Best weight loss program is more than just exercise and nutrition

Best weight loss program is more than just exercise and nutrition

 

 

Best Weight Loss Program

Best Weight Loss Program

 

As I’ve worked with thousands of people over the years to help them lose double digit weight.  I have gained so much clarity as to what make s the Best Weight loss program.  The best weight loss programs are more than squats, deadlifts and bicep curls.   Exercise is necessary part of weight loss but it is only part of it.  Nutrition plays a big role in the success of an individual’s weight loss.  Even if you said that both exercise and nutrition are the only things that you need to execute a successful weight loss campaign, my response would be that you need more.

 

We all know that we need to exercise and eat well.  Even if you are not the most efficient exerciser, if you move, you will burn calories.  If you are more careful with the things that you eat, then you should see some changes in your body.  The fact of the matter is that most people want to do things but don’t do it.   Why?

We are more than flesh and bone

As human beings, there is more to us than mind and body.  There is that inner part of us that we know is there , but can’t put our fingers on it.  The spirit, the it factor, the gut, whatever you want to call it.  That thing inside that warns us when we are in danger.  It is that thing that acts as a  moral compass that tells us when we are doing something right or something wrong.  All of us have it, but some of us ignore it.  

 

When someone has an an issue with making those life changes, it is because The spirit hasn’t made a connection as to what the mind needs to do.  The spirit is where emotions dwell.  When the right emotions are in place this is usually when we act in the most enthusiastic, passionate and spirited way.  When we lean too much on logic, our logic will talk us out of doing things that our body and mind does not feel like doing.  

 

The major factors that drive the Best Weight Loss Program

The Best weight loss program has to deal with spirit, mind and body.  Neglecting any of the three just doesn’t allow for long term weight loss success.  You always here about that term “being all in”.  This is exactly what that means.  Spirit, Mind and Body being all in!  Leaving nothing behind and forgetting nothing on the table.  It is only when you have decided to sink or swim,  that you will be on your way to a complete transformation.

 

The Tools are needed within your Best Weight Loss program

 

Motivation – You have to have  real motivation that you can see and feel.  Often times we call this your big Y.  Why do you want to lose weight?  This will help you to be clear on your goal and make the necessary sacrifices for the greater good.

 

Dedication –  This should go without saying.  You must be consistent at something for the results to take its course.    To achieve significant weight loss, you have to be more than interested in losing weight.  You have to be committed!!!

 

A plan to follow – Having a plan to follow is so important when pursuing a weight loss goal or any valuable life goal.  Seeking out a coach or personal trainer can shorten the learning curve and help you avoid discouragement and potential road blocks.

 

A shift in mind set  – Mentally you have to prepare your mind to shift away from previous thought patterns to new ways of thinking.  What got you to where you are at will not get you to where you plan to go.  It is important to adopt of the mindset of people who have accomplished the goals that you are seeking to achieve.  Spend time with people that are already at the place that you want to go.

 

Action –  Once you have the plan, and the mind set has shifted, this is a great opportunity to prove to yourself that you can do this.  Take the first step, and then follow it with the next.  Keep on acting, continue to move forward and let momentum work in your favor.

 

Accountability-  Along with your personal accountability, you should also have a Coach, a trainer or another professional hold your feet to the fire.  There should be someone that Pushes you to do phenomenal things that you didn’t think that you could do. On those days when you don’t feel like moving forward you should have people that will  Help you during those challenging  times.  

Roswell Bootcamp Style

Roswell Bootcamp Style

Reach your fitness and wellness goals in a fun, and safe environment.

If you are a resident in and around the Roswell area and you are someone who has always been interested in doing a Roswell bootcamp you should read this. If you haven’t taken that first step yet, it’s so important for you to understand what the true benefits of bootcamp are, and what bootcamp isn’t or shouldn’t be.

Gone are the days when you would meet at a park at 4:30 am, rain or dark. At 4;30am, there is no such thing as sun shine. When bootcamps became popular, you would have someone dressed in camouflage gear, yelling at you overused and inapplicable cliches such as “No pain no gain”. Although we all can appreciate the idea of digging down deep inside to do something out of your comfort zone it’s just not made for long term success. There is a certain grit to the idea of toughing it out, but these days, it’s just not necessary. Boot camp has come a long way, in the past couple of decades.

