What to Ask a Personal Trainer?

Should I be resting more?

Rest days are a critical part of any fitness schedule. Always listen to your body and be sure to find a trainer who values time to rest and recover. “We are capable of a lot, but many [beginners] are so excited and driven for the results [that] they don’t focus on the journey, and try to rush picking up too heavy of weights, running too often, and not allowing our body to rest and recover.  At least once per week, [you should] give your body a rest day.

What’s the best diet for weight loss?

The short answer? Any diet you can stick with for as long as it’s going to take. Studies have shown that regardless of the diet followed, adherence is the only thing that predicts success.

Beware of any diet that promises rapid weight loss (and expects you to consume fewer than 1000 calories per day); although you may lose a few pounds in the beginning, chances are you’ll be unable to stick to it long term. When it comes to weight loss, slow, steady and sustainable are key

How frequently should I see a trainer?

The ideal frequency of personal training sessions varies from person to person. Just getting started with exercise and healthy eating? Need regular motivation and support to get to the gym? Have an injury that you’re working through? You’ll probably need to see a trainer once or twice each week. Many of my weekly clients reduce their frequency of personal training sessions to bi-weekly or even monthly once they’ve demonstrated the ability to consistently get to the gym and progress their exercises as recommended.

What should I eat before a workout?

Ideally, you should have some form of fuel in your system before you work out. Eating an easily digested carbohydrate an hour or so before you hit the gym ensures that you’ll have enough energy in the tank to get through your program. Try fruit and yogurt or toast and peanut butter; not too much or you’ll feel sluggish and heavy

How many days per week do I need to work out?

Depending on your health and fitness goals, you’ll need to commit to a minimum of 3 days of exercise each week to see results. Any fewer than that and each workout will feel like you’re starting all over again each and every time.

School and Nutrition


Schools play a critical role in improving the dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents. Schools can create environments that are supportive of healthy eating and physical activity by implementing policies and practices. Providing students with learning opportunities that support healthy eating and regular physical activity is also important for students to learn about and practice these behaviors. CDC synthesized research and best practices related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools, culminating in nine guidelines. These guidelines were informed by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,1 the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,2 and the Healthy People 2020 objectives related to healthy eating and physical activity among children, adolescents, and schools.3 The guidelines serve as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating

My Health My Life

As an adult, it is important to start taking care of your health. I know there are times when illnesses will come for no reason. I still believe if your body is in peak performance you will be able to combat any health issues that may come your way. Some times it may not be easy but being in the best health possible is achievable. Start today to make your health a priority. THE INSIDE OF YOUR BODY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE OUTSIDE.


I have been reading Joyce Meyer’s “UnShakeable Trust”. It is so enlightening and on point. I wanted to share a few nuggets that I received from this book that God has opened my eyes to.

  1. Noah Webster said that trust is a resting of the mind. Apostle Paul confirmed it when he said that those who believe (trust) in God will enter into his rest (Hebrews 4:3)
  2. God offers us Peace of mind when we place our trust in Him.
  3. As we learn to want what God wants for us even more than we want for ourselves, we can have peace of mind in every situation.
  4. Our peace of mind rests on whether or not we are willing to trust that God’s will is better than ours even if we don’t understand it.
  5. So I decided to trust with my eyes wide open, and that means I don’t expect anyone (expect God) to never disappoint me.
  6. My own expectations are the source of my disappointment, not God, because scripture teaches that if we put our trust in him, He never disappoints us (Romans 5:5)
  7. I plan for unplanned things and that allows me to keep my peace. Always remember that it is wise to plan on some unplanned things.
  8. God is willing to meet you where you are and help you get to where you need to be.
  9. No one is stuck forever in their past unless they choose to be.
  10. If you hear yourself saying ‘I can’t go on like this much longer,’ it probably means that you are trying to do more than what you are created for.
  11. God leads those who truly wants His guidance.
  12. God is nothing more than a spiritual idea unless we trust Him enough to do what He asks us to do, and perhaps to do nothing if that is what He requires.
  13. Love is not a feeling we have but a choice we make about how we will treat people.
  14. One of the wisest things we can do is know our weaknesses and lean on God to grant us the strength not to give in to it.
  15. Peace  is never found in relying on your own understanding.
  16. God sometimes waits to answer because we are asking the wrong question.
  17. Jesus never asks us to go where He has not been. It comforts me to know that He has always gone before me and prepared the way that I might walk in.
  18. If we care too much about what people think of us, we will never fully follow Christ.
  19. Once I learned to value people where they are instead of where I want them to be, much of my suffering and misery ceased.