Choosing a gym can be a heck of a task! Especially if you’re not sure what to look for. Here are some tips that could help you decide.
1. Choose something close to your home or your work. You are more likely to go if you don’t have to travel far.
2. What are the hours the gym is open? Does it jive with your schedule?
3. What are your goals and does the gym cater to them?
4. Are the staff friendly and knowledgeable?
5. Does the gym provide adequate parking and facilities that suit your needs? eg. showers, child care
These are a few things to consider when choosing your gym. It’s important to feel at home, after all, the more comfortable you are where you train, the more likely you are to frequent the facility.
The Christmas season is a time to be with loved ones, family, friends and fur kids. It’s also a time to eat. Nothing says that you can’t indulge at Christmas time, but do so in moderation. Otherwise, you might end up with the Christmas fruitcake around your midsection or buttom. Not fun! So to avoid the slump after the holiday season, eat smart, eat in moderation, drink in moderation and don’t put off your workouts! Nuff said! haha
Now get out there and spread some holiday cheer! Stay safe and eat/drink responsibly.
From all of us here at Elite Instruction xoxoxo Merry Christmas!
There are many people out there today that are in a state of depression. Maybe this is you, maybe it isn’t. I think we can all agree though that we aren’t in a positive place all the time. During our times of being “down” what do we WANT to do? Some may answer eat, some sleep, some watch tv and just shut out the world entirely. All of these answers are not, well, the right answer. The right answer is exercise!
Exercise boosts your mood and lowers the feeling of depression or feeling of being “down”. It helps boost your self esteem because in turn you feel great and you look great!
When you exercise your body releases endorphins and they trigger positive feelings in your body that push out the negative. Some people might even call the feeling after they work out, or go for a run as “euphoric”. That’s the endorphin rush.
We all know or have experienced how hard it is to get off your butt and go to the gym, especially if you are feeling “down”. So decide right now that if you are in that moment, or when you get in those moments, you will hit the gym, even if you don’t really want to.
Trust me, you won’t regret it!
So many of us forget to take care of our minds as well as our bodies. Truth be told, our mental fitness is just as or MORE important then our physical fitness. WHAT?! Ok, hear me out. If your mind isn’t fit, do you really think you can convince your body to be? Nope, trust me. Firstly, your mind is in control of your actions. Unless you set your goals, how are you going to achieve them…thus, the mind.
Some great ways to exercise your mind include:
- positive affirmations spoken aloud
and so much more!
I find that when we get busy with “life” we forget to do these types of things that exercise our mind and when that happens, we in turn, don’t exercise our bodies. Make sense?
If you would like to get involved in mental training with us at Elite, feel free to hit us up on our contact page to set up a free consultation. Start now, NO EXCUSES, you are worth it!
Circuit training is a method of resistance training, or weight training, that maximizes the volume of work done in a short period of time. It consists of performing multiple exercises on multiple body parts in a row with little rest in between exertions.
Long Term Benefits
Circuit training is a type of interval training. It is a great way to increase the body’s ability to burn calories when it is at rest. The heart rate goes up very high, returns to a lower, but still elevated state, and then goes up very high again. At no point during circuit training does the heart rate return to its resting rate. Circuit training, and interval training overall, increases the amount of oxygen that a person consumes post exercise, and therefore, increases the number of calories that a person burns throughout the day.
It can be used to achieve an increase in lean body mass and a decrease in weight.
Separate cardiovascular training is not necessary. All body parts are trained in one session, and therefore, exercisers do not need to work out everyday.
I wanted to quickly write a “blurb” about the common misconception of EATING. I can’t tell you how many people I come across that think they can lose weight by eating like a bird. Quite possibly the WORST thing you can do! Here is another no-no, eating three big meals a day. Now I know what you are thinking….then what the heck are you suppose to do right? Eat 5-6 smaller portioned, healthy meals a day and watch yourself tighten up and the fat disappear! Now add a weight training and cardio regiment into the mix and you’re off to the races!
This may seem overwhelming because a lot of you aren’t sure what is meant by healthy meals or where you would even start with a workout plan. If you need help, hit the contact us tab send us an email and we’d love to show you how it’s done