January 1st the gym is going to be packed with people gung-ho on their New Year Resolution goals and ready to make a change. Not only is it going to be difficult finding an open machine.. but what do you do once you're on that machine?
I was a gym goer FOREVER. I would go for hours a day every single day, it was my oasis. This blog isn't to say it's not the place to get healthy. If you're making it to the gym, kudos to you, you've taken a step in the right direction! The hardest part is knowing what to do once you get there and going home to fuel the workout you just endured...
I've come to realize that it's really hard to get results at the gym. People think they're going to reach their goals by running on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day and throwing weights around for another 30. Getting a good sweat in is great -- and good for you, don't get me wrong. But if you go to the gym each day and do the same thing, you're obviously not going to continue seeing results. Just as if you go to the gym each day without a plan as to what exercises you will be doing, you will plateau as I did. There have been times where I wanted to high five the overweight individual who I see running on the treadmill.. and time I have felt badly for that same person.. not because their overweight, but because they are putting in the effort to get healthy, but don't realize the efforts their making on the treadmill aren't going to get them the results they're looking for.
Seeing the results you want and continuing to shed the weight comes with programming that includes a progression. Programming that includes overload. Programming that works certain muscle groups together. A schedule where you're working different muscle groups each day. Knowing what machines to use, how much weight, how many sets & reps. Most importantly, knowing what to go home and eat after a workout.
Have you created your own 4-6 week exercise program?
Have you created your own meal plan to compliment that program?
Do you know what machines to use at the gym for this program?
This is acquired from experience, coaching or a Health and Fitness Education, which clearly we don't all have the luxury of achieving.
Point being.. the gym is HARD!
"The most difficult part about a gym is the fact that it individualizes people way too much – there’s no sense of camaraderie. Meaning the typical gym isn't a very accepting environment that people feel comfortable asking questions and learning about the machines and programing." -Tanner Lowry
Further, most gyms don't employ individuals who have a background in health and fitness and have the capability of helping with form, machine usage or programming. Gym's DO employ Personal Trainers who are useful because they program for you, they're with you the full hour telling you exactly what to do -- but they cost $75-100 per session. I don't know about you but I myself wouldn't feel comfortable walking up to a Personal Trainer at the gym to ask what workout I should do that day..
This is why people are intimidated. They don't know where to start and the gym is often times the only option that crosses peoples minds.
If you love the gym but you're at a loss for what to do.. What if you could plug your head phones in and follow a trainer telling you what to do online?
OR what about working out at home?
A place where you can feel zero judgmental eyes on you. A place you can wear what you want, look how you want and not feel uncomfortable and still get results!
Both would include:
A calendar to tell you EXACTLY what workout to do each day -- created by the top fitness professionals in the world with progression to get you the best results possible.
A nutrition plan that you can customize to your size and fitness goals with your favorite meals and top health recipes.
Portion control containers: No going hungry or guessing on how many calroies you should be eating.
A nutrition shake to ensure you're consuming all the vitamins and minerals each day to give your body what it needs.
And an online accountability coach. Something else the gym is lacking. No one at the gym is going to be calling you wondering if you're gonna show up that day. As your online health and fitness coach I will be here to answer your questions, keep you accountabile, help you stay motivated and on track, while you're getting the results you've been hoping for!
This is the healthy choice I'm making now.. one that has helped me get the results I have been seeking!
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Who is ready to make a change in 2017.
Let's avoid the mayhem of the gym and all it's uncertainty and get badass results instead!