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Making Better Personal Trainers

Want to be a better personal trainer for your clients? Here we have some advice from the other side of personal training – the client! Having had a few personal trainers over the years, we want to tell you what we like and what makes a better personal trainer in Essendon.

Go the Extra Mile

Ok, so we aren’t good at personal activity and we need help in that area, but quite often we need help in other areas like nutrition, sleeping better, injuries to our body. Tell us how to get more exercise during the day by doing other things. Go the extra mile for your clients, don’t just train them. Often clients who need exercise help, need help with their eating, sleeping, work life balance. As you are training them, talk to them about nutrition, or things that have helped you or your other clients recently.

Don’t talk Jargon

Please don’t talk to us in jargon, we may not know what you are talking about. Often personal training clients don’t have the knowledge and know how that you do. So speak to them in layman’s terms, don’t use the technical terms for parts of the body as they may not know what it is. Always tell them how this exercise is helping a particular part of the body. This spurs us on to do more if we know it is helping a part of their body we want improved. If we are in your cross fit class, we want to know how many kilojoules we are burning. For further information you can visit this site about gym.

Talk to Us

We actually hate exercising and even more hate how it hurts! If you talk to us it takes our mind off the pain and monotony of the exercise. Talk to us about what is happening in the gym or if you are giving us strength and conditioning training, talk about something interesting and make us laugh as our back is killing us and we want to curl up and die. The helps make time goes so much quicker too.

Give us Lots of Praise

Everybody loves praise and we love praise especially during strenuous workouts, as it gives us the extra push to run further, lift extra weight, and do much crunches. We are like little children and thrive on compliments, even applaud us as we run around the oval again and again. Also, don’t forget a few pleases and thanks, this help us and doesn’t make you sound like a drill sergeant! If we wanted commands, we would join the army.

Be There For Us

Don’t stand at the other end of the oval shouting instructions to us, we can’t hear you and don’t want to hear you. We know that you can’t do all the exercises with us but if you are in close proximity to us that sure helps, as we feel you are our partner in health and fitness. And that’s exactly what we want – a partner in health and fitness!

How To Lose Weight

The pressure to become thin is higher than ever nowadays with the glorification of thigh gaps, collarbones and the size zero body types and it is only human to want to succumb to this pressure and obtain such a body type but what should matter is how you feel in your own skin. If you are comfortable with being plus size, kudos to everyone one of you and if you are comfortable with being size zero, kudos to you as well but what should be the motive of every person that take up diets and exercise to lose weight should be to become fit and toned. Even the fashion industry and media is slowly starting to eliminate the beauty standards set by these models that look like they eat nothing but air regularly by advertising and promoting healthy and toned bodies.

If you are a girl or a boy who finds herself unsatisfied by the look of their body, you need to understand that you can change the way you look at any given point in your life by adapting healthy habits such as clean eating and regular exercise.

Get yourself motivated

Even if you have the desire to lose weight, it can be difficult to get yourself motivated enough to start working out but there are many ways in which you can begin to get yourself motivated. If you’re a person who loves buying athletic gear, buy yourself a new pair of running shoes or an arm band so that you will feel obliged to make the use of these items that you have bought. For ladies, workout clothes can be a great way to get you motivated because when you have the right clothes to wear to your gym, you will feel confident and will want to work out more often.

You could also try looking at pictures of your favorite athletes and how defined their bodies are. This method has proven to make you drop that tub of Ben and jerry’s that you are thinking of going for after you finish reading this article.

Start to workout

The hardest part about working out is avoiding procrastination so if you are feeling like you need to take a nap before you go to a qualified gym or go out for a run, force those thoughts to stop and start on the task as fast as you can so that you will not feel the need to procrastinate after you have already started to break a sweat.

The two methods mentioned above is guaranteed to help you lose the weight that you have been packing for quite some time now.

Learning Together Lifts The Spirit And Forms A Fraternity For Life With Rhythm

From the inception of human living, coming together, socializing, concerted efforts, consensus on particular decisions and corporate activity etc, reveal the inner need of togetherness to be satisfied. ‘No man is an Island’ was sung by a popular artist in the late 60’s. How true! A single mind could birth some intriguing idea but for it to take shape the participation of many is essential in order to make it viable and beneficial. Even in the wild there are species that flock together for defence as well as identity and proliferation. Sea creatures too exhibit this tendency. To an observer, collective activity is a delightful happening. Take for instance sports where team play is a treat to watch no matter who wins. Individual events are not exception because they represent a school, nation or and an organization and the result does pervade through every unit and member stimulating the oneness.

To be concrete, like many instructions and lectures within a confined space for a set of students today’s vogue are the group fitness classes that combines physical aerobic moves and rhythmic musical forms. It is those who are passionate about their individual muscle build up for rewards or personality, follow schedules in gyms led by instructors. But in these sessions above, it is generally the young ones (only 18+ are permitted normally) who take the discipline and mostly for entertainment. In the process they are coached to fall to a rhythm and music. The exercises do help them in trimming their body as a bi-product.

Another undeniable advantage is, practicing and performing together, coordinating with a harmonized sequence of motions builds among them a fraternity that would bond them for a very long period in life. Even when they go apart in different directions due to employment, relocation, marriage, further education etc, the bonding is so strong that it would be strengthened further as the saying goes, ‘absence makes the hearts go fonder’. This is the obvious and automatic resultant creation out of these group fitness classes.

One good example that is catching all over like wild fire is the Zumba. It is a dance form that in the process builds stamina, created and choreographed by a Colombian dancer in early 90’s. In this aerobic dance incorporated are hip-hop, samba, salsa and many other Latin American dance forms which do have individual merits as well. It could be seen all over that such trained combos perform in charity shows, collecting funds for worthy causes. However this is not a job for experimenters but for professionally qualified and certified instructors as they are not dealing with puppets but humans. They should possess adequate knowledge and experience in safely instructing and guiding very delicate movements in aggressive tempos. Nevertheless, it brings out the beauty of unity through rhythm and rhapsody.