Archive for September, 2012

Even I Don’t Wake Up Looking Like Cindy Crawford

September 24, 2012

Hard to believe…I know ūüôā

The truth is that¬†Cindy Crawford¬†was once quoted as saying, “Even I don’t wake up looking like¬†Cindy Crawford!”

Often people have very unrealistic expectations of the type of body they would like to achieve. They often refer to popular magazines to determine their ideal body. But they are ignorant to the fact that many of the models are 23 percent underweight to begin with, have been made-up for hours, enhanced with camera tricks, and still, once the photos are developed, the pictures are cropped, airbrushed and manipulated by computer to produce a very unrealistic, unhealthy, so-called “perfect” image.

It’s very important for you to examine your genetics and to understand that fat loss is dependent on your genetic breakdown. About half of fatness is genetically determined. You can’t change this!

So examine your parents and your family to determine the types of expectations you can place upon yourself. Some people have good genes and have it easy in terms of maintaining an ideal body weight. And others have to work a lot harder. But at the end of the day, you make the choice to do the work necessary to look good, feel great and live life to the fullest! Read more on Even I Don’t Wake Up Looking Like Cindy Crawford…

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Don’t Feel Old! Feel Great!

September 18, 2012

We see this ALL the time at Northwest Personal Training! ¬†The moment folks turn 40 they tend to start feeling older, not feeling as athletic or fit as they once did. ¬†Sound familar? ¬†It DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

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Fall Fitness Goals: Program Guidelines

September 10, 2012

Fall is a time when LOTS of people are starting to make fitness goals and I want to make sure that you reach those goals.  You probably read my blog post from last week where I told you how to set reasonable goals for yourself.

Now I would like to share my Top 10 Fall Fitness Program Guidelines.  Follow these guidelines and you will be well on your way to seeing serious results this fall!

1: Aerobic exercise: The American College of Sports Medicine recommends aerobic exercise three to five days/week for 20-60 minutes each session to maximize fitness gains and fat loss.

2: Resistance exercise: Regular strength training workouts are critical to maximize fat loss, build bone density, improve posture, develop muscle tone and slow down the aging process. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a lot of time in the weight room.

3: Eat 5 small meals and snacks each day. Studies indicate that when people eat more regularly throughout the day, they are less likely to overeat or indulge in less-healthy choices.

4: Drink five 16-ounce glasses of water every day. Our body is 50-60 percent water, and when we are dehydrated, our body and its organs and systems don’t function at their optimal level.

5: Focus on what you should be eating instead of what you shouldn’t be eating. Ensure you consume five vegetable and three fruit servings every day.

6: Practice the 80:20 rule. Read more on Fall Fitness Goals: Program Guidelines…

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Take Control Of Your Fitness Goals – Here’s How!

September 4, 2012

The kids are back in school, summer vacations are over and I know that many of you are starting to think about refocusing on your fitness goals.  That is great news and I am here to help.

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