June 2020 | FIIT Fitness Studio

06/19/2020
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There might be a solution you have not thought about yet if you think about all the numerous options as to how you could respond to the COVID-19 epidemic taking your gym classes or personal training appointments outside your house. Even though the choice might not work for everyone, it is essential to check any municipal government, logistical, or some weather related restrictions, especially if your city has sheltered in place restrictions.

Where to Go

There are numerous parks and open spaces that remain open for public use. You might be able to find one where you can hold a training session outside. Bear in mind that every city is different, and you are going to be required to check with your local government for their recommendations, permitting restrictions, and class size restrictions.

If a park does not work out for you, take the first three parking spots in front of the gymnasium and turn it into a mini classroom. Every session allows a small group of people to work out while maintaining a six-foot space as per the social distancing requirements.

What to Take

Keep it extremely simple. Just focus on your full body and bodyweight movements that do not really require a lot of equipment. If you do decide to use the equipment, think about assigning every person with specific equipment to limit the exposure. It is also important to remember to have strict cleaning protocols in place.

Other Things to Consider

Communicate With Your Customers

If you decide to offer an outdoor fitness group spin class, it is really important to communicate it with your clients. After all, there is simply no point in providing a class that no one comes to. Post everything on your social media accounts and also send emails to your clients using Marketing Suite to ensure they know that there are classes available for booking. If you are changing locations, make sure that your members know where to go.

Set Up Your Software for Success

Moreover, ensure that you have updated your software to reflect how many individuals are allowed to attend the classes based upon the local government’s guidance, for instance, lower than ten people. You can use the waitlist feature to help others get alerts if a spot opens up. Once you do decide to hold classes outdoors, you might want to think about offering a live stream version of your classes also. This is going to help you at risk clients to join the workout from their homes too.

Check with Your Business Advisors

Before you take the final call to take it outside, it is advised that you check with your business advisors as well as legal professionals. Understand that training is an escape for every single thing that has been swirling in the news. Take time out and ensure what you are doing is best for your business.

At FIIT Fitness Studio we offer some of the best online spin classes. Do not forget to check us out while you munch on natural protein bars. All you have to do is contact and we will help you figure everything out! Let’s get exercising with FIIT Fitness Studio!

 


06/19/2020
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Some individuals believe that getting and then staying in shape is the biggest motivating factor. However, it is your job as a personal trainer to keep all your clients 100% motivated to workout at homes during this lockdown. Following are some of the best online personal training tips to help drive your clients.

Use a Fitness Management Software

There are several different tools available online which have been especially designed to help trainers motivate individuals in less time. Using personal coaching software helps personal trainers build competent training and nutritional plans. Since these applications are also available on their smartphone, it makes it all the easier for clients to feel motivated and to follow through by setting goals and quick wins. However, all the more importantly, this software also allows the trainers to receive immediate client feedback, helping them refine their services down the road.

Help Your Clients Set Long Term and Short Term Goals

Just being active physically or consuming a healthy diet are definitely not goals in themselves. Nobody simply wants to be active. To be active actually means living a long and healthy life, looking better, and weighing less. These are the actual concrete goals of maintaining your fitness. This is precisely why you must set up both long and short term goals with your clients. It is extremely easy to set a long-term goal of losing 40 pounds of fat or gaining 10 pounds of muscle; what most of us do not realize is that these goals often take a long time to achieve. It is better to have your client set short term goals, for instance, losing 4 pounds by the end of the month.

Talk to Your Clients

Failing to develop a personal bond with their clients is a mistake, most personal trainers tend to make. If you believe your client is feeling a little down, talk to them about it. Find out why they are feeling the way they are feeling. Motivate them. Remind them of the reasons as to why they joined these classes in the first place. With the corona virus, we all need a little bit of positivity every now and then. As trainers for weight loss, you must become a positive chip on their shoulders.

Stay Positive

If you are into Personal Training in Oklahoma City, it should go without saying that you should always be positive. Nonetheless, we all have our bad days every now and then. This could become one of the hardest aspects you have to deal with as a trainer, yet it is essential always to remain positive so that your clients can feed off your positive energy!

Make All Your Workout Sessions Fun

Yes, we all know that workouts are supposed to be tough, but that does not mean they cannot be fun as well! It will become extremely difficult for you to keep your clients happy and motivated if they are miserable every time they train with you. Along with remaining upbeat in every session, which by the way, is extremely contagious, try to develop varied workout plans. This ensures that each workout has an excellent peak and end. Continuously look for new and innovative through which you can make your online sessions all the more interesting!

