Friday, June 29, 2012

How can I enjoy my cardiovascular training program?

The most important aspect of your cardio training program is that it fits with your personality, interests, and likes. If you do not like to run, attempting to participate in a cardio training program that incorporates running may not be a good idea. Choose a form of cardio training that you enjoy, and chances are, you will be better able to stick with it and get more out of it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What are some benefits of working with a personal trainer?

While working with a personal trainer offers numerous benefits, there are three critical elements a fitness professional can provide that are critical to your success:
  • Education: Professional fitness trainers are well-versed in human movement science, exercise technique, program design, behavior modification, and nutrition. After a thorough assessment, a trainer can use this expertise to design an exercise program and assist you with a nutrition plan specifically related to your health and fitness goals.
  • Motivation: Professional fitness trainers will help you determine why your health and fitness goals are so important to you and then provide you with the necessary support to keep you motivated and on track with your program – leading to enhanced results.
  • Accountability: It’s your trainer’s job to hold you accountable to the goals you discussed with them. By helping to keep you accountable – especially early on in your program – your workouts and healthy eating habits will become a more consistent part of your life. And it’s that consistency over time that will lead to accelerated results.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Specials

The Personal Training Industry

The Typical gym members of the 1950s were mainly athletes, and in the 70's those involved in recreational sports. In the 90's we see obesity, heart disease, diabetes in adults as well as adolescents to name a few.

The first fitness professionals were physically fit individuals who did not necessarily have much education in human movement nor did they design programs to meet the specific needs and abilities of their clients.

Today, more people work in offices, have longer work hours, use better technology and automation and are required to move less on a daily basis. This new enviornment produces more inactive and non-functional people which may lead to dysfunctionand increased incidents of injury including: low back pain, knee injuries, chronic diseases in the adult population as well as musculoskeletal injuries.

Working with today's typical client, who is likely to be deconditioned, fitness professionals must take special consideration when designing programs. an integrated and systematic approach must be used to create safe programs that consider functional capacity for each individual person.

These programs must address the following factors:

  • appropriate forms of flexibility
  • increased function of the core musculature
  • increased strength and endurance
  • training in multi-planar enviorments