Let there be light!

Now instead of doing those workouts at dark thirty in the dark, you can now do those same workouts in the light. When you do bootcamps inside, there is climate control, music playing, and a bathroom that everyone can appreciate.

The benefits of a Roswell bootcamp style classes includes:

The challenge – No need for no pain no gain, but challenges can bring about transformations if issued the right way.

Camaraderie – It is always great when you can make new friends on your journeys.

The enhancement of spirit, mind and body – When you get into that zone when all it is about is overcoming the obstacle that is in front of you, resilience takes over. You begin to tap into things that you didn’t know that you had. You find yourself getting stronger, and defeating challenges that would of defeated you in the past.

Affordable Personal Training – Our Roswell Bootcamp can be the best bang for your buck. For some people, budget plays a real life role in whether they will start a workout program. While Personal training can start from $50, $60 , $70 even well pass the $100 per session mark, for most Roswell bootcamps, on a session per session basis the cost is a fraction of that price, which is something that most working professionals can afford.

Be careful and weary of the following kinds of bootcamps:

Bootcamps that don’t coach you up – Whenever you are in any class situation, it is imperative that you are able to have feedback, so that you can learn, grow and transform.

Exercise until you drop type of workouts – bootcamps and exercise classes should build up not tear down. Be weary of the no pain no gain philosophy. Exercise, fitness and weight loss should challenge you, not break you.

Bootcamps with no plans or no directions – If you ask an instructor what is the focus for the day, and they are not able to tell you, run for the hills. You should go in the other direction. If you don’t have a plan you can’t make any progress.

If you are in the North Atlanta, North Fulton area,and need a great workout that will help you transform, the Roswell Bootcamp with Fit2DMax Roswell is the direction that you want to go. You can call us at 404 913 2629 to get more information or click on the following link.  http://www.roswellgapersonaltraining.com/contact-us/

HIIT Training Battle Ropes

HIIT Training is popular in Roswell, GA among other places.  People tend to ask  about HIIT Training all the time.  If you don’t, know what HIIT means, that is okay!  HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  A great exercise that you can incorporate into your HIIT style training is the Battle rope whips.   Here is some video that will show you exactly how to incorporate the battle ropes into your exercise program.

 

Battle rope can be used in HIIT Training and is a great way to work out the entire body

 

  1.  Grab the rope with a firm grip.  Gloves can help you to enhance the grip.
  2. Walk with the rope to make sure that there is no give to the rope.  You want to have the length necessary to create beautiful waves like the ocean.
  3. Take a step forward.  Again, this will allow you to have the proper length in the rope but not to the point where the rope is too tight.
  4. Spread your feet out about hip width.  This gives you a nice, wide and comfortable base.
  5. Bend your knees.  Bending your knees will help engage the core, help you generate power and shift your weight as you adjust to the rope.
  6. Using alternating hands, whip the rope repeatedly until you get a nice wave formation.  By flicking the wrist, raising and lowering the shoulders as well as bending the elbows, these things will help the rope go.
  7. You can do this exercise from 15 seconds to 60 seconds depending on your conditioning level.

This fundamental rope move will help you burn more calories, and engage the entire body in a way that few exercises can do.

Try these exercises and let me know what you think!

 
Call us today at (404) 913-2629 and see for yourself why Fit2DMax’s personal training studio is making waves as the #1 Personal Training Facility according to Atlanta Best Self Magazine.  We are the area personal training experts that is here to help and serve you!

 

 

Fit2DMax – Roswell GA Personal Training
408 South Atlanta St. #155
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (404) 913-2629
Website: http://www.roswellgapersonaltraining.com/
Email: fit2dmax.info@gmail.com

 

Remember you can be fit, or you can be Fit2DMax, living Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically Strong.

