My Rules As A Personal Trainer For A+ Weight Loss Results

I get asked quite often by our members, what are the most important things for achieving weight loss results, so here’s my rules:

Train Consistently

Consistent training will always trump a one-off training session. You can’t hit the gym 3 weeks before summer and expect to have a six pack. Consistent, long-term training will let you gradually and consistently build lean muscle mass and reduce body fat.

We offer unlimited outdoor training training every week at multiple locations. There’s guaranteed to be a session that you can get to! If you want results, you need to put in the hard work!

Eat Healthy

No matter how many weights you’re lifting or kilometres you’re running, you cannot outrun a bad diet.

Chocolate cake tastes great! This is an undeniable fact, but having that slim, toned stomach feels so much more amazing than any cake could! Remember your goals and what you want to achieve!

Eat balanced meals, and eat more protein to improve post-workout recovery and satiate your hunger.

Train Smarter

If you’re new to exercise, make sure you learn how to train properly. Learning correct lifting techniques will make sure you’re achieving your goals.

Find a personal trainer that knows what they’re talking about and book a few sessions with them to learn how to train. An even better idea is to come join us for outdoor training sessions where our personal trainers are available to teach and motivate you. It’s a lot cheaper than paying for one-on-one training sessions.

Even for those of us who have been training a long time, it pays to speak to a personal trainer regularly and have them review your techniques. Bad habits are easily formed, and you may not realise that your technique can be improved.

Avoid Injuries

You can’t train consistently if you’re injured. Use (or learn) correct lifting techniques and make sure you do a proper warm-up and cool-down.

Eat a recovery meal post-workout which includes a good quality carbs and protein.

Set goals

What do you want to achieve? Are you trying to lose body fat, or train for an upcoming fun-run event? Speak to your personal trainer and they’ll be able to advise you on specific training methods to achieve your goal.

Make sure you set short-term goals and long-term goals. A long-term goal can sometimes seem out of reach, but if you have set a lot of progressive short-term goals to focus on, you’ll eventually make it to your long-term goal.

Measure Results

Goals are worth nothing if you don’t have a way to measure your progress. Do you have a set bodyweight set in mind, or are you aiming for a 10km fun run?

Set measurable goals, that you can track and monitor as you move towards them.

Don’t Burn Out

It’s quite common for people to begin their new training regime with grandiose plans and expectations. I’m all for that, but be realistic in what you want to achieve. You cannot push yourself at 100% all the time.

Take some time out, enjoy your cheat meals and let your body rest when it needs it. If you push yourself too hard, you run the risk of burning out both physically and mentally.

Make training fun and ensure you can stick to it long term.