Take a look at our Younger You Challenge that we are doing with ABC 4!
Take a look at our Younger You Challenge that we are doing with ABC 4!
Here is another one of our clients that is just making things happen while he is at the gym. He is dedicated and showing us all that weight training and fitness is a way of life and no matter what your goals you CAN change your life by just making a decision to do so! Keep it up Carlo we are loving the fact that our members are getting so involved with our program and showcasing their skills.
It truly is motivational even to the staff and trainers!
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Experience: 8 years group training, 3 years personal training
Areas of Expertise: Core Strength and Flexibility
Certifications: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America- Personal Training, Balanced Body University Pilates Instructor
Sports & Activities: Running, Weightlifting, Skiing, and Figure Skating
My Story :
Personal Training is about changing and improving the quality of your life. Everyone can use a push and when you have the right push there are no limits to what you can achieve. If you want to test drive what it is like to work with a personal trainer then fill out the form below!
Burning the Fat
By Matthew Rhea, PhD
The most common goal among exercisers is weight loss…actually fat loss, but that’s semantics. Gaining body fat seems way to easy and losing way to difficult. Combine our inactive lifestyles with calorie dense foods in our society and that’s a recipe for obesity.
Unfortunately, once the body stores fat, it is a challenge to get rid of it. Because the body has several different energy systems, each with a specific function for fuel supply, we have to create the right environment for fat to be used for energy. And, since there is a lot of energy in stored fat, we have to do a lot of the right amount of exercise to burn it off.
Diet is important in this process because we have to prevent excessive calories from entering the body in order to tap into the fat stores instead. So limiting calories, preventing too much fat intake, and staying consistent with your diet is a must! Once calorie intake is lowered, and once activity levels are increased, we start to see consistent negative caloric balances…meaning we are burning more calories than we take in each day. That’s the key to weight reduction.
We can do several things to increase the effectiveness of our exercise routine toward fat utilization, and although it is rather small effect, over time it will add up. First, incline training has been shown to increase the amount of fat being utilized by the body due to a slower pace but a higher intensity from the incline. This requires a large amount of muscle tissue, which burns more calories than flat ground walking, but the pace is slower than running so the body can use more fat for energy. Incorporate incline walking into your exercise routine 2-4 days per week for 45-60 minutes.
Next, avoid drinking sports drinks during exercise. You’ll quickly drink as many calories as you burn during a workout resulting in little weight loss. Also, try and avoid eating food for 90 minute post-workout. As you use the energy stored in the bloodstream, liver, and the muscle tissue, the body will need to restore that energy. If you eat after a workout, blood sugar will go up and the liver and muscle will simply use that to restock energy. But if you don’t eat anything, the body will open up fat stores instead. So wait a while after a workout before you eat something.
Get that diet figured out….use incline walking…and avoid sabotaging your exercise by drinking calories or eating right after a workout. Follow these tips and your exercise efforts will contribute much more to your weight loss goals.
Watch this video and then then schedule your FREE Fitness assessment below
Can you see how personal training can help you get to your goals faster? Just imagine the way you will feel 12 months from now when you finally made the decision and had some urgency that your goals just could not wait any longer. Imagine no longer wanting to be a better parent, better spouse, better employee but actually being the best version of yourself.
Imagine feeling so excited about your results and the changes that you have made that you cannot possibly go another day without ranting and raving to all of your friends how great you feel. Imagine loving yourself again and how you look in the mirror knowing that you finally did something about your life.
Personal training will help you see your life in a totally different way because as we all know we only live once and the most important thing that we have on this earth is our health. Without our health there can be no happiness and true satisfaction.
I recommend that you fill out the form below as soon as possible so we can schedule you in for your FREE fitness assessment. We have 14 trainers male and female who can cater to your needs and are available to help you out at any hour. Fill out the form below to get your assessment.
“My name is Tish Adamson. I am a group fitness instructor and personal trainer here at The Gym at Station Park. The road to this point in my life has not been an easy one. I started my fitness journey weighing just over 300 pounds. I was tired, miserable and depressed.
Everyone in my family had weight problems so I figured I was destined to be overweight my whole life. One day I put in an old exercise video and realized…this isn’t so bad! It didn’t take long for me to be hooked on exercise!
However, though I truly enjoyed the high I got from fitness, it was a long road to health with physical and mental challenges along the way. As I saw positive changes within myself, I realized I wanted to share my love of exercise with others in the hopes that I could enrich their lives as well. I lost a lot of weight…but the reward of helping others has been my greatest accomplishment.
I have now been teaching group fitness classes for 17 years. What a total blast it has been! I have seen countless lives change as people realize their own strength and become empowered to reach their goals. I’ve seen confidence and strength grow and doubts diminish. I feel so blessed to be a part of that change in people!
I want our members to know that times get tough. Life throws you curve balls. But you can never, ever give up. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis almost seven years ago. There are days when I literally don’t know how I am going to get out of bed, much less exercise.
There are days when the pain is terrible or I am very, very sick. There are days when I have no strength and stumble when I walk. The medications I take for MS make me gain weight and I have to constantly remind myself that I am still fit and healthy on the inside, even if it doesn’t always show on the outside! It is challenging to be the instructor who has to modify things due to my illness and doesn’t always “look the part”.
But the reality is that exercise has saved me. My classes and clients are literally one of the main reasons I get up and keep fighting! Not everyone who comes to The Gym is in perfect shape, or has the perfect body. Not all of us are in perfect health. All of us have trials and hardships to overcome. All are welcome here! What a blessing it is to have a team of people here at The Gym that care about you and want you to succeed!
Remember, True champions are the ones who get back up…even when they can’t.”
I am looking to help clients who may have had the same struggles I have, so if you would like a FREE fitness assessment by me please email me ([email protected]) and I will get you scheduled. You do not have to be a member or already be in shape to take advantage of this. In the session I will educate you and make you feel comfortable with everything we will be doing. I look forward to helping change your life.
When most people say the want to lose weight, they actually mean they want to lose fat. They often turn to exercise in hopes of burning fat and losing inches off their body. That desire has prompted a good amount of exercise research examining methods for enhancing fat burning. Many of you may have heard of the “Fat Burning Zone”, a zone of training intensity that burns more fat than carbohydrate. At low intensities (such as walking), the body uses primarily fat for energy, but walking doesn’t burn very many calories. Higher intensity exercise like running, burns more calories but mainly from carbohydrates.
Now…side note….weight loss is primary driven by diet, not exercise. Exercise can contribute but it takes a great deal of exercise time, at the right intensity, to have a measurable impact. Long-term weight management is very much impacted by exercise so consistent habits are very much advised. Our goal is simply to make exercise a little more effective at helping clients lose weight.
Enter incline training! I did some research on fat utilization during incline walking a number of years ago and made a fairly substantial finding that has impacted both exercise habits and exercise physiology. It turns out that the body can use fat for energy at high intensities as long as the speed is slow.
Incline walking represents a high intense activity (at inclines of 25% heart rates can climb as high as very fast running on flat ground) but the speed is slow enough to allow the body to process fat for energy. I found that 18-25% inclines at walking speeds of 2-3 mph is a great way to increase fat utilization, burn a high number of calories, and increase cardiovascular fitness all at the same time. Props to FreeMotion Fitness for the advent of the incline trainer with inclines up to 30%. Take advantage of this capability if you are able and include incline walking as useful tool in your weight loss efforts!
If you need help with how to correctly do the incline training or you would like some more exercise techniques make sure to fill out the form below for your FREE fitness assessment.
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