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The Benefits of Personal Training

Aspen Athletic Club’s Personal Trainers inspire their members to actively pursue their fitness goals by education and motivation of the Dot Fit Program. This program is extremely successful because it analyzes the client’s five components to fitness where similar programs only focus on one or two of the components.

Component #1: Food Intake 

Focuses on individual caloric needs as well as caloric intake and expenditure. Diets (over 30,000 listed with the Food and Drug Administration) simply do not work because of improper nutrition and the failure to change exercise and eating habits.  An Apex Certified Personal Trainer is specially trained to help you understand proper food intake by analyzing how many calories your body burns daily as well as monitoring your protein, carbohydrate, and fat intake.

Component #2: Cardiorespiratory Program

Focuses on the health and function of the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. Our goal is to burn the greatest amount of calories during and after exercise. In order to keep calorie burning high, the personal trainer will alter the FITT principle (frequency, intensity, time, and type) of cardiovascular exercise. Most importantly, the trainer establishes your specific heart rate training zone using the Karvonen Formula. Utilizing the proper cardiovascular program will enable you to burn the most calories in the least amount of time.

Component #3: Food Supplementation

Focuses on creating an ideal nutritional environment inside your body so that exercise provides a greater benefit. For example, by supplying the body with a multivitamin you satisfy your nutritional deficits without the calorie intake; thus allowing your body to perform at the optimum level and burn more calories. Without proper nutrition and supplementation you will be unable to achieve your fitness goals.

Component #4: Resistance Training and Flexibility 

Resistance Training is a form of exercise concentrated on putting various muscle groups under strain in order to increase strength and/or size, as well as enable the body to burn more calories. The APEX Certified Personal Trainer will prescribe an individualized resistance-training program complete with exercises that are specific to get the results you want. The Personal Trainer will show you how to perform the exercises properly as well as help you understand why you are performing them. The main goal of resistance training is to produce more lean body mass. Every pound of lean body mass in your body burns between 30 – 70 calories per day, so it makes sense if your goal is to lose fat that you would want to increase your lean body mass to help you achieve a caloric deficit. This is important because when you diet improperly you could lose lean body mass, which would slow down your metabolism and you would not be burning calories as rapidly.

The Personal Trainer will then implement a flexibility program to help relax tight muscles, strengthen weak muscles, and correct muscle imbalances throughout the body by analyzing current range of motion and posture.

Component #5: Personal Assistance 

An Apex Certified Personal Trainer prescribes an exercise program specific to your abilities which is designed to help you reach your goals in the shortest amount of time possible. The personal trainer will also guide you through plateaus, a stage where the body has become efficient at the current exercise and movements. Plateaus usually occur every 4 to 8 weeks. During the entire program, the personal trainer will educate, motivate, and hold you accountable to ensure the specific goals are reached. The personal trainer’s main goal is to make the program enjoyable and keep you motivated to come back for more…results!