Achieving your fitness goals

Being consistent at exercising can be a real challenge.

A Personal Trainer can help you stay motivated toward exercise and also educate you about fitness and strength. A PT is basically a ‘knowledgeable gymbuddy’. Having a work out buddy makes you accountable so you will actually show up and work out.

80% of success is showing up.

Knowing what exercises to do in a gym in order to achieve your goals, when to change the exercise programme, and what to change is where the knowledgeable part comes in.

 Achieving your fitness goalsBEGINNER: You are a beginner so recognise this. If you do too much too soon you will be too sore and could even sustain injuries. Just make sure you do begin.

  • Too unfit to get fit? It’s about progression – start easy and build on it gradually. It all starts with moving more and making small changes in your life.
  • Too injured to get fit? Coach Deb will work with your physiotherapist/health professional to help get you back to functional health.
  • Too old and weak to get fit? Start moving more often and Coach Deb will work with you on strategies to improve your lifestyle.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: If you are exercising but you aren’t getting the results you want, then hiring a Personal Trainer is the next step. The body adapts to exercise routines so programming needs constant tweaking. Workout variety is crucial with this level of client.

SPORTS SPECIFIC: If you are playing a sport and at a reasonable level of fitness and strength then it’s now time to enhance your performance by including exercises more specific to your sport. The Specificity Principle states that training must go from general training to highly specific training.

What Deb says:

“Now that I am in my 50s I believe it’s an advantage as a Personal Trainer because I have a better understanding of each decade of age.

In 2013 I was 20 kilos heavier than I currently am, so I realise the mind shift and lifestyle change involved when you make that decision to get your life back in balance.

Having been a top athlete in my twenties and more recently a High Performance Coach, I have an understanding of the committed lifestyle of the more competitive client.”