Saturday, October 6, 2018

5 Ways Exercise Makes You More Successful

Perfect Personal Trainers throughout the country love seeing clients become more successful, not just in terms of muscle, longevity and bodyfat, but in each client's professional and personal life, also. See these five big ways that the right kind of exercise program (not just any exercise) makes you more successful in life as well as fitness!

Increased Mental Focus
Job promotions, negotiations and business dealings of all kinds rely on focus.  Brain fog, sluggish thinking and a general lack of alertness is common for people without the right kind of fitness program, and this can only hurt, not help, your road to success. Just think how much more you can accomplish in a day with more mental clarity.

Confident Physical Presence
"How you do one thing is how you do everything."
What does that quote tell others about the way you take responsibility for your appearance and value yourself?  Successful people hold themselves - and their fitness - in a high regard.  They are valued and they value themselves.  A person who is overweight, has slumped shoulders, and poor posture generally doesn't exude the same level of confidence that a fit, lean person with great skin and healthy posture exudes.

A Sense of Calm

Vigorous, clinically-appropriate workouts trigger an adaptive process that improves the health and functionality of the central nervous system. When the central nervous system is in better health, it is less erratic.  This provides a sense of calm assurance that can only help when dealing with negotiations, business meetings and the stress of managing a household.

Coping & Problem-Solving Skills

Every attempt at being more successful or advancing in the workplace requires problem-solving and coping skills.  If you're sitting across from someone who is frustrating, not listening, and who is refusing valid points then its easy to fall into the trap of checking the time, being argumentative, or settling for less.  When your physiology is strong and your blood is healthy, maintaining a smile and a positive attitude becomes second-nature.  You'll naturally gravitate toward a positive solution when your body is in a state of homeostasis.  On the other hand, when your blood sugars aren't ideal and your hormones are out of whack, coping and problem-solving fall by the wayside during stressful times.

Is there a single part of your day that doesn't benefit from having tremendous energy? Waking up full of energy and motivation is part of having the right kind of science-driven, personalized fitness strategy.  While most of the world is over-training, under-training, or not training, PPT clients on regular programs enjoy the benefit of giving their heart, lungs, muscles and nerves exactly what they need for enhancement. This enhancement leads to increased cellular function, metabolic health, and the physical energy required to conquer more than just your fitness, but every one of life's challenges!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Weight Loss Is Easy If You Just.....

The fast-paced summer (and boiling hot, for most of us) is over and it's time to get back to reality.  Speaking of reality, we think the fall season feels like "Honest Truth" time here at Perfect Personal Training, so its time to dole some out in the hopes of providing that moment of realization and helping you achieve your BEST!

Like the title says, "Weight Loss is Easy".  What makes it hard for people is that they're forgetting some of the basics in the midst of their busy days, and sabotaging their own progress.  So, let's recap the top three things you need to keep in mind when trimming down the excess fat and working toward the amazing body that you deserve:

Weight loss is easy if you just....

#1.  ... Remember that the results of a fitness session only last 1-2 days:

You've just had an excellent fitness training session with your favorite PPT provider.  You're sweaty, you're worn out, and you feel incredibly accomplished.  So, a week off or a little dessert won't hurt you, right?

Wrong.  For most of you, your muscle growth will last no more than two days before atrophy sets in and you start to lose those valuable gains.  Your metabolism, while super high right now, is going to be dropping quickly within 8-14 hours or so.  Even blood pressure and heart-health factors will generally only see improvement for about 12-36 hours following a fitness session.

Keep this first point in mind before you skip a session or reach for food that is outside of your meal plan.  We're glad you worked out, but that's not an excuse to stray from your training schedule or your meal plan.

Weight loss is easy if you just....

#2.  .... Accept and do the exercises you don't like.

From stretching to cardio to core training to heavy muscle training, most of our clients have something that they just plain don't want in their programs.  While your trainer knows what you need to take care of your physique and reach your goals, he or she also knows that pushing you into what you hate will only lead to program abandonment.

If you truly want to maximize your program, then be open to all of it:  Yes, the heavy maximum lifts that take so much effort that you complain about.  Yes, the intense 90-second stretch for the muscle group that is limiting your mobility.  Yes, that painstaking cardiovascular effort that bores you so much.  Most of our trainers drop these hated exercises out of your programs to keep you happy, but that's not without its sacrifices.  Embrace even your most=hated and understand that there is a reason for it to be a part of your fitness.

Weight loss is easy if you just....

#3. ... Focus intently on what you're doing.

Your personal trainer can only give the instruction and provide correction.  When your session is taking place, it is up to you to be in the game, focused and clear-headed.  Maximize your movements, stay attentive to your posture and to the verbal cues, and keep your self-reporting honest.  Looking at your trainer before completing your exercise task and saying, "I'm done, that's all I can do" is just plain cheating yourself.  We're trained to know what your intensity should be; let us get you there without stopping short or calling it quits early.  The phone, your hair, and whatever is going on in the next room can and should all wait until your session is over, or at least on break, before you give it your attention.

Questions about your program, longevity and wellness?  PPT's Client Services Department are here to help! Call us at (877)698-3648 or visit us online at