Fitness & Wellness

Cutting Edge Fitness

Cutting Edge Fitness

%image_alt%No matter what you do to become fitter, if it gets you moving, it’s far better than doing nothing. However if you want a program based on the latest scientific studies that uses cutting edge fitness techniques, you’ll probably see the best results. Of course, most studies show that only through an individualized fitness program will you get the fastest and best results. That’s because it’s designed for your level of fitness, focusing on weaknesses to build symmetry and aid in the synergistic movements of the muscles.

Not everyone has the same needs.

One person may want to lose weight, while the other just wants to be healthier and fitter. Of course, the basic path to fitness would be almost the same, but there would be differences in each program. For the person with special needs, such as a back problem. A personal trainer needs to modify the form of the exercise to prevent causing further damage. Back problems, by the way, often respond well to exercise programs focused on developing stomach and back muscles.

If you’re working hard but not seeing any results.

That may be the problem of the exercise program you’re using. Some people just focus on cardio workouts, which aren’t necessarily the best for overall weight loss. They will burn calories, but you need to have a mix of strength and cardio for the best results. Interval training is another great way to burn fat. Some workouts keep burning fat long after the workout ends. However, no matter what exercises you do, you also need flexibility and balance training. Flexibility training is range of motion training and it can help prevent injury that will put you out of commission for months.

Look to total body training that’s fun.

Total body training not only works all the muscles in the body, but also includes several types of training, sometimes all four, strength, cardio, flexibility and balance. There are a number of different forms of exercise that can provide this type of conditioning. Kettlebells and kickboxing are two of those. I choose to include kickboxing because it takes the drudgery out of exercise and makes it more fun. You tend to focus more on your next move rather than how much longer you have to workout. Best of all, you leave wishing sessions were even longer.

Make sure you eat healthier when you’re trying to get results. No matter what your fitness goals, matching your eating habits to those goals are important. Someone trying to build bulky muscles will be eating differently than a person trying to lose weight.

In the past, most trainers or gyms would never offer a money back guarantee after just 30 days. We do because the cutting edge techniques we use get fast results and we’re confident you’ll be pleased.

You don’t have to be a beginner or even have tried and failed at fitness to benefit from the help of a personal trainer. In fact, many extremely fit people use the services of a trainer as a way to break the monotony of their regular workout, check their form or learn new exercises.

Trainers vary workout frequently to help avoid plateauing. That can occur when the body becomes too efficient doing the same routine continuously.

Improve Flexibility

Improve Flexibility

Improve Flexibility

There are many types of fitness, but often you see people focus on either cardio vascular fitness or strength, while those two are important, you need to improve flexibility and balance, too. Not only is improved flexibility important in preventing sports injuries, it also improves your functional fitness. Flexibility is your range of motion. If you have a limited range of motion, lifting something light can cause injury.

Big muscles doesn’t mean your at your fittest.

The Incredible Hulk seems pretty agile as he faces opponents and knocks down buildings, but not everyone with bulging muscles is that flexible. You often find weight lifters benched because they didn’t bother with any stretches during their exercise routine. Just because you can run a mile without breathing hard doesn’t protect you from sprains and strains either. Stretching is often one of the most overlooked parts of a workout routine and it can make the difference between a successful day or injury.

Even kickboxing requires stretch and flexibility training.

You won’t build big muscles but have that lean look. However, you still need to warm up and insure your muscles are ready to move in a multitude of ways. Kicks require flexibility and speed, so training is of the utmost importance for this sport. You need to take an extra 15 minutes before you start to insure your body is ready. The good news is that as you participate, kickboxing will also improve your overall flexibility. It’s also a great workout for coordination and balance.

You’ll increase the blood flow to all your muscle tissues.

Flexibility training sends oxygen and nutrient loaded blood to all parts of your body. That encourages the muscles to relax, which is another way it helps prevent injury. If you have back problems, flexibility training may be just what you need for relief. It loosens tight muscles and reduces back pain in the process. It also is a great way to eliminate muscle pain and provides overall good health. That leads to improved performance no matter what your sport or activity.

Stretching can help eliminate muscle aches and pains if you do it before and after exercising. It’s a great way to help relieve back pain, too.

You’ll posture with flexibility training. That leads to more presence, confidence and greater respect from others.

As you improve your range of motion, you’ll also notice far less pain after working out rigorously.

