5 ways to jumpstart your fitness routine – virtually!

‘The work we do is at your pace and ability – you’re not competing with anyone else.’

Personal training sessions are perfectly suited for today’s virtual technology, says Leanne Lougheed, personal trainer and owner of Quality Fitness.

Leanne Lougheed is used to working one-on-one with her personal training clients. The good news for those who need help with their workout – or who find now is the ideal time to start their fitness journey – is that person training is perfectly suited for remote technology.

Personal training offers a unique opportunity to achieve your wellness goals, whether that’s fitness for long term health, training for your first triathlon, or weight loss.

“I love to see how people evolve from where they start to how far they come,” says Lougheed, owner of Quality Fitness in Castor and a certified personal trainer.

Because instruction is primarily delivered one-on-one, personal training is easy using your computer or tablet and the Zoom video conferencing platform. An initial session will explore your unique goals, needs and situation, allowing Lougheed to develop a program unique to you.

“The work we do is at your pace and at your ability – you’re not trying to compete with anyone else,” Lougheed notes.

  1. Chart your course: Short-term, long-term and anything in between, the focus is on your goals, but key to reaching your ultimate destination is celebrating smaller milestones along the way. It’s also recognizing there are different ways to measure success: “It isn’t on the scale necessarily, it’s how you feel in your clothes, and how you feel about yourself,” Lougheed says.
  2. Changing things up: Anyone who’s had the same workout for awhile will understand the frustration of hitting the plateau – when the benefits you seem to get from your workout start to diminish. Personal training lets you add something new to the mix that you may not have thought of – a way to keep your body guessing and let you reach your goals.
  3. Keeping you honest: Accountability in a new fitness or wellness program is essential. Not only will it help keep you on track, but regular check-ins can look at workout or lifestyle patterns where tweaks might be needed. “It’s knowing we have a certain time each week that we’re connecting – if it’s in your calendar, you’re going to show up,” Lougheed says. “And you’re less likely to cheat if you know I’m checking in with your nutrition journal or asking about your routine.”
  4. Adaptations are possible! Whether you’re coming back from an injury or nursing sore muscles after a ‘weekend warrior’ start, personal training can provide adaptations to keep you moving – safely.
  5. Use what you have: That same philosophy applies to the fitness tools you use. Whether you have a home gym full of weights and fitness gear or are starting from scratch, Lougheed will create a plan that works for you. “All you need is a mat – you can do so much, even with body weight, then we’ll adapt as you get stronger.” And if you are looking for fitness gear, she can connect you with the right resources.

Excited to jump-start your fitness routine? Learn more at qualityfitnessstudio.com or call Leanne today at 780-237-8582.

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