Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Can You See the Change Now?

One of my clients told me about a comment she received, when she told a friend she has been working out with a trainer for a year. As a kid I was always told "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Obviously this person did not follow this rule, she told my client that she has not seen any change in her over the year. Since she didn't follow the rule, I need to comment on this. Besides it gave me a great think to blog about. Thank-You.

There are many reason to work out with a personal trainer, and not all of them are VISIBLE TO THE EYE. I am finding out that one of the most important reasons to work out with a trainer is, you are held accountable to attend your work outs. If you join a large gym and decide to miss a work out, who cares? If you do not show up to my boot camp or personal training session, at least you will have to come up with an excuse. By the way this week the number one excuse was " I have to take my dog to the vet" heard it twice, and maybe its true but thought I would share.

Another reason, NOT VISIBLE OT THE EYE,  you will fight off osteoporosis. The key to this one is consistency. Strength training over time maintains bone mass, especially in post-menopausal women. You can not see Osteoporosis but it does effect a lot of women.

You will feel Empowered! Lifting weights comes with a big self-esteem boost. Empowerment is not something the EYE can see.

Prevent Injuries. Build up muscle around your joints, and you will help prevent injuries. If you are not injured your EYE can not see this. Break a leg or hip and we can all see that.

Carrying a baby on your hip, carrying groceries into the house, walking up steps, the list goes on and on...all of these chores become easier to us, even though the EYE can not see this.

Some people just don't get it, but they will, and hopefully it's not to late!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fat Wars!

Yesterday in the ladies locker room I overheard someone say "My fat cells are trying to battle my workouts efforts". I seriously laughed out loud. Hey, I feel the same way some days!

Fat Cells stick to us in places that bug us the most, and that spot is different for everyone. They smile at us when we display them in the summer. Exactly the reason we should be fighting the war right now. So we can wear what we want this summer.

For me, I don't feel like the war has been won yet. It's more like I have settled for what I've done so far, until I get that bathing suit out for the first time this spring. I guess I don't feel like putting in enough work to look like Jillian Michaels. Most people hit the gyms about this time of year in hopes of looking great come summer. But the majority of people will look the same come summer.

It does not have to be this way. We (including me) need to step up in this war and do our part. Fat finds a way to hang on our hides in our favorite drinks, foods and even adult beverages, and tries to take us down. I feel like my clients are soldiers fighting a war and I am the General giving them the knowledge to win the war.

It is ridiculous that as much as I hated math growing up, losing weight is nothing more than a simple math equation. It's like my 8th grade math teacher is forcing math problems into my adulthood.

Make 2012 summer a great one! Start fighting that war now.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Missing some work outs? There is an APP for that!

If you had to pay for a missed work out, I'm willing to bet the excuses would dwindle. Guess What? There is an APP for that! I am really kind of pissed that I didn't think of this. The APP is called GYM-PACT and available for the iPhone.

Download the APP (if you want to get serious about your work outs) and put money in your account. Make a pact with the service as to how many times you will go to the gym and for how long. When you get to the gym you check in through a GPS tracking feature. If you don't show up, you pay up, and the money gets deducted from your account.


According to the women's health magazine I was reading, financial incentives work. Having money on the line or a chance of losing money, work better than cash incentives.

I think this APP should be mandatory for my clients! Just thinking out loud here.

If you are afraid to download this APP, make a weekly bet with your spouse, or trainer (TEE HEE) about the number of completed work outs each week. NO EXCUSES...If you fall short you must pay up.

Are you brave enough to download this APP?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Resolutions

Will 2012 be the year you focus on regular fitness and weight loss?  Fitness resolutions are starting to pop up already. The gyms will see a rise in numbers this month, but this often drops as people give up on their goals after a week or two. Make sure you are not one of these people this year. Choose to train with a personal trainer. View my website at

If you are new to working out you will find that the first few weeks are the hardest. This is why many people give up. They over train or push themselves to hard in the beginning. They neglect to warm up before exercising, and to stretch after.

There are two great ways to follow through with your fitness resolutions. First one is to hire a personal trainer. I can teach you how to do the exercises correctly. We will develop a plan that will not over train you, and be most efficient to reach your goals.

The second great option is a boot camp class. Do not let the name scare you. This is a fun and interactive setting. You will be pushed on by motivating fellow boot campers and of course by ME. You will be able to push yourself further than ever before.

Each of these choices are great options. They both offer you motivation and support to enable you to start living the healthy lifestyle you have always wanted.

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