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Tasty, Healthy, and Quick: Shrimp and Couscous with Yogurt- Hummus Sauce

 

Having an active lifestyle can be hard. Balancing life’s obligations such as work, school, and kids can be overwhelming tasks that daunt even the best of us. Most of the time treating ourselves and our families to a good meal is the last thing on our minds, but why? The culinary boom across the United States does not reserve itself primarily to Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin star restaurants, but also has created a niche for the active lifestyle participant. Now more than ever, people with active lifestyles, who are also chefs and culinary experts, have started promoting tasty, healthy, and quick meals tailored for the person with a busy lifestyle.

In this first edition of Tasty, Healthy, Quick I will lay out a, you guessed it, tasty, healthy and quick meal that you can easily prep and cook within 30 minutes. All ingredients are common and can be easily bought at your local grocery store and tailored for food allergies and special diets.  This recipe will incorporate everything from protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains all prepped and cooked within 30 minutes.

Level: Easy

Total Time: 30 minutes

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Serving: 4

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories: 385
Total Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Cholesterol: 180 milligrams
Sodium: 950 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 47 grams
Dietary Fiber: 7.5 grams
Protein: 30 grams
Sugar: 8 grams

Here in Southern California, Taco Tuesday is our mid-week eating holiday. We love Mexican food , and probably eat it multiple times a week, but Taco Tuesday gives us an excuse to indulge in one of Mexico’s greatest culinary accomplishments, the taco!Tacos come in all sizes and many different fillings, and usually either corn or flour tortillas. If you go to a traditional Mexican restaurant, the tacos will be delicious, but also overloaded with fats and calories. Fear not! I have found a recipe that will allow us taco lovers to indulge without feeling bad about ourselves. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 369 kcal
Author: Chelsea (https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/healthy-tacos/)

Ingredients

Overlapping Taco Ingredients
•Salt and pepper
•2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
•2-3 fresh limes (3 tablespoons fresh lime juice + 1 teaspoon lime zest, separated)
•Tortillas (corn, whole wheat, or flour), fresh avocado or guacamole, additional fresh lime and/or cilantro

Corn Topping
•2 cups frozen corn (OR use fresh corn on the cob if available)
•1/4 cup chopped cilantro
•3/4 cup thinly sliced radishes
•1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, finely minced

Beans
•1 small (2/3rds cup) yellow onion, diced
•1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
•2 cans (14.5 ounces EACH) black beans, drained and rinsed
•1 cup mild salsa
•1/2 teaspoon chili powder
•1 and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Cilantro “Pesto”
•1 cup tightly packed cilantro leaves (no need to remove every stem, just cut most the stems off in one cut)
•1/2 of 1 small shallot, coarsely chopped (1-2 tablespoons) *
•1 teaspoon minced garlic
•1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
•1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions
Corn Topping

1.Alternative #1:
use pre-roasted canned corn — drain and allow to dry.

Alternative #2: use frozen corn — place in a preheated large cast-iron skillet (cast iron chars better and won’t ruin your pan) 3 to 5 minutes, stirring once or twice, until kernels are lightly charred. Avoid stirring too often as this will keep the corn from getting a good roast.

Alternative #3: Grill some fresh corn on the cob and cut it from the cob.

2. Combine COMPLETELY cooled corn with chopped cilantro, thinly sliced radishes, jalapeno pepper, a generous pinch of salt and pepper (add to taste; I add about 1/4 teaspoon each), 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, and 1 teaspoon lime zest. Stir, adjust seasoning to taste, and let stand to marinate while preparing the rest of the tacos.

Beans
1.In the same skillet used for the corn, add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add in the chopped onion and saute for 3 minutes over medium high heat. Add in the garlic and stir for another 30 seconds. Add in the drained and rinsed black beans, salsa, chili powder and cumin. Simmer mixture for about 5 -10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slightly mash half of the beans if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cilantro “Pesto”
1.Add all the ingredients except the olive oil and pulse in a blender until combined. Once it is all combined, add olive oil and pulse a few times quickly until combined. (Over mixing olive oil can create a metallic taste, so it is important to add the olive oil in last.) Season to taste with salt and pepper (I use about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper).

