What makes a top personal trainer?
What makes a top Personal Trainer?
Now lots of people search the web for the next personal trainer who is actually going to help them get results and feel great about themselves but what actually makes a top personal trainer and why should you hire them as your coach?
There are a few qualities you should look for when finding the perfect trainer for you, here are just a few:
- First of all check to see if there qualified (lots of people can call them selves a personal trainer but have they actually got the qualifications that make it safe for them to train clients?)
- Do they have clients who love them and only ever say good things about them?
- Are they in good shape or have been in good shape or have evidence of getting other people in shape? (if you look round lots of big box gyms you will see that there are lots of trainers who actually need a personal trainer to get them into shape)
- They should have a good knowledge on nutrition and/or have some kind of certificate in nutritional coaching ( to lose weight/fat, gain muscle or improve health you must have a good diet, you cannot out train a bad diet and your PT should be able to point you in the right direction with it)
- A good personal trainer must inspire you! (If your personal trainer or your potential PT doesn’t inspire you or motivate you then your not going to get results)
- Do they have before and after pictures they can sure you?
Now there are lots of other things that make a top personal trainer but here are just a few for you to consider.
Here is one of my clients Debra who has had absolutely fantastic results due to my training and nutrition plans. As you can see on the left is her before picture with her skirt fitting very snug, and on the right well on the right is a picture that shows that she has absolutely smashed her goals! The skirt she is holding is the one she had on in the before picture, you can see she has lost over 6 inches on her waist!
If your looking for Personal training and like what you see on my website, then why not send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a form to apply for a complimentary consultation (in person for 1-2-1 clients in Welwyn Garden City & Hertfordshire or on the phone for online clients)
The time to change is now, lets do this!
Over and out
Alex Di Pasquale
Why did Pop eye eat Spinach???
There is now research that actually backs up the fictional story of pop eye getting stronger and growing muscle after eating his spinach. Studies suggest that a human would have to consume over 1 kilo of spinach to have a steroid like effect without the side effects of anabolic steroids. This has come about after a team at Rutgers University led by Ilya Raskin found that spinach contains steroid-like compounds that boost the growth of muscle cells.Writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the team explain how they extracted chemicals called phytoecdysteroids from the plant and then treated muscle cells in the dish and even live rats with them. The muscle cells speeded up their growth by about 20%, and the rats became stronger, again I will state for a human to get the same result you would have to consume a kilo of the green stuff.
Spinach has a vast amount of other reasons why you should include it in your diet. Spinach is a very nutrient-dense food. It’s low in calories yet very high in vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients. This leafy green is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s a very good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, dietary fiber, and copper. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids. Spinach is loaded with flavonoids which act as antioxidants, protecting the body from free radicals. Researchers have discovered at least 13 different flavonoid compounds that act as anti-cancer substances. The various nutrients offer much in the way of disease protection.
Another of the benefits of spinach is that its an outstanding source of vitamins C and A which are antioxidants that help reduce free radical amounts in the body. Its a good source of magnesium, a mineral that helps to lower high blood pressure and to reduce stress. The anti-inflammatory properties of the nutrients found in spinach can help with conditions that are identified as inflammatory, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine headaches, and asthma.
Studies also show that eating leafy greens such as spinach may slow the age-related decline in brain function. So it’s also keeping our brains functioning better!
With all these benefits it would be a shame to leave this leafy green ‘superfood’ out of your diet, I would suggest eating at least 100g of spinach on most days.