Are you looking to save money on a personal trainer?
With a little commitment you can learn how to become your own personal trainer.
Being your own coach can change your relationship with your health and help you reach your fitness goals.
Here’s our top three tips to help you.
DESIGN YOUR WORKOUTS
Start with two gym and two cardio sessions per week.
If you are new to the gym then try full body workouts to see faster results.
If you are stuck for some inspiration on exercise ideas, there are plenty of videos on YouTube or articles on Google that can assist.
If you have a friend or colleague who is involved in sport then seek advice from them. People are always willing to help.
Keep your workouts simple with exercises like press-ups, chest flies, squats, pull-ups and lunges.
CHANGE/IMPROVE YOUR DIET
This is the big one. You can do all the training in the world but if your diet is poor then you are never going to see any major results.
You should be aiming to eat carbs like rice and brown pasta for energy, proteins like chicken and fish after training to help muscle repair, and fruits and vegetables to support overall health.
At the end of it all, don’t starve yourself, just aim to have a balanced diet, stay well hydrated and don’t eat late at night.
It’s worth recording your weight and body fat before starting a programme in order to monitor your progress.
To keep track on different lifts, take a notebook or use apps like MyFitness Pal to help store the information.
This is the best way to help your progress, keep you motivated and help get the best out of your fitness goals.
If you aren’t happy with your progress then try something different, whether it’s changing exercises, doing more reps, taking more rest or eating better.