6 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Personal Trainer

Once reserved only for the rich and famous, personal fitness training has hit the mainstream. A personal trainer is now as common as a pair of good cross trainers and a water bottle. But unlike your hair stylist, your fitness trainer doesn’t need to be tested and licensed by a state licensing board. Someone with little more than a great body–but no experience–can print business cards, call themselves a personal trainer, and take your money. So if you’re looking for a trainer, you’re on your own. Here are six questions to ask trainers either in person or by phone before hiring them. 1. Can I have references? This is the best way to get honest information. A prospective trainer should …

6 Features Found in all the Best Treadmills

Are you just plain fed up? If you have spent any time researching online for a treadmill, every site you visit tells you that they have the best treadmills, buy from us…we are the best…blah, blah, blah!! It just makes me sick. Everyone who is looking for a treadmill want the best treadmills (or best value in your price range) the problem is without some guidelines and direction, unsuspecting treadmill researchers can get sucked along by these all promising websites and then before they know find they have just forked out $3000 for the “best treadmill”. Before you start you online search make sure you know what you are looking for. If you don’t know what features the best treadmills …

5 Sure-Fire Tips To Save You $1000’s On Your Home Gym

It always amazes me when people say “Home Gyms are expensive! I just don’t have $1000’s of dollars lying about” These people obviously haven’t looked very hard because nowadays home gym equipment doesn’t have to cost 2, 3 or even $4000 dollars. Below are 5 great alternatives that won’t cost you the earth but can do just a good a job as many of the commercial fitness equipment found in local gyms. 1. Dumbbells For resistance weight training you can’t go past dumbbells for their practicality and versatility. You can perform any number of exercises with dumbbells that even the more expensive weight machines can’t do. These days you can get adjustable dumbbells which allow you to use add or …

5 Mistakes People Makes When Doing a Workout Program

When you start out with a workout program – whether the purpose is weight loss exercise or another – you have started a training process that hopefully is going to last for a while. It is important that you are aware of some factors that can decrease your motivation for the exercising or even damage your health – while you are executing your training program. Even a few minor mistakes in your workout can easily accumulate to bad habits over time, kicking you off track, and that is not the purpose with good exercise. Below I’ll go through a few of these. 1. Impatience Impatience is probably most people’s worst enemy when it comes to staying on track with your …

3 Steps To Great Abs!

Myth: You need to work your abs everyday. Truth: The best way to develop abdominal strength and tone is to work your abs to exhaustion. You need to allow your abdominal muscles to recover..this equates to 24-48 hours of rest time between workouts. Increase the intensity of your workouts gradually. If you overdo it, not only will you be excessively sore (a little soreness is a good thing, it signifies that you have worked the muscle enough for it to repair itself and become stronger in the process), but you may discourage yourself because you will need more rest time than normal and it will be harder to do your ab exercises. Myth: The more situps you do, the better. …