Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lose the stuffing!

Since the holidays are coming up, I thought you'd want me to let you in
on a few ways to the lose the stuffing you can accumulate enjoying yourself.

The most important advice I can give you:
spend your time and money wisely.

There are several ways to do this and get the fitness results you want.

(1) Don't wait 'til it's too late.

Just like your car needs regular maintenance or it'll break down and then really cost you a bundle, so does your body. And that doesn't mean just taking your body into the shop(aka Dr. office), but taking good care of it before it breaks down. The sooner you start, the easier it'll be. Given that the weight gain that comes with getting older, the longer you wait, the more weight you'll have to work with and work off. Just do it NOW.

(2) Don't spend all day working out.

Hire a trainer who can help you make the most of every minute. Take the intensity higher and you'll see results faster. Do cardio, strength, core and flexibility training in sync in one workout period, rather than feeling you need to spend an hour on the treadmill. When you are on a cardio machine, make it count and then get off of it! Learn how to "just do it" the right way. And when your workout gets routine, change things up so you keep seeing changes in your health. In case, you're wondering which trainer can help you do these things, that would be MissFit ;-).

(3) If you see a deal, jump on it.

If you haven't trained with MissFit before, you'll love my "Pain in the Abs" Quick Start package, three 1-hour at-home or outside training sessions for only $175. This deal doesn't last much longer (you have to buy by 12/25). It's also a great gift to show a loved one how much you care about their health. Current MissFits can also take advantage of special secret holiday package savings (talk to me about it).

(4) Don't try to do it all alone.

The sheer number of weights, machines and exercises can make anyone's head spin. Before I became a trainer, I wandered the fitness floor unsure of which way to go first. And I didn't get the results I wanted. Even if you're self-motivated about exercise, you can use instruction, guidance, coaching and encouragement.
Workout with a trainer as often as you can afford and put in the rest of the time yourself.

(5) Try some team training.

A great option, especially if you're starting or resuming your fitness quest, is team training. You get the coaching and instruction of a professional, the camaraderie of others on the same journey and it's a bargain to boot. I'm looking to start up some small group training team(s) in early 2012. You don't have to have a ton to lose to reap the benefits, lose the holiday stuffing, look and feel better. The groups will train 1-3x per week, depending upon your schedule, needs and goals. The more you train, the less each session will cost. So grab your friends and do it.

(5) Enjoy yourself during the holidays without the guilt!
And let me know how I can help.

Take care (of yourself),

MissFit, aka Eve

Eve Hartman
MissFit Personal Training