How a Personal Trainer Can Help You Lose Weight

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You might have a little trouble staying motivated or sticking to your workout routine. If so, you might need a personal trainer. Your personal trainer will motivate you and won’t let you quit. Personal trainers develop workouts to help you firm, tone and lose weight. They can teach you the most effective way to exercise for weight loss and help you stick to your routine. Your personal trainer focuses on your specific fitness and weight loss goals to develop a unique workout to help you achieve those goals.
Sometimes a deficit can be a good thing. If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. This means you consume fewer calories than you burn. Your body is burning calories around the clock. Extra calories are stored as fat. To get rid of this fat, eat fewer calories and exercise. Don’t compromise nutrition when cutting calories. Cut back on portions and trade empty calories for nutrient-rich foods. For example, cookies have a lot of calories but little or no nutritional value. Snack on fresh or dried fruit instead. A personal trainer can help you stay on track to control your caloric intake.
Sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated on your own. That’s where your personal trainer comes in handy. A personal trainer can not only design a workout just for you, she can keep you motivated when you want to quit. Your personal trainer can help you set realistic goals that you can attain. No, you aren’t going to lose 10 pounds in 5 days, but you can make steady progress toward your weight-loss goal with the help of a personal trainer.
Cardio is the most effective ways to lose weight and get in shape. Your personal trainer will push you to do cardio exercises 3 to 5 times each week, so prepare yourself. Cardio isn’t just running or jogging. It’s any exercises that elevates your heart rate, respiration and gets you sweating. You’ll improve your heart health, lung efficiency and reduce your risk of chronic disease, such as heart disease and diabetes. Expect your personal trainer to throw some strength training at you, too. Strength training helps you retain muscle mass while you are losing weight.
A personal trainer may expect you to put in some time on the various cardio and strength machines in the gym. You can burn as much as 200 calories per hour working out on a treadmill. An elliptical machine is also a great fat-burner plus it’s a low-impact workout so it’s easier on your joints than a treadmill. Riding a stationary bike can help you lose weight, but the rowing machine can burn up to 50 percent more fat because you are using your upper and lower body at the same time. Your personal trainer will help you design a gym machine workout that fits your weight-loss goals.

 

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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

One Response to How a Personal Trainer Can Help You Lose Weight

  1. Well health and fitness is possible is only if one is having healthy body.I have gone through your blog. The information you have given are really informative.Fitness Club

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