February 12, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
You’ve decided to seriously invest in your health and hire a personal trainer. It’s a great idea to have a dedicated fitness expert in your corner that can give you advice, keep you honest and produce results. Picking a trainer that can help you overcome your physical and emotional obstacles isn’t always easy. Be smart about your investment and take the time to choose your trainer wisely with these tips:
Do the research. Don’t settle for the first trainer you see when walking through the gym door. Chemistry, education and skill set is important. The trainer you choose should meet your needs in motivational style, training techniques and price. Referrals can be a good assessment of a trainer and always make sure they are certified by an National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) accredited organization.
February 01, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Is your workout routine starting to feel like the plot of “Groundhog Day”? Don’t be afraid of your own shadow. If you’re stuck in a rut, now is the time to try something new for the next 40 days, whether or not everyone’s furry friend predicts more winter weather. Check out these ideas:
1) Step it Up - Switch up your cardio from the treadmill or elliptical to a summit trainer. The summit trainer works and challenges your lower body’s aerobic and muscular systems differently than a treadmill or elliptical, causing “muscle confusion” that yields results similar to a P90X workout.
October 01, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community
The Personal Trainers to Watch judges have poured over applications from around the world and have chosen this year’s top 20 semi-finalists. These personal trainers have the chance to be named as one of 10 finalists and the best of the best will be named the 2012 Personal Trainer to Watch by Life Fitness and FitPro North America.
Narrowing it down to 20 was not an easy decision. This year’s pool of nominations was outstanding and we thank all those who applied. Personal trainers have an opportunity to truly change lives through their career, and so many of our applicants are doing just that.