Live In Fitness – Weight loss camp

STANDING WEIGHTED LUNGES

3 Sets of 20, 15 and 12.

It takes some time and patience so It’s very important that you keep up your routine to see the desired results. If you stay focused and determined, you’ll find yourself right where you want to be.

Here are a few pointers from our trainer Kate. Remember to maintain good form, and focus on your breathing.

Weight loss camp

After grabbing your dumbbells, Keep your back straight, weights to your sides, and take one step forward. Then bring your knee down to a 90-degree angle . Alternate between your legs for 3 sets of 20, 15 and 12.

TIPS: Doing this workout as you walk forward will considerably help strengthen your balance.

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Why Hire a Personal Trainer When Everything’s Online?

As a an avid Instagram groupie, I’ve thoroughly explored the online, self-help weight-loss world, and what I discovered is that pretty much everything I need to successfully shed the pounds and keep them off is out there…workouts, classes, nutrition and diet advice, healthy cooking classes, the right equipment and even the right supplements.
So it stands to reason that now I have reached my weight-loss goals and have all the tools I need to keep the pounds off, right?
Wrong.
Although much of the information I found online was useful, there are elements crucial to successful weight loss that, no matter how wonderful the internet is, can only be obtained from an expert who will keep you motivated, accountable and disciplined. (If you’re already consistently all of those things…hat off to you.)
A PT Provides Motivation and Accountability
We can’t do it alone. If we could, we would have lost the weight and kept it off by now. Our biggest problem is that we shoot ourselves in the foot. We can be our own worst enemy. Personal trainers remove the excuse barriers, keep us focused and accountable to the goal and make adjustments as progress is made.
A PT Is Knowledgeable and Can Build A Customized Plan
Personal trainers work hard to educate themselves, not to be persuaded by the latest health and fitness trends. They devise a custom plan that gets the best and most accurate results for your body. The personalized plan will garner faster and better results than if you were to attempt weight loss or even a diet plan on your own.
A PT Can Shake Up Your Routine and Challenge You
Sometimes we all hit a weight-loss plateau. Sometimes it is worst than that and we never really get to where we are burning fat instead of shedding water. A trainer can see where you have stalled, or what your body has adjusted to, and create a new routine that will give you maximum results.
A PT Can Help You Develop The Discipline To Be Successful
Do you ever wonder what separates good people from successful people? Most times it lies in the discipline that they put into their craft to make them successful and the best at what they do. A trainer will help you achieve that. A trainer will monitor, push and press you to meet and exceed your limits and do it constantly until it turns into a habit for you. You in turn become successful because you are able to maintain the mode and the mind to keep the weight off for good.
A PT Can Help You Overcome Your Fears
Let’s admit it. We have all hid from life in one way or another because of our weight and poor self-confidence. We are full of so much possibility if we didn’t talk ourselves out of things or shy away from dealing with those hard places. A personal trainer is that extra support. They help guide and direct you to go further than you ever imagined.
You can get all of these things from the trainers at Live in Fitness, where we develop a strategy that is centered around scientific testing and give you a plan that will guarantee success. You will see results not just in your body, but also in your diet and mental development.
If you’re ready to succeed, contact Live in Fitness. We specialize in being an award-winning weight-loss fitness camp that will give you the results you need. Our motto? No Client Left Behind. We empower you to be all that you are destined to be in mind, body and spirit. Give us a call at 877-602-4863.

woman choosing mediation as a remedy in her weight loss journey to better health at LIF

