Posts tagged wellness

As a trainer, I am often dismayed to see someone, whether or not a client of mine, “fall off the wagon”. That’s the training and nutrition wagon, of course. I try to keep my clients engaged in strength and/or cardio training as well as developing nutritional habits for at least six weeks. Why six weeks? Because behaviors don’t usually get shaped into habits until something has been consciously done for at least six weeks. 

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I Only Have Fries For You

So, you’re working out now. A little cardio, a little weight training…Sure does build up an appetite. Here’s the thing, and you may have heard this before. In the battle to be fit (and to fit – into your pants) nutrition is 85% of the battle. Nutritious eating habits combined with personal training are critical if you want to get in shape. And by “in shape”, I mean better health, a higher energy level and lower stress through improved cardio fitness, a higher lean muscle to body fat ratio, and muscular development.

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Toes to Nose? That's a Stretch

When a Trainer initially evaluates a client, it should include evaluating mobility and flexibility. Mobility is your active range of motion. If I ask you to raise your arms above your head on your own, mobility is the degree to which you can raise them. Flexibility refers to how high I can raise your relaxed arm. Said another way, the more flexible you are, the more mobile you can be.

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