Assemble
1.Char/grill/warm tortillas and add a generous amount of the black beans’ mixture followed by the corn topping, some fresh avocado (or guacamole), and a spoonful of the pesto. If desired, add cheese, additional chopped cilantro, and fresh lime juice. Enjoy as soon as assembled.

Eating healthy can take a lot of planning and sometimes put a dent in your wallet depending on where you buy your groceries. It can be very tempting to take shortcuts because you get frustrated or just want to eat a hamburger. The thing is, you can still eat delicious food and not spend a ton of money doing it! All you must do is plan the right way!

Here at Iron Orr Fitness, we know the challenge of eating healthy delicious food. Our trainers will devise a nutrition plan for you and help you implement it into your daily routine and see results fast. Your days worrying about what you are going to eat are over!

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How Much Protein Does My Body Need After a Workout?

Exercise science has exploded over the last decade and so have exercise supplements. One of the most popular supplements taken after a workout is protein. Protein is one of the most important substances in your body to promote good health. Protein is so important to your body that the Greeks derived the word from the Latin root “proteos” meaning “primary.” Exercise science experts have long known about the role protein plays in your body and how it can be harnessed to help you recover from your workouts. The big debate between experts is how much protein your muscles can absorb.

After a workout, it would make complete logical sense to jam pack your body with as much protein as possible. Afterall, protein synthesis is what ultimately builds and repairs your muscles. When you exercise micro tears in the muscles will develop. The harder you work out, the more micro tears in the muscles you will get. Protein is the number one substance that helps repair these micro tears and make your muscles bigger and stronger. According to an article in Men’s Health Magazine</a href>, “If your muscles receive fewer than 25 grams of protein in a sitting, however, muscle tears brought on by exercise persist due to lack of building materials. So, taking as much protein as possible after a workout is the best option, yes? It may be a little more complicated than we thought. Men’s Health Magazine continues to explain that “if your muscles receive more than 35 grams of protein, they have all the building materials they need, and the protein goes to other parts of your body—or into the toilet.” So, does that mean that the 50-gram protein shakes from GNC or the 10-ounce steak that you ate after your workout is a waste? That isn’t necessarily true as well.

 

Most exercise experts agree that the magical number of proteins your body needs after a workout is between 25-35 grams. You might be wondering to yourself, if not a protein shake, steak, or milk, what other foods will give me the necessary protein to repair my muscles after a hard workout?

1.)Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt packs twice as much protein as regular yogurt. If you pair it with berries, it will also combat muscle soreness.

2.)Eggs: One of the best sources of protein. Also jam packed full of essential amino acids that help your body recover after a hard workout.

3.)Quinoa: A vegetable that packs an enormous amount of protein while keeping your stomach satisfied as well as essential amino acids. Holds more fiber than your average grain.

4.)Cottage Cheese: Made from curds of pasteurized cow milk. Excellent source of the protein Casein. Casein digests slower than whey protein, which is better preventing your muscles from breaking down after a workout.

5.)Navy Beans: 15 grams of protein per cup. Very versatile bean that is inexpensive and good for your digestion and your heart.

Depending on the types of workouts and your individual goals, diets will vary from person to person. However, according to Men’s Health “if you’re piling your plate with too much protein, you might be pushing other vital nutrients out of your diet from foods such as vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, and whole grains, that can help with muscle recovery and weight loss.” In other words, eat smart!

Exercise science experts have raved about the role protein plays in recovering from your workout. Protein can be found in a variety of foods as well as synthesized and sold as a supplement and many athletes, coaches, and nutritionist know how valuable it is to the human body. The debate has always been how much protein can my body handle? The safe answer is between 25-35 grams, but depending on your workout goals, body composition, and metabolism the exact number of grams of protein will vary between person to person. The important thing to remember is don’t abuse your protein consumption as it will affect other important nutrients in your diet. Like my father always use to say, “everything is good in moderation.”

