight loss is because their metabolism slows right down during their low calorie diet. Therefore when they stop the diet, which cannot be sustained as soon as they eat normal again the weight goes back on.
My Philosophy is to ensure a healthy diet and exercise to help each client reach their weight loss goals. This means that you can continue a healthy lifestyle (with a treat once in a while!) and maintain your idea weight.