Sometimes people think that the only way to achieve weight loss is through crazy diets and strict exercise programs. That is simply not the case. In fact, those methods often do not work because nobody has enough willpower to stick to them for life. Instead, it is most important to build healthy life routines that will help weight-loss become built right into your life. This is what BODY TRANSFORMATION is all about.
Body transformation includes elements of psychological counselling to help participants create new mental frameworks. These new ways of thinking allow them to make healthy choices that will yield results over the long-term. Sure, this might not be the fastest way to lose weight, but it is the only way to lose weight and actually keep it off. Losing 100lbs in 3 months is amazing - but it is so unhealthy if that weight piles right back on in the next 3 months!
Transforming your entire body requires a multi-faceted approach. Don't settle for a quick fix and then be disappointed when the results don't last.
There are all kinds of workout fads on the market today that promise amazing results. The thing is, most of these products are garbage. People tend to use them for a few weeks and then store them in the basement or garage for the rest of eternity!
I am creating this site to show everyone that that are many ways to stay in shape without buying dumb products and without paying for expensive gym memberships. There are lots of exercises that can be done with no equipment at all (they are called calisthenics workouts) and these exercises are relatively easy to figure out.
How To Find The Right Exercises
Personally, I like to search the internet for reliable instructional videos that show how to do different exercises for different parts of the body. Youtube is full of personal trainers who are giving this sort of information away for free, so why not take advantage of it! Plus, many of the exercises you will find are just simple bodyweight exercises that do not require any equipment. Cheap, easy, do it anywhere!
I also like to use some of the better workout videos that are on the market. Some of them can be pretty lame but there are also a lot of good ones out there. P90X is very popular and so it Insanity. Both of these are pretty good but there are also very advanced. If you are just starting out with an exercise program then you might want to try something like Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred - It is still really useful but is not quite as intense.
What To Look For
When you look for workouts it is important to choose the right ones. I know some people just do a bunch of resistance training exercises like push-ups every night and some crunches and think that they have done a good workout. This simply is not true!
Try to find a good variety of exercises that include many different body parts. Women need good arm exercises as well as leg and stomach ones. There are also many muscles that people tend to overlook altogether. Back exercises (and flexibility stretching exercises - see www.makeyourbodywork.com for examples) can help prevent injuries and glute exercises (butt exercises!) can help with knee problems. There are also neat ways to arrange your exercises to make them more or less intense. I have tried some tabata workout routines that were really good and some HIIT routines that were great.
So in conclusion, find a variety of exercises (at least 10) that target all the different parts of your body. Make sure that they are the right challenge for you as well - You don't want to be wasting your time with exercises that are too easy or risking injury with ones that are way too hard.
I have posted some great resource videos on this site and will continue to add more. If you are looking for something that I don't have here then try searching in Youtube and you will likely find something that is helpful.
Good luck and be sure to check back soon as I'm just beginning to work on this site and plan to add lots more great content!
I am just starting to compile helpful resources about training at home so there might not be much here just yet. Keep coming back though and you will find lots more resources in the future!
There are a lot of personal trainers who are looking for an easy way to build their business when they are just starting out. As a result, many of them turn to training people from their homes. The trainers use lots of calisthenics exercises so that they don't have to bring equipment with then (and so that clients don't have to buy it). This is all fine and good but there are some safety considerations to be had.
1. Make sure you have the right professional insurance
2. Be sure that your client has passed a doctor's inspection
3. Check your client's home insurance to see what risks might be covered
4. Double check your liability insurance to see if covers work out of your own place of business
The links above are to my preferred insurance provider (Mumby Insurance). I have been with them for years for my personal insurance as well as business, but there are many others you can check out. If you are in Canada, Sports & Fitness is a good insurance option. They specialize in personal trainer insurance and likely have the best rates going.