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For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is the most anticipated spectacle of the year. The day that grown men wake up before the sun rises to prep their grill for the day’s work ahead. A party centered around a single game that has been built up and anticipated for weeks. An event where people throw their diets out the window, forget about their new year’s resolutions, and stuff themselves with lots of food and drinks. For some, Super Bowl Sunday is the day that they fall off the horse. Homeostasis kicks in and we realize how comfortable it is to eat and drink and sit on a couch.

According to a recent study by LetsGetChecked the average American eats 11,000 calories and 19 different foods on Super Bowl Sunday! That is 4 times the recommended caloric intake! Fear not! This year you do not need feel guilty about overindulging. Here are 5 healthy Super Bowl snacks you can feel good about eating during the big game.

1. Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds

 

 

I love potato’s and carbs and when I first discovered the sweet potato, I was in awe because it actually tastes delicious and is healthier for you than your regular Idaho potato. You are telling me there is a healthy, tasty potato? Yes! Utilize them! These sweet potato rounds are fast and easy to make and a party favorite. You can make them in large batches, which takes a lot of stress off your prep for game day. These things are like bruschetta but with a sweet potato. Not only do these small things make a great appetizer, you can eat them as a main dish as well. Find the full recipe here.

For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is the most anticipated spectacle of the year. The day that grown men wake up before the sun rises to prep their grill for the day’s work ahead. A party centered around a single game that has been built up and anticipated for weeks. An event where people throw their diets out the window, forget about their new year’s resolutions, and stuff themselves with lots of food and drinks. For some, Super Bowl Sunday is the day that they fall off the horse. Homeostasis kicks in and we realize how comfortable it is to eat and drink and sit on a couch.

According to a recent study by LetsGetChecked the average American eats 11,000 calories and 19 different foods on Super Bowl Sunday! That is 4 times the recommended caloric intake! Fear not! This year you do not need feel guilty about overindulging. Here are 5 healthy Super Bowl snacks you can feel good about eating during the big game.

1. Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds

 

 

2. Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebobs

 

The combination of lemon, pepper, and chicken has been a staple in the chicken community for ages. The sour taste of the lemon mixed with the savory chicken is too good to pass up. Kebabs are also the perfect idea for when the grill gets broken out and you have many guests to feed. Chicken is a lean meat, so you don’t need to be conscious about the fat you get from beef and the vegetables that compliment are healthy and taste delicious grilled. Lastly, kebobs are the of the most fun dishes to eat. Who doesn’t like biting into a giant stick of delicious meat? You can find the full recipe here.

3. Lightened-Up Asian Chicken Sliders

 

Just like the chicken kebob, these lightened-up turkey sliders substitute the fatty beef for leaner meat. In this case it’s turkey. Who says turkey is only meant for Thanksgiving? This snack is loaded with fresh veggies and protein with an Asian kick. These are perfect for a big hungry crowd and you are able to at these in abundance since they are very healthy! If you want to check out the full recipe, you can find it here.

4. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

 

I recently came across a chart that described each states favorite Super Bowl snack and California’s was buffalo chicken dip. I was a little shocked. Not because I don’t like buffalo chicken dip, but was tacos really not the right answer While this snack isn’t the healthiest on our list, you can still make it as healthy as possible by using low-fat sour cream and low-fat cream cheese. This snack is perfect for scooping with a fresh vegetable such as celery or carrots. Indulge and enjoy! Find the recipe here.

5. Healthy Peanut Butter Cheescake Dip

 

If you thought I would leave dessert of this list because all dessert is unhealthy you are wrong! Desserts can be very unhealthy, but if done right can pack many antioxidants from berries and chocolate that is actually good for you. This light, chocolatey, peanut buttery dip is perfect when served with fruit and will have your friends at the party skipping the main course and heading straight for dessert! Get your peanut butter chocolate party on here.

