I said I want you to love working out. Remember when you were a kid and couldn't wait to go to recess and play with your friends? Your workout is now your playtime, and I'm your best buddy. I'll be there to listen, guide, and custom design a training program that's just right for you: your goals, body type, and lifestyle.
I'll also train you correctly by combining the following three key components to achieve your optimal physical fitness in the most effective, balanced, and safe method.
Building muscle is the quickest and most effective way to transform your physique into a lean, mean, beautiful, fat-eating machine that defies illness and age.
Resistance training, weightlifting, strength training, bodybuilding – there are many different words and phrases to describe using resistance to develop your muscles. Very simply, whether we're using bodyweight, bands, free weights, or machines, we'll be asking your muscles to do more than lift your cell phone. By progressively and consistently asking our muscles to do more, they respond rapidly and develop into beautiful, solid, and new versions of themselves.
We will work together on various weightlifting exercises; with a focus on form, body movement, and technique, you will become a strong, new version of yourself.
Yep, this is cardio, and you need it to lose fat, build endurance and keep your cardiovascular system running strong.
A person's body could look very muscular and lean, but if they don't train their cardiovascular system, they are not "in shape." Your heart, lungs, and blood circulation systems need to grow and become strong to keep up with the new demands we'll be asking of your body during training. Those systems are also what keep you alive and kicking, so the more robust and healthier they are, the better your overall wellness.
Cardio training doesn't necessarily mean you have to be bored for hours on a treadmill or run a marathon. We'll find the right kind of cardio exercise for you at the correct heart rate and learn how to make it enjoyable.
Stretching helps prevent pain and injury; it also increases joint mobility, all-important but often overlooked parts of being physically fit.
How many times have you skipped a proper warm-up and cool down around a workout? I guess that it's often because I (and several of my friends and colleagues who are athletic) often forget and decide we don't need to or have time. When we were kids, we didn't have to warm up to climb a tree or go for a bike ride because our bodies were naturally supple and flexible enough to absorb the stress and shock to our connective tissues and joints. As we grow older, we must handle our tissues and joints with care due to everyday wear and tear and other biological changes. Pain and stiffness are signs of minor injuries that can grow more significant and more painful or demobilizing injuries. If you're injured, you can't train, which will slow or halt your fitness progression. Also, the whole point of becoming fit is not just to look good but to feel good and gain longevity – not just living longer, but living longer and better.
We'll work together on proper warm-up moves from head to toe before each workout. And, we'll cool down and stretch after every session. I'm a huge advocate for incorporating yoga into your workout regimes for maintaining flexibility, mobility, and overall wellness. And, I'll always be advising you on the best ways to rest and recover properly so your body will feel good and be at its best.
Are you ready to level up your gym game and unleash your inner powerhouse? 💪
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