All programs are based on the NASM OPT model. They are tailored to suit your individual capabilities and needs.
• Weight Loss
• Strength & Conditioning
• Cardio Kickboxing
The first thing you have to do is discard some common myths regarding exercise:
“I have to get 30 to 45 minutes of continuous cardio if I want to burn calories and I don't have time for that.”
The most relevant and current research indicates that 30 to 45 TOTAL minutes of daily cardio-vascular exercise is enough for general health
“Weight training will make me bulky. I don't want to look like a bodybuilder, so I shouldn't lift weights.”
You have to train like a bodybuilder to look like a bodybuilder. Women in particular lack the testosterone to become bulky as a result of resistance training. The body responds to the kind of exercise you perform. Documented scientific evidence indicates that resistance training improves bone density, blood lipid profile, and aids the body in burning calories throughout the day – even when not exercising.
“Exercise will make my joints hurt.”
Proper, safe training strategies will actually help alleviate chronic pain. You can overdo anything. Even water will kill you if you drink too much of it.
Some Perspective –
If you want to run a marathon or compete in a powerlifting competition, then yes, you will have to sacrifice a great deal of time to achieve those goals. But if you plan to achieve those goals, then you are already aware of this. Many of us just want to live longer, keep our weight down, and reduce our chances of acquiring a number of chronic conditions that hinder our daily lives. A simple, basic, common sense approach to exercise will keep you on track without consuming all of your time and energy.
If you are severely overweight, then yes, you will have to engage in far higher volumes of exercise than the average person at first. This is just plain honesty. But which price is greater, sacrificing extra time in your daily life, or dying at 50?
If you already suffer from chronic pain, there are some exercise routines that can exacerbate this. But it doesn't mean that because squats hurt your knees and back that you should do nothing. Or that because jogging makes you dizzy and short of breath you will never be able to strengthen your heart and lungs.
There is no one-size-fits-all exercise routine. We are all different. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. You just have to find one that works for you. If it seems too overwhelming to create a plan suited to your needs, that's where I come in.
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