The Tybody system works because it’s progressive! When you first start your fitness program with us we, take all of your stats including your measurements, weight, body fat percentage, & “before” photo. After your initial two weeks with us, you’ll get your 1st official progress check where all your numbers are re-evaluated to see how much progress has been made. From that point on we set short term goals for each week. These goals are challenging but achievable. For instance, if your goal is to lose 40 pounds & in the first month you’ve lost 10 then we’ll shoot for about 2.5 pounds of weight loss each week! Of course, as you lose weight it’s becomes harder to continue to lose at the same rate. That’s where more advanced sessions & more strict dieting comes into play. So not only will your training sessions progress as you do but your meal plans will too!
The purpose of our complimentary fitness assessment is for us to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. During the assessment, you’ll tell us about your specific fitness goals and any health complications you may have. After a series of questions, we then begin the physical part of your assessment. You’ll be guided through multiple exercises testing your strength, flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. The results from your fitness assessment will determine the first stages of your fitness program.
When & what to eat before your fitness assessment:
2 to 3 hours before your fitness assessment eat a light breakfast.
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What to wear for your assessment:
Wear comfortable clothes that you can workout in and don’t mind sweating in. You must wear athletic shoes. Come dressed & prepared to workout. Avoid wearing jewelry and accessories that can hender your movement.
What to bring to your fitness assessment:
Bring a bottle of water
Form of payment if you intend on purchasing a package that day.
It’s been clinically proven that exercise relieves stress but why is that so? When we exercise the brain produces endorphins. Endorphins are biochemical substances made by the body that reduce pain and bring about a feeling of euphoria and well-being. So when we exercise, we naturally start to feel better because of the release of endorphins. That’s why it’s so hard not to feel great after a good workout! Along with the endorphine release that exercise provides, exercise is great for depression because it improves self body image.
Exercise is necessary for mental fitness and it can be an extremely effective stress reliever. Studies show that regular exercise can improve your alertness and energy level especially when the lack of energy is from stress.
Stress can causes a lack of sleep which exercise also combats. The fatigue from exercise causes us to have deeper and more for filling sleep. Thus improving energy level and reducing stress. So next time you’re stressed out, hit the gym and exercise the stress away!
Out of state or unable to train with us in person? No problem! We bring the same quality program to your laptop, tablet or smart phone! So no matter where you are, you can still achieve your fitness goals with Tybody! With our On Line Training Program, you’ll receive meal plans, a weekly workout schedule and virtual progress checks.
If you’re struggling with weight loss here are a few tips that will boost your progress!
- Burn Off more calories than you consume
- Eat an early dinner, preferably 4 hours before you sleep
- Drink at least 1 gallon of water daily
- Do at least 30 minutes of daily cardio
Of course genetics play a major part in our physique but as we all know, we can ruin good genetics and we can certainly improve upon bad genetics. It is true that an individual’s physical appearance is a result of genetics, what they eat and how they lift. Many times I walk into gyms and see guys who are pencil thin doing long runs on the treadmills. I ask these guys what do they want to accomplish physically and they say something like “I wanna bulk up” My response is usually “you’re not going to gain size doing that much cardio.” To gain size one must lift heavy weights but with low reps. A good rule of thumb when training to build size is if you can lift the weight more than ten times, it’s too light! The opposite goes for weight loss training. High reps and medium to light weight is best for burning fat and losing weight. Of course their are a few different types of weight loss techniques. If you’re not concerned with losing muscle then extended sets of cardio similar to that of a marathon runner is great for losing weight. But if that is a concern, then that approach may not be the best for you because you will burn off muscle with the fat as marathon runners do. If you want to lose fat and build muscle then you want to do explosive exercises like jump squats or short sprints to emulate the bursts of a sprinter. That style of training will not only help you shed fat but also build lean, defined muscle. So when training keep your goals in mind. The style of lifting you choose to do will directly effect your appearance and performance.