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Training for your body type – Endomoprhs

I teach about 3 distinct body types when I meet new clients or when people have questions about their body fat.  Knowing what your body type is and how to eat, train, and sleep accordingly is one of the most important and most overlooked aspects of personal training and getting in shape.

endomorph-body-type

We all lift weights, we all do cardio, we all participate in the same 5k’s but what sets us apart is how we train and what training our body type responds too.  Endomorphs need to focus on bigger sets, with more intensity and a fast training pace

Having good nutrition is of course important too, endomorphs need to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables, more complex carbs and more lean high quality protein.   YOU have to cut out the junk food and sweets because the endomorph body type easily converts extra calories to stored energy, and that is not what we want to do!!

Workout programs, diets, and personal trainers fail because people do not eat & train for their body type, what they do is train by doing something somebody else already did and think it will work bc its in the magazine or on t.v

New workout: “KB500 – kick your butt core workout”

this Wed 5:30pm we will be starting another workout here at GT Fitness Studio – its a kickboxing workout designed to burn at least 500 calories using various forms of “martial art” style exercises focusing and attacking the core.

Steve-O will be here instructing the class with over 29yrs of martial art experience you will be guaranteed to kick, punch, and chop your way through this workout

It’s open registration ($10) , no contracts or memberships, just show up and get the workout!!

Workout hours for this Holiday weekend

I plan on being at the studio from 9am-10am on Saturday morning.  I am leaving early to head over to

@ChucksLiquors

for a “home-brew” beer seminar at 12pm – we have to get in early because we have to set up and sanitize our equipment that will be brewing our beer.

I will be closed Memorial Day and back training on Tues regular times

 

ENJOY your holiday

 

 

Personal Training 101: great clients make great trainers

GT Fitness client review

Apple a day

One of my best clients brought up the other day in the studio that he made a decision not to eat after he got off work at 9pm.  He has already lost over -25lbs  but since the holiday eating he is ready to lose a few more.

We both agreed that if you’re not willing to eat an apple then you really aren’t that hungry.

That makes sense to me.

If you aren’t willing to eat a fruit or vegetable when you are hungry then you really aren’t hungry, you are just craving!!

Try it next time – it works

Cost for being healthy according to Obamacare

So how much does it really cost to be healthy?

I believe it only costs you about 30-50mins most days of the week doing some structured physical activity

the-cost-of-care

2013: The best and worst time to start working out

The final two weeks of the year is staring us right in the face.  Looking back you can see people places and things that touched your heart and flashes of memories that you want to vanish forever.  I myself have been blessed in 2012 and can’t wait to run through 2013.

The new year brings one of my favorite times for business, the “resolution”

resolution

1. the act or an instance of resolving
2. the condition or quality of being resolute; firmness or determination
3. something resolved or determined; decision
4. a formal expression of opinion by a meeting, esp one agreed by a vote
5. (Law) a judicial decision on some matter; verdict; judgment
6. the act or process of separating something into its constituent parts or elements

There’s the dictionary definition, take your pick.   When people hear the word they typically think of losing weight.

I think that’s fabulous.

I have worked at the big gyms, owned my own business and have been a personal trainer going on 12yrs, although I see and learn new things all the time, some things never do change, like people starting off the new year wanting to get in shape.

This by far is the best and worst time to start working out.

It’s best because people are motivated, ready and helped along by encouragement of family, peers, and co-workers, and without some support its hard to  be successful.

On the other-hand, it’s the worst time to workout, it’s crowded, time-consuming, and almost embarrassing for some because of how they have let their self go.

Bigger gyms won’t help

$15/24hr  gym won’t help

Diet pills wont help

Starving yourself won’t help

Working out 2 hrs a day wont help

The only thing that helps is YOU – you have to want to make a change and accept the responsibilities  that come with that change.

The best help is self-help – you are the motivation, the resolution, you are the reason  I have purpose and self fulfillment in my own life – thank you

I’m a salesman too – I sell SEXY LEG workouts

my rant on selling

 

Your Abs, my Abs, every body’s Abs

Wed is Ab day at the studio, my favorite day to train abs.

We all have abs, but some of us have too much fat covering them so they are hidden.  Reduce your body fat percentage significantly and you too will have a six-pack showing.

Check out this anatomy chart, you look like this

But not every body looks like this

Genetics plays a big factor in what you look like.  What genes we get from our parents will determine what we look like, how our muscle is shaped and what definition we can show, not every body is the same.  

These before and after pics are more like it, not everything you see in a magazine is for real!!



Any questions or comments feel free to reply.  If you need a good Ab workout just ask!!

Feast or Famine for Thanksgiving

We are starting are Thanksgiving workouts now, I want to help you burn the calories from dinner before you ever sit down to eat!!

Here are some numbers I found to put things in perspective for you (http://theweek.com/article/index/221689/thanksgivings-massive-calorie-count-by-the-numbers)

 

1,500
The amount of calories an average woman needs each day

2,000
The amount of calories an average man needs each day

3,000
The estimated amount of calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, side dishes, and dessert

5,000 to 6,000
The estimated amount of calories people consume throughout Thanksgiving Day — roughly triple the recommended daily intake

590
The amount of calories in an average serving of a traditionally prepared Thanksgiving turkey

30
Grams of fat in an average serving of a traditionally prepared Thanksgiving turkey

400
The amount of calories in a softball-sized serving of stuffing

25
Grams of fat in a softball-sized serving of stuffing, or “the amount of fat you’d gobble up in a large, fast food serving of french fries,” says Darlene Zimmerman at the Detroit Free Press

323
The amount of calories in a small, lightbulb-sized slice of pumpkin pie

456
The amount of calories in a small, lightbulb-sized slice of pecan pie

90
Calories in a typical three-ounce glass of red wine

3,500
The amount of calories needed for the body to create one extra pound of fat

500 to 700
Calories that healthy dieters should aim for in their Thanksgiving meal, as recommended by health experts at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

60
The number of minutes it takes for a 150-pound person to burn 500 calories by jogging at a moderate pace, according to Livestrong.com

Sources: Boston GlobeDetroit Free PressLivestrong.comLA Times,Las Vegas Review JournalNaturally SavvyShape

 

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