Bootcamp Trainer Core and Abs

Roswell GA Bootcamp Trainer for the Core

This is Maxim Nazaire,  your Roswell GA  Bootcamp Trainer for the Core and Abs.   Our exercise for today is again another abdominal exercise to help you tighten those abs. We all want to workout those ab muscles. This exercise is called the hold the world. So let’s have a seat on the ground here. First things first,  stick your arms out so it can help maintain your  balance.  Here is the link to see the video on Youtube if you want to follow via video!

https://youtu.be/jPadyz-Roas

The next step is to take your feet off the ground. Notice that your knees are bent, your feet are off the ground, and arms are out to the side. That’s what helps with your balance. Take that naval in toward the spine. Your back should be in a nice straight line.  Ok, so now that you have the angle here, breathe through the nose and out through the mouth, taking in the naval and bringing it into the spine.

 

Roswell GA Bootcamp Trainer Core and Abs

Nice job, relax. Great, so when you master that and when I say mastery you are able to do it for a minute or so. We are going to transition into Russian twists.

Ok, so you are going to do the same whole the world position, bring the hands together now, ok and then we are going to twist it from side to side, and we are going to twist from the shoulders. You should aim to touch the ground from side to side, still maintaining that core integrity, breathing in and breathing out.  Wonderful  job!  

 

Be sure to Check out our YouTube Page it’s Fit2DMax- Roswell GA Personal Training.

 

 

Also, if you are ever in the Roswell, GA area, feel free to come out and visit our Fit2DMax Roswell GA Bootcamp Trainer Core.  Here is our information:

 

 
Fit2DMax – Roswell GA Personal Training
408 South Atlanta St. #155
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (404) 913-2629
Website: http://www.roswellgapersonaltraining.com/
Email: fit2dmax.info@gmail.com

 

 

Now remember you can be fit or you can be Fit2DMax, Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically Strong. Take care and god bless.

small group training

Small Group Training can ignite weight loss

Small Group Training will give you the endurance to see your weight loss to the end.

 

We go further together together

In Small Group Training, the group can bring the individual along for the ride.

Many times, the goals that you have for your life  just may not happen overnight.  Some of your most important goals may take weeks, months and dare I say years before those goals reach fruition.   The reason why a majority of people don’t reach their goals is because they quit a week before, they can gain momentum.  They don’t hit their goal because they throw in the towel a month before the goal is reached.  They run away from the goal because they run out of endurance to do a little more  lifting that it takes to win it all.  It’s the truth.

If you knew how much it would take to reach your goal, would you find a way to stick it out?  

Anyone who achieves something great never does it alone.  A great example of this are NASCAR drivers.  They may drive alone, but they don’t race alone.  They make pit stops, and the pit crew helps them to make the necessary adjustments in the car so that they can get back on the road and run fast again.   Cyclist use groups so that they can go faster together.   When cyclist are in a group, they can cut through the wind better and pace each other so that everyone is able to feed off of each other’s energy.  Runners will draft behind one another to distribute the running load so that they can have a stronger finish.    See, when you are in a group, it makes it easier for you to endure through the process of reaching that significant goal in your life.  When you are in a group, it becomes easier to establish a culture of excellence within that micro community.

 

The benefit of a small  group training program can help you complete your goal.  

Why so we skip small group training and insist on doing things on our own?

  1. Lack of trust – In life, sometimes we skip the group thing because we think that the group will hurt us, steal your our work,  ideas, and take credit for our thoughts.
  2. Unhealthy competition –  Think that if you share within the group that everyone will get a head of you.  Learning more ways to be secure in yourself, where you are at right now and where you are going will help to deal with this issue.  At the end of the day, it’s all about being better.  If it takes a group to help you grow, then don’t dismiss those opportunities to get better.
  3. Buying into the myth and romanticism of being a self made man or woman.  If you buy into the ideology of doing it on your own without any help, then my friend, you must love taking the long way home.  Never be confused about how I feel about this:  Your wins are your wins.  Your losses are your losses.  You own them.  It’s great to share your wins with the people that helped you to get there, It’s easier to endure a loss when there are people there to pick you up, encourage you and push you along as you make your comeback.

