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Planning Your Long-Term Fitness Goal

Planning Your Long-Term Fitness Goal

Motivation, necessary knowledge, and a few pointers and tactics can all help you reach your objectives. Encourage yourself correctly with our list of eleven starting recommendations that will help you achieve your fitness and health objectives.

People usually think motivation and information are for the advanced and smart people, but we’re talking about a person who is actually trying to get in shape and improve his/her health levels as well. If you think that you’re too smart for motivation, you’re just plain wrong.

Incorporating your fitness and health goals with a buddy or buddy pair is the perfect way to give you a support system. You can work out together, talk about your goals, challenge each other with your own goals, and even compare goals and achievements with others in your buddy group. This will help to keep you motivated on your journey to reaching your goals.

Don’t focus on “peak performance.”

People usually get too caught up in trying to improve their performance in a specific, limited area of a fitness training program. Instead, focus on getting the “full body workout.” Aim for “getting the heart pumping, lungs breathing, muscles tight, body fat burning.”

This means doing an at least five to ten minute cardiovascular exercise, such as dancing, skipping, skipping, or skipping rope.

Don’t be afraid to “pump things up.”

You’ll be discouraged, yes, but that’s fine. Even with your motivation broken and the “beginner mind-set,” you’ll still be able to see some of the benefits of what you’re doing because of the progression of the activity. If you just work out at the gym without making things “progress,” then you’ll still be doing well even though your motivation is reduced. And one of the best ways to progress your fitness and health training is to be able to “up your game.”

“Up your game” means adding time, frequency, intensity, or the amount of weight you use. For instance, if you only perform ten minutes of running per week, then, with a treadmill, you can increase that to fifteen minutes and have that only include a five minute stride. This is done to help you to push harder and progress your training better.

Just as it’s important to have a partner to keep you motivated to succeed, it’s equally important to work with a trainer who will be supportive, knowledgeable, and creative in developing a program that is a good fit for your lifestyle and goals. You will need a program that makes sense both for your current fitness level and your long-term fitness goals.

Many people will get stuck in a rut or find themselves making the same mistakes time and time again with the same workout. And, as with anything, you want to be progressive. You don’t want to be doing the same repetitive exercise routines year after year because they’re not progressive.

A good trainer will have a progressive program that is designed to challenge you year after year and also keep you on track with your goals. The good news is that most trainers are now educated enough to know that if you want to be successful, you need to be progressive. This is why you’ll see many trainers now encouraging progression as well.

The two things that make a good trainer are:

1. Knowledge.

They should be well educated in the fitness industry and have a well founded passion for helping people. You don’t want to work with a trainer who is just passing by or a trainer who is only training celebrities.

2. The relationship.

They should be someone who you can trust. A good trainer will take the time to learn more about you and your situation and will make recommendations to you, you should trust them with your money and not try to get by them by working with someone who will not be supportive or has a short attention span.

3. Technical Knowledge.

They should be knowledgeable in the training techniques and equipment used.

Now, these are just basic skills that a trainer should have. To be a successful trainer, you should be able to demonstrate all of these qualities. Good trainers also have a great rapport with their clients. And their clients are happy and that’s why you hire them in the first place.

Finally, an average trainer is expected to have a degree in Exercise Physiology. But you shouldn’t be. A trainer should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that we’ve discussed here. These qualities will make them worth every penny. And then some. Good luck in your journey to the top!


How to Choose a Good Trainer

How to choose a good trainer? The first thing you need to do is to be well informed about the trainers that you’re considering hiring. Do your homework on them so that you can make the best decision. For instance, you may be considering hiring a trainer who specializes in helping people to get into shape. This kind of trainer has to be well versed in the physiology of the human body, have experience in rehabilitating injured muscles and have knowledge of nutrition that will help you stick to your workout regimen. You must also look for a trainer who will understand you as a human being and not just rely on your looks.

How to get started on your new fitness regime: the best way to get started on your new regime is by inviting a trainer into your house. Have them warm up your muscles and warm your body up before you start your work out. Then you can do your cardio training after they’ve helped you stretch your muscles. Have a few days of stretching before your cardio training so that your body will respond to it properly. And even then, you can still get started on your new regime even without the instructor as long as you have a good plan in place and follow it religiously.

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Should You Hire a Personal Trainer?

Should You Hire a Personal Trainer?

