Jim's Fitness Philosophy
The first step in getting fit is the most important, that is commitment! That is why personal training encourages and motivates you towards weight loss, toning muscle, having more flexibility, eating healthy, and an overall well being. The second step of a healthy lifestyle is meal planning. Without proper eating habits, weight loss or toning muscle will never happen. Coming up with meal plans is a great way to organize everything so you have no issues with your eating habits. And knowing what you can and can not eat will make weight loss a whole lot easier. The third step to becoming physically fit is finding a good work out plan that is designed around your physical needs. Personal training will give you that workout plan, along with a meal plan that will take your fitness goals to the next level. Improving your fitness is good for weight loss, and muscle toning, which improves your heart, lungs, diabetes, high blood pressure, flexibility, osteoporosis, and some cancers. So whether your looking to drop a few pounds or just need more flexibility, personal training will motivate and encourage you to be at the top of your fitness game.
Weight Loss & Muscle Toning.
Muscle toning is a form of exercise that forces a muscle to travel its full range of motion while under resistance. For example, performing a standing straight bar biceps curl is a form of muscle toning designed to target the biceps muscles.
In general, any type of movement that forces the muscle to contract while under resistance is a form or muscle toning. Performing a muscle toning exercise type workout will improve muscular strength, increase lean muscle mass and density and improve muscular endurance. In addition, regularly performing a muscle toning workout routine where all primary muscle groups are exercised will promote a firm and well-sculpted physique.
Muscle toning exercises should be a part of virtually all weight loss programs, as there are several health and fitness benefits that are primarily derived only from strength training. For instance, strength training increases an individual's basal metabolic rate. The basal metabolic rate of an individual is the total number of calories that their body burns in a 24-hour period. Knowing your personal basal metabolic rate is important for individuals that are looking to effectively lose weight.
General fitness training works towards broad goals of overall health and well-being, rather than narrow goals of sport competition, larger muscles or concerns over appearance. A regular moderate workout regimen and healthy diet can improve general appearance markers of good health such as muscle tone, healthy skin, hair and nails, while preventing age or lifestyle-related reductions in health and the series of heart and organ failures that accompany inactivity and poor diet.
Diet itself helps to increase calorie burning by boosting metabolism, a process further enhanced while gaining more lean muscle. An aerobic exercise program can burn fat and increase the metabolic rate.
Sports Specific Training.
Sports-specific trainers can help improve strength, flexibility and stamina to improve performance in specific sports. Options include increasing arm strength for tennis playing or improve strength and core stability providing better balance playing golf.
Sports specific training is all about developing physical conditions to improve performance and skills at a particular sport. Also, understanding the needs of the game, training/practicing at the correct pace, in order to meet sports requirements.
Most sports injuries are the result of strains that occur when the body is tired or lacks fitness. Strength training improves performance. It improves the ability of muscles to protect the joints and so reduces the risk of injury. Strength training programs must of course include the main muscle groups required for a particular sport but they should also include muscle groups that do less work.
Youth fitness and sports are the key but sometimes parents panic about the possibility of sports-related injuries. But in all reality, exercise is an important health maintenance strategy for children and adolescents if the risk of injury is kept at a minimum with proper prevention measures. Often, an active childhood lays the groundwork for a lifetime of fitness.
Participation in athletics improves overall physical fitness, coordination, self-discipline, and allows children to learn the importance of teamwork. A sedentary lifestyle in young people can have negative health consequences both now and later.
Improving your bending ability is crucial for more than just preventing injury. In fact, flexibility training is an important aspect of gaining strength and size. The typical lifter spends most of their day outside of the gym hunched forward over a computer further deteriorating any chance at proper posture. Outside of just preventing injury, having better posture helps to show off the muscular physique you worked so hard to build. Proper flexibility also goes hand in hand with full range of motion exercises like squats and dead-lifts, which are major muscle builders.