Yes Chorlton fitness peeps! It's time for another ramble from me.
As the Chorlton Personal Training website is still in its infancy, I thought we could still get to know one another it a bit more. I particularly thought you might like to get a feel for the Chorlton Personal Training style of getting into shape.
What better way to do that than sharing with you my top tips for getting into shape and staying in shape?
So without further ado, here's my best tips...
1) Start the Day Right
Before breakfast...Boom! Just get up and go. No dilly dallying. Start your day with a morning workout. It doesn't need to be big. And frankly, it can be whatever form of exercise you like.
A walk, a run, kettlebells, bodyweight calisthenics...
Just get it done! Even if it is just a small five minute routine that you do every morning, then if the worst comes to the worst and you can't do any exercise for the rest of the day... At least you have done something!
2) Train Hard
At least two or three times a week, if you want to make good progress, the truth is, you are going to have to set aside time to really push yourself.
Sometimes you just got to man up and put yourself in the hurt locker.
If you know that you are going to struggle to motivate yourself to train with the requisite level of intensity, then that's okay... it's even kinda normal. But you might want to get yourself a friendly personal trainer that can fire up that beast inside of you. I've heard Chorlton has a pretty good personal trainer ;-)
3) Train Easy
As important as it is to go full on beast mode from time to time. Sometimes you've just got to go easy.
Listen to your body. Are you still recovering from that last hard workout? Do you feel fried from having the day from hell at work?
Then train accordingly. In actual fact a light and easy workout can help set you up nicely for your next hard session.
4) Don't Get Hurt
In the world of training and fitness... consistency is key. So if you pick up an injury that interferes with your training routine; well that has the potential to stop your progress in its tracks.
Make sure you learn how to perform exercises correctly and make sure you know which exercises are right for your body.
Oh, and don't forget to take heed of point three above. Sometimes you just have to take it easy.
5) No Excuses
If you're out of luck, and despite being on point with respect to all of my above tips, you still manage to injure yourself... Well, my friend, you still need to train.
If you know what your doing, there's loads of stuff you can do to work around almost any injury and still make progress in the gym.
And if you don't know what your doing?
Well that's where Chorlton Personal Training comes in I guess!
If you are finding that injuries are preventing you from making those gains, please do get in touch. Just send me a message using the contact form here.
Here's to the rest of 2017, and getting you into tip top condition!
Hello there Chorlton fitness folks!
The Chorlton Personal Training website has been up and running for about a week now and I figured a blog post would be a great way for the wonderful people of Chorlton to find out a little bit more about me and what I do.
So... my name is Tim and I am 33 years old. When I was not so old, I used to be a somewhat successful middle distance runner. I ran for Trafford Athletics Club and competed at 800 metres and 1500 metres.
These days, although I prefer to spend more time lifting weights than running, I still have strong ties with Trafford Athletics Club. This is because I now base my business out of the Trafford A.C. grounds.
Specifically, I offer Sports Massage, which is performed in the old athletics clubhouse. I also offer personal training, which is provided within Longfords' Gym.
Longfords' Gym is a great little gym, based within the grounds of Trafford Athletics Club. It would definitely be one of my recommended "go to" places, for a good training experience within Chorlton.
In fact, sticking with that theme of recommended training spots in Chorlton, I have made a little video of some of my favourite Chorlton training spots.
I hope you like it!
I plan to make some more videos, so please do let me know in the comments what you'd like to see. I feel like some training videos could be popular... but do let me know!
Anyway, I guess that's enough rambling on for one blog post. So i'll leave it there for now, and i'll be back atcha' soon with another.
Peace out Chortlonians!