EXERCISE AND NUTRITION
Atkins, The Zone, Raw Food Diet, Hollywood Diet, Low Fat, Low Carb, Low Calorie; with all the reducing plans out there how do you know which one to choose, what’s the most effective, the most painless.
The principle flaw, the reason most these weight loss programs don’t work is… you have to stay on them for them to be effective. That’s it. If you’re feeling deprived who’s going to know if you cheat? Break it once and the second time is that much easier. So what do you do? Set realistic short term and long term goals to start with (less is more here). A new outfit or a vacation is excellent motivators.
Planning a free meal as in (non-diet meal) once a week is important to keep from feeling deprived and keeping a food journal is still one of the most effective tools in weight loss for any diet. Once I know what you like to eat, and what’s right and what’s wrong I can begin.
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or a meat eater, I will improve your nutritional status and help you effectively lose fat. Your personality and time schedule are also taken into consideration. Why you eat is just as important as what you eat. Whether it’s slow and steady or a date specific goal, let us create a plan that works best for you.
Shape Up for the Summer
Getting ship shape for the Marbella summer
Hold on to your love handles for the beach season will soon be upon us here in Marbella. It may only be February but sun aficionados have already started topping up their tans on the sandy beaches and taking tentative dips in the Mediterranean Sea. As anyone living in the town will know, Marbella is blessed with more than 320 days of sunshine a year, giving it an all year round temperate climate and plenty of sun-kissed beach bodies. It’s no surprise then that people start training for that perfect beach body in the winter months so that they can saunter down the Paseo Maritimo with plenty of pecs appeal.
You see, Marbella isn’t just famous for being a playground of the rich and famous, the residents are a fairly good-looking bunch too! It’s no secret that fitness conscious residents descend on Marbella’s gyms in droves to get themselves into shape (round isn’t a shape by the way!). And with tapas restaurants galore and plenty of fine wine bars in town, sometimes you might need a helping hand to achieve that ideal body shape.
Let’s not forget all the trendy beach clubs such as Ocean Club and Nikki Beach that open in May. Here you will find bronzed bodies boasting six packs and svelte waists, alongside the backdrop of a palm-tree lined beach – along with plenty of people spraying champagne at you!
So if you start training now, it will allow plenty of time to achieve results that will give you the wow factor. So if you are aiming to sculpt that perfect body this year why not treat yourself to a few training sessions with me? I’ll help you get the body shape you want in a quick and responsible way!
Before embarking on any new fitness or exercise regime it’s always wise to have yourself tested by a qualified Personal Trainer or your own Doctor to make sure that there are no issues which would prevent you from performing certain exercises.
Take a good starting position; this could be for example your resting heart rate. Initially, this might be 85 beats per minute, then after 8 weeks, it’s been lowered to 75 beats per minute. This very simple result is a good indicator which shows that the training and exercise are working for you.
The purpose of these tests is not only to check your current fitness level and to help assist you by giving you the green light to commence your workout but also so that you can see and monitor what improvements you’re making.
Any negative results should always be looked upon positively, as by having the test done regularly (4-8 weeks) you can see what changes you need to make in your training.
Don’t worry if results such as bodyweight may have gone up, this could simply be due to an increase in healthier muscle tissue and you will need this to burn off the fat and to give your body a better healthier shape and muscle tone.
It’s very important that you keep a note of all your results, don’t just write them down, type them out and email them to yourself. If you lose the scrap of paper that you wrote them on, at least you can get them by surfing through your emails.
Is the positive gains that you can see on paper that will help you stay motivated as sometimes the gains are there, but because the can come slowly, they are often missed