Trainer Quick Tips

  • Use food tracker apps to help you stay accountable from a diet and exercise perspective.  There are a multitude of options out there to chose from that are free and easy to use

  • Planning is vital for a healthy lifestyle.  Plan your meals and workouts for the week so you can limit your excuses and stay on track with your fitness goals

  • If you find yourself wanting to snack in the evening try brushing your teeth to curtail the urge to snack

  • If you sleep with your technology, make sure you dim the screen down to a low setting so the device doesn’t interfere with melatonin secretion and disrupt your sleep

  • Eat breakfast everyday.  Aim for 200-300 calories.  Try to eat a complex carbohydrate paired with a protein (such as an egg or turkey bacon)

  • Try a new piece of training equipment at the gym such as TRX suspension straps or the BOSU.  Don’t be afraid to step outside your exercise box

  • Before going out to dinner, check to see if the restaurant you are going to has nutrition information online so you can make a smart choice when ordering food

  • Drink lots of water.  Aim for 64 ounces a day

  • Make sure to stretch after working out.  Hold each stretch for 40 seconds to 1 minute to ensure you get a proper stretch

  • Try to eat every 2-3 hours.  This will keep your metabolism working at optimal speed

  • Aim for 150 active minutes a week.  This breaks down to about 25 minutes a day of moderate to intense physical activity seven days a  week.