The Benefits of Working with an Online Personal Trainer

The Benefits of Working with an Online Personal Trainer

Is your schedule pretty tight nowadays? Is your availability sporadic? Are things unpredictable at work?

Are you finding it difficult to make time for the commute from work, to home, to the gym and then back home? Not to mention family obligations and kids

 

Well then… YOU are in luck.

BEHOLD the modern arrival of the “online personal trainer” (offered by Fit Body Toddy Fitness).

 

 

Benefits

Here are a few of the unique benefits that come along with working with an internet personal trainer. Work out on your own time! In addition to constant education, contact and availability from your trainer, many on-line exercises include lots of body weight exercises, which can be completed at home. You are now in charge of your fitness!

 

Cost

And now you may be asking yourself, “Is this route cost-effective?” Well then, I am pleased to inform you that while these fitness programs are JUST as personalized as any in-person programs, most personal fitness trainers charge much less for online training programs.

In some cases, you may actually find that an entire month of online training is actually cheaper and more beneficial than your typical, standard hour of one-on-one personal fitness training (keep in mind, this too is a one-on-one program specific to your fitness goals).

 

Availability

Online personal trainers are almost always available for questions and advice pertaining to your fitness regimen and nutrition plan. These programs are purposefully designed to fit your schedule and availability.

Typically, you can message your trainer at any time. Fit Body Toddy Fitness offers this open line of communication through an app called “Trainerize”… although other trainers may use Skype or something similar.

 

Accountability

An important idea to consider if you are leaning toward the online training route is self-motivation. While your trainer is only a click away, some find it is easier to lack in certain areas due to the simple fact that your personal trainer is NOT physically present…

However, assuming your online trainer is attentive, they are likely to be messaging you each week to check in on your development. There absolutely are no excuses anymore!

 

 

Oh! One more thing… should you decide to work with FBTF, not only will your trainer have flexible availability for questions and concerns regarding your fitness regimen, your trainer will also be able to answer any nutrition-related questions on the fly.

This could be prove to be extremely useful when grocery shopping or deciding where to eat.

Top 10 Reasons for Stretching

Top 10 Reasons for Stretching

Flexibility is a serious health component. That said, stretching should become habitual for many reasons including injury prevention.

Here are our top 10 reasons for stretching before a workout.

 

1. Properly stretched muscle groups sustain less tension in turn allowing you to feel less pressure.

2. Decreases the danger of lower back pain. Flexibility in the hamstrings, hip flexors and muscle tissues connected to the pelvis relieves stress on the lumbar backbone.

3. Stretching before an exercise allows muscles to lighten up and grow to be better capable of withstanding effects of your activities.

4. Reduces the risk of fitness-related injury. Active and flexible muscles are far less likely to become injured following an exercise. Stretching increases the range of motion in muscles and joints allowing for versatility when working out.

5. Decreases muscle stiffness and will increase range of movement. Stretching facilitates improve your range of motion, which may additionally gradual the degeneration of your joints.

6. Promotes recovery, strength and functional performance. Regular habitual stretching (before and after workouts) allows for flexible joints, ultimately improving overall function and potential for growth.

7. Stretching muscle tissue maintains alignment and improves your posture.

8. Relieves aches and pains following an exercise (particularly after a period of atrophy). After a hard workout with your personal trainer, stretching muscle tissues will lessen the tightening.

9. Stretching increases room for growth while promoting healthy blood circulation in muscle tissues and joints. This permits for healthy nutrient transportation throughout the entire body.

10. Minimizes muscle tension and encourages muscle relaxation. Tense muscles tend to cut off their own circulation which can result in a lack of oxygen and a hindrance to the natural process of replenishing nutrients.

 

All in all, stretching is highly necessary before and after working out. This will give you the best chance for a speedy and wholesome recovery while eliminating risk for injury and pain sustained as a result of a workout routine.

Moral of the story… ALWAYS stretch!

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

What if I told you that… you are always reaching your full potential…?

 

What I mean by that is, if you spend your time… ‘upstairs’ believing that you are only capable of performing a certain exercise under certain conditions OR if you believe that you will ALWAYS plateau at a certain weight, those beliefs will typically come to fruition.

Once these beliefs break through the blast doors of manifestation, they become your reality. Then you will have a whole new set of challenges… challenges that could have been avoided altogether.

 

“Those who think they can and those who think they can’t are both usually right.”Confucius

Willpower can be trained much like any other set of muscles… just in different ways.

 

Here are just a few ways you can strengthen your discipline and maximize potential:

 

1. Delay Instant Gratification

A significant part of impulsivity is the innate desire for instant gratification. Especially in today’s day and age. If we can learn to delay our gratification little by little, we can then learn to live in a place of gratitude meaning that we are never ‘dissatisfied’ with where we are currently. This is a beautiful thing. If we can learn to delay instant gratification, then we can learn to work toward our goals without becoming obsessive and reliant on a certain accomplishment for self-worth.

 

2. Set Realistic Goals

Ambition is a beautiful thing… there is great value in pushing yourself by setting the bar higher and higher. However, if goals become too grandiose (or unrealistic) then you are essentially planning to fail. Set goals that are big enough to break down into sub-tasks, but small enough to yield completion in a timely manner. Ultimately, the accomplishments following goal achievement will boost your self-esteem and empower your willpower. The feeling of making progress can be powerful!

 

3. Work On Stress Levels

A rational mind is a good friend of willpower. When fight-or-flight signaling is active, actions are impulsive and emotional. The goal is to manage and reduce stress levels to keep a level-head and maintain control over your actions. Focus on things like diet, mindfulness and overall moderation.

 

We’ve heard it before, and we’ll hear it again and again throughout life… it’s always mind over matter. A healthy mental fitness regimen is vital to resisting distraction and impulse as well as boosting productivity. Therefore, if you want to optimize your performance in fitness, maintaining a healthy mind is vital.