Sometimes it seems, that at the least opportune time, life has a way of quickly turning sunshine to clouds, dampening the mood of the most optimistic. That sometimes for me is right now, so I figured this would be a good time to share.
It’s 50 days until the end of year and you may be no where near your weight loss goals or any goals being accomplished for that matter. But I have discovered that your attitude determines your altitude, and I refuse to not be an overcomer — you should too.
The focus should be on winning, garnering the willpower to press through. We can’t conform to our circumstance no matter what the scale, doctors report or external force screams to us.
At Live in Fitness, they teach that daily meditation (and don’t go spooky on me) is an essential tool to keeping your life under control and moving forward, even at a snail’s pace. You don’t have to do anything profound, but once you (as my grandmother would say) “think yourself happy,” you’ll be surprised at the incredible benefits you will receive. Don’t believe me?  Try it. Here are a few benefits that I found transpired after I put daily meditation into action.
1. Wake Up Alert – When you meditate you are able to sleep better, and when you sleep better, you wake up more alert and aware. Meditating forces the body and mind to rest so that even if you sleep fewer hours, you are still able to jump up with a more refreshing start to your day.
2. Positive Self Worth – Maybe your priorities, desires and passions are starting to consume you. Meditation helps you define and focus on what you value most. Only you can be happy with you. I always quote to myself “whatever state I’m in, I am content.” Meditation will help stop you from looking for fulfillment from the outside and look within.
3. Develop Patience – Good things come to those who wait. Meditation forces anxiety and worry over health, weight loss goals, image, etc. to give way to the acceptance of the process. There is value in taking things slowly. Nothing fast and easy is permanent.
4. Produce Efficiency – When you are focused, calm and collected, you get more things done in less time. Consistency is key to everything, but you can’t be consistent if you aren’t efficient. When you know your goals, are well rested, have a reasonable plan and process in place to achieve them, it helps you become efficient without tiring out easily.
5. Lower Anxiety – Most times we are anxious because we are scared to take risks and no longer trust ourselves, even to the point of becoming paranoid of what people around us will think. Meditation helps remove these barriers. It gets you in touch with the moment, removing uncertainty. Meditation paces you and filters out all the negative messages that come from your brain, which are often influenced by external forces. It causes you to ignore the dread of failure.
6. Remove Indecisiveness – Another quote I say to myself all the time is “a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Meditation is clarity of thought. When you slow down, then stop completely, and focus on the matter calmly, you can make more reasonable decisions quickly, and not based off your circumstance or situation.
7. Foster Better Choices – When you begin to give yourself space and time to think more, you logically find solutions. Those solutions often lead you to make better choices. You will find yourself giving up excessive drinking, smoking, binge eating, drug use and other habits that might be detrimental to a healthy lifestyle. Also those better choices won’t alienate you from others but draw people closer to you to learn from your strengths.
By practicing meditation, you will not only develop the mind of a winner, but keep on overcoming. To learn this and other healthy lifestyle changes through diet, nutrition, mental health and exercise contact us about coming to our weight loss retreat camp. Live In Fitness is offering amazing deals just in time for the end of the year, starting at $1395 per week. Call 877-602-4863 or visit our enrollment page.
By: A. Lenise
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Biggest weight loss mistakes

Doesn’t it seem like, no matter how hard you workout or try to eat healthy, you’re just not seeing the results that you want? You push harder, read more, try to be aware, but nothing! Such a motivation killer right?

At Live in Fitness, we see people come in with these same frustrations…and then we see them leave a lot thinner and happier…and with the knowledge, tools and motivation to stay that way.

Here is  some of what we teach at LIF to give you a quick jumpstart. But if you really want to drop the pounds, pick up the phone and give us a call 877-602-4863.

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid If You Want To Lose Weight

1. Stop skipping meals – Skipping meals is not only a motivation killer but a metabolism killer — you will gain weight instead of shedding pounds. You won’t lose weight eating less. Food is fuel, so make sure you get all your protein, fat, carbs and vegetables to help your body recover and give it the energy it needs to burn fat.

2. Stop practicing magic tricks – It takes work, focus and consistency. You can’t exercise one week, do a pill the second week, and a supplement or tea the third week. It takes dedicated effort and patience. Keep working hard and the results will last.

3. Stop drinking anything but water – Its important to keep your body hydrated. Water is essential in replenishing the body. Also when we work out, water is used to flush out the toxins in our system. Did you know that 75% of our muscles are water? Though tea, supplements, milk replacements and even juice are popular, nothing takes away from drinking H20.

4. Stop obsessing – First, try not to worry. Second, stop doing those daily comparisons between the magazines and what you see on TV, movies and social media pages like Facebook and Instagram. No one is perfect. If you don’t love yourself at your current size, you might lose the weight but will never feel good enough to keep it off.

5. Stop eliminating all carbs – Everyone who is trying to lose weight struggles with the carb factor, however carbs are essential to weight loss. Eliminating carbs limits your muscle performance and though you might end up slim, you won’t be healthy. Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to future weight gain. It’s bad carbs you need to avoid, like processed foods and sugar.

6. Stop not getting the sleep you need – You can’t exercise regularly, keep a job, deal with the issues of life and still think your body is going to function at its peak without any time to recover. Eight hours of sleep and a realistic exercise schedule will give your body time to recover and build the muscle, and you can accomplish a lot more with a brighter outlook with ample rest.
7. Stop doing the same workout routine – We are all creatures of habit if we know it or not. But the body can plateau when it comes to weight loss with too much repetition. If you are doing cardio, add in some weight lifting. If you like weight lifting, go for a jog or try a new sport. Changing up your routine will provide noticeable results.

8. Stop doing a million crunches – We have actually heard a million times that abs are made in the kitchen and not the gym. Your diet is crucial to having amazing abs. You can tone those muscles all you want with ab exercises, but if they’re under a roll of fat, the world will never see them.

9. Stop doing so much cardio – Similar to doing the same workout, you have to incorporate variation into your exercise plan if you are going to keep the same repetition. If you do cardio, change intervals, press harder and go faster. Make sure you change your routines often.

10. Stop avoiding the weights – Just because you lift weights doesn’t mean that you are going to turn into The Incredible Hulk. It’s not that easy to bulk up. Use weight lifting to increase your metabolism and burn twice as many calories than you would if only doing cardio.

If you focus on taking care of your health and keeping up your metabolism, a few tweaks in your exercise and diet plan can get your closer to the body of your dreams!

Below are some great videos to help you get started. If you want to keep going down the path to the body of your dreams, call us today 877-602-4863.

By: A. Lenise

 

Day 3 Exercise Video

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Day 3 Recipe

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