Now that the weather is warming up the reality is setting in across Northeast Ohio that summer is on the way.

The realization that trips to the beach are looming, and the shorts and tank tops are coming out of the closet, can also provide the motivation some people need to start hitting the gym to start working on those “beach bodies.”

If you are not sure how to start reshaping your winter body into one ready for summer, you are not alone. It is common for beginners, or those who haven’t worked out in a while, to be confused about where to start, which is why a strength program under the supervision of a certified personal trainer is where you should begin.

At AMP Fitness, our certified personal trainers are knowledgeable, inspirational and motivated to help you achieve every fitness goal you have in mind.

According to the National Personal Training Institute, consistent strength training has many health benefits including:

  • Increase in muscle-fiber size
  • Increase in tendon strength
  • Increase in ligament strength
  • Energy Boost
  • Disease Prevention
  • Weight loss

The hardest part of starting any workout is the first month, but by working with a trainer you can set the stage for a better life. A personal trainer is the best resource during this time as they have the knowledge to teach you the proper techniques and develop a program that is right for you.

Related: 10 reasons to work with a certified personal trainer

If you are just starting with weight training, devoting the time to learn the proper form will have long-term benefits, as it takes less time to learn to perform an exercise correctly than it does to unlearn poor habits. Learning proper form from a professional personal trainer will help avoid injuries, produce results and keep you motivated in your fitness program.

As a beginner, it is also better to start with a just few exercises as your body has an easier time remembering a small number of basic compound movements in a short amount of time. Focusing on only a few exercises will help you develop the correct form, build confidence and ultimately help you to get stronger.

Related: 5 ways to stay motivated to exercise

One of the most important things to remember is to not get discouraged if you don’t see instant results. Stay consistent and keep working toward your fitness goals and the results will follow. Don’t be afraid to celebrate small goals, as well, as they are a perfect way to keep you motivated on your journey.

If you start today to make strength training a lifetime habit, you will build muscle, increase your metabolism, burn fat and achieve the lean and toned look you desire.

At AMP Fitness, our certified personal trainers are knowledgeable, inspirational and motivated to help you achieve every fitness goal you have in mind. Unlike a big-box gym that offers everyone the same workout program, our trainers work hand-in-hand with you to develop a custom program that fits what you want to achieve.

To learn more, give us a call today at 216-831-3674 or email us at info@ampfitness.com.

May 9, 2016 admin