Ever fancied doing Military Fitness Training but you don’t have the confidence to go to a class? Matt Holland Fitness can help you out with this by bringing army style fitness training into your training sessions.
As part of our 1-2-1 training sessions we will make good use of the great local parks where we will use classic military exercises such as squats, lunges, waddles and spider crawls in a circuit training session. Outdoor sessions can be accommodated to your individual fitness levels and needs so you won’t feel the pressure of having to keep up with others in a class.
If you think you have what it takes to try out these sessions then give us a ring on 07912 754088 or get in touch via our contact page.
It’s a fact that many ladies, especially ladies who are new to training, don’t feel comfortable about going to a unisex gym. This can be for a variety of reasons. Maybe they are embarrassed about how they look. Maybe they think that the ‘fit looking’ people on the treadmill are looking at them. Maybe they don’t want to be in a gym which is predominantly full of men. Maybe they have had bad experiences with instructors or Personal Trainers in the past. These reasons, plus many more, are enough to put so many ladies off getting fit, meaning they then revert to the comfort of what they know, which often means little or no exercise, comfort eating and negative feelings towards their bodies.
So why have a Personal Trainer? The main reason to have a Personal Trainer is for motivation purposes. A lot of people simply don’t have the get up and go to either go to the gym or get out exercising off their own back.
A decent Personal Trainer will be able to communicate with the client and plan a programme that will involve both training with the PT as well as plenty of ‘homework’ to be done during the rest of the week. Of course motivation isn’t the only reason why people choose a PT. There are a great many reasons. A lot of people simply don’t have a clue how to exercise correctly or what foods they should be eating. Some people go to a PT to help with self confidence issues. Some want to develop a routine in their lifestyle. Some have been injured and are seeking a continuation of their rehab….The list goes on!
New Years Resolutions.
Well we’re now half way through January and New Years Resolutions should be in full swing. Whether you’re doing dry January or eating healthier, this is the time of year to put behind you the excesses of December.
Possibly the most popular New Years Resolution is that people want to get fitter. Gyms are now packed with people wanting to lose a few pounds and get into better shape, but how long do these resolutions last for?
Well, statistics show that by the end of January nearly a quarter of new gym goers have quit already. By the end of February another quarter have had enough and by mid March most of the rest have hung up their gym shoes having paid a huge annual membership fee that they can’t get out of.
As a business we’re always looking to offer great deals to our fantastic clients plus their family & friends across Lancashire.
To help build an even stronger client base we’re excited to announce the introduction of our friend & family referral service.
Here’s how it works – If you refer or introduce a friend, family member or anyone else you may know to Matt Holland Fitness & that person books in for & pays for 10 or 20 Personal Training sessions or a set of 5 or 10 Sports Massage Therapy treatments at any of our North West locations, you will receive a choice of either a Personal Training session or a Sports Massage treatment ABSOLUTELY FREE !
Is it better to do cardio first or weights during a training session? What is the ideal order? Well, it really depends on what you’re trying to achieve. Whichever discipline we do first is where we will have the greater intensity, so if you want to get more out of your cardio session, then do that first, otherwise you can fatigue very quickly doing weights leaving you spent for the fat burning part.
Fat Loss – studies have shown that doing resistance exercise first will deplete blood glucose and muscle glycogen, meaning you will tap into your fat stores a lot faster when your cardio phase begins. Having said that, if the cardio work is where the majority of the fat is going to be burned, then maybe you want to be at your highest energy levels for that. The good news is that if you’re doing both in your training session, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to burn fat either way.
One of the biggest fears for people wanting to get started (possibly for the first time in their lives) with a Personal Training programme is that they will get thrown in at the deep end by an intimidating Personal Trainer and will find the sessions way too difficult.
Exercise, and the thought of a whole lifestyle change, for some people can be an extremely daunting prospect. The fear of the unknown for many people can prove to be a deciding factor in the decision making process. Unfortunately too many people decide against taking up a fitness programme because they possibly see these intimidating trainers on television who are yelling and screaming at their clients, or they watch the growing number of weight loss reality shows where the clients are being trained 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week and struggling day in day out while being made an example of.
Here we will hopefully answer some Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Training.
Why should I hire a Personal Trainer?
The main reason people hire a Personal Trainer is simple – Motivation! For so many people it’s easy to procrastinate and say “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “it’s raining” or “I’m too tired”. There are hundreds of reasons not to exercise. If you have a Personal Trainer (especially a Home based personal trainer), there are very few excuses. We will be there at your door at the agreed time, rain or shine with a big smile…so get the kettle on!!!
Another great reason for hiring a Personal Trainer is that you don’t know how to exercise. We will take you through everything from start to finish and hopefully the next few questions will help you out a bit to start off with.
It’s that time of year when New Years health & fitness resolutions should now be in full swing. Gyms are packed and Personal Trainers, such as me, are in our peak time with work. The really motivated resolutioners are going to the gym or exercising at home several times a week. The not quite so motivated ones are starting to get excuses together as to why they won’t train today, or tomorrow, or the day after. Maybe it’s the weather! Maybe you don’t have time! Maybe you’re tired! Maybe it’s the weather! (again). Maybe you’re just lacking in motivation. Maybe you’ll start next week!