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Why do you want to lose weight?

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I don’t care what you weigh and I’m the personal trainer that tells you that the first day you come workout with me

There are a few different types of weight on your body

  • hair
  • shoes
  • clothes
  • water
  • food
  • muscle
  • fat

Most people going to the gym go to lose weight, but its not about what you weigh

When we workout we want to burn fat and build muscle.  Muscle has weight too

Ever hear somebody say “Muscle weighs more than fat?”

They are WRONG – 5lbs of muscle weighs 5lbs, 5lbs of Fat weighs 5lbs right?

We want to increase our weight in muscle bc when we workout our muscle burns fat, the more muscle we have the more fat we burn when we workout

So why do you want to lose weight?

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I’m going to go walk

Said no one who is in the best shape they have been in a long time

People who get a bad report from the doctor think they need to start walking.

Not the worst idea especially after the doctor with a 14yr education in medicine gives you the simplest easiest, most boring prescription for exercise and weight loss.

If it’s a simple workout, easy to do and you don’t feel like you just got a workout, then it’s probably not going to yield the best results

The best workouts aren’t long and complicated but structured to take you out of your comfort zone

When we have fear of the unknown, signing up for a $10 gym membership is easy and lets our mind at ease for taking the first step

When you go to that gym it’s easy to see all the people who are on the treadmill, riding the bike, walking around not doing anything, or standing there waiting in thier own comfort zone

When you look or watch somebody in better shape than you and you say “that looks too hard” or “DAMMMM my body can’t do that” then its probably out of your comfort zone and will make you stronger, faster and leaner.

 

 

Why do you want to lose weight?

 

I don’t care what you weigh and I’m the personal trainer that tells you that the first day you come workout with me

There are a few different types of weight on your body

  • hair
  • shoes
  • clothes
  • water
  • food
  • muscle
  • fat

 

Most people going to the gym go to lose weight, but its not about what you weigh

When we workout we want to burn fat and build muscle.  Muscle has weight too

Ever hear somebody say “Muscle weighs more than fat?”

They are WRONG – 5lbs of muscle weighs 5lbs, 5lbs of Fat weighs 5lbs right?

We want to increase our weight in muscle bc when we workout our muscle burns fat, the more muscle we have the more fat we burn when we workout

So why do you want to lose weight?

Simple trick using TV to lose body fat weight

Need to drop a few extra pounds?

Think about TV

 

 

What Tom Petty said

#fitness #personaltrainer #GTfitness

 

Back when I was a kid growing up playing sports & being around gyms, the trainers and what constitutes being a “personal trainer” was very different.

The high-school sports hero could be your trainer, the dude with big muscles could be a trainer, the football coach, your Uncle who fought in WWII, or even your Dad bc he knew how to work a leg press machine and move a lot of weight.

Let’s be honest, working out isn’t rocket science, anybody can put shoes on and walk/jog a mile to lose weight or show somebody correct form on a push-up, even how to do a lat pull to build some muscle

Through the 1980’s and 1990’s when “baby boomers” started getting older we established the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association so any person inspiring to be a fitness professional could get a national accredited certification after obtaining a 4 year college degree.  This really helps to give the industry credibility but has never stopped gifted athletes or dudes with big muscles giving workout advice (and never will, talk is cheap)

Fast forward to today, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Insatgram and social media has helped to create an EXPLOSION of fitness interest.  Now more than ever people are getting up off the couch motivated by a friend or colleague who has motivated themselves to not be fat and unfit anymore.  A person who posts selfies at the gym, pics of their gluten-free food, or pics with less clothes on can now get the kudos in “likes” and “shares”to build confidence that they too can now be a “personal trainer” and help others as well without any formal education,training, or certification

Make no mistake about it, I’m all for it, having more people involved getting fit and fighting Obesity is what it’s all about.  A large number of “personal trainers” in town just helps build competition and we all know that competition separates the best from rest.

Cream rises to the top and in the end, we are all a little more fit and confident

That makes me happy

 

 

 

3 problem areas new gym goers need solved

1. Commitment to a specific goal (look, number, size)
2. being Consistent with both exercise and nutrition
3. having the Courage to keep going when it gets tough

Get Toned tip: Don’t eat till you are full

Too much of a good thing is still too much even when the food is good for you

Instead try eating enough, stop before you are full

Eating extra fruit and vegetables is healthy but may not reduce weight

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278794.php

The price you pay for fitness

Personal training is too expensive!!

Since I started personal training 2001 I have heard this so many times!!

I usually don’t argue or try to sell people bc if they are shopping price then they probably aren’t  just ready yet to commit to fitness.

That’s not always true with every person, for all the real salesman out there that know “Selling 101″ I am probably missing it by a long shot but I’m not a salesman, I am a trainer!!

When a perspective clients calls and wants to know price I tell them $99 consultation fee and monthly workout fees or $5 single sessions they sometimes say wow, “that’s too expensive – Why do you have a $99 fee, can you waive that?”

My reply is NO, because I have to know your health history, you goals, your measurements, strengths and weakness.  I just can’t throw you to the wolves and expect you to start losing body fat day 1, there is a process I have to show you, I need to teach you about nutrition for your body and how to workout properly  – other “workout places” waive fees bc they don’t care if you come or not, it’s just a numbers game to them.  Heck some places don’t care if you even get hurt, they have physical therapists waiting because they know you will!!

GT is different, my well-being depends on you succeeding, if you don’t show up, I don’t feed my family

We need a car to get to work, and get around in, this is what we need

car

 

This is what we really want and try to get if we can

1983-ferrari-308gtsi-national-lampoons-vacation

 

 

If you think paying personal training or GT Fitness is “too expensive” I have 4 questions to ask you

  1. Is there an unhealthy habit you can remove from your life to make room for your wellness goals?
  2. How much do you spend eating out a month? Can you go out 2x less a month, so you can afford your wellness/body fat goals?
  3. How much can you afford, I can make a package to suit your financial needs?
  4. What’s $xx off of your pay check?

Let’s face it, sometimes people just want a deal!!

I got one of those if you want

gtfit-3months

 

Any questions or concerns please email me gettonedfitness@yahoo.com, Twitter @NuckolsD, or Facebook David Nuckols – GT Fitness

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