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TO DO OR NOT TO DO? … ABS
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Jeanne is a client I have worked with for a number of years, and through a couple of births with very quick recoveries. She is naturally tall and thin with wide hips and very flat abs. She has that perfect body for wearing couture as you can see from her Vogue magazine write up in October of 2003. She is the type that doesn’t want muscle showing at all, just long sleek ‘feminine’ lines. We have stepped up her workouts of late because she is getting stronger and we do need to keep up the challenge to maintain that high metabolic burn rate for caloric expenditure, without creating muscle definition. Jeanne doesn’t like doing cardio so that’s not a solution.
Recently when beginning our workout Jeanne stops, pulls up her t-shirt and shows me her abs. … Read More
Although most personal trainers will be well qualified and able to help you out, there will be some who see it as an easy job and are more interested in meeting people than helping them get fit. To make sure you only work with someone who has your best interest at heart, here are some tips to help you weed out the less than desirable ones. If you want a trainer who is dedicated, well-trained and able to build a good relationship, ask yourself “do they care” and if you can say yes, then start your sessions.
How to Know Who to Choose
- Are they vain? They should be watching what you do not looking at themselves in the mirror. If you are the focus of attention then you will be fine.
- Do you feel inspired? If you want to hear their advice and act upon it then you should
We hear of celebrities and sportspeople having their own personal trainers. On the lighter side, rumor mills are all agog when a film star is seen in public with his or her personal trainer with speculations about their ‘dating’ and spending time together filling the gossip columns! These trainers are of both genders; women have also stepped into this once all-male bastion and shaking up the health and fitness industry like never before.
Recent news about the UC Berkeley’s personal trainer still continues in the same vein speculating about his alleged closeness with the university’s Chancellor and his wife that has included unexplained spending and favors concerning undue sports facility membership grants.
These are certified fitness professionals who provide instruction and prescribe exercises to achieve fitness for general health as well as for specific goals such as weight loss, muscle building, resistance training etc and for excellence in sporting activity. … Read More
Virtually every Personal Trainer will have a series of letters after their name indicating some, if not all, of the fitness certifications they hold. Often it will be CPT, meaning Certified Personal Trainer. The organization that bestows the title is more important than the letters CPT. This article will give you an idea what to look for AND what to look out for in a Personal Trainer’s certification. Armed with this information, you will have a much better opportunity to hire the right Personal Trainer for YOUR needs.
Currently there are currently only seven organizations in the exercise industry that meet the stringent requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, The Cooper Institute, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Council on Strength and Exercise, the National Federation of Professional Trainers, and the National Strength and … Read More