Many of us have trouble making smart nutrition decisions. If you are having trouble meal prepping or setting up meal plans, you may want to consider working with a personal trainer. You might think you only need a personal trainer to gain muscle. Wrong! 80 percent of living a healthy lifestyle is diet!

 

Come into Iron Orr Fitness today to receive your FREE consultation! We will give you a medical grade body composition test, 20 min workout, and develop a nutrition plan.

We were just voted BEST PERSONAL TRAINERS IN SAN DIEGO 2020 by San Diego Business Awards and rated BEST GYM IN SAN DIEGO 2019 by Expertise.  We only hire Elite Certified Personal Trainers in San Diego with varying levels of experience in athletics from the Olympics, Professional, Collegiate, Competitive Power Lifting, to general fitness.

 

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Intermittent fasting has gained traction over the last few years but fasting in intervals was discovered back in 1945 when scientist discovered intermittent fasting extended life expectancy in mice. Since this discovery many have become conscious of the health benefits of intermittent fasting and started trying to incorporate it in their daily lives. Is intermittent fasting for everyone though? It sounds like stuffing and starving. Could that really be beneficial to my health? Let’s go over the most frequently asked questions about intermittent fasting and answer any concerns you may have.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating regime done in cycles, rotating between eating and fasting. Many refer to this trend as a diet, but realistically it is a fasting pattern.

IF commonly is executed using these methods:

  • The 16/8– The most common method used for IF. This method involves skipping breakfast and eating all your calories during an 8-hour period, then fasting for 16.
  • The 5:2– Method involves eating 500-600 calories on two non-consecutive days out of the week and eating normally for the other 5 days.
  • The Eat-Fast-Eat– Involves fasting for 24 hours a couple times a week and on non-consecutive days. For example, fasting from breakfast one day to breakfast the next day.

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Health Benefits

 

Weight loss is the number one reason people start practicing intermittent fasting but there have been studies that prove IF can have even more health benefits. Eating less calories than you burn is the primary focus of IF. However, when you fast, your body also goes through chemical changes within your cells and hormones. Your HGH hormone, connected with strength and muscle growth skyrockets. Your insulin levels drop dramatically, and studies have also found it could boost your life expectancy. IF has also been linked with a reduction in cancer, improved brain health, reduction in inflammation, and improved heart health.

Implementation

Eating healthy can be easy for a short period of time but as time goes it can get harder and harder. That’s why setting yourself up for success is the number one thing you can do before deciding to embark on your IF journey. At first studies showed that IF and eating less every day had similar results when it came to weight loss. However, people had real trouble with the fasting.

 

New studies have found that not all IF methods are the same and some methods are considerably more reasonable and sustainable then previously thought. A University of Alabama study found that simply eating earlier in the day and less at night had dramatic health benefits, especially in diabetics.

Conclusion

In conclusion, IF can be a reasonable way to lose weight. However, you should always consult your doctor before you start any new diet regime. This is what Monique Tello, MD, MPH and Contributing Editor of Harvard Health concludes about here research surrounding IF

“So, here’s the deal. There is some good scientific evidence suggesting that circadian rhythm fasting (IF), when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, can be a particularly effective approach to weight loss, especially for people at risk for diabetes. (However, people with advanced diabetes or who are on medications for diabetes, people with a history of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, and pregnant or breastfeeding women should not attempt intermittent fasting unless under the close supervision of a physician who can monitor them.)”

4 Ways to Use This Informatin for Better Health

 

  • Avoid sugars and refined grains. Instead, eat fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats (a sensible, plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet).
  • Let your body burn fat between meals. Don’t snack. Be active throughout your day. Build muscle tone.
  • Consider a simple form of intermittent fasting. Limit the hours of the day when you eat, and for best effect, make it earlier in the day (between 7 am to 3 pm, or even 10 am to 6 pm, but definitely not in the evening before bed).
  • Avoid snacking or eating at nighttime, all the time.

