Training vs Exercising: Don’t be a Drudge!

If you are focusing on how many calories you are burning when you are exercising then you are doing exactly that – “exercising”. To make the best of your workout time you need to be “training”.

What’s the difference?
Exercising = Physical activity
Training = Physical activity with a plan, a focus and an effort towards incremental improvement.

How can you tell if you are training as opposed to exercising?

– You’re trying hard to get one more rep.
– You’re trying hard to increase the weight you lift.
– You know what you’re going to do before you get to the gym – you (or your trainer) has a plan.
– You feel happy that you’re getting faster, stronger, better.

– None of the above apply to you.
– You feel happy that you’ve worked out.

Exercising is good if you’re new to fitness but, even then, you should be recording what you’re doing so you’re not just aimlessly picking up weights each session or slogging it out on the treadmill with no real goal or plan – that’s just drudgery!

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Personal trainers are ten a penny, so why choose us?

We walk the walk! We understand that we are role models for our clients, both in terms of attitude and in how we train. Although we are all fitness professionals who train hard in our own disciplines, we are a friendly and happy-go-lucky bunch and we try to make our sessions motivating and light-hearted, whilst still being hard work!

We’ve worked hard to get ourselves in shape so we know what it takes to help you do the same. Whether it’s to lose weight, get toned, get stronger or just to feel fitter and healthier – we have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals.

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