We hope our tips will help you motivate your clients when it comes to working out at home. The coronavirus is not going anywhere anytime soon, so let’s make the best of what we have at home!


06/19/2020
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Becoming a highly successful online personal trainer requires so much more than just a passion and the relevant qualifications. You also need a business strategy and meticulous preparation in order to succeed. As Miguel de Cervantes stated: “To be prepared is half the victory.”

We have compiled a list of best online personal training tips to help you start your online journey of becoming a Personal Trainer.

Find Your Niche

Do not try to become a do it all online Personal Trainer, because ultimately, nobody is able to do everything perfectly. Instead, try and find a niche that excites you, and you know you are good at it. For example, if you believe you can give some of the best online spin classes, stick to only those. There should be one specific expertise that should be clear in your clients’ minds when they view you as a Personal Trainer. Once you select your niche, list down all the characteristics of your ideal client persona. This is the client you will target. Now think about a couple of different profiles that will become a complementary source of revenue for your business. By clearly defining your niche and the target audience, you will make you work all the more effectively right from the very start.

Think About You Unique Selling Proposition

The second step into becoming an online Personal Trainer is to ask yourself what makes your unique business form all the others present on the internet. Why should people choose your business? What makes you stand out? Is it your quality customer care service? The kind of products that you are offering? Once you determine your USP, you will be so much more confident about marketing what you have to offer.

Choose Your Promotional Channels

This point can simply be summarized in a single question: where can you find most of your target audience? Your decision to invest in any one specific channel is going to depend on your resources. Following are three of the most popular channels that do not require a lot of resources to be used.

Social Media

If you are a Personal Trainer that social media should be your number one priority. The simple reason is that social media accounts for more than 2 billion users, and there is a huge chance that, if not all, most of your clients are amongst these users.

Partnerships

Do not hesitate when it comes to seeking partnerships and broadening your network. You will reach a much broader audience base and consequently multiply your chances of acquiring new clients. Make new friends and partner up with other professionals in the industry. Think about all the different services you will be able to offer in exchange for some visibility in their network.

Referrals

Never underestimate the power of word of mouth holds. Do not be afraid to be extremely generous and offer your services absolutely free of cost to some clients, especially people who have a large network. You will be extremely surprised by the impact it can have on your business.

These are some of the tips that can help you embark on your journey of becoming an online Personal Trainer. If you have any other tips you would like to add in the list, let us know in the comments down below!

 


06/19/2020
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In today’s highly modern world, checking into a location, you have never been to before means making several Google searches. Where is the grocery store located? What can be done on the weekend? Who can you call up if you want to set up the internet? Are there any boot camps in Oklahoma? For all those looking to stay in shape and tone up their body, you are probably Googling health care centers to jump start on your elliptical. However, what is with all of these many different terms nowadays used to describe physical activity?

Gyms? Health Club? Fitness Centres?

For the most part, all of the above mentioned terms can be used interchangeably. This depends on what sounds better or what word is most popular at the time. Astonishingly, differences in expressions do actually have some sense to them. Today we will dive into what makes a gym a gym and how health clubs vary from the fitness centers.

Gyms

Gyms can be deemed as some of the world’s oldest and widely used institutions throughout history. The very first gym can be traced back to ancient Persia more than 3000 years ago. At that time, gymnasiums were known as zurkhaneh. These ancient gymnasiums were places that encourage physical fitness. This proves that a tight and toned body, along with peak performance, has been one of humankind’s significant concerns long before the very existence of diet pills and Gyms in Oklahoma City. It was actually the Ancient Greeks that coined the term gymnasion and where the gymnasium changed from promoting physical fitness and educating users.

Even though today’s modern gyms might have dropped the books, they have upped the number of fitness options available to fitness mavens. The terminology “gym” is usually a more professional term, with countless gyms specializing in a specific area: boxing gymnasiums, Pilate’s gymnasiums, Cross Fit gymnasiums. Every so often, gyms just keep things unpretentious with no group classes, weights, plus cardio machines only. This helps keep expenses down without repudiating the customer access to form shaping equipment.