 

Endurance isn’t always about being able to last the longest.  Really it’s all about holding on after others have let go.  One of the definitions of endurance is the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.  Groups will always have more staying power than individuals because when one is weak, the others can bring that person along.  Small group training can be the solution that you need to cross that proverbial finish line.

Group training to overcome losses – How to take one on the chin and press on

The group training concept we’ve adopted comes from the quote:  “We get there faster by ourselves, but we go further together.”  It takes a decision from an individual to become a champion but we all need to be helped sometimes after we fall down.

group training, taking one on the chin to get up

 

In the sport of boxing, true champions usually are the ones that stand the test of time, and who are able to overcome obstacles and adversities.  As a fighter, you will throw some punches and hits, and you will also be hit.  It doesn’t go one way, it’s a two way exchange.   There’s a term that boxers use which is called, “Taking one on the Chin.”   In the literal sense, it means to be punched in the chin, but in the figurative sense, it refers to absorbing criticism and objection without any defense.  To receive the full brunt of something.  Taking a physical blow to the chin usually leads to a knock down or a knock out for most people.  But the champions are able to absorb their enemies best punch and overcome it.

 

Examples of crushing losses in my life where I took one on the Chin:

 

I’ve learned throughout life that sometimes you are going  to take one on the chin.  When I applied for college, I didn’t get into my first choice which was Stony Brook.  I felt like I was deserving but apparently they saw things other wise.  I went to another school, became a better student, reapplied and was accepted.  I graduated from Stony Brook on the Dean’s list.

 

In 2009 I opened my first training studio.  It fell apart before it could take off.   I poured all the money that I had into it and it went belly up.   It was a big learning lesson for me.  I took one on the chin for that studio.  Three years later I rented a gym space in Buckhead, thrived there and eventually opened another studio that is one of the best studios in Roswell.

 

When I was 26, there was a girl that I really liked and thought that I would eventually marry.  I later learned that she didn’t feel the same way about me.  I learned that God had a plan for me that was better than my plan.  Years later an angel walked into my life who is now my present wife and the absolute love of my life.  

 

At 21 I attempted to buy my first home.  It didn’t work.  At 22 I tried to buy a home again and I was denied.   Finally at 24 years old, I was able to purchase my first home and become a part of owning the American Dream.  And years later, my wife and I were blessed  to be able to purchase our dream home together.

 

All of these are personal examples of my failures, that later on became the foothold for my present successes.  Someone taught me a great example of what success is.  He stated:

 

“Success is to deal with Failure over and over again without losing Enthusiasm.”

 

I’ve been failing left and right all my life, but maintaining my enthusiasm has allowed me to stand tall no matter if I am in the valley or at the mountain top.  Take one in the chin and overcome with enthusiasm.

 

After  taking one on the chin it is important to display a  sense of humility.  To admit that you lost.  Acknowledge the loss and make an agreement with yourself to do better next time.  

 

A bad example of this was Hope Solo from the U.S. women’s soccer team calling the Swedish team that she lost to “cowards” and proclaiming that, “The better team did not win”.  It’s okay to be upset after a loss.  It’s alright to be angry.  It’s a natural human emotion.  I hate to lose.  Anyone that knows me knows that I can’t stand losing.  Use those emotions to study more, to train harder, to develop better strategies for success, and to ask for help when you need it!  Lay down your pride, and get the support that you need.  

 

I do not subscribe to the thought of giving every kid a trophy.  If everyone gets a trophy, then the trophy loses its value.  Awards are for the people that were the best of the best.  Trophies go to the ones who worked the hardest, the ones who sacrificed and earned it.

 

As a coach of young people I learned that kids are served best when you celebrate their victories, but most importantly when  you encourage them with words, support them when they take a loss, and reveal to them what they can do to perform better when the next opportunity comes.  We need to show our kids, how to win, and how to lose.  Teaching them not to cast blame, not to deflect, but to be gracious and come back stronger than ever before. It is the losses and the valley experiences that allow us to go back to the lab and put that work in.

 

The biggest hit that I had to take to the chin was when I had a heart attack at 18 years old.  I discuss this in my book Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  I was scared, I was depressed, I felt alone and I wondered if I would live. Most people, including my coach and my teammates, stopped believing in me.  I learned at that point, what grace was.  I learned that God had an ultimate plan for me.  It was revealed to me that God wanted me to have life and have it more abundantly.  

