Perfect Fit Personal Training

A blog to enlighten you about health and fitness

Cardio Anyone?

The articles in the fitness mags go back and forth-

  • must do more cardio to lose weight
  •  must do more weights to lose weight
  • must do circuit training
  • must do yoga and Pilates

It gets pretty confusing trying to figure out what is best for your body and your needs, doesn’t it?

Try to keep things in perspective and realize what it is your looking for. Weight loss? Muscle tone? Firmer arms or legs? What you want and what you need are not going to be attained by what a magazine article written for the masses is going to give you. 

Remember, calories in needs to be less than calories out if you want to lose weight.

Happy training!

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Will Toning Shoes Really Give You A Better Body?

You may have seen the hype on these “fitness shoes”, but do they really do what they claim?

This is the study done by an unbiased set of researchers:

Will Toning Shoes Really Give You A Better Body?.

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My Blush Magazine Articles- child/mom health and fitness

Water Babies: http://www.blushmom.com/Fitness/tabid/425/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/256/Water-babies.aspx

Let’s Play: http://www.blushmom.com/Fitness/tabid/425/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/253/Lets-play.aspx

Check out these articles to learn more about getting your baby in the water, and getting your kids outdoors!

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Outdoor Workouts

If you have 10 minutes, or even 20 to get in a quick outdoor workout, here are some great exercises to try:

  • Walking lunges
  • Bench squats (use a picnic or park bench)
  • Bench push ups
  • Curb calf raises
  • Pull ups (playground equipment)
  • Jogging on the spot or around a track/trail
  • Squat jumps
  • side shuffles

Try to do 2-3 sets of 15 for each exercise. Try interspersing a cardio burst between each exercise, like a 30 second jumping jack.

Being outside while you work out is so enjoyable- you can admire the beauty of your location as well as enjoying some fresh air and a breeze.

Happy workout!

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Interesting Article on Spot Reduction

We all know we can’t spot reduce, right?

Here’s an interesting article on that very topic:

http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Myths.html

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Move it or Lose it, Tanya Tiessen

Baby Boomers need to keep moving! Check out this article from Alive magazine:

via Move it or Lose it, Tanya Tiessen.

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I told you so…

Hiring a personal trainer is better than working out on your own. Here’s a study that focuses on that:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/will-i-get-a-better-workout-if-i-hire-a-personal-trainer/article1555090/

Happy reading!

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