Health Clubs and Fitness Centers

The terminology “health club” first came into being around the mid-1900s on the sandy fit shorelines of Santa Monica, California. It is most typically substituted with the term Fitness Centre. Before that, health clubs and fitness centers were simply classified as gymnasiums. Health Clubs come in several different shapes and sizes, along with variable amenities as well as expenses. The one thing that they have different from gymnasiums is their commitment to fitness as a lifestyle. While fitness centers and health clubs feature the weights in addition to cardio equipment of a gym, they out-do gyms when it comes to amenities and classes. Health clubs and fitness centers offer added advantages of showers, locker rooms, swimming pools, clinics, courts, and whatever else can be used in order to transform you into a fantastic fitness machine.

In the end, it is just the very best to look past the terminologies or whether you would like to take Fitness Online Training when it comes to choosing a workout place instead of focusing on the place’s culture and the community. It is always the most fun to mix physical activity along with a social aspect, and this has proven to boost not only your gym time motivation but also your morale as a whole.


06/19/2020
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Most of us our now confined in our houses during this corona virus outbreak, which means that our homes are now also our offices, gyms, and recreational spaces as well. Even though we all know how beneficial exercises are, it is essential to keep an arsenal of handy indoor exercises for days when you just get incredibly bored during quarantine, and you cannot hit the gyms in Oklahoma City if you are looking for some great exercises you can do while indoors we have the perfect list for you!

Jump Rope

Jumping rope is one of the most effective full body workouts you can perform while confined in your houses. Firstly, it is a fantastic aerobic exercise. If you skip rope for ten minutes, it is equivalent to running an eight minute per mile. Skipping rope at a moderate rate burns approximately ten to sixteen calories per minute. Moreover, as you are using the entire body, you engage your core, legs, and arms to build your strength from head to toe. Just grab a timer, clear your room, and get seating today!

Body Weight Training

Body weight training is an extremely useful form of exercise that delivers extremely fast results. Through body weight training, you combine cardio moves, for instance, jumping jacks and knee highs along with strength exercises that include exercises such as push-ups, lunges, and squats. This helps you build lean muscle mass and also improves your heart health along with mood. The best part is that there is the equipment required, so there is really no excuse not to work out!

Yoga

Are you craving a less intense workout? If yes, then the easiest thing is to grab a mat and start an at home yoga session. Yoga not only has the power to improve the strength as well as flexibility, but it is also known lessen fatigue, stress, plus anxiety. There are several different online yoga classes available for all different levels of skills. Look for the one you find the most appealing and enjoy some Zen time while at home. Both your mind and body will thank you!

Dancing

Do you remember when you used to dance it out all through the night with your friends during college? We bet you did not know that dancing is an excellent form of low impact cardio. Dancing at your house for thirty minutes can actually burn between one hundred and thirty to two hundred and fifty calories, which is almost the same as jogging for the same amount of time. Not only is dancing a fun calorie burner, but it is also known to boost the mood as well, which is so essential during the lockdown when most of us feel blue. So, turn up the music today, and dance like you have never danced before!

Make Use of What You Have

Sometimes all that it takes is a little bit of creativity to turn your very own living room into a gym. Do you not have free weights at home? Don’t worry! Just use a couple of cans or water bottles in their place. Run up and down the stairs in your house to not only raise your heart rate instantly, but also tone your glutes, abs, hamstrings, calves, and quads. Pillows too make the perfect uneven surfaces for exercises such as bridges and squats.

We hope you find the five exercises handy in your facility personal training while at home. Let us know if you have any more exercises to add to the list!


06/07/2020
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No all OKC Personal Trainers are certified nutritionalist in Oklahoma City. However, here are FIIT Fitness Studio, we pride ourselves on training our clients holistically. Finding both a Certified Nutritionalist in OKC who is a also a Certified Personal Trainer in OKC can be default. FIIT Fitness Studio requires all Personal Trainers to be certified nutritionalist to be able to fully assist our clients in both there physical training and nutritional health. With that being said lets get in to our topic. How Probiotics Can Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat, an original article from healthline. 

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when eaten (1Trusted Source).They are found in both supplements and fermented foods.Probiotics may improve digestive health, heart health and immune function, to name a few (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source). Several studies also suggest that probiotics can help you lose weight and belly fat.

Gut Bacteria May Affect Body Weight Regulation

There are hundreds of different microorganisms in your digestive system.

The majority of these are bacteria, most of which are friendly. Friendly bacteria produce several important nutrients, including vitamin K and certain B-vitamins.

They also help break down fiber that the body can’t digest, turning it into beneficial short-chain fatty acids like butyrate (6Trusted Source).