 

How I overcame  

 

I was determined that my heart failure would not become my identity.  I became determined and obsessed with coming back stronger than ever before.  After two heart surgeries and the grace of God, I was healed.  I’ll never forget what my Doctor said.  The surgeon said, “If I didn’t push myself to be active all of those years that I may have died.”   Those words resonate with me to this day.  The doctor’s words remind me that all of those fall downs and stand ups were for a purpose.  These days I run faster, I jump higher, and I’m more determined than ever before. The most important thing is that I take my family, my friends, my clients and anyone else who wants to come along for the ride, and go to a higher place of reaching their full potential.  I may be pulling people along right now, but my family and friends were the ones that pulled me a long first.  The power of groups and numbers is nothing short of amazing.

 

Never underestimate the power of overcoming with the help of group training

 

  • In my last race, I won first place with the help of my group training partners that pushed me every practice, and my coach who guided me through the process.
  • When I decided to buy my first house, I received help by participating in a first time home buyers class.  The bankers helped me understand how credit works, gave me financial counseling and taught me how to become a better applicant for purchasing a home.
  • When I was dating, I constantly attracted the wrong person.  This may have been true, however, the common denominator was always me.  I had to work on me!  Through Spiritual counseling, prayer, meditation, and developing a closer walk with God, I had to become what I wanted to attract.  When those character changes were made inside of me, God sent my mate, and I was ready this time.
  • At my first school I found a tutor to help me with the classes that were more challenging.  I joined group study sessions with like minded people, and studied as much as I could before I went to sleep.  It wasn’t rocket science, the more time that I invested into studying the material, the better I did on my exams.
  • For help with my business, I stop soliciting the advice of other people who weren’t in business, and started receiving business help from other business owners who would give me their counsel rather than their opinion.  There’s a big difference between the two.  I learned that the hard way.
  • And of course I had a tremendous amount of support from my Family, and Friends.  They picked me up when I was down, they told me the truth when I needed to hear it, and spoke life into me when the noise of the world got in the way.

 

How to overcome:

 

  1. Join a group that will support you and your goals.  Get into some sort of group training.  
  2. Lean on the shoulder of family and friends that can encourage you when you face times of adversity.  Family and friend’s support goes a long way.
  3. Dig deep within yourself and tap into strength that you never had before.  It’s during those low points and valley experiences that you find out what you are made of.
  4. Get a mentor, a coach, a teacher, someone that can help you shorten the learning curve.  You will get further and accomplish more with a coach.

 

Everyone is going to lose sometime, something, to someone, or lose someone.  It is the response to that loss that will cement our legacies.  
It’s not a secret towards success.  It’s all about being able to take the hits and using your group to help you press on with enthusiasm!

 

Group Training Roswell

 

Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Woodstock, GA.

get fit for my wedding

Workout Routines to Get Fit for My Wedding

get fit for my weddingJoin us for a “Get fit for my wedding” workout program. We want to help you prepare for this transitional life event. Imagine standing at the ceremony feeling and looking your best. Our fitness trainers strive to help you reach your wedding wellness goals. We can also prepare you for an active honeymoon that may include hiking, biking, swimming and more. Your wedding is one of the happiest moments in your life, but as you plan the honeymoon and the wedding, you realize how many hours a week the planning requires. It may be tempting to forget the workout and try on wedding dresses or spend time taking virtual tours of honeymoon suites, but we will keep you committed and consistent with your “Get fit for my wedding” program. Our bridal fitness programs use various workout techniques including boot camps, strength training, circuit training and interval training to slim, tone and strengthen your body. We help you achieve the look you desire for your big day.

How do I get fit for my wedding?

You call us! Fit2DMAX is here to support you through this major life event. Our bridal workout program will help you reach your weight loss goals and we provide educational advice on the importance of combining healthy eating with your exercise regimen. Our trainers guide you through intense and effective workout sessions that target your core so you arrive strong and slim for your wedding. We also use a variety of resistance equipment to tone your arms and shoulders- you may even choose to wear a sleeveless gown to show your new definition. Our wedding workouts help you reduce the size of your legs and hips for a sexy look that will carry you confidently down the aisle.