(https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/intermittent-fasting-surprising-update-2018062914156)

Many of us have trouble making smart nutrition decisions. If you are having trouble meal prepping or setting up meal plans, you may want to consider working with a personal trainer. You might think you only need a personal trainer to gain muscle. Wrong! 80 percent of living a healthy lifestyle is diet!

 

Come into Iron Orr Fitness today to receive your FREE consultation! We will give you a medical grade body composition test, 20 min workout, and develop a nutrition plan.

We were just voted BEST PERSONAL TRAINERS IN SAN DIEGO 2020 by San Diego Business Awards and rated BEST GYM IN SAN DIEGO 2019 by Expertise.  We only hire Elite Certified Personal Trainers in San Diego with varying levels of experience in athletics from the Olympics, Professional, Collegiate, Competitive Power Lifting, to general fitness.

 

Iron Orr Fitness is dedicated to making sure you dominate 2020 by reaching your goals!

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Protein is essential to all life. Protein synthesis is needed in all living cells and our bodies need it as fuel to function. GNC sells it in massive canisters and people say eating bugs is a good source of it. In the fitness world, protein is god. A legal and morally acceptable steroid. There is a debate surrounded around the best way to get your protein, but the fact that it is needed has never been questioned. What is exactly is it and why is it so important to our bodies?

What is Protein?

Protein is a micronutrient found throughout the body in our hair, bones, muscles and in every cell in our bodies. It makes up the hemoglobin that carries oxygen to our blood and even makes up the enzymes that catalyze chemical reactions in our bodies. Protein is made out of building blocks called amino acids. Our bodies do not store amino acids, so our bodies produce them from scratch or modify others to fulfill needs. There are two types of Amino Acids:

1. Essential Amino Acids

  • Cannot be made by the body
  • They must come from food
  • There are nine: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine

2. Non-Essential Amino Acids

  • Can be made by humans and so is not essential to the human diet.
  • There are 11: alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine

Types of Protein

Complete Protein: A complete protein or whole protein is a food source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of each of the nine essential amino acids

 

Examples: red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt (Animal products)

Incomplete Protein: Plant foods are considered incomplete proteins. They are low or lacking in one or more of the amino acids we need to build cells and can be mixed together to make a complete protein.

How Much Do I Need?

According to the National Academy of Medicine an adult should consume a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day, or just over 7 grams for every 20 pounds of body weight. For a 200-pound person, that means about 70 grams each day. The National Academy of Medicine also sets a wide range for acceptable protein intake—anywhere from 10% to 35% of calories each day (Harvard.edu). The recommended amount per meal should be minimum 25-30 grams. This number can be modified depending on what your goals are.

How it Affects Your Muscles

Protein is the main micronutrient the body uses to build and repair muscle. Certain amino acids are better for building muscles than others. Three of the nine essential amino acids are the best for building muscle. They are:

  • Leucine
  • isoleucine
  • Valine

After a tough workout protein needs to be ingested within a 30-minute time period for the protein to have the max effect repairing your muscles.

If you want more diet information or want to learn more about exercise science, it may be a good idea to work with a personal trainer.

80 percent of living a healthy lifestyle is diet!

Not only will you gain valuable knowledge about your workouts, you will gain diet and nutrition knowledge that will last you a lifetime.

Don’t let your best years pass you by only to have regret later on in life!

Come into Iron Orr Fitness today to receive your FREE consultation! We will give you a medical grade body composition test, 20 min workout, and develop a nutrition plan.

We were just voted BEST PERSONAL TRAINERS IN SAN DIEGO 2020 by San Diego Business Awards and rated BEST GYM IN SAN DIEGO 2019 by Expertise.  We only hire Elite Certified Personal Trainers in San Diego with varying levels of experience in athletics from the Olympics, Professional, Collegiate, Competitive Power Lifting, to general fitness.

