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Having a Leaner, Toner and More Attractive Body doesn’t have to take years of hard work and determination. It takes the “right” program…. one that incorporates strength exercise with cardio/aerobic exercise and proper weight loss nutrition. And the secret is… it doesn’t have to take forever.
Our personal training studio has been designed to help you transform your body with time efficient exercise and effective nutritional strategies based on your unique metabolism. Best of all, we help you successfully implement these strategies into your busy lifestyle. We are proud to tell you that we are in the results business, not the membership business and we’re confident our Genesis Personal Training and Weight Loss Program will help you lose the weight, tone your muscles, and gain the body you’ve always wanted.
We feature the best personal trainers and weight loss coaches in Bucks County at our state-of-the art exercise and weight loss facility in Newtown. We'll not only teach you how to exercise and make healthy food choices, but we'll also show you how to sustain the weight loss and level of fitness you achieve on a long-term basis.
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Questions and Answers:
How do you find the motivation to exercise when you just don't feel like it?
Answer: Yes, people ask me and I have to admit, it gets tough for me from time to time too. Here are 3 things I use to "stay the course" and recapture my motivation:
1) I like to workout with a partner. Simply said, encourage a close friend, work associate or family member to exercise with you. To me exercise feels different when I'm with someone and not going it alone. That's why Genesis provides an element of "partnership" by always having you train under an instructor's supervision.
2) I "feel" the end first. That's right – I start each exercise session already knowing how good I'm going to feel afterwards. No, I'm not an exercise addict or anything like that – far from it. But, after I finish an hour of our Genesis-style exercise, I feel on top of my game. Why? Because I use exercise as a tool to help me to perform my "best" as a coach, business woman, and person. Try it from this point of view – you may inspire you.
3) I reward myself. Let's face it, exercising a few times a week has to have both immediate and long-term rewards. Yes, in the long run, we are hoping we live longer, stay looking attractive, and have fun in the process. But I make smaller commitments to myself with specific goals in mind, and when I hit the goals, I celebrate and reward myself. Do it often in the beginning and then about every 8 weeks like I do. It keeps you focused on the bigger picture of the "why" in your daily life. Your reward can be as simple as treating yourself to a facial or a massage if you keep to your predefined exercise schedule.
Are there any “simple things” that I can do to help me jumpstart my weight loss?
Answer: Losing weight can often become an unsuccessful game of trying to hit a moving target. It's usually because most people don't know the things to do "in concert" together so their body predictably burns excess body fat more easily during each 24-hour period.
Here are 5 things you can start doing right now to help your body burn some of your excess body fat.
1. Don't eat after your dinner meal. Finish eating 3 hours before bedtime so that you never go to bed on a full stomach. During the first 6-8 hours after eating your evening meal, your body is burning up the calories from that day. The most effective fat burning time (i.e. stored fat in our thighs, bums and tums) is between approximately 8 and 12 hours after eating your last meal of the day (Dinner).
2. Be sure to eat at least 3 meals per day. Allow a maximum of 3-4 hours between your meals and try to fit in 1-2 small snacks between your major meals. You can start by eating four times per day, instead of just three. In time, you will easily be able to refrain from snacking at night.
3. Don't eat large meals. The idea behind this is to not give the body more fuel than it can use. Regular "large" meals over 500-600 calories leads to insulin resistance, and thus easy weight gain. One of the best techniques for reducing the size of meals is to eat slowly and chew really well. It actually takes the brain ten to twelve minutes to realize you are full. If you really can't slow down, then put down your fork for 5 minutes after you've eaten about half your food. Don't feel you have to 'clean your plate' if you have had enough.
4. Eat protein at your breakfast meal. This keeps the body in a calorie-burning mode. Eating a balanced protein-carbohydrate breakfast supports blood sugar levels so that late afternoon energy crashes are minimized. Believe it or not, these energy crashes are often the result of eating a breakfast with too many carbohydrates and very little protein. If you eat a high carbohydrate breakfast, you are more likely to overeat in general, and particularly at night.
5. Reduce the amount of starchy carbohydrate that you eat. This does NOT mean cutting out all, or virtually all carbohydrates. We do need carbohydrates to maintain health – just reduce your overall intake.
I can’t seem to lose weight no matter how hard or how long I exercise. What’s wrong with me?
Answer: When most people decide to start exercising for weight loss, they usually reach for an activity that they can master quickly and that hopefully "burns the most calories" because they are following the premise that if they can only "move more", they will lose weight.
Often their approach to doing cardio/aerobic activity is to do it hard enough and long enough to register a lot of "calories burned" on the equipment console without any regard to the intensity with which they are exercising or the type of calories (fat vs. sugar) they may be burning.
Guess what? More and harder is not better. Our experience in working with thousands of clients to achieve weight and fat loss tells us that for cardio/aerobic exercise to be really effective, it must be tailored to your “exercise metabolism” so that the right kind of weight loss occurs in the shortest time possible.
The "Magic" is to match your exercise method to your metabolism.
So what is the solution to burning fat pounds in a faster, more efficient way? The answer is to do both strength and cardio/aerobic exercise according to your unique Exercise Metabolism Profile.
This special combination of exercise strategies causes your body to burn more calories during and AFTER exercise, and causes your resting metabolism to remain higher hours and even days after exercise. This is referred to as the "after burn effect."
When you perform Cardio-Metabolic Training for just 30 minutes or less, your body's fat-burning metabolism will experience a phenomenon called "metabolic turbulence". This metabolism boost causes a substantial elevation in calorie burning after exercise. The result is that you end up burning more fat and more calories not only during exercise but in the post-exercise period as your body tries to get things back under control and balance.
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