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Advice from trainer Martín Perez
Advice from trainer Martín PerezAdvice from trainer Martín Perez

Advice from trainer Martín Perez

Kickstart for a healthier 2017!

January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017
If getting fit ranks high on your 2017 resolution list, you’re in luck! There are a lot of training trends transforming the fitness and gym game in 2017.

Wearable Technology  
Next time you are at the office, or out with friends, look to see who’s wearing a "get fit" gadget.  Smart Watches and Training Apps were a hot stocking stuffer during the holiday season, and for good reason! These devices are great for giving you a heads up every now and then as well as keeping you motivated and healthy. One thing to have in mind is that these devices are effective in promoting an overall healthier lifestyle, but the calorie counters can be misleading as the numbers aren’t always accurate. Focus on the fitness factor and maintaining a balanced diet, rather than how many calories you are burning.

Strength Training  
More and more scientific evidence has indicated that strength training is a necessary tool for staying fit. A fitness routine that is strictly cardio will not do the trick by itself.  Resistance training is the key to strong bones, maintaining a healthy weight, increasing muscle mass and fighting diseases such as diabetes.

Body Weight Training  
Not only are these workouts effective, they are incredibly convenient, as they require no equipment and can be done virtually anywhere. These exercises can be modified to any fitness level, and are a real money saver if a gym membership doesn’t fit your budget. You can find many of these exercises in my training guides and in the challenges section.

Personal Trainers  
You can have all the gadgets in the world, yet finding motivation to move can still be a challenge. A personal trainer can guide you down the path to fitness by creating a specific exercise routine for you. If you're not doing exercises the right way, it can lead to injury that can sideline you. By doing them right, you're staying safe and also getting the maximum benefit from your workout. A personal trainer should do more than just give you exercises to do. A one-on-one personal training experience should be all about you, your needs, and the special issues you're dealing with.

Let's get going - it’s never too late to start.

Until then, stay active and keep healthy!

Martin