Why should I get a Personal Trainer?

I’m often asked by potential clients, “Why should I get a personal trainer?” The answer is that very few people need a personal trainer, however, having one can dramatically increase the effectiveness of your diet and exercise giving you dramatic results in a shorter amount of time. Can you reach your fitness goals on your own? Of course you can, but not everyone has the internal drive or control to get there.

Personal Trainers Can Help

How often have you found yourself standing on the bathroom scale, questioning the effectiveness of your fitness routine? A personal trainer acts as a guide, showing you the best path to reach your fitness goals. It’s one thing to have a map to guide you along the way, but it’s quite another to have a guide who knows the terrain, the lay of the land, and what obstacles that may be in your way. Our trainer’s have specific training and knowledge of how to work with each client whose body types and fitness goals differ.

A Tru Fit Personal Trainer can also help you save time. Did you know that you can get in shape with a few as three one-hour workouts a week? Your trainer will customize a workout designed to give you maximum results in a minimal amount of time. You no longer will spend your time wondering if: your time is better spent on the elliptical or working with weights, logging your reps and weights, or planning on which exercise to do next. We handle all of that for you. Your trainer will log your progress and adjust your workout so that you are constantly progressing towards your goal. That’s less time that spent analyzing your performance and planning your workouts for the week and more time breaking a sweat.

Proper Fitness Form

In addition to saving you time, a Tru Fit Personal Trainer increases the performance of each workout by motivating you to achieve your potential, and of course, safely. In any workout routine, it is difficult to safely push the limits of your body when working out alone. Our Personal Trainer’s act as a spotter and will assist you in maintaining proper form throughout each individual exercise. By helping you safely perform at the highest level, injury potential drastically decrease and maximization of results incresases.

Tru Motiviation

Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t address the mental aspect of having a coach to encourage and promote accountability. Fitness is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical challenge. Scheduling regular appointments increase the likelihood you will reach your goals in a timely fashion by over 95%!  Tru Fit Personal Trainer’s can provide the motivation and positive feedback needed during and after your workout.

Some people may have the drive and spare time to pursue and reach their fitness goals on their own, however, we all know that life happens and time is of virtue. Tru Fit Texas is here to make sure your goals are acheived by maximizing fitness results in a minimal amount of time. Give us a call today at (817) 734-9254 or (214) 773-4835 for your free fitness evaluation and find out how Tru Fit Texas can help you!

High Intensity Interval Training

 

Is HIIT the new age of fitness?

The old excuse of not having enough time to exercise can be thrown away…no one can use the “time” excuse anymore!  According to a study published in the Journal of Physiology, a 2.5 hour High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) of sprints can produce similar muscular effects as 10.5 hours of endurance training, and the best part is most HIIT workouts last no more than about 20 minutes! Another benefit is HIIT produces greater excess post exercise oxygen consumption than traditional endurance workouts such as walking on the treadmill for an hour.  All of this sounds great, but what does this mean to you?  You will continue to burn more calories after the exercise than with traditional aerobic exercises.  You can work out in a shorter amount of time and burn more calories after the workout.  Why wouldn’t you want to try HIIT?

How HIIT can help you

High Intensity Interval Training can vary according to level of fitness and desired goals.  The basic principle behind HIIT is to push yourself (high intensity) in short bursts (intervals) and allow a short recovery period in between the high intensity bursts.  For example, if you are on the treadmill, warm up for about 5 minutes and then alternate between high intensity (faster) levels for about a minute and recovery levels (slower) for about 2 minutes.  For a more intense workout, you can kick up the speed on the high intensity intervals and go for a shorter time (~15 – 30 seconds) and then make the recovery period about a minute.  The best thing about HIIT is that you can apply it to any type of workout you want.  You can also incorporate it into resistance training and cardiovascular training. The benefits are not only improved athletic performance and weight loss, but also improved cardiovascular efficiency and increased excess post exercise oxygen consumption.

Please remember to consult your physician before starting any exercise program.  HIIT may be too intense for some individuals.