Can A Personal Trainer Help You?

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If you play a particular sport, the right personal trainer will help you improve your skill by showing you new training techniques specific to your sport.

If you are an absolute beginner – a personal trainer is the ultimate fitness coach. A good personal trainer should be able to introduce you to a very simple, effective routine so you can progress efficiently and quickly.

If you are stuck in the same routine and want to break out of a rut, a personal trainer is the perfect solution. A trainer will jump-start, not only your motivation, but your routine as well.

A personal trainer monitors everything and can provide objective feedback about your limits and strengths as well as your diet and lifestyle.

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Do You Have Trouble Making Exercise A Regular Habit?

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Why do most people have trouble making exercise a regular habit? There are probably a number of reasons, but here are the main ones as I see it:

Too difficult
People set out with a lot of ambition and enthusiasm, and start out with a goal. The problem is that the goal is often too difficult to sustain for very long without some kind of structure and support system in place.

Too many goals
Often we set out to do too much. We want to eat healthy, quit chocolate, and stop drinking alcohol. Well, those are multiple goals, and most people find it too challenging to focus on the exercise habit if they’re trying to do all the others at the same time.

Not enough motivation
It can take great discipline to achieve a healthier and fitter body. Having someone motivate you can be an invaluable asset if you want to see out your goal.

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The Benefits Of A Private Gym

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What’s your reason for not going to the gym? Are you intimidated because of all the strange-looking equipment and all of the people who work out all of the time? You are not alone. There are plenty of other people who avoid going to the gym because they don’t feel comfortable going.

If you already don’t feel comfortable with your body, how are you going to feel when you are surrounded with people who are?

Have you considered working with a Personal trainer in a private gym?

Pro Active in Barnsley is equipped with all the equipment you need to change the way you look and improve your fitness. Due to the nature of this gym facility you will never have to exercise in front of other people and benefit from the skills of a Personal Trainer at all times.

Everyone is treated like an individual and every exercise session is designed to deliver results in the fastest possible time. Working with a Personal Trainer means that your exercise programme never stops evolving. Pro Active gym also has two private changing rooms for ultimate privacy.

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Circuit Training With Weights

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At Pro Active I like to prescribe circuit training for fat loss and general toning up because it keeps you moving by only allowing you to take minimal breaks between exercises.

This workout is different from other programmes you may have followed. For example, it differs from workouts that target one or two specific muscle groups. Circuit training, on the other hand, works because it causes you to push your body aerobically, while challenging the strength of all your muscles.

If you’re a man, you probably think that circuit training is something done with light weights. As soon as fitness levels improve an increase with weights used will be achievable and also necessary in order to keep the workouts progressive and result producing. Following this protocol you will develop toned muscles, which in return will burn more calories. I’ve trained clients both men and women that have become very strong doing circuit training, to the point where they were lifting the same weights as they would with 3-4 minutes rest between sets. Circuit training can make you very strong and extremely fit – the side effects is very low body fat levels.

The benefits
Circuits allow you to work your aerobic system while simultaneously working on your strength. They keep your heart rate up, therefore reaping the same benefits as spending a long time on a piece of cardio equipment. But circuit training will benefit you more because it mimics the effects of interval training on your heart rate. Interval training has been proven to be more beneficial than activities that keep the heart rate at a constant level for a long period of time.

Also, due to fewer rest periods in your workout and the intensity factor you will increase the amount of testosterone you release, which serves to help your muscles grow (don’t worry ladies – this makes you burn body fat and helps to keep you lean). If you were to perform long aerobic sessions, your testosterone level would drop and you would start to release cortisol (which causes the body to break down muscle tissue and puts your body in a fat storing mode), a circuit-training workout won’t take that long to complete, especially if you are training at the intensity required for the best results. Therefore, you won’t reach the time required to start this cortisol-releasing process.

For best results make sure you include some kind of circuit training in your routine. Choose exercises that work all the body and keep the reps in a range that allow you to lift enough weight to make it challenging. I prefer using 8-12 reps with at least 40 seconds time under tension for each set. Give it a go!

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How To Create Rapid Yet Long Lasting Results In The Gym

If your exercise routine needs a fix, consider the benefits of working with a Personal Trainer. It might be the support you need to help you realise your health and fitness goals.

For some people, self-discipline doesn’t come easy. Then there’s the other camp. The people who find going to the gym easy, but never seem to get out what they put in.

Sound familiar? If this is you, then you’ll almost certainly benefit from a personal trainer.

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How Do You Feel When You Don’t Exercise?

Most motivators try to get you to focus on how great you’ll feel when you exercise (which is effective). But this tip I think is more effective. Imagine how you will feel if you don’t exercise.

If you find yourself talking yourself out of too many exercise sessions, focus on how you’d feel later if you didn’t exercise. If you don’t go to the gym you’re bound to feel disappointment in yourself, and you won’t get to experience the “feel good” chemicals that circulate around your body after exercise.

Really imagining how you’ll feel if you don’t complete your next scheduled exercise session may be enough to propel you into action. Also think about how much longer it will take you to achieve your goal if you keep missing workouts.

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How To Get Results Fast

Concentrate on your mind-set, stay positive and always find a way to do something rather than finding an excuse.

Don’t neglect the quality of your nutrition – you can’t out train a bad diet. Listen to your body and feed your body what it needs. Never go against your body by following a particular diet dogma.

When you exercise focus on movement patterns and how good you perform each exercise. The quality of an exercise programme isn’t measured by how long it lasts or how much you do. It’s how you do it that counts and what makes a difference to how you look. Strive to achieve intensity through increasing the time under tension, use the correct exercise tempo and use the correct rest in between sets of exercises that suits your goal. And don’t forget to use the right range of repetitions and resistance for your goal too.

Give as much attention to your recovery as you do your exercise. On a practical level, get plenty of sleep, which is extremely important and often overlooked. Kick the electronics out of the bedroom. At the other end of the day, when you first wake up, do anything that gets your body and mind ready for activity. You’ll be more receptive to activity throughout the day.

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