Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

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Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

When was the last time you decided to hit the gym? If you are like most people, it can be hard to revive your regimen, especially if it has been awhile since you worked out. Fortunately, you don't have to let a little downtime make you feel sluggish. I have been super skinny and over the top fat, and I know what it takes to get back to the gym after a long hiatus. My blog details my own journey, so that you can stay motivated to attend those classes, perfect your run, or lift weights until it feels like your arms will fall off.


Why You Should Use A Personal Trainer To Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Ever thought about using a personal trainer? Think they are only for the rich or for celebrities? Think again. There are personal trainers for the everyday person that can help you reach your fitness goals. A personal trainer may cost less than what you pay for your gym membership (you know, that place you pay for but never use). As you age, it can be more and more difficult to lose weight. Your old ways of losing weight may not work anymore. A personal trainer can help not only get you into shape, they can help teach you to eat better for an all around healthier lifestyle. See below for other reasons why you should hire a personal trainer.

Personalized Workouts

Your personal trainer isn't going to have you doing the same workout as someone twenty years younger and half your size. A personal trainer will ask you for personal information such as health information and what goals you are trying to achieve in order to come up with a personalized workout that is best for you. If you have medical issues like high blood pressure, your trainer isn't going to have you sprinting on the treadmill. Your trainer will get you on track with the proper workout, without compromising your health.

Diet Plans

Personal trainers aren't just there to give you an exercise plan. Most most of them will help you with your eating habits as well. Your trainer may ask that you start a food journal to write down everything you eat in an entire week so they can see what type of eating habits you have, then give you tips on what needs to be changed. Again, they will keep any health problems in mind when coming up with a diet plan.

Improve Bad Habits

Your trainer can help you with your bad habits, not just your bad food habits, but bad habits such as not getting enough sleep, not allowing time for yourself or for exercise, and even tardiness. Being late to your training sessions is a no-no, and your trainer may add to your workout as punishment for your tardiness (or your punishment could be that you miss out on those precious 10 minutes with your trainer that you could have used).

A personal trainer is much more than someone that gives you a workout routine. They can help be the motivation you need to help you reach your health and fitness goals, in addition to giving you the self-confidence that you can do it.