Are you tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what you see?Are you tired of too much weight, too little energy, and too many aches and pains?Are you tired of yet another weight loss program that gives too many promises and too little substance, once again proving that diets just don’t work?Are you long on frustration and short on hope?Are you ready to transform you, your body, your health and your life–forever?You, too, can transform your body to one which you are proud of. You too can lose that extra weight, recharge your energy battery, move better, and feel better than you have in years.You, too, can regain hope and feel good about yourself and your life–for the rest of your life.How do I know that? Because I am traveling on this very same journey with you. I was raised with the same foods that you were raised with. I love many of the same foods that you love. I have just learned along the way to retrain my thinking, my taste buds, and my priorities, and I pick and choose carefully what I put into my body.I constantly ask myself this question: Does this food serve me with health and life-giving nutrition or does this food compromise my health and, ultimately, my life–the quality and the length of it?Try asking yourself this question the next time you eat something: “Does this food nourish me or does it deplete me?”If you are confused and just don’t know, then take the time to read the books and listen to the tapes that will help you discover which foods provide the best nutrition for maximum, lifelong health and fitness.The bottom line for me is: I choose health and fitness. I choose life, not premature disability, disease, and early death.What do you choose for yourself? Premature disability, disease, and early death, or a long life filled with mobility, activity, energy, joy, and purpose?Most of us are very attached to our old ways of eating and living. And we like the foods that we eat.But I assure you, because I myself have experienced it, that if you follow the basic principles for the best nutrition for human health, you will gifted with great rewards far beyond what you can even imagine. Not only will your body transform closer to your ideal weight, fitness, and health, you will gain better mental clarity and emotional stability. You will be better connected in to who you are as a person and why you are on this planet.Eating the most life-supporting foods, fresh whole fruits and vegetables, is not just about the food; eating correctly opens our awareness and catalyzes the uncovering and the discovering of our inner cores and how we can impact the world around us.Although some may never suspect, there is amazing power in all that fruit and green-leafy vegetable salad that you choose to eat and the power is there for the taking.All you need to do is wash, open your mouth, bite down, and chew.
An inspiring fitness coach and health motivator can quickly identify why you’re not getting the results you want and help you to get back on track and moving forward again. Is your diet a mess? Do carbohydrates dominate your day? Is exercise a drag for you? Even if you’re retired does working out just seem like too much work? Does stress just eat you up inside and tire you out? Do you have the time to exercise and take care of yourself properly? Do you feel like your too out of shape to ever really get back in shape? Does your back ache most or all of the time and you say to yourself “it just doesn’t matter what I do.” Are you pre-diabetic or insulin dependent and feel it’s just too late for you and no one is willing to help? Do you have medical issues that have interfered with your ability to improve your quality of life? Do you have a hard time following through on what you know is actually good for you? Are you fat and sick and tired of looking at yourself that way?The right health and fitness professional can empower you to work through your roadblocks. An issue or two that interferes with your real progress and success is very common. The best coaches and motivators know that asking the right questions will help provide you the right insight into your specific situation and give you strategies and solutions to your problems. If you haven’t taken the time to sit down and consult with a health and fitness specialist you’re wasting a lot of your precious time. I’m sure you can seriously benefit from a health and fitness professional while you get the help you need to feel better about yourself. In the long run it’s about you and getting you serious results quickly. In all honesty most clients don’t want a trainer, most clients just want the results a good coach can provide them. Just remember you can have lots of fun getting your body and life back.How do you know if you’re hiring the right trainer? Good question. This is paramount to your success and unless you sit down and learn more about the process of how your trainer is going to best provide services to you you’re missing a key component immediately. Let me give you some questions that are best asked in advance of hiring your coach and fitness educator…
Will your prospective trainer perform a health screening, conduct testing, and evaluate your current fitness level? Will they re-access?
Does your trainer have a network of other health professionals such as physicians, physical therapists, nutrition specialists, and other fitness leaders?
Can they provide a list of clients who have a similar type of exercise program? Can they show you proof of results from their client base?
Are they willing and advertising to guarantee results for their clients with a money back guarantee?
What type of nationally recognized organization are they certified by? Does the fitness professional have a degree in a health or fitness related field?
How does the trainer keep current on research in strength training and conditioning? How long has the trainer been professionally training clients?
Quite frankly proper screening, assessment, and evaluation has to be apart of your comprehensive program. How else will you measure your progression? Your trainer also needs to be respected for the results he or she provides for their clients, otherwise they’re most likely not very good at what they do. A strong network of health professionals confirms you are working with a leader in the field. How many success stories do they actually have? How many testimonials? You should speak with some of their clients to get a better sense of the services you will be receiving. If a prospective fitness coach will not guarantee results, you should look for someone who is confident and will provide a guarantee. Normally the best trainers are highly experienced and credentialed. A national certification from the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) or NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) is a good sign you’re working with a lifelong learner. Continuing education is required by all nationally recognized organizations, but a great coach is constantly learning nonetheless.Remember, a top quality coach does more than just “take you through a workout.” Any moron can count reps and look important by holding a clipboard. Look for a fitness pro who will educate you about all the components needed to achieve your optimal health and fitness results. Your trainer should review nutrition education with you, educate you about proper supplementation, review resistance training (whether that be power training, kettlebells, medicine balls, core work, stability balls, dumbbells, or body weight training). Based on your needs competent professionals will maximize fat burning while implementing the correct dose of cardiovascular conditioning. Expect your “mental development” side of training to flourish with the right educator. Goal setting, putting together a plan of action, and then holding you accountable and supporting you through the entire process is absolutely critical to your success.Look for someone who will empower you for life! A great fitness coach will do more than just help you to achieve your goals. A true professional will teach you the foundation of knowledge so you will no longer be lost in the “sea of confusion” when it comes to all the diet and exercise hype. Your health and fitness pro will communicate well and explain nutritional components and also explain the exercises and methods to your understanding. Your trainer will listen to what you tell them about your body and the way the exercises feel. Your feedback about exercises and how your body is adapting is huge! The foundation of knowledge, tools, and correct techniques you’ll learn will allow you to maintain your results for the rest of your life. That is what a top health and fitness professional can do for you!