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How Can A Personal Trainer Help You?

Hello Everyone, and Welcome to my blog!

This month’s topic is about what I do as a personal trainer and how I can help You achieve your fitness goal and improve your health and life style.

I have met many people who showed concern and inquired about personal training, so I chose to talk about the benefit of hiring a personal trainer for two reasons:
1- To help people understand the purpose of training with a specialist and how they both contribute to achieving the best results.
2- To answer those interested but hesitant, and maybe help them find their reason to hiring a trainer.

As you will read below, I will further elaborate How a Personal Trainer can help you:

Motivation: we all try to avoid hiring a trainer, so we chose to do it on our own. We start motivated for the first few weeks, we hit the Gym and we train regularly. However, gradually we become discouraged especially when we stop seeing results and we get bored with the workout routines and then we quit. I bet we have all lived this scenario.
A personal trainer on the other hand will motivate you on your setbacks and help you pick up again. Also, he will mix and match workouts to always renew the routine and involve fun in it to boost your energy level and motivation. He will give you all the support and encouragement needed. He is dedicated to making you fitter, better and healthier, simply because your success, means his success as a personal trainer.

Consistency: Another benefit earned when hiring a personal trainer. Consistency is the key to progress in your fitness program. As we said earlier, sometimes we might aim too high and sometimes too low, and that will cause us to fail our plan. Success won’t just happen overnight and requires dedication and hard work.
The personal trainer will help you stay committed, focused on the routine and on the path of achieving your goal. The trainer won’t accept excuses and will help you set the right mindset and the right expectations.

Individual instruction: one of the best aspects for hiring a personal trainer is that he/she tailors a workout routine specifically for You. That is why it is always important to share your fitness goal, weakness, strength, or any information with your trainer.
Professional trainers will usually assess your fitness level prior to choosing your routines; they might also require a body composition test and will calculate your BMI. Accordingly the trainer will design the workout plan to meet your goal and to be suitable for your physical condition.

Effective workouts: We go to the gym, looking to lose weight, thinking the more time we spend on the treadmill the more weight we will lose. The truth is that we might be working the wrong muscle, or repeating the wrong exercise and wasting time with no actual benefit.
Quality matters. Although your workout frequency should be consistent and increasing over time, your workout session might not exceed the period of one hour. The reason is that with a tailored routine, you will do the right moves and you will achieve your goal, whether its weight loss, fitness training, or body building. Effective workouts will save you time and give you all the benefits.

Supervision:  designing the workout, doing the workout and then supervising the routine. The personal trainer will make sure you are doing the moves, the postures and the breathing technique right. All these details affect your body. The trainer will go through every move and will guide you with the exercises. This benefit will make you work the right muscle and will also help you prevent injury.

Evaluation: the scale is always a good indication in case of weight loss. It’s true. But your body measures, your fitness progress and your muscle toning need tracking, and your personal trainer is the one for the job. He is there to track your development from day one.
However, you must keep in mind that fitness goes hand in hand with your food diet. You should eat healthy and avoid unhealthy foods and eating habits. Also, you must reduce your alcohol intake and follow your trainers instruction for your own sake.

Personal trainers will help you a lot; they are the experts that will support you all the way towards your goal.  He is very knowledgeable of the body functions and fitness, and is an added value for an enhanced life style and a healthier body. However, the relationship evolves over time to form a team where they work together to attain their goal.  It takes will and dedication to make it work. Still have any doubts?

Khaled Hafez

 

How to Stay Active in Autumn?

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Fall is here! Summer is almost over, schools are back and almost everyone is resuming their work and life routine. Although it may seem like fun is over, some people feel good about having their lifestyle organized and look forward to starting over a new season, as a new beginning to a better version of themselves.

I would like to seize the occasion to discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle during autumn. Thus, I will dedicate this month’s blog to offer you some useful tips to staying active in Autumn and also to adapting yourselves and making healthy changes to improve your health. Read on for autumn fitness and nutrition tips:

Keep on exercising: Exercise is important now as in any time of the year. As the weather cools, stretching is even more important, as is exercising indoor. Yoga and other flexibility-enhancing movements will help us stay young and fit. Also, it is important to note that we feel as young as our spine is flexible. Our weight work and aerobic activities are  also vital and will help us stay fit, toned, and strong and will support the immune function and circulation. A vital body rarely gets sick.

