Life as a Personal Trainers is great, it's very rewarding in many ways to both my clients myself and those around me who share that passion, if you're not careful though you can get really drained & feel like the vampires victim.
Why do so many people consume healthy smoothies on a regular basis?, well I just had a busy week in the gym with 18x Personal training sessions 2 x BioSignature Assesments 4 x workouts myself and racked up teaching an unusual
4x spin classes in the week, as usually I have just one regular class on a Thursday in Knightsbridge & from time to time cover for a good friend in the City, so flexibility of an extra meal is really important & added to that is optimal nutrition.
What are the benefits?
Natural fat Loss • Increased Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables • Healthy eating education • Quick and easy • Easy Digestibility and Nutrient Assimilation • Antioxidants • Increased Energy • Kids like smoothies • Mental Clarity and Focus • Strengthen your immune system • Meal flexibility • Increased Fiber Intake • Empowerment • Clearer Skin • Reduce Cravings • Alkalizing • Delicious • Build muscle and improve athletic performance
Nutrition is a key element to getting the right work life balance , you also have to put your hand up as a Personal trainer if you want to be taken seriously and retain your clients for longer periods than the initial sign up, looking aesthetically pleasing on the eye, having great energy & focus in that hour your client is paying you for is a pre requisite & not a bonus, that is if you want to have longevity & make a career in the health & fitness industry, that alone for sure won't keep you there, but it's one of the cornerstones you need to plant for your solid foundation.
So as you can see below, this is how last week looked for me.
I am normally up 1 hour & 15 mins before my first client, Breakfast is key as it sets you up for the day, those of you that know & follow me on my Facebook fitness page know all about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, if you want to catch up just check out the breakfast blogs.
Lunchtimes I try and eat roughly the same time everyday occasionally this moves a bit, however you just have to go with it, as that's the nature of the job so adjust as you go.
In regards to Personal Training sessions, some are more demanding than others & you can be physically more hands on depending on the type of client you have, an example of that is assisted stretches or doing drop sets removing weights or Boxing, showing the teaching points to Olympic lifts like the power clean & Snatch require you to walk the walk as you talk the talk!.
Having a smoothie for me is vital, as you're going to see from the video below I put in a whole array of ingredients, the fun of it is finding out what works for you & what do you actually need in your daily routine to have a better productive day,
I suggest you try a few of these, change it up a couple of times in the week, I highly recommend the NutriBullet ( there is a great video on this link) .
Also if you like to Juice I've been using the Jack LaLayne power juicer for years they now, they have an express version at a really good price so take a look.
Ingredients in the video for you try out, simply click on the name to take you to a separate link, for the Avocados, Nuts and seeds + coconut water try shopping at Planet organic or Wholefoods market.
Some people avoid avocados due to their high fat content. Most of us know by now that avocados have the kind of fat that actually help you lose weight.
Avocados are brimming with essential nutrients, including potassium, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a so-called nutrient booster; when eaten with other foods, avocados enable the body to better absorb cancer-fighting nutrients, such as carotenoids, found in vegetables that include spinach and carrots.
Still not convinced?
Eating avocados has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and they are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, including oleic acid, which offers significant protection against breast cancer.
The potassium content in avocados regulates blood pressure and helps guard against heart disease and strokes, as well as aiding digestion and helping the body flush out toxins.
The combination of B6, C and D, riboflavin and manganese found in avocados helps maintain a strong immune system. They are also a good source of vitamins A and E, which help protect against cancer. Avocados are high in omega-3, which reduces the risk of heart disease and lecithin, a type of fatty acid crucial for healthy nervous tissue.
Yes. Avocados are naturally high in fat, but it is mostly healthy, monounsaturated fat that is essential for plump, youthful skin. They also stimulate production of anti-wrinkle collagen, which, together with vitamin E, makes them the best food to eat for a healthy complexion.
So what are you waiting for?, lets get stuck in...
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