Your wedding workouts are also a wonderful way to reduce the stress that may accompany your wedding planning. Exercise releases endorphins which are the body’s natural pain killers and mood-boosters. No longer will you crash out on the couch every evening. Instead, you return home feeling energized and focused and better able to make your wedding decisions. As your mind-body connection improves, so does your self confidence. You look and feel your best for your wedding day and all the days after. We want to form a lasting relationship with you and encourage you through all of life’s transitions. After your wedding, we are here to provide pre-natal workouts and more.

If you are ready to look your best and preserve that look in your wedding photos, call us today at 404-913-2629 to schedule your Bridal boot camp or private “Get fit for my wedding” workout. Our trainers are ready to learn your goals for the big day and provide a personalized workout routine to help you reach them quickly.

Small Group Training

Discover Fitness Benefits of Small Group Training

Small Group TrainingHere at Fit2DMAX, we offer small group training to enhance your overall fitness experience. If you struggle to workout on your own or lose motivation quickly, small group training is one of our affordable solutions for you. You will be encouraged to stay on track for your goals and improve your relationships. When you schedule an appointment with a trainer and a small group, you are more apt to keep the appointment and perform your workout. Instead of skipping a workout, these small group training sessions remain a permanent fixture on your weekly calendar. As a result of your dedication, you reach your fitness goals faster.

Along with remaining more consistent, you will feel an increase in your motivation. This motivation may come from a spark of competition to lift a greater weight volume, or complete one more repetition than your group partners. Although we keep a non-competitive workout arena, friendly competition that motivates you to perform better is one of the fitness benefits of small group training. It is also helpful to see others complete challenging workouts. This encourages you to challenge yourself and move beyond your workout plateaus. You will discover other benefits of small group training such as an increased desire to exercise. The sessions are more enjoyable with others. You begin to look forward to your sessions and to the advancements toward your goals.

Affordable Benefits of Small Group Training

If you have always wanted to complete a personal training session, but it is not within your budget, affordability is one of the many benefits of small group training. Our trainer is still able to provide personal attention and an individualized workout within the small group training setting. Your personal evaluations are created, your goals are set and our trainer supplies the exercises that meet your needs. We use a variety of training tools such as medicine balls, free weights and kettlebells. Some exercises you perform on your own and others use a partner, which is ideal for the small group training sessions. Our small group training sessions also enjoy bodyweight exercises that incorporate partner work to stimulate your muscles in many ways. We use partner flexibility exercises to improve your range of motion and the look and feel of your body. Your group can choose to exercise with our trainers throughout the week or once a week depending on your fitness goals and financial availability.

We are proud to offer small group training here at Fit2DMAX. Our trainers mix up the weekly workouts to keep you challenged. Gather your group and call us at 404-913-2629 to schedule your training session today. Even if you already use our personal training sessions, a group session is a way to boost your performance and enhance your overall health.

Types of Group Fitness Classes

Getting Fit: 4 Types of Group Fitness Classes

Types of Group Fitness ClassesChoosing among the many different types of group fitness classes can sometimes be a challenge, but your final selection will largely depend on your personal fitness goals. Do you want to lose a few extra pounds? Or are you trying to increase muscle mass? Perhaps you are getting ready to walk down the aisle and simply want to look amazingly toned for your wedding day? At Fit2DMax, we offer a variety of group classes led by some of the most experienced and motivating fitness instructors in the industry.

Types of Group Fitness Classes

Weight Loss
Almost any group fitness class can help you lose weight, but the most effective options include Zumba classes, kettlebell training, and spinning classes. “Zumba” is a Colombian word that translates to “move fast.” So, if you like to exercise along with some of the latest dance hits, this might be an excellent choice. A recent study by the American Council on Exercise found that some kettlebell classes can help you burn a whopping 20.2 calories per minute.

