Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How To Find The Right Personal Trainer - Part 3

O.k., you've now got a trainer who is educated, experienced and who practices what they preach. You're on the right road to a quality trainer, but there are still a few questions you can ask to guarantee you have the right person for the job.

Without further ado let's get stuck into the next question.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How To Find The Right Personal Trainer - Part 2

If you're going to find a good trainer you're going to have to put in some work. The first time you go in to meet your potential trainer you need to view it as a interview. You are hiring them to train you. They have to impress you, not the other way around. In this blog I want to give you the best questions to ask during this interview, and things you need to look out for.

I want this blog to be simply advice, but I think my first point is going to have to become a rule. Interview more than one trainer!! This is the only way you're going to be able to make a informed decision. Yes this means you're going to have to make a few more phone calls, take more time out of your schedule and talk to people. It means more work, but I can guarantee you'll end up with a better trainer. If possible also interview trainers from more than one gym. Often times every trainer in a gym will have the same approach to training and that might not be the right approach for you. Try to see at least 3 trainers from at least 2 separate gyms. You'll be amazed with how different every trainer is.

Friday, December 17, 2010

How To Find The Right Personal Trainer - Part 1

O.k. so you're ready to get back into the gym but you're feeling a little lost. You need a personal trainer, but how do you find a good one??

Just head into the gym or type "personal trainer" into google, eni meni mini mo, and hey presto you've found the one for you. Right??....WRONG!!!

I feel this habit comes from choosing doctors or physios. I could be wrong on this one but I feel that most people think "they all went to school for this so what difference does it make?". And with doctors or physios that holds more truth because they are regulated. Now don't get me wrong, there is still a big discrepancy in the quality of the practitioner when it comes to regulated forms of treatment but at the end of the day they all have a minimum standard. They all know the basics.

Personal trainers however, all that goes out the window...because we are not regulated.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How to Win at Fat Loss

Eat less, exercise more!!

Although that pretty much summarizes it, I know that you are looking for a bit more. So after going through the literature, reading what other top strength & conditioning coaches are recommending, and of course including what I've seen work again and again, I've broken it down to 12 key points.

Weight loss Vs. Fat loss

Weight loss is not fat loss!!

This is the #1 mistake people make. Your weight is the number that pops up on the scales, your fat is how much you can pinch!! Your weight is everything; bones, muscle, organs, blood etc. Literally everything that makes you!! Therefore, weight loss can come from anything. However, fat loss is just that; a decrease in body fat and nothing else. It's that simple.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Starting Point

So this is it. My very first blog post. Forgive me if any "experienced" bloggers read this and sigh about all the novice mistakes I'm making, but I'm new. Give me a break and hopefully watch me get better at this throughout the future.

The real point of this post is to simply mark the beginning of my online venture. This happens to co-inside with the beginning of my new life in Vancouver, the end of my 4 year university degree, and my departure from my homeland, Ireland. All factors that are making this a extremely intimidating, yet exciting time in my life.