10 Secrets Your Trainer Won’t Tell You About Weight Loss
Make the most of your next sweat session with your workout trainer.
Never arrive to a training session in the following states:
On an empty stomach, coming off a cold/stomach bug, or on four hours of sleep. It wastes your trainers time and your own when your body isn’t fuelled, hydrated and ready to work for weight loss.
If you’re on a budget, recruit a few friends for a small group session
It’s simple: Group sessions cost less per person.
It takes more than writing a check or showing up for training sessions to make you fit and healthy
It’s what you do before and after you meet with your weight loss trainer, including choices with food, alcohol, workouts, and committing to a healthy lifestyle.
Ask your weight loss trainer what she or he does to keep educated
An educated weight loss trainer will give you better results and provide variety to keep you engaged and motivated throughout your workouts.
When you are late it is a waste of your money, time, and is just plain disrespectful
Weight loss trainers see through your stall tactics. “I think I need to fill my water bottle.” “Let me get a dry towel real quick.” “Oh, I need to go to the bathroom again.” Nice try. You’re paying for the session, so make every minute count!
There is a difference between pain and burn
If you push so hard that you injure yourself, you and your trainer both lose.
Whatever the text or email says, it can wait until you’re done
And no, you cannot text and put forth 100 per cent effort at the same time. (Forget your phone, our guide will help you find the right smart watch for you.)
If you’re sick, don’t bring your germs to the gym
Cancel your session with your weight loss trainer if you’re carrying germs. (If you’re feeling run down, these 6 foods will help boost your immune system.)
Don’t expect to get maximum performance and results by working out in the ratty gym shoes and shorts you dug out of that old box of college dorm clothes. Invest in a good pair of sneakers. Your feet and joints will thank you, and so will your weight loss trainer.
Think quality, not quantity
A 30-minute session with your weight loss trainer at max effort is better (and cheaper) than 60 minutes of dawdling and half-effort. (Mix up your workout routine with these strengthening exercises that will help you have better posture.)
Originally published as 10 Secrets Your Weight-Loss Trainer Won’t Tell You on ReadersDigest.com.