Key Tips in Curbing the Global Obesity Epidemic in Women

 
 
 
What I’ve experienced from being a trainer for the past 15 years is that no two clients train alike.

Each client requires DIFFERENT NEEDS!
 

One of my favorite quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger is  – “The worst thing I could be is
the same as everyone else, I’d hate that!

 
I love the fact we have a CHOICE to work as hard and for as long as it takes to SUCCEED.
 

 
The epidemic of women obesity is on the rise, and I’ve made it my personal mission to educate women, help them to maintain a healthy weight, and feel good inside and out.  

I’ve found that women run on emotion and need to feel attractive AT ALL TIMES!   This poses a challenge for me as a trainer.

I utilize my past experiences as a body-builder to help women overcome negative self-talk, boost their self esteem, decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass, and ultimately achieve their weight loss goals.   I tell them “pretend its just you and me, no one else is here!”   This way they can focus, stop worrying what everyone else is thinking, work harder, have fun, and finally have the toned, slim body they’ve always wanted.

Overweight and obesity are defined as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health”
Body mass index (BMI) – the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2) – is a commonly used index to classify overweight and obesity in adults. WHO defines overweight as a BMI equal to or more than 25, and obesity as a BMI equal to or more than 30.    ~ World Health Organization

 

 

KEY TIPS:

  1. Do whats right, not what’s easy– Challenge yourself!
  2. Keep the workouts consistent but allow time for muscles to rest.
  3. Focus on weaknesses (for obesity- endurance, flexibility and coordination is often compromised.)
  4. Know when to modify certain exercises to avoid injury. I have seen numerous trainers give overweight clients exercises too advanced for them, resulting in improper form.
  5. The first 10lbs is the easiest to lose so constantly look for ways to boost metabolism so it doesn’t slow down. (ex. Green tea extract)
  6. Incorporate strength training into your routine to accelerate metabolism! (don’t worry about gaining too much muscle, that is a misconception!)

 

 
REMEMBER: Don’t get discouraged, “HARD WORK IS SYNONYMOUS WITH RESULTS“!!
 

 

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