Personal Training

Personal Training

If you are serious about improving your fitness, then it is a good idea to hire a personal trainer. When it comes to building muscle and losing fat, beginners tend to see rapid results, and almost any kind of fitness regime will work, for a while. However, it does not take long for the results to slow down. Many beginners give up on their training regime when this happens because they did not expect to plateau, and they do not have the knowledge required to build a better and more effective training Programme.
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Fitness Goals

A good personal trainer takes the time to understand your fitness goals and will do everything he can to help you succeed at those goals. Getting into shape is a long, hard road, and a good personal trainer will serve as a friend, advocate and motivator as you work towards your goals. A personal trainer is the ultimate tool in your quest for fitness. Why make life difficult for yourself by trying to go it alone?

Stay Motivated

Many people choose to sign up for group-based training sessions, such as Crossfit, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba, or step aerobics as their primary fitness training regime. This is a good way to stay motivated, to get moving, and to ensure that you are doing something that is focused, safe and practical. However, in a group environment you miss out on several of the benefits of one to one training.

Injury Prevention

In a group environment, the coach cannot be one hundred percent focused on any one student for any length of time. This means that they may miss certain mistakes that you are making, and you could form bad habits. This may not be an issue in a low-impact aerobics class, but if you lift weights, stretch or punch a pad with bad form you could seriously injure yourself. One-on-one attention significantly reduces the chances of this happening.

1-2-1 Personal Training

Our Personal Trainers will evaluate your health and fitness before they start coaching you, ensuring that you get a Programme that is designed around any injuries, health problems or weaknesses that you may have.

More Than Just Exercise

We also offer additional services such as sports massage & diet advice. If you are interested in these additional services, it makes sense to get them from one source that you can trust, instead of relying on a separate dietitian, posing coach, massage therapist and personal trainer

Accountability

When you hire a trainer for one-to-one sessions, you know that you are accountable to them and you are less likely to want to miss a session.

Fitness Motivation

If you are going to the gym by yourself, you have no reason to turn up every day. If you are a part of a class, you may form bonds with your team mates but it is easy to tell yourself that you will not be missed because there are 30 other people in the class.

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Train with friends

It can be hard for many people to find the motivation to stick to an exercise regime, but research suggests that working out with a group of friends can provide many benefits and the required motivation to get training and keep at it. If you are having trouble trying to stay fit, then grab a few friends and start working out together. 

 

Accountability

It’s a well-known fact that you are much more likely to turn up to a training session if you have arranged to meet friends there. Go on your own, and you will probably easily find a hundred excuses not to make it, but if you have made a confirmed arrangement with friends, you are held accountable for showing up.

Competitiveness

Once at your training session, working out with friends can give you a real confidence and motivation boost. You can help encourage each other with your workouts, learn from each other and push each other that little bit further. There is often an element of competitiveness when doing activities with groups of friends, so a training session is one great way to compete in a friendly way against each other and test your own limits.

Benefits?

You are more likely to learn something new when training with a group of friends. This could be a new exercise technique that they might be able to teach you or a new type of sport or activity that can be done as part of a group.

Post-Workout

If there is a group of you, the chances are that you are more likely to encourage each other to eat a healthy post-workout snack or meal. Your friends can provide the confidence boost you might need to get you started with something new.

Social Side

The social aspect that comes from training with friends makes the experience a lot more enjoyable and helps to ensure that you stay motivated. Research has shown that exercising with friends is better for your brain. As well as being better for your mind, exercising in groups is thought to be less stressful than on your own, especially if you are starting a new regime, as you have a familiar support group to help spur you on.

Recovery Time

One of the many benefits associated with training with friends involves the catch-up or recovery time you might have planned after the session. If you have had a great workout, then you might decide to reward yourself with a spot of light lunch together. You will feel more motivated about your sessions if you know that you can have a social get-together at the end of it.
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Weight Loss

Many people try to lose weight through meal replacement diets or strict calorie restriction. While this can work for a while, there is a good chance that the weight will come back once the diet is stopped.

Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise can help to burn calories, making it easier to stay in a calorie deficit while you are on a diet. In addition, cardiovascular exercise is good for your heart and circulatory system. Everyone should do a small amount of cardiovascular exercise each week.

3500 Calories

As a rule of thumb, you need to consume 3,500 fewer calories than your body needs over a given period of time in order to lose 1lb of fat. This deficit can be achieved by eating less or by burning more calories, or some combination of the two.

Obesity

Obesity is a serious problem that affects a huge number of people in the western world. According to statistics published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in February 2014, the number of British women who are obese (according to their BMI) increased from 16.4 per cent to 25.1 per cent between 1993 and 2012. The number of obese men increased from 13.2 per cent to 24.4 per cent over the same time period.

Healthy, Sustainable Weight Loss

Crash diets do not help people to learn how to eat healthily in the long run, and strict calorie restriction, if maintained for a long time, can cause the body to burn muscle for energy instead of burning fat.

This means that while the number on the scale falls, the person’s body-fat percentage does not improve, and they end up with a lower metabolic rate and therefore an increased chance of regaining weight even if they eat sensibly when the diet ends.

Cardiovascular Diseases

Obesity is not something that should be ignored. People who are obese are at a greater risk of developing metabolic diseases such as diabetes and are also more likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases. Losing weight helps to reduce that risk and also helps to improve your quality of life.

Exercising

Exercising is a good way to create a calorie deficit and to encourage slow, sustainable fat loss. If you consume your maintenance number of calories each day and then exercise to burn extra calories, this will mean that you feel less hungry and also that you are able to take in more micronutrients as a part of your day-to-day diet.

Resistance Training

The biggest fat-loss benefits, however, come from resistance training. Lifting heavy weights in low repetition ranges helps to build muscle, burn calories while you are exercising and also increases your base metabolic rate. Compound lifts such as the squat and deadlift are particularly beneficial. Because you are using your muscles when you are lifting.
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Muscle Retention

The body is more likely to hold on to that muscle while you are in a calorie deficit — this means that you will lose fat and get a lean, toned-looking body at the end of your diet. Resistance training also helps to improve your bone density (which is important for people who are at risk of osteoporosis) and helps with functional strength and with injury prevention.

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