Men’s Health Build your own Triathlon

Are you getting bored with your workouts? Many people get bored with their workouts and end up falling off the wagon. The secret to fat loss success is keeping your workouts fresh and new. Of course there should be some routine to your workout as you want to have measurable results and strength gains. As personal trainers we create our workout routines for clients with the right amount of structure and variety, the spice of life!  Mix up your cardio sessions or add some new movements to your next training routine. It will keep you on your fat loss track.
Check out this article from Men’s Health called “Build Your Own Triathlon“. It offers some great ideas for making your workouts fun and inspiring. Good Luck!

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Calorie Counting 101: Part 1 Busting Myths about Fat Loss

Class is in session guys, so get your pens and paper out and listen carefully. In today’s lesson we’ll be discussing a few myths associated with calorie counting.  Fitness Coaches and Personal Trainers rarely delve into these areas clearly enough for you to grasp, so at Active Lifestyle we’ve made it simple just for you. All weight loss isn’t good weight loss, but if it’s from body fat loss then you’re on the right track. Many Bangkok Personal Trainers are all about Fat Loss or Weight Loss and not about Lifestyle. We aren’t called Active Lifestyle just for the hell of it. Our coaches and clients live it daily. So here’s a few myths cleared up for you. Read more of this post

I Just Started Working Out; Why am I gaining weight?

So you’ve just signed up for a membership at your local gym, or you just began working with a personal trainer, but after the first two weeks you get on the scale and realize that you’re a kilo heavier. What’s going on? Well first of all, if you have a trainer I’m sure he or she has told you to stay off the scale. Time and time again as fitness professionals we find ourselves locked in battle with the treacherous scale as people obsess over weight instead of the stuff that really matters i.e., body fat, girth measurements and how your clothes fit. So first things first, throw that scale out the window. Whether you gain weight or not has a significant amount to do with many factors, including body type and nutrition. Read more of this post

Nutritional Value; Comparing Quinoa, Wheat & Rice

According to studies Quinoa has comparable levels of amino acids to wheat, soy and skim milk. Quinoa however contains an amino acid, lysine which normally isn’t found in vegetable proteins. Lysine is typically found in meat, fish and eggs. Have a look at the table below that shows comparable levels of essential amino acids between wheat and Quinoa; however Quinoa does not contain the gluten usually found within breads. Read more of this post

Slim and Shape those Gluts & Thighs

Are you looking to have that shapely rear view that will have jaws dropping as you walk down the sidewalk? Well, in one of my longer pieces on this subject titled “Strong Gluts for Fat Loss and Increased Performance”, I discussed the importance of strong gluts for fat loss and overall performance gains. The gluts have been shown to Read more of this post

5 Must Have Items in your Fridge for Belly Fat Loss

What’s in Your Fridge? Part I

5 must have items for your belly fat loss mission

From my experience over the years as a personal trainer and lifestyle coach, I’ve found that often times we needn’t look any further than the refrigerator for the culprit of body fat. I’ve opened many fridges in my day and to no surprise there are things like mayonnaise, juice, prepackaged hummus and salsa…you name it. The usual excuse I get is, “but it’s low fat” or “it says it’s sugar free”.

Well, the problem with these items is that they have many more additives than your body needs. Have you ever looked at the side of a container of hummus or salsa? They are loaded with unpronounceable words and things that don’t seem fit for a simple mixture of vegetables and herbs. So the first step to losing that belly fat is a quick makeover of your fridge and we’ll start with these five items. Read more of this post

Strong Glutes for Fat Loss and Increased Performance

Usain Bolt Crystal Palace Meeting in 2007.

Image via Wikipedia

Many of you may remember the Sir Mix-A-Lot song, “I Like Big Butts”, but for those of you who do not remember this popular early 90s rap song and wonder why someone would prefer a big butt, think about this. The butt, which is composed of the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus is the ultimate sign of strength, power and in most cases a point of attraction for the opposite sex. The Gluts are often neglected and allowed to wither away into nonexistence by the working public who spend most of their time sitting at a desk, riding escalators instead of taking the stairs and generally performing activities without activating the Glut muscles.

But why should I have strong or shaped Gluts you ask? Read more of this post

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