It's Mid October, which in my books, is the perfect time to kick start your fitness training programme and maybe even get started with a personal trainer!
Granted, early Autumn doesn't seem, at least at first glance, as the perfect time to get started with (or ramp up) your fitness training... But that's part of the beauty of this time of year! Because there are not many people really targeting their fitness right now, the gym is likely to be much more quiet at this point in the year.
We all know the gym will be packed in January with so many people making fitness related new years resolutions. Late Spring is also a busy time in the gym, with lots of people desperately trying to get in shape for their Summer Holiday. But Autumn? Not so much.
It's much easier to get in a great workout when the gym is not overcrowded. It's also much more difficult to book a session with a personal trainer in January because we get so busy with bookings. So October really is the perfect time to book in with a personal trainer and start crushing some great workouts in the gym.
The gym tends to be especially quiet right now also, because the nights are starting to close in, and people seem to want to to stay at home indoors a bit more at this time of year. The summer party season has also come to an end by now, and it's a good six to eight weeks until the Christmas party season starts to kick in. So that gives you a good block of time to really focus on your fitness, with less social commitments to railroad your progress.
I hope I have managed to convince you that October really is the perfect time of year to start prioritising your fitness! If I have, and you are based in Manchester, then do get in touch. Our Manchester Personal Training base is located in Chorlton, and we would love help you achieve great results. You can leave a message on the Chorlton Personal Training Contact Form.
See you soon!
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!