August 28, 2012 by Tracey
Are you looking at making some changes in your life?
Ready to change your shape, increase your energy, improve your health, lose weight and start taking charge of your body?
If you’re really ready for a change, it’s worth investing in a real personal trainer who is certified [...]
As personal trainers, we often get asked, “What are the best places to workout/buy supplements/get equipment?” It makes sense, of course, because we live, eat and breathe exercise and fitness pretty much 24/7.
Here is a beginning list – it only includes the La Crescenta, La Canada and Valley areas of Los Angeles because this is [...]
What is the biggest barrier to getting fit and how can you overcome it?
Probably the best way to overcome any barrier is to, firstly, know what it is. If you know what you’re dealing with you can plan ahead on how you will deal with it when it comes your way.
Getting into shape can [...]
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the estimated annual medical cost of cardiovascular disease or stroke is $209.3 billion; cancer is $60.9 billion; diabetes is $92 billion; obesity is $61 billion. That’s a total of $423.2 billion! What’s more, many of these diseases can be prevented by simply exercising and eating [...]
There are many reasons why people hire trainers. The following are a few of the more common reasons I have seen.
1. To get professional guidance
2. To get faster results or break through a plateau
3. To learn how to do exercises correctly and safely
4. To be held accountable or get help with discipline
Most common goals people [...]
Aging and Fitness
How to Slow the Body’s Clock
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2030 the portion of the U.S. population aged 65 or older will double to about 71 million – that’s a lot of older people! The question is, how can we age and still get the most out [...]
A good or great trainer would have the majority of the following characteristics, qualities and credentials and could also verify them.
1. UNIVERSITY QUALIFIED: with a background in exercise science (or similar field).
2. CERTIFIED: with a reputable agency; ACSM, NASM, NSCA (these are the top 3 agencies from over 300 in the USA).
NAME YOUR FITNESS GOALS
ASK YOURSELF WHAT DO I WANT TO ACHIEVE THAT WOULD MAKE ME REALLY HAPPY? Clearly define your top three health or fitness goals and write them down.
GOAL 2. ____________________________________________________________________
GOAL 3. ____________________________________________________________________
ASK YOURSELF IN WHAT REALISTIC TIME FRAME DO I WISH TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS?
1 to 3 months or 3 [...]
FIVE GOLDEN RULES OF SAFETY & RESULTS
How do you know how to get the most out of your workouts? Are you working at the correct level of effort needed to really get results?
To get good results one has to know what to focus on regarding workouts & training. There are five basic senior elements to [...]
February 27, 2009 by Rudi
Hire a fitness expert
Rudi is a University of NSW, American College of Sports Medicine qualified and master trainer with over twenty years experience helping people from all walks of life achieve their health and fitness goals. Rudi has helped many people from teens to 85 year olds, medical doctors, chiropractors, attorneys, music, media and Hollywood A-list celebrities, professional athletes, personal [...]
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