Change your trainer. Change your life.
First and foremost, I am not your “Walmart” type of trainer. I don’t sell shakes, protein powders or one program; I sell results and a new lifestyle. Simply, I sell your best version of you. I do not sell gimmicks because the truth is there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for each body type or challenge. Your body changes; it adapts to each workout in just a few weeks. You may have metabolic problems or health and physical challenges, so one program or diet doesn’t fit everyone.
My strategy is to find and bring the natural athletic talents of my clients–we all have them–to the table first. I build a unique program based on what my client likes and is good at; however, there is an element of overcoming exercises or cardio that we dislike or makes us very comfortable. That is a huge part of building self-esteem and confidence. I bring that in too. Lastly, I train each client how to train themselves; this part of my program is the key to my client’s success and major lifestyle change. There are four forms of exercise you need to stay fit: strength, aerobic fitness techniques, functional fitness techniques and mind training through preparation and focus. Without the last element, you will never meet your goal.
Strength training increases muscle tone, which requires more calories to maintain than fat; therefore, your body will burn a greater number of calories as part of its daily upkeep–even when you’re sleeping. Strength training also reinforces the skeleton, helping stop bone loss which is a must for the over-30 female population. It is the major element in changing the shape of your body. Colleen will create a personalized program based on your goals and your natural body shape.
Being “functionally fit” means having the strength and agility to carrying groceries or reaching for a purse in the back seat of your car. Functional fitness also makes other types of exercise easier and helps protect you against injury. The exercises that improve functional fitness are primarily stretches, crunches and other resistance exercises that you can do with or without weights.
The most important element of training–and in life–is your mental preparation. A daily practice of priming yourself for the day ahead and achieving success starts in your first hour of the day and in the moments before your work out. Your pre-workout fuel should start in your brain, not in your water bottle. A negative state, emotion or thought will ruin even the best programs and intentions. Re-wiring your mind is the key to your success. Strategies to overcome plateaus, pain and negative thinking are incorporated in your training program. Becoming mentally strong is just as important as being physically strong.