A Guide to Personal Training

exercise-rehabWorking with a personal trainer can change your life.

Whether you want to lose weight and get in shape or improve your sports performance, a personal trainer can help you achieve your goals.

Personal trainers help you meet your goals by working with you to build a fitness program that works for you.

In fact, the very act of scheduling appointments with a trainer holds you accountable. Sticking with your training plan allows you to develop new habits.

Adopting new behaviour to incorporate fitness into your daily life can be tough and personal trainers work as a catalyst for change.

To get you started on your journey, we have prepared this short guide about personal training. Please contact us if you have any questions.

How Personal Training Helps Speed Up Getting in Shape

Besides helping kick-start weight-loss, personal trainers can help you improve your strength, endurance, range of motion, and overall wellness, often. Many people can even start to see results in just 30 days.

Speed up weight-loss

Getting active at the gym is a great way to speed up losing weight. It’s not that exercising is necessarily going to burn all your fat. Instead, building muscle will help change your metabolism over time, and changing your metabolism can affect weight loss.

On top of that, people with more muscle mass require more energy. You’ll burn more calories throughout the day if you build more muscle. If you follow a proper diet, this means you can lose weight dramatically more easily.

Personal trainers can help by building a plan that’s right for you to speed up weight loss.

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Enhance sports performance

Many of us choose to live in Victoria because of its excellent year-round climate and wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities. In fact, it’s common to turn a hobby such as marathons or triathlons into something that transforms your life.

Working with a knowledgeable trainer is the perfect way to improve your sports performance. You can work with a trusted advisor to focus training where its needed to go to the next level in sports performance.

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Improve your overall wellness

Spending time in the gym will improve your overall wellness and potentially even your lifespan. Spending time exercising can also boost your immune system, meaning less time spent off sick and more time doing the things you love.

Exercising can also help manage your moods, especially if you suffer from common disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder – SADS.

Rehabilitation and recovery

Working with a personal trainer can also be a powerful way to recover from injuries and conditions such as stroke, back pain, and more.

Reinforcing the right kind of behaviour

Changing your behaviour is hard and many of us fail to incorporate a diet or exercise plan to maintain a lifestyle change.

By making you accountable for achieving your goals, personal trainers are truly transformative. They help you maintain your investment in improving your fitness, and build on your success to achieve maximum performance.

Personal Training Strategies

Whether it be permanent weight loss, muscle toning, strength building or enhanced physical performance, Synergy Health’s multidisciplinary team will design a program that is tailored to your needs and will help you meet your fitness goals quickly.

Our professional personal training team can help you with the following strategies and disciplines to achieve your fitness goals:

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Weight training

Weight training can help you tone your muscles, improve your appearance and fight age-related muscle loss.

Weight training is a type of strength training that uses weights for resistance. Weight training provides a stress to the muscles that causes them to adapt and get stronger, similar to the way aerobic conditioning strengthens your heart.

You don’t have to be in the weight room for 90 minutes a day to see results. For most people short weight training sessions a couple of times a week are more practical than are extended daily workouts.

Core stability

Core strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis.

Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities, and also help prevent or reduce back pain.

Nutrition coaching

What we eat plays a tremendous role in our physical health, and in our ability to maximize physical performance. Personal trainers can provide suggestions about what to eat (or not) in order to achieve your goals.

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Boot Camps

Boot Camps are intense sessions intended for people who want to get fit as fast as possible.

These programs are designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a 1-hour period of time. Workouts can vary but generally include a fairly intense mix of strength training and aerobic elements.

Top 5 Excuses Everyone Uses to Avoid Getting in Shape

Excuse #1: “I’d like to work with a trainer, but I want to get in shape first…”

Personal trainers hear this one all the time. It’s the same impulse that makes brush our teeth before visiting the dentist.

The fact is, by working with a personal trainer you’ll see results faster. You’ll feel motivated and driven to continue when you see results right away.

Excuse #2: “I want to work out, but I HATE the gym…”

Who could blame you? At the gym there are line-ups for machines, which are usually a collection of outdated equipment anyway. On top of that there is the “muscle beach” syndrome of flexing in the mirror.

Synergy personal training clients enjoy exercising in a community of peers and feel comfortable using our facilities. We’ve worked hard to create an inviting, non-intimidating space for women and men of all fitness levels. Phentermine is indicated for use in case of obesity caused by an excess of kilocalories entering the body and hypothyroidism, accompanied by an excess of body weight. A combination of phentermine and topiramate can help to reduce overeating in people who suffer from compulsive overeating and bulimia nervosa.

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Excuse #3: “As soon as my back feels better…”

The last thing you want to do is aggravate an injury. On the other hand inactivity can actually worsen a condition.

By strengthening the muscles surrounding an injured area you can see vast improvements in range of motion and a decrease in pain.

At Synergy’s private gym you’ll feel fully cared for while you work to overcome your injury.

Our staff of fitness experts and medical professionals will make sure you have the right program to get you back in optimal condition. Imagine going through your daily routine pain-free.

It’s possible to resume normal pain-free life in less time than you think.

Excuse #4: “I’ll have more time for myself in a few months…”

Does anyone ever get more time to do things?

Work, family, managing a household, and caring for others can make it feel like you don’t have a spare moment.

Working with a trainer can help you build clean habits and behaviours that will make you more productive in all areas of your life.

Our Synergy personal training clients regularly tell us that the increased energy they experience as a result of consistent physical activity makes them feel like they have more time.

Plus, you’ll get more out of each workout, so you can spend less time exercising and you’ll feel invigorated and able make more out of the hours you do have after improving your sleep.

Excuse #5: “Every year I try to get in shape, but it never works…”

The best fitness program is only as good your likelihood to stick with it.

Synergy personal trainers we’ll tailor a routine that not only fits your specific physical capabilities and goals – but also your interests. You’ll have fun and feel excited to make exercise a consistent part of your life. Plus, you’ll feel supported knowing you have a dedicated professional in your corner invested in your success.

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Why Working with Synergy Will Be Different

We’ll develop a program that is custom-tailored to suit your needs, motivates you to break through plateaus, reduces risk of injury and creates optimal health in every capacity.

You’ll quickly see and feel the benefits of all your hard work, including:

  • Weight Optimization
  • Increased Strength
  • Reduced “Aches & Pains”
  • Greater Mobility/Range of Motion
  • Energy Boost
  • Improved Immune Function (combat cold & flu season head on)
  • Enhanced Mood/Decreased Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Most of all, you’ll make sure that changing habits turn into a change in lifestyle, and always move forward to achieve your goals.

For further reading…

Personal training at Synergy Health Clinic

How to choose a personal trainer

Boot camps: are they right for you?

Information on sports nutrition

What is Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Metabolic Disorder)?

Weight training 101

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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