Why do I need a personal trainer?
You may need a personal trainer more than you think. Do you know the correct number of reps, sets and speed for your goal? Do you know how to change that in order to focus on strength and then endurance? Do you know several ways to do a squat or to work glutes for a round pert bottom for your holiday? All these little things can make a great difference in you reaching your goals. Not only that, but a Pt will motivate you work you harder than you think you could. The knowledge we can pass on to you will not only educate you in the gym but also in your every day lives. A Pt isn’t just for January!
Why do I need to do weights?
You need to do weights for most goals. Including weight loss. Many women shy away from weights but doing weights has a lot of benefits. 1. Improves posture 2. Improves endurance in muscle and strength depending on rep range 3. Muscle definition 4. Weight loss 5. Increased bloody circulation 6.Health benefits including 7. Helps decrease symptoms or decrease risk of diseases like osteoporosis or arthritis.
How much is a session?
Sessions can vary depending on the package you buy but my prices start from £32 a session. Online training can vary depending on your budget.
How long do I have to wait till I get results?
Usually you will start to see increases in fitness in the first 4 weeks then weight loss results can happen from 2 weeks into training. Goals need to be realistic so I will always tell my clients if there goal isn’t realistic and both look towards something we can measure and work together towards.
How many times a week should I be exercising?
Minimum national guidelines say for health benefits you need exercise 3 times a week. 30 mins cardio at least and 20mins of weights. For fitness benefits you need to exercise 3-5times a week 30mins of cardio most days (or 150mins of moderate intensity cardio a week) and 2 sessions of weights a week working all major muscle groups.
I work away a lot and cannot reach a gym what can I do?
You can still use your surroundings to exercise. You can go out for a brisk walk or jog (make sure you take your gym kit with you and appropriate footwear) for your cardio. You can do mini HIIT workouts in your hotel room or if there is a local park you can use the area for your workouts try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFSI3dQ-KhE
A park bench or a hotel room chair could be used to do press ups, tricep dips or step ups.
Some exercises do not need any equipment like squats, lunges, press ups, high knees and burpees etc.
Try this abdominal routine in the hotel room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPMcsNcPb9s
What food should I eat to help with my goals?
Depending on your goal you may need to take in more protein if looking to build size and strength in muscle. For runners you may need to increase your carb intake. It depends on your goal and what your current diet is like. We all need to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg and have a palm size portion of protein with each meal. Look at the eat well plate below. For more information please contact me.