As a fitness instructor I have found a majority of the guys I’ve trained, have a goal of getting ripped, defined & big. While for the women they generally want to get rid of all their body fat that’s accumulated around their waist, bum, thighs, stomach and they want to achieve a slimmer figure with toned muscle.
Training at a gym is all about working out and getting results. Continuing attending is very much dependent on making constant progress in the least. Although I’m someone who believes working out is fun, I don’t kid myself, what really makes it all worthwhile making the effort of exercising is the results it produces. More results – more enjoyment. Less results – less enjoyment, frustration, lost motivation, missed workouts, and many times, quitting all together. As a fitness instructor, we do get disappointed when we see members drop off, and we know that they’ve given up on their dream of getting into shape, or whatever it may have been.
My main responsibility as a gym instructor is to make sure each one of my clients approaches training with a new mindset, a new vigor and most importantly a new “certainty”. What do I mean by certainty? Simple really, if you eat less calories than you use, eat the right foods at the right time, and train the correct way, you will lose weight, burn fat, tone or build muscle. There may be a billion dollar business out there, showing hundreds of ways of achieving these results, and millions of people trying so hard to achieve them, but the truth is follow simple basic principles and you can make your desired results a certainty. Exercise without any doubts whatsoever plays a key part in this.
The problem is there is too much information out there, and people are just too confused as to what they need to do.
Have you ever wondered around the gym bouncing from machine to machine without any real direction or purpose?
Have you told yourself that you would start exercising “on Monday”?
How many times has “get into shape” been on top of your to do list?
Well I hope that I really do know what I’m doing, because right now all my knowledge is required for one very special client… Me.
I think I’d better explain. My name is Larry and I am a certified personal trainer and weight loss specialist. Neil my business partner asked me just the other day ‘Larry, why aren’t you any longer writing articles about fitness, like you did when you first started blogging’.
Well back then I worked out every day. Consistently. In fact I had done so for close to two decades. But circumstances have prevented me from doing so in the last few years.
Since my eye operation back in May 2009 it has become far more irregular. I was not allowed to exercise for over a year, and after that work had changed so much for me it was much harder to schedule. Now that sounds like an excuse if I’ve ever heard one. Then last year, something I’ve never mentioned before, I was diagnosed with a cyst on my brain. This only affected me by way of a permanent headaches and a lack of energy, which with medication and willpower, I managed to work through. But if by now I hadn’t been a full time blogger, instead still needing to work my shifts on the gym floor, well I would have struggled big time. Another reason why I know blogging was my fate, my destiny. But I digress. Every time I tried to exercise my headache intensified by 100%, the world began to spin, and for an hour later I was like a spinning top. Just bending down to pick a medium weighted dumbbell of the floor, would make my head go.
So my body has deteriorated from where it was. My muscular shaped body has disappeared. Fast being replaced by this aging over weight tub of lard, well OK it’s not that bad, but it’s not that good either. Being a fitness expert with many years experience helping other people get in shape I’ve always not only talked the talk, but walked the walk, being in really good shape myself. And I find it really difficult to keep pronouncing my knowledge and advising people what to do, while my body is no longer what it should be.
As exercise is one of my passions as much as helping people & promoting healthy living and personal development I want to be able to once again be able to do, live and be my passion without bodily limitations, so I am going to start working out again, and writing about it, here at The Gymz Blog.
Of these things I’m certain.
You need a strong, healthy body in order to live a full and healthy life.
You need energy.
You need strength and functional fitness.
You need a strong core & lower back.
So you need to exercise.
So today I am going once again to start writing about all things fitness, and will be helping others who want to get started, or get back to fitness training. As well as training my body back to the way it was once before.
Today let me start with the area that right now concerns me the most, and I know many of you, and that is fat loss. Most people when working out don’t actually have a clue how to achieve the best results for fat loss.
So my next blog post will be about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)