Deciding to be more active is a fantastic first step toward reaping all of the wonderful advantages of exercise, which range from improved emotions to better sleep to increased overall confidence.
Now, however, we need to consider where to start. Is it better to try a gym, where you can be sure of a bunch of strangers staring at you? Going to a home gym is still a great choice, but it does require a bit of prep-work. You can even do it outside, if you have the time and space, but you’ll need some clothes you like and a good workout partner.
Here’s a quick checklist to get you started:

1. Decide whether you’re going to be inside or outside. Many people who’ve never exercised have this fantasy where they show up to a fitness class at a gym and immediately like it. It’s easy to do, because you’re already standing around and sweating, but don’t fall for it. Even if you do like the idea of working out in a gym, you have to like working out in a gym. So, if you’re a morning person, then try to hit a gym at lunchtime. If you prefer to work out in the afternoon or evening, then head out on your hike. You’ll have a much better time getting the group moving, and you won’t feel so self-conscious about your choice of clothing or hike hat.

2. When you head to the gym, what do you look for? Do you want a personal trainer, or do you want to get started on your own? I prefer the trainer, but I may find myself at a trainer’s station at a gym, or in a class for walking. This is perfectly fine. I might be bored by the trainer, but I won’t be bored by a wall. If the trainer is a pushover and helps you along slowly, with plenty of praise and encouragement, then this will make your experience much more pleasant. Again, the trainer will find an audience.

3. Do you want a private class, or a trainer in a public class? This will affect the atmosphere of the class, of course, but more importantly the atmosphere of your personal trainer. If he’s in a public class with a bunch of people, then he’ll be all business and no fun. If you choose the private class, then he’ll be more of a hero. As the instructor of this class, he’ll be more like a role model. He’ll be more liked and less feared. He’ll be someone to look up to.

That’s not to say that if you choose the private trainer that you won’t also benefit from the positive influence of the class. The class can help you, if you need to. Maybe you’ve had a recent change in your body and need to work out the issues. Maybe you’ve been sick, and need to work out the symptoms, with your illness adding to the challenge. Maybe you’ve come to the class because you’ve read something about a healthy way of eating, or a way of working out that will benefit you specifically. Perhaps you just want to get moving, and the encouragement and friendliness of the trainer will help you along the way.

There are lots of ways that the trainer can encourage you, depending on what you choose to do with him. If you’re a loner who just wants to get moving, then the trainer will be very helpful. If you enjoy socializing, then the trainer will help you set up social activities to make the time with the trainer more enjoyable. Perhaps you just want to let the time pass, and be alone, then the trainer will help you accomplish this. The trainer will certainly think about you. He’ll also want to make sure that he gives you what you need to make sure that you get out the class and the exercise routine on your own terms.


In addition to encouragement, the trainer can also help you to push yourself. If you need to push yourself, then he can provide the help and advice to help you do that. Whether you decide to try something that you’ve never done before, or simply want to push yourself in a new area, then the trainer can push you along the way. He’ll push you to be careful, to pace yourself, to make sure that you get enough rest. He’ll want to help you understand that pushing yourself too far can be too dangerous. He’ll also want to encourage you to keep trying, to keep working at something. If you’re overweight, then the trainer can help you to start on a diet, to begin a program that will help you get back into shape. Maybe you just want to get moving and work your way up, to the point where you can take on a bigger challenge, one that may benefit you more and help you lose more weight.

He’ll certainly want to push you along, and to let you know when you’re pushing yourself too far. If you’re out of breath, or have a cough, or otherwise getting breathless, then the trainer will want to get you back under control. The trainer won’t be just interested in pushing you along. He’ll want to know when he’s pushing you along. Maybe he’ll want to know when you’re pushing him along too much, and when you’re pushing yourself too far. The trainer will be just as worried about getting out of breath as he is about pushing you too far.


Perhaps you’ll like to have the help of the trainer as much as he likes to have help you. After all, you’ll both be getting the same help in a way. You’ll both be working together to get you out of the new situation. Perhaps you’ll both want to be pushed along, both be working together to get you back into shape. Maybe the trainer will like to be pushed along, too, as he’ll be working with a friend. Maybe the trainer will want to be pushed along as much as the client likes to be pushed. The trainer will be just as concerned about the client pushing him along as the client is concerned about the trainer pushing him along.

You’ll probably want to push the trainer along, too, but perhaps the client will have different concerns. Maybe the client will be more interested in the workout itself than the push. Perhaps the client will be more interested in what the push can do for him than what the trainer can do for him.


The trainer is less concerned about what the push can do for the client. He’s more concerned about what the client can do for the push. Or maybe the push is less concerned about what the client can do for the client, and more concerned about what the client can do for him.

But the trainer is more concerned about what the push can do for the client than what the client can do for the push. This is the reality of the situation. That’s why a trainer is hired. That’s why the relationship between the trainer and client is that of a friend to a friend. Not a personal relationship, but a business relationship.