If you do not have any debilitating injuries, I will recommend incorporating whole body strength exercises as part of the larger program that I will design for you to encourage muscle growth (increasing muscle mass increases metabolism).
If you find the idea of weights training a little daunting, please do not worry, I will only add it to your program if you are ready for it. Whilst weights training is the most efficient way to lose weight, I will only include it in your program if it is suitable to you.
“I have been training with J.J. on and off for the last two years. He has guided me through many different areas of fitness, from weights to cardio to help me achieve my goals in fitness and weight loss. He has used his wide knowledge of fitness training to help me find the areas that make exercising fun for me, rather than a chore. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.” – Geoff
Here is a story about a guy that I met when I was out one night having a few drinks with some friends. He was full of life and so happy, but when I got chatting to him, he said that he hadn’t always been that way. He used to be a lawyer and his work dominated his life. He would eat a lot of fast food because he didn’t have time to cook, and because he was working so many hours a week, he didn’t have time to exercise either. He became quite overweight and started having health issues. He would be puffed if he used the stairs instead of the elevator at work and his doctor told him he was a high risk for type 2 diabetes. He also had poor circulation in his legs (to the point where the doctors had to amputate one of his toes).
This was when he decided he needed to do something about it. He quit his job and did something that he’d always wanted to do – he bought a van and began travelling Australia. A travel company paid him a small amount to vlog his experiences (outside of that though, he had a large amount of savings from his successful career as a lawyer). With his new found freedom of time, he began exercising every morning (and of an evening too if he wasn’t too tired or sore). In the beginning it was just walking for 30 mins, but this increased, and then after a while he began to follow workouts that he found on YouTube. By the time he got back from his 3 month trip around Australia he had lost 12kgs and was now able to walk 2 hours a day.
When he got back, he found a personal trainer and plucked the trainer’s brain for as much info as he could each session. The trainer also encouraged him to join a rowing club – it was a low impact activity that wouldn’t put too much strain on his joints and was a great strength and cardio workout – plus it was nice to get some fresh air. In another three months he had dropped another 8kgs, and was feeling so much more energized, and no longer got out of breath walking upstairs. I remember looking at him and being drawn to his aura – it wasn’t that he was physically impressive (he was still in the process of getting into shape), but rather the amount of energy that was coming off him and how I immediately felt energized and excited about the future just by being around him. He had turned his life around.
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