There are two main families of good bacteria in the gut: bacteroidetes and firmicutes. Body weight seems be related to the balance of these two families of bacteria (7Trusted Source, 8Trusted Source).

Both human and animal studies have found that normal-weight people have different gut bacteria than overweight or obese people (9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source).

In those studies, people with obesity had more firmicutes and fewer bacteroidetes, compared to normal-weight people.

There are also some animal studies showing that when the gut bacteria from obese mice are transplanted into guts of lean mice, the lean mice get fat (11Trusted Source).

All of these studies suggest that gut bacteria may play a powerful role in weight regulation.

How Can Probiotics Affect Changes in Weight?

It is thought that certain probiotics may inhibit the absorption of dietary fat, increasing the amount of fat excreted with feces (12Trusted Source).

In other words, they make you “harvest” fewer calories from the foods in your diet.

Certain bacteria, such as those from the Lactobacillus family, have been found to function in this way (12Trusted Source, 13Trusted Source).

Probiotics may also fight obesity in other ways:

  • Release of GLP-1: Probiotics may help release the satiety (appetite-reducing) hormone GLP-1. Increased levels of this hormone may help you burn calories and fat (14Trusted Source, 15Trusted Source).
  • Increase of ANGPTL4: Probiotics may increase levels of the protein ANGPTL4. This may lead to decreased fat storage (16Trusted Source).

There is also a lot of evidence that obesity is linked to inflammation in the brain. By improving gut health, probiotics may reduce systemic inflammation and protect against obesity and other diseases (17, 18).

However, it is important to keep in mind that these mechanisms aren’t understood very well. More research is needed.

Probiotics May Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat

Studies have found that certain strains of the Lactobacillus family can help you lose weight and belly fat.

In one study, eating yogurt with Lactobacillus fermentum or Lactobacillus amylovorus reduced body fat by 3–4% over a 6-week period (19).

Another study of 125 overweight dieters investigated the effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosussupplements on weight loss and weight maintenance (20Trusted Source).

During a 3-month study period, the women taking the probiotics lost 50% more weightcompared to the group taking a dummy pill (placebo). They also continued to lose weight during the weight maintenance phase of the study.

Lactobacillus Gasseri

Of all the probiotic bacteria studied to date, Lactobacillus gasseri shows the most promisingeffects on weight loss. Numerous studies in rodents have found that it has anti-obesity effects (13Trusted Source, 21Trusted Source, 22Trusted Source, 23).

Additionally, studies in Japanese adults have shown impressive results (12Trusted Source, 24Trusted Source, 25Trusted Source).

One study followed 210 people with a lot of belly fat. It found that taking Lactobacillus gasserifor 12 weeks reduced body weight, fat around organs, BMI, waist size and hip circumference.

What’s more, belly fat was reduced by 8.5%. However, when participants stopped taking the probiotic, they gained back all of the belly fat within a month (25Trusted Source).

Some Probiotics May Prevent Weight Gain

Losing weight is not the only way to fight obesity. Prevention is even more important, as in preventing the weight from accumulating in the first place.

In one 4-week study, taking a probiotic formulation called VSL#3 reduced weight gain and fat gain on a diet where people were overfed by 1000 calories per day (26Trusted Source).

On this graph, you can see how the probiotic group gained significantly less fat:

This indicates that some probiotic strains might be effective at preventing weight gain in the context of a high-calorie diet. However, this needs to be studied a lot more.

Some Probiotic Strains May Increase the Risk of Weight Gain and Obesity

Not all studies have found that probiotics help with weight loss.

Some studies have even found that certain probiotic strains might lead to weight gain, not loss. This includes Lactobacillus acidophilus (27).

One recent study reviewed 4 controlled clinical studies. It concluded that probiotics did not reduce body weight, BMI or body fat levels in overweight or obese adults (28).

However, this review study did not include many of the studies mentioned above.

Probiotics May Be One Part of The Puzzle

Probiotics offer a wide range of health benefits.

However, their effects on weight are mixed, and seem to depend on the type of probiotic.

Evidence indicates that Lactobacillus gasseri may help people with obesity lose weight and belly fat. Additionally, a blend of probiotics called VSL#3 may reduce weight gain on a high-calorie diet.

At the end of the day, certain types of probiotics may have modest effects on your weight, especially when combined with a healthy, real food-based diet.

Nevertheless, there are many other reasons to take a probiotic supplement besides weight loss.

They can improve digestive health, reduce inflammation, improve cardiovascular risk factors and even help fight depression and anxiety.

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