Boost your immune system: With the changing season, now is the perfect time to boost your immune system.   Mother Nature will help you boost your immune system through some of the best natural immune-boosters such as: drinking plenty of fresh water, eatinng  plenty of raw foods, garlic, lysine, probiotics, Vitamins B, C and D, E3 Live, mushroom, zinc and honey.

 Drink sufficient water and stay warm: You may not feel as hot as over the summer months so you might not feel the desire to drink as much, however, fluid loss is still an important consideration. Avoid cold drinks and ice, and Keep warm and start getting into those yummy soups!

Limit your alcohol intake: Alcohol can have many negative impacts on the body. It is high in calories and lacking nutrient value. Some researchers have also suggested that because alcohol is metabolized in the body first, any food consumed in combination with the alcohol will be more easily converted to fat. And finally, when you drink alcohol, You may be more inclined to indulge or make poor choices because you aren’t able to think clearly.

Eat healthy foods: Diet is an important focus now and you must learn to enjoy good foods. Most of us need more protein and heat generating foods in the colder months. They will keep our blood and energy moving.

Khaled Hafez

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January Fitness: How To Stick To Your Fitness Resolutions?!

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January is always the busiest time of the year for gyms. After a holiday season of eating, drinking, and celebrating, many gyms see their membership double by January. Regardless of all that enthusiasm, gym attendance is usually back to its normal, by mid-February.
Perhaps that’s because, many people fail to commit to what they said they are going to do, after the mood they said it in is gone. Most of the ones I know lack the will power and motivation to stick to their goals and they all fall short.
But you don’t need superpowers or an iron will to commit to being healthier this year. Whether your goal is to do 10 push-ups, run a marathon, or simply take the stairs more often.you can get there!
This month’s blog is dedicated to everyone on the verge to quitting on his fitness goals. Read on for tip on how to How to stick to your Fitness resolutions:

Write It and Measure It

Resolutions should be both specific and measurable. In fact, a recent study found that setting broad, vague, goals can make people depressed. Writing down your goals is not only a great way to accomplish them, but your list can also help you figure out the exact steps needed to get there.

“I want to lose weight” is a pretty common New Year’s resolution, but how exactly do you go from point A to point B? Instead, try setting a more specific goal. For instance: “I want to lose 3 kilos over the next six weeks by eliminating fast food meals and going to the gym three to four times per week. I’ll then maintain my goal weight for six months before setting any other new goals.”

Make Resolutions Manageable and Break Up your Goal

The key to sustainable resolutions is to make small changes gradually. So if your goal is to go from never running to finishing a half-marathon, start training gradually. Begin by walking a few miles twice a week, and steadily increase the workload to jogging, and then running over several months.

Also, an important technique is to break up your goal and give yourself several small resolutions throughout the year. If you are aiming to lose 10 kilos this year. Make your plan to losing 1 kilo per month or so.  A goal that’s either far in the future or far out of your comfort zone can be tough to start, so break the resolution down into achievable steps.

Treat Yourself!

When you hit those hard-earned benchmarks; one perfect pull up, holding a headstand, the first week you managed to run 30 minutes a day, treat yourself!
Choose a reward that won’t undo your hard work: a weekend getaway, a beach day, a spa day, a massage, some new fitness swag, or a movie date. Regular treats divided by goal can help you reach those milestones faster than you previously thought possible.

Ask for Help

Not knowing how to do a certain exercise is no excuse to write it off completely. If you’re curious about new techniques, or find some exercises that are too intimidating, book a session with a personal trainer to clear up confusion, help prevent injury, and learn to love new moves. Trainers and instructors are there to help, so don’t be self-conscious about asking for advice.

Keep a Schedule and Keep your workouts Interesting!

Time management is important for accomplishing any goal, and fitness is no exception. Make your fitness routine work for you: Pick a time of the day when you have energy, schedule a workout, rinse, and repeat.
Also, try to mix and match exercises, experience new classes, training, technique and places. just think out of the box and you will find plenty of ideas beyond the treadmill and dumbbells.
Khaled Hafez