You’ll build joint health with flexibility training combined with strength training. It builds the muscles but also allows them to move freely taking pressure off joints.

Tired Of Not Getting Results?

Tired Of Not Getting Results?

Tired of Not Getting Results?

If you’re working hard and find you’re tired of not getting results you hoped for, it may be time to switch things up a bit. Too often people continue the same workout for years and their results start dwindling down to nothing. Whether your goal is to burn fat or build strength, the problem might come from the repetitive nature of your workout. The body starts becoming efficient at doing every move, using fewer calories and building less muscle tissue. Take a break from the traditional and start with a workout that’s fun and gets results fast.

Try something different that will keep your body on alert.

One way to get better results is to change the same old routine. Of course, I’m talking about kickboxing. Not only is it fun, it keeps your head in the exercise as you plan every strategic move and learn the various techniques. You’ll burn an amazing number of calories, but you won’t be looking at the clock to see how long it will be before you finish. You’ll be too busy for that. Kickboxing offers a wide variety of exercises ranging from flexibility and strength to cardio and balance. It also burns calories like crazy. Test drive it by taking a few classes and you’ll see the difference it makes.

Get the help of a personal trainer.

If you aren’t seeing results and you think you’re working your hardest, there’s something wrong. Either you’re not doing the right exercises or you’re being to kind to yourself during the workout. A personal trainer first assesses your overall fitness and designs a program specifically for your needs. You’ll work toward your maximum capability and as you reach it, the trainer will modify that program to reflect your success.

A trainer will insure that you don’t plateau by constantly creating new workouts.

Working out alone has many pitfalls. One is that you’re never sure you’re using the right form. That can cause the entire exercise to be less effective, or even worse, cause injury. Trainers show you the right way to do each exercise and watch to insure you do it correct. Trainers also push you harder than you might ever push yourself, but do it in a safe manner. You’ll get faster results.

One reason people often fail to see success is that they quit before the fruits of their efforts show. When you work with a trainer, you’ll get plenty of motivation and see results faster, which is super motivating.

Feel comfortable working at a gym where you get an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee of results. If you work your hardest, but don’t see the results you hoped to achieve, it costs you nothing.

You’ll see a huge improvement in your overall health and fitness when you try new, proven methods.

A personal trainer holds you accountable for your success, but never shames you for not achieving your goal.

Shred Fat Fast

Shred Fat Fast

Shred Fat Fast

You can shred fat fast when you have knowledge behind you or the help of a well qualified personal trainer with experience like me. Whether you’ve tried to lose weight before and failed or just get rid of fat and replace it with lean muscle, getting most from a workout is of ultimate importance. Not all workouts are the same. Some not only work better than others, but are actually more fun.

Working out doesn’t mean building big muscles.

Whether you’re male or female, you don’t have to bulk up when you shred fat. Women have a far harder time getting bulky muscles, so most workouts won’t do that. Not everyone wants to look like the Incredible Hulk, let’s face it, either. The lean sinewy look of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee is in and the scary Hulk look is long gone when it comes to looking sexy. For women, healthy, toned and fit is always a hit with the guys.

You’ll enjoy working out with a trainer more.

I vary the workout and even include fun activities, such as kickboxing that not only helps blast off fat, but also is a great outlet for stress, while empowering you at the same time. You’ll never be counting the minutes until your session ends because you’ll always be learning something new or focusing on perfecting something.

I will show you the right exercises and build a program to work you toward your maximum potential.

You may have tried to workout on your own, but just didn’t see the results you wanted. It could be for a number of reasons, one of which was using the wrong exercises. While any type of exercise is a benefit, some give you better results than others do. One of the problems of working out on your own is also the fact that you probably don’t realize how much you’re capable of doing. I will push you toward your maximum ability.

When you workout with me, I make sure you do each exercise correctly. Doing an exercise wrong doesn’t give you the maximum benefits it has to offer. It also can cause injury.

Learning to eat healthier is also important when you want to blast fat fast. Both a program of regular exercise and healthy eating habits can help you build a trim fit body and keep it that way forever.

I’ll motivate you by holding you accountable. That doesn’t mean shaming you, but tracking your progress and helping you make changes so you see it improve. I’ll also provide encouragement when you need it.

I’ll work with your schedule to insure it’s easier for you to workout. You’ll be getting the maximum results in the minimum amount of time.

