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When to Expect Exercise Results

Posted in Uncategorized by mixfitness on December 9, 2009
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This morning, I wrote an article about the success a cancer survivor has found by working with a personal trainer.  It got me thinking about the fitness journey.  Exercise benefits everyone, no matter what problems you face.  It takes commitment, determination, and hard work.  Results do not happen over night, nor do they happen even within a month.  The women I wrote about has been working with her trainer for two years now.  If you want to read her story, click here.

I’ve blogged so much about weight loss, that I want to talk about the other types of results you can expect when exercise is a regular part of your life.  It’s true that beginners see results more quickly than those who have been at it a while.  The cool thing about novice weight-lifters (and I don’t mean professionals) is that while the training improves your muscles, it also trains your brain.  Your brain starts to make a better connection to your muscles and you often feel stronger.  There are many factors contributing to when you can expect the toned/defined appearance.   If you have low body fat and start weight training, you may see results within three months.

For the other great benefits like improvements in balance, body fat, blood pressure, and cholesterol, it takes several months.  And, the more you train, the faster the result.  Now, I’m not recommending you start over-exercising!  Remember, fitness is not a race.  But, the old saying applies:  practice makes perfect.  So, exercising two times per week will yield quicker results than once per week.

Finally, a tip about working with a personal trainer.  Hiring a personal trainer can speed up your results.  Let me stress can speed results.  However, it still boils down to how much exercise you’re getting per week.  If you workout once with your trainer per week and get no other activity, results will be slow to come, but will come eventually.  So, do yourself a favor and exercise independently of your trainer.

Want to know what to look for when hiring a personal trainer?  Read on.


3 Responses to 'When to Expect Exercise Results'

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  1. Katie Adam said,

    I would say a trainer is necessary for people like me who want to be healthy and fit but lacks knowledge and motivation. Many people also want support in their efforts to eat less, stop smoking or drinking, reduce stress and many more but lacks knowledge of what to do and how to do it. With the right person who will set you on a path that you know where you want to be it will surely be a success. 🙂

    • mixfitness said,

      I absolutely agree with you. I have clients that say “I can do this on my own, but I don’t.” Motivation is the number one reason people hire a PT. Thanks for your comment!

  2. GokPoinkcit said,

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