The important elements of a personal training program include cardiovascular fitness, resistance training, posture analysis, stretching and diet. In order to learn about you and your goals, we will begin with a consultation.
Once you have committed to personal training, our initial consultation will take place at the 1-2-1 Fitness Studio. It will allow us to get to know a bit about each other (including your fitness goals) and incorporate a tour of the space. I will conduct a fitness assessment by measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, flexibility, height and weight. I will also perform a cardiovascular test to gauge your health in that area.
Cardiovascular (CV) Fitness
Arguably the most important muscle in the body is the heart muscle. Through a wide variety of different CV approaches (depending on the individual and their goal), the cardiovascular system can be trained to improve its performance. The main benefit gained by increasing your cardiovascular fitness is the heart muscle becoming stronger. A stronger heart muscle makes it easier for the body to engage in activity, increases energy level, and enables a better quality of sleep.
Resistance training is essential to increasing muscular fitness. I incorporate exercises using body weight, free weights, resistance machines and resistance bands. The new muscle fibres being formed in your body increase your ability to burn calories thereby benefiting your physical appearance as well as improving your posture.
Posture Analysis and Stretching
General lifestyle and work conditions make it easy to acquire poor posture which culminates in weak and/or tight muscles. A visual assessment of your posture will allow me to evaluate your program needs. Poor posture can be rectified by including stretching and resistance training which specifically target the affected areas to regain correct posture.
A healthy, balanced diet will help you achieve your fitness goals and is just as important as the exercise program. I will analyze your weekly food diary in order to guide and advise your caloric intake so that it is in line with government recommendations as listed in the The Eatwell Guide.