Knowledge is power…Knowing the numbers in your weight loss equation = Success!

    By: Jamie Bennett

    Your heart rate and your daily caloric intake are all numbers in your equation. We want to take the guess work out and help you reach your goals. How? By giving you the knowledge to get your heart rate in the right zone to burn fat and help you determine how many calories you need for your body to build muscle and lose fat. Phys-Ed has everything you need to be successful, staff of knowledgeable trainers and the tools that will give you the information you need.

    By now you’re probably saying how do I get started? The first step is to get your tools. With a Polar Heart Rate Monitor you program your height, weight and age and it will let you know if you’re in the right zones for your fitness needs. Little Known Fact: most cardio machines are not accurate when it comes to reading your heart rate and calories burned. Problem Solved! The Heart Rate Monitor consistently gives accurate readings for improving your fitness and burning fat. See your trainer or stop by the Front Desk for yours today!

    You have your tools! Your heart rate monitor is telling you how many calories you are burning. The next step in your weight loss equation is to know how many calories you need to build lean muscle and burn fat. To do that you need to keep track of your calories. Often I see members get upset because they start working out hard and get nowhere. Many times this is because they are not eating enough and their body is holding on to the fat instead of burning it off. EAT MORE = LOSE WEIGHT? Yes that can be the case and it has been for me, I have lost over 30lbs. by eating more!!!!

    Information = Success. Do you know what your Resting Metabolic Rate is? Why do you need to know this? How many calories do I need to eat? How much do I need to exercise to lose a certain number of pounds? Do I have a fast or slow metabolism? The Resting Metabolic Rate test will answer all these questions and many more. Schedule yours to ensure your success!

    Now that you know how many calories you are burning with your heart rate monitor and how many you need to change your body into a fat burning machine you can solve your math equation! Next is Success!

    The last thing that I would like to suggest to make you successful in solving your equation is keeping a food journal. This will ensure that you make healthy choices. You need to count that hand full of goldfