I'm passionate about training two kinds of personal training clients;
1) People with a dieting past who want to lose body fat effectively and keep the results in the long term &
2) People who want to learn to learn to train for maximum aesthetic results - a nicely toned body (vanity, ha) -- usually women who want to primarily start using weights/resistance equipment in their training and to learn to train safely and effectively.
All training is based on getting optimal fat loss results FAST.
I've trained Rachel G. for the past month - she's a "type 2 client". I just did her body fat analyses (caliper method) yesterday as we'd reached 4 weeks of training together. We couldn't believe the results - increased lean mass (=increased BMR=her body is now burning calories more effectively) and a lower body fat percentage while her weight has remained the same (she's got no weight to lose). Details below:
Body fat%: Was 26.3% ---> now 24.4%
Lean body mass: Was 38.3 kg ---> now 39.3 kg
Fat mass: Was 13.7 kg ---> now 12.7 kg
BMR (basal metabolic rate): Was 1197 ---> now 1219 kcal/day
So proud of you, chick!! Let's keep rocking those weights :-)
/Fit as Hel fitness coach Erika Helsinki
P.s. Rachel had pretty much NO upper body strength a month ago!! She's so much stronger now and definition is starting to show.
P.p.s. If you'd like to enquire about personal training (currently available in North East England), text me on 0789 719 7818 anytime :-)
Remember last week when I posted about Mel who'd lost 4 lb in her first week with me? Well now after 2 weeks she's lost another 3 lb!! Oh my fucking god!! You can totally see the difference as well - her face is thinner, stomach tighter and she's feeling full of energy...
WOOOOOOOOOOO!! Go Mel!!!
Yesterday in our PT session she estimated to be able to leg press between 36 and 52kg. I said bullshit. Apparently she'd managed the latter last week in the gym on her own, doing the program we'd designed for her.
I said she could do 90kg EASY. She wouldn't believe it. So I made her try.
Try harder than ever before at the gym.
Lifting weights and doing resistance training is all about psychology. People around the gym (particularly women) rarely try hard enough when it comes to resistance training.
You can never know how strong you REALLY are unless you push your boundaries.
Don't get comfortable. Comfortable = no results. Start trying. And I mean trying so hard your heart is racing and you're getting a proper sweat on. So hard you have to make awkward faces. So hard you can't breath quietly. That's when you start getting results.
So yeah, Mel pressed 107 kg on her third ever session, and upped her max by over 50%. That's what I call trying.
And that's why she'll end up with astonishing results. Go Mel!! Prouuuuuud!!
Got a sweet tooth? I'm starting with a new PT client Mel today and will give her an important task to kick start her new, healthier lifestyle: No unhealthy treats for seven days. This is a great way for her to also start thinking about how to replace chocolate, cakes etc. with other, naturally sweet food items like fruits.
Join us on the challenge (starting NOW) and let us know how you're getting on in our online community here. Please also share your ideas for healthy treats :-).
Eniko is an inspiration to us all. She comes to my gym classes, completed the BlogFit Project and is a Fit as Hel online member.
Her fat loss journey has only lasted for a few months in total and she's gained insane results so far. Something that really stuck to my mind is her saying she feels like she's bouncing when walking now because of how 'light' she's become. That must be an amazing new experience.
Eniko does it all right - enough of exercise (but not too much), an active lifestyle (albeit a stressful job) and a healthy diet as part of her lifestyle.
Read her blog here and encourage her on her journey!
I've told all my 1-to-1 clients recently to start up a blog on WordPress -- please let me know your URL even if you're not a private client and I'll follow you! It's a great idea to keep a blog on your fitness progress as it allows you to regularly reflect on your actions and choices.
I'll be publishing Blogfitters' blogs soon too so you can all read them!!
For now, join our Facebook community here and good luck on reaching your fitness goals!