 

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Losing weight is not easy. There are many reasons someone may fail their journey towards weight loss and diet lapses seem to be a common factor. There is some disagreement among experts whether physical exercise benefits or hinders diet lapses. There are studies supporting exercise leading to increased appetite along with a sense of justification which leads to overeating. While other studies show exercise assist with reducing hunger which decreases the urge to overeat. Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science at Drexel University discovered exercise to be a great aide in preventing relapses during a weight loss program. Participants in this study were on a reduced caloric diet and exercised regularly in their real-world environments.

According to Rebecca Crochiere, a graduate student and lead author of the study, says that most weight loss programs prescribe exercise because of all the health benefits and because we know it burns calories. The results of her study show that exercise may also be very beneficial in reducing weight gain relapse. The study shows that exercise limits appetite and eating behaviors which is why it is so beneficial during a weight loss program. The study also showed that when one did not exercise, the risk of overeating in the coming hours when up 12 percent. Whereas, when the participants exercised for 60 min, the risk of overeating was cut in half. Moreover, for every 10 min extra the participant exercised, the risk decreased by 1 percent.

The study was performed with 135 participants that were surveyed multiple times a day about their eating habits. Questionnaires were sent out via smartphone to track eating habits while hip sensors were worn on the hip to track exercise.

“These findings can help researchers to better understand when participants who are seeking weight loss are at risk of overeating,” said Crochiere. “It can inform the development of treatments that prevent overeating and facilitate weight loss.”

The study did hint that the intensity of the exercise could be a factor in the influence of eating behavior. Though Crochiere said their next step would be to test if exercise, and the intensity of that exercise affected eating patterns from person to person.

Crochiere did give a bit of caution about the study. This study represents patterns found throughout the participants as a whole and the next step would be to see the variations from person to person.

The studies results might have represented a small sample size of the general population, not to mention the outside factors such as location of the participants played a role. However, we already know that exercise is beneficial to the human body. Whether that is regulating your eating behaviors or improving your brain function, we know that it improves these factors. The one hurdle someone has to tackle when venturing on their weight loss journey is falling back into homeostasis. Consistency is the key.

Don’t let your weight loss journey stumble because of bad eating patterns. Falling back into bad habits only leads to more failed opportunities and more restarts. If you are having trouble sticking with the program, it may be time to consider working with a personal trainer.

We were just voted BEST PERSONAL TRAINERS IN SAN DIEGO 2020 by San Diego Business Awards and rated BEST GYM IN SAN DIEGO 2019 by Expertise.  We only hire Elite Certified Personal Trainers in San Diego with varying levels of experience in athletics from the Olympics, Professional, Collegiate, Competitive Power Lifting, to general fitness.

 

We have a wide range of certified personal trainers that can help any individual at any experience level. We even have a certified nutritionist on staff for all your dietary needs and advice. CALL or TXT 858.255.0367 to schedule your COMPLIMENTARY consultation today!

We will do a full fitness assessment with no strings attached!

 

Your fitness assessment includes:

–            Full body comp assessment

–             20 min low intensity workout

–             Goal Planning

–             Nutrition Planning

 

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People who are new in the field of fitness and start exercising on their own often find it difficult to achieve the body they have dreamed of.. Even after following a consistent exercise routine, they do not find any difference in their body. They complain of seeing no results or change after doing vigorous exercises regularly. These people fail to realize that the exercises they have chosen might not suit their body type. This is why hiring a personal trainer who can properly guide your workouts is so important! In the initial days of your workout journey, the personal trainers provide you with a routine that suits your needs and your individual goal.. It helps every person achieve the change they want in their body effectively, safely, and efficiently!

Personal Trainer San Diego provides their clients with personal trainers who have extensive experience and expertise in the fitness arena. They understand the needs of their clients and help them in framing a workout routine that can help the customer achieve their fitness goals efficiently and effectively. The personal trainers offer support to anyone who is motivated to lose weight or gain lean muscle. Most often when people workout without professional help, they follow routines that might not suit their body type. This is where a personal trainer comes to the rescue. They help people choose workout routines that are customized and suitable for their body type and their personal goals.