Strength Training
Instructors can also customize Zumba and Pilates classes to improve strength and muscle tone, and kettlebell training is one of the best types of group fitness classes if you want to get a good cardio workout along with your strength training. Another option is a powerlifting class, where the participants often use lightweight dumbbells and barbells to perform a series of fast-paced exercises with high reps. The instructor often designs the class to work every major muscle group in the body.

Prenatal Group Fitness
Here at Fit2DMax, we specialize in prenatal and after-pregnancy workouts. Many new mothers can often be a bit self-conscious about their body image during and immediately after pregnancy. So, working out with other women going through the same types of body changes can be very motivating. The classes might include a combination of floor exercises, such as plies, thigh extensions, planks, and pelvic tilts. Or other options might include Pilates, barre, or yoga movements.

Bridal Boot Camp
Planning a wedding can involve several months of excessive stress that can wreak havoc on the body, mind, and spirit. The Fit2DMax Bridal Boot Camp is one of the most effective types of group fitness classes to help reduce this stress that can easily lead to bloating, emotional eating, and weight gain. It’s also a great way to meet other young brides-to-be and to share your ideas about the future. The instructors of the Bridal Boot Camp focus not only on relieving this stress but on helping you to tone your core, legs, arms, and waist so that you look your very best in that beautiful wedding dress.

Try several types of group fitness classes to see which ones you like.

Regular exercise helps to improve our mental and emotional outlook. We simply feel better, happier, and more energized when we participate in a fitness program. The important thing is to find a form of exercise that you truly enjoy. Try several types of classes. Attend a yoga class on Monday, a Zumba class on Wednesday, and a kettlebell class on Friday. Eventually, you will find a few classes that you really love. For more information on the different types of group fitness classes, contact Fit2DMax today.

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Find a Personal Trainer Using the ‘The 3 P’s’

Find a personal trainerFor those who are trying to find a personal trainer to boost their results in the gym, it can sometimes be very confusing to choose only one.  What qualities should you look for in a personal trainer?  Do you want someone more aggressive who is going to push you past your current limitations?  Or do you need someone more nurturing in their approach?  Everyone has different needs, and every fitness instructor is different.  But all personal trainers should have the same essential qualities that we like to call The 3 P’s.

1.  Patience

A professional personal trainer should understand that every client is different.  What works for one client may not work for another.  Upon your first meeting, he or she should perform an overall assessment of your current level of fitness and your individual personal goals.  They should also be able to adapt their workout pace according to the rate of progress of each client.  Fitness training is not a “one size fits all” activity.  While you generally want someone who is going to motivate you to achieve greater and greater heights, you also don’t want to be made to feel inferior along the way.

2.  Personality

Before interviewing potential candidates, it’s usually a good idea to define the type of personality that you want in a personal trainer.  You want someone who is going to fit well with your own personality traits.  Are you straight-forward and to-the-point when you communicate?  Then perhaps you need a trainer who is “all business” in the gym.  Do you prefer someone who is more laid back and sociable?   Then take a look around the gym and start watching how each personal trainer interacts with their clients.  Everyone has a unique personality, including personal trainers.  Choose one that complements your own disposition.

3.  Professionalism

In your attempt to find a personal trainer, the final choice should be someone that you can trust.  And while it is important to develop a close relationship with your trainer, there also needs to be a certain level of professionalism at all times.  You can tell the good from the bad quite easily once you begin watching them as you work out in the gym.  Do they like to flirt with other gym members?  Is their attention focused strictly on the client?  Or are they too busy looking at themselves in the mirror?  What are they wearing?  Is it professional, somewhat plain attire?  You can tell a great deal about a personal trainer just by watching how they interact with others in the gym, staff included.

Find a personal trainer that fits your needs, not the needs of others.

Many people like to ask family and friends for recommendations before choosing a personal trainer, but it’s important to remember that you might have very different personal fitness goals and a different combination of personality traits that you want in a personal trainer.  After narrowing down your options to a few candidates, don’t be afraid to conduct a short interview with each of them.  Be honest, and ask questions.  Most personal trainers are always happy to help in any way possible, even if it means recommending one of their colleagues who might be a better fit.  For more information on how to find a personal trainer, contact Fit2DMax today.