Be honest, have you been trying to do a “summer quick fix” now that holidays seem to be more of a possibility? Have you been spending hours in the gym and don’t see results? Or maybe you think you’re too busy to fill your days with cardio? It’s simple to fall into these potholes and convert them into yet another thing to stress about. Our Personal Trainers share some tips to watch out for when you want to train hard at the gym, so you avoid burning out and get results fast.
Review your goals
You must have the right mindset when you’re training – quick fixes will not give you real results. It’s easy to fall into those crash diets and new fitness crazes you see around the internet. Look at the goals you’ve set yourself – are they attainable? Setting realistic goals for yourself helps to stick to a routine and will overall improve your morale. You can’t be training hard if you can’t fully commit to your goal. Trust us on this one!
Get back to basics
Remember to always warm up and stretch. These may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t follow these basic steps. Warming up before a strenuous workout is essential to allow your muscles to ease into the workout. Stretching and allowing your body to recover from your previous session will also help you avoid injury. If you don’t follow the basics and you are training hard without adequate care, you’ll end up having to skip the gym all-together. Counterproductive, isn’t it?
Training Hard with a Personal Trainer
A common misconception when you’re looking to get results fast is that you MUST spend 1-2 hours in the gym. Let’s be real, not everyone’s got the time for that, and that’s okay. Getting a Personal Trainer will help you create a plan around your schedule to achieve those results without having to move into the gym. A Personal Trainer can also guide you through a customised nutrition plan to help you get to the finish line quickly and safely. No more failed diets and burning out in the gym!