Ways to Alleviate Back Pain

Ways to Alleviate Back Pain

Do you sit at a desk and work at your computer all day? Do you have achy and fatigued back pain by the end of the day?

This is common for many working professionals out there. Sitting at a desk hunched over with your legs bent, puts strain on the lower back and causes hamstrings to get tight, which also adds to lower back tension.

To alleviate some of this pain, you can try and set about 5-10 min, 3-4 times a day and hold your posture at an upright position (sit up straight). This will relieve some back tension and also remind you to fix your posture throughout the day.

Having a healthy, strong back and good posture can prevent many health issues that can occur in the future such as:

1. headaches/migraines
2. sinus/congestion issues
3. arm numbness/weakness
4. range of motion
5. hamstring issues/tightness
6. minimize medications
7. improve sleep
8. improve immune system
9. increase energy
10. increase overall physiological functions of the body

Another way to fix back pain for good is having a good, consistent workout regimen with balanced muscle groups doing resistance/strengthening exercises.

Doing proper resistance and strengthening exercises for all the MAJOR MUSCLE GROUPS will:

1. balance front, back, upper, and lower body muscle strengths
2. correct poor posture
3. minimize back pain
4. strengthen good posture

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Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks for Summer!

Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks for Summer!

Finding it hard to stay away from the alcohol this summer? Vodka, Soda Water, Limes

Summer is here guys! That means Summer BBQ’s, weddings, parties, and other social events, which means….alcohol! Alcohol is a big factor in trying to stay on our fitness goals. Yes, they’re just drinks, but alcohol converts into sugar and sugar into fat! Let alone the mixers and sodas mixed in the drinks as well or beer which also has about 154 calories per can.

Here is a list of some low-calorie drinks that you can substitute for those high calorie sugary drinks. 

          1) Vodka, Soda water, Limes

          2) Mojito-rum, Mint, Limes, Soda water, Stevia (instead of syrup)

          3) Champagne (less calories than beer and wine)

          4) Sangria with fresh fruit

          5) Gin, Tonic (or diet), Lemons

          6) Vodka, Diet Ginger Ale

OF COURSE, if you can stay away from alcohol altogether when on your fitness goals, that would be best. But if drinking is not easily avoidable, try these drinks for your substitutions for beer and other sugary drinks! Enjoy!

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Kickboxing For Health

Kickboxing For Health

%image_alt%While it’s a tough sport, kickboxing can be a huge benefit to your self-esteem, health and confidence. If you use kickboxing for health, you’ll get more than just the benefit of a rigorous workout, you’ll be burning stress hormones that can cause damage to your body if left unchecked. In fact, while not all people use kickboxing as a stress release, everyone who participates in kickboxing notices how great and relaxed they feel after a session, burning off all the anger and frustration of the day.

You’ll get a great cardiovascular workout with kickboxing.

You’ll get your heart pumping and start breathing hard after just a few minutes if you’re not already in shape. It’s a great aerobic exercise that doesn’t ever get boring, so you tend to participate in it longer, getting even more benefit. This is one type of overall body exercise that involves flexibility, strength, endurance combined with mental reflexes to assess your partner and anticipate your opponents next move.

You’ll burn fat fast with kickboxing.

Kickboxing burns hundreds of calories every hour, approximately 750. It helps burn fat faster, while building strength and endurance in the process. You’ll build lean muscle mass, which also burns more calories 24/7 than fat does. Weight loss from eating healthier and physical exercise can help control serious conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and even some forms of cancer.

You’ll learn the art of self-defense and build self-esteem in the process.

No one wants to be in a life and death situation, but when you have skills in self-defense, it can help prevent it. Robbers, thugs, rapists and muggers tend to choose people who look like victims, ones who’ll resist the least. If you’re walking tall and look confident and fit, you probably won’t be chosen. However, that doesn’t mean you should take chances and use back alleys as a short cut home. If you are grabbed from behind, you’ll have the moves to break the hold. Either you or the attacker will end up running. Most of the time, it’s the attacker.

You’ll workout longer because it won’t feel like a workout. You’ll also look forward to sessions and tend to stick with the program.

You’ll tone and firm your entire body. Kickboxing uses all the muscles in the body, whether punching or kicking, everything gets a good workout.

You’ll improve your circulation, which not only helps improve your health, makes you look fantastic and years younger.

