This is a great article that a client forwarded me, I hope it is MOTIVATING!!!
 
Trade in those long, boring cardio workouts (and endless ab crunches too) for the more effective shorter interval training and full body strength training workouts.
Accept that your lack of results are based on the past, not the future, and resolve to start doing what works
Get yourself a proven system that suits you, including a nutrition plan, and a workout routine based on the more modern approach to fitness that doesn't rely on cardio. Shorter bursts of energy with alternating periods of rest are where it's at.
Get yourself a support system. First, write down your goals. Second, find a friend and let them be your coach. A number of the online fitness workout routines that are sold today include forums and memberships where you can get lots of support from others, including the program creator.
For faster results hire a personal trainer that will be with you and guide you through the inevitable ups and downs of the weight loss cycle. We all need encouragement and a good trainer will help to keep you motivated!
 
 
Make Today the day you TRANSFORM YOURSELF!
 
 
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Must Read Fitness Facts!
1) 65% of Americans are considered obese.


2) 37% of adults report they are not physically active. Only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.

3) 41 million Americans are estimated to have pre-diabetes. Most people with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they make changes to their diet and physical activity that results in a loss of about 5-7 percent of their body weight.

4) More than 10 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 are overweight, double the proportion since 1980.

5) One quarter of U.S. children spend 4 hours or more watching television daily.

6) Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease as regularly active people.

HAPPIER NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

1) Consistent physical exercise, even at moderate levels reduces the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer.

 2) Adults 18 and older need 30 minutes of physical activity on five or more days a week to be healthy; children and teens need 60 minutes of activity a day for their health.

 3) Significant health benefits can be obtained by including a moderate amount of physical activity (e.g., 30 minutes of brisk walking or raking leaves, 15 minutes of running, 45 minutes of playing volleyball). Additional health benefits can be gained through greater amounts of physical activity.

4) Thirty to sixty minutes of activity broken into smaller segments of 10 or 15 minutes throughout the day has significant health benefits.

5) Moderate daily physical activity can reduce substantially the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, such as colon cancer. Daily physical activity helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, helps prevent or retard osteoporosis, and helps reduce obesity, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and symptoms of arthritis.

You can take positive steps to turn your life around, please start today!

Your life is valuable, make the changes you need to make starting now.


Make today the day you TRANSFORM YOURSELF!

 

 

STATS were taken from fitness.gov

 
 

It's easy to get bored exercising if you are constantly doing the same exercises over and over. You can also put yourself at a higher risk for an overuse injury. You need to switch it up! If all you ever do is focus on cardio, consider incorporating flexibility, balance, and strength training for a more well rounded routine. You might also consider mixing the intensity of your workouts. If all you ever do is jog at a certain pace on a flat surface, try intervals where you pick up your pace for a certain amount of time. Or try a long run up hill. Another nice thing about "switching it up" is we sometimes have crazy schedules and it's nice to get 10 minutes of exercise in here or there. You can't always just take an hour to run. Maybe do 10 minutes of core training in the morning, do some jumping jacks and pushups mid day and do some yoga and stretching in the evening. You need to have a program that you will stick to, but when your schedule suddenly changes have a back up plan!

 

Make today the day you TRANSFORM YOURSELF!

 
 
 It's like anything else in life, if you want faster results you hire a professional. You wouldn't attempt to fly a plane without getting a pilots' license, or build an engine without proper training. Personal Trainers are experts in the art of body transformation. We help you by showing you proper techniques, and helping you avoid injury. We work with you in a positive manner to bring about effective and safe change in the most time efficient way possible. We take into account your lifestyle, your abilities, and your goals.
Of-course you can workout on your own, and I think you should! Just take into consideration that the results you achieve could come at a much slower pace. You also run a higher risk of injury going it alone. But the main reason most people fail on their own is they quit. They don't have the continual support and accountability to help them stay focused.

 

Did you know 50%-60% of new exercisers will quit exercising within six months. A better statistic is People who choose to exercise using a trainer will be 50% more likely to meet their goals!

 

Make today the day you choose to TRANSFORM YOURSELF!

 
 
How many of you guys are trying to lose weight. Which basically means you want to lose excess fat. One of the most accurate (and annoying) way to do that is to count calories. Well, now if you have a smart phone you can download one of many apps that calculates it all for you. I use "my fitness pal" but there are many options out there. Yes, it still takes some work, but if your serious about losing weight this is a great first step!

 
 

"SPECIAL DIET" or EATING RIGHT?
Many People these days are on "special diets" to lose weight. The best thing you can do when trying to lose weight is stick with the same diet for life! Find a way to eat that will promote good health, eat 5 or more fruits and veggies every day. This will give you vitamins and minerals your body needs! Make this your first step, tonight instead of just having a lasagna for dinner have a smaller piece of lasagna with salad and a steamed veggie on the side. make it your job today to find a way to incorporate healthy foods into all your meals! Forget the "health bar" snack and have some nuts and an apple!


 Make today the day you TRANSFORM YOURSELF!