5 Components of Fitness

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Component 1 Nutrition

Proper nutrition is the most important ingredient when it comes to changing body composition. Meals should be balanced and provide the desired calories to burn fat and build or maintain muscle. Meals should also be consumed with proper timing, typically every 2-3 hours, to supply energy, prevent muscle loss, hunger, overeating, and uneven blood sugar levels.

Component 2 Cardio Training

Cardio is also a major factor in how successful one can expect to be at losing weight and keeping it off. It is a useful tool at burning calories to increase the deficit needed to burn fat. Cardio can consist of any activity that is rhythmical in nature, involving major muscle groups (i.e. Your legs) and can be sustained a continuous period of time. For example; jogging, walking, ellipticals, biking, jumprope, stair climb etc. are all forms of cardio.

Component 3 Food Supplementation

Supplements can also be a useful tool to speed the rate of fat loss or muscle gain. It is important to make sure the body is in proper nutrient balance, and supplements are a way to do that without adding additional calories. These nutrients are needed for general health, but especially in times of intense training or a calorie restricted diet. I will guide you in making proper supplementation a part of your program at the right time for maximum results. You are not required however to take supplements if you choose not to.

Component 4 Resistance Training

Resistance training is one of the most effective ways of accelerating fat loss, and of course building lean muscle. It is a common misconception that weight training should be reserved only for those looking to build muscle or increase strength. I will teach you that resistance training causes a rise in your resting metabolism which means you will burn more calories at rest. I will work with you and any limitations you may have in designing and educating you on the best possible resistance training program personalized for you!

Component 5 Professional Assistance

Throughout your transformation your body will constantly be changing and adapting. It is important that as this happens, your approach also changes and adapts. I also believe in getting weekly feedback from you in the form of circumference measurements, and weight so I can change your program to ensure the best results possible.

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