You’ll build your flexibility. Improved range of motion can help prevent serious injuries whether you’re doing everyday tasks or exercising. You’ll move with more grace when you increase your flexibility.

Get Your Summer Body

Get Your Summer Body

%image_alt%If you haven’t started working on your summer body, start today. You still have time to look fabulous by the end of summer, plus boost your energy level out of sight so you enjoy every last minute of it through fall and into winter. You’ll not only see noticeable improvement this summer, you’ll look positively fantastic for the holidays and ring in the New Year with new with confidence and renewed energy.

Mixing it up will help you shed pounds quicker.

Getting the most from a workout comes from putting your maximum effort. That’s why I try to keep each workout new and exciting, which also helps you burn more calories. When you do the same exercises every workout allows your body to get more efficient doing each movement. Just as you become more efficient at your job the more you do it, it takes less effort. For your body, that means it burns fewer calories and you lose less weight.

Kickboxing not only burns fat fast and builds muscles quickly, it also gives makes you more confident.

I love introducing clients to kickboxing, not just because it’s fantastic for burning fat and building strong lean muscle mass, but for all the other benefits it offers. First, it’s fun and keeps your mind focused while you learn each move. That makes the training time seem way too short, even though it’s the same amount of time you normally workout. It also helps you build confidence and provides a full body workout. If you’re like most people, you’ll fall in love with the tough workout that invigorates and energizes you.

You’ll see faster results than you ever would working out on your own.

With summer already started, you don’t have time to waste. You need to make every minute count to have a great summer body. If you’ve worked out on your own, but failed to get the results you wanted, it’s time to use the services of a professional. I can help you achieve more in less time! Adding a healthy diet to a program of regular exercise blasts fat off by reducing your overall caloric intake and increasing the number of calories you burn.

A healthy diet doesn’t mean dieting. Dieting is restrictive and leaves you feeling deprived. Worse of all diets always end. Eating healthy means making wiser choices when it comes to food.

A healthy diet and regular exercise not only will help take pounds off fast, it also takes them off for life.

You’ll be boosting your metabolism, which not only makes weight loss easier, but also keeps pounds from returning.

Exercise is a stress buster. It burns off the hormones created by stress, such as cortisol. Cortisol is linked to the development of abdominal fat.

Is Your Workout High Energy?

Is Your Workout High Energy?

%image_alt%If your workout is high energy, you’ll get huge benefits that you don’t get from yoga or simple strength training.. You’ll be working your cardiovascular system to the max, which helps build your endurance, making other forms of exercise easier. You’ll be strengthening your heart and improving your circulation, which helps build your overall health and makes you look fantastic. That’s because improved circulation sends oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all parts of the body, including the skin.

You’ll burn fat faster with a high energy workout.

Studies show that high energy workouts are more than just great cardio workouts, they also burn massive amounts of calories, while building muscle tissue in the process. Not only will it help you burn calories while you’re working out, the muscles you build will boost your metabolism. That’s because muscle tissue burns far more calories than fat tissue does, so you’ll burn more calories even when you’re not working out.

You’ll get the benefits of high intensity training.

When you use a high energy workout, you can’t go at peak speed all the time, which means you’ll be doing high intensity training—HIT. That’s when you have bursts of maximum potential followed by periods of a less intense workout. That could identify the type of workout you get from sports like kickboxing or Muay Thai. HIT burns achieves more progress in a shorter time period than other types of exercise. It can do more good in a half hour than some other forms of exercise do in an hour. It’s a great workout for people on the go.

You’ll preserve muscle tissue as you lose weight, thanks to HGH—human growth hormone.

High intensity training stimulates the production of HGH by as much as 450 percent within 24 hours. HGH is responsible for slowing down the aging process, keeping you younger looking longer. When you add to that the increased circulation to help build healthy cells, you’ll be looking younger than ever in just a few months. HGH also helps the body burn calories, so you’ll lose weight faster.

You’ll work hard, but not for long periods. It’s just enough workout at maximum potential to build, but still short enough that it won’t overwhelm you and you can keep up.

You’ll be pushing harder than ever and see results faster than you would otherwise.

You’ll keep your body burning calories for hours after working out. Intense workouts put the body in calorie burning mode for two hours after ending the workout.

You’ll never get bored with a high energy workout, which means you’re more likely to stick with an exercise program.

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