Why are Personal Trainers Important?

San Diego gyms offer personal trainers who are capable enough to guide every person to achieve their fitness goals successfully. Here are a few reasons that can help to better understand why personal training with a Certified Trainer is more effective than training on your own:

CHOOSE THE CORRECT ROUTINE

Most people who are extremely motivated to stay fit often get stuck at the basic step of figuring out the correct workout routine. The routine they choose might be wrong and have no effect on the body. Personal trainers who know each workout routine and their benefits can help every person choose the appropriate exercises. They are also aware of the frequency, intensity and time of each exercise. Certified Personal Trainers can guide every person accordingly and help them reach their fitness targets.

INTRODUCE NEW EXERCISES

When people workout on their own, they often follow the same routine everyday. They fear introducing new exercises in the routine as they are not sure if the routine will be effective. Or perhaps they are afraid to not execute the exercise properly, increasing the risk of injury. This makes the workout routine not only ineffective, but boring after some time. To help people deal with these situations, personal trainers are essential. They can help you to understand the benefits of each exercise and change the routines accordingly so that you continue to break through plateaus and hit new goals. This makes the entire process of working out fun for every person. San Diego Fitness provides personal trainers who make the process of staying fit a fun activity for every customer!

TAKE UP NEW CHALLENGES

Personal trainers understand our exercising abilities better than us. When people exercise on their own, they often do not push themselves beyond their comfort zone. Once a person is comfortable with their daily exercise routine, a personal trainer can challenge them by increasing the frequency of an exercise. They test the limits of every person by encouraging them to work a little harder everyday. For example, if a person does ten push-ups daily the personal trainer might tell him to do five more the next day if he feels necessary. This is going to increase the effectiveness of the workout. By consistently providing new stimulus to the body, the workouts never become boring and stale.

PROVIDES MOTIVATION

When people workout on their own, they get bored with the routine as they lack motivation. People are more likely to stay motivated when they find an expert to support and encourage them. A personal trainer always motivates people to work hard and stay dedicated to their fitness routine. People often draw motivation from their personal trainers as they are there to encourage and support you on your fitness journey. Any Gym in San Diego offers personal trainers who help their clients stay motivated in their journey of staying fit.

TEACHES SELF-EXERCISE

Personal trainers are like teachers who train people in the field of fitness. They teach the newcomers about each exercise and its benefits. They also help every person understand their body type and follow routines as per their needs. People who do not have much knowledge about workout routines but want to stay fit can benefit greatly from a personal trainers knowledge and expertise. Certified Trainers enlighten their clients about fitness and teach them more about the impact of each workout. Personal Trainers also impart knowledge about healthy eating that can help improve one’s lifestyle. They also help teach clients to workout safely and correctly on their off-days while hitting their targets.

BETTER SUPERVISION

We often overlook the mistakes we make while exercising on our own. This can have a negative impact on the entire workout routine. A personal trainer will always point out the mistakes we make while exercising. They teach the correct methods and help every person perform each workout correctly. This makes the workout routine effective and we can see results in our body sooner. People often give up during situations when they find the exercises to be difficult. Personal trainers help people overcome this by boosting their confidence. They supervise, guide and allow every person to reach their full potential.

San Diego Personal Trainer guides every person in their fitness journey by providing correct assistance. They boost their confidence and motivate them to push their limits while performing exercises. Every person can attain the body of their dreams if they are able to figure out the correct workout routine. Along with a workout routine, following a proper diet and sleep schedule is also important to see changes in the body. A personal trainer can provide the best advice when it comes to choosing a workout routine. They have years of experience in this field and have better knowledge as to which exercise works best for attaining a certain goal.

Once a person is able to figure out the workout routine, diligently practicing it regularly can help them stay fit. A personal trainer always helps to kick-start the journey of staying fit, laying the foundation from which to build upon. Working out on your own sometimes has little to no impact on the body. A personal trainer helps a person stay in healthy shape more effectively. We recommend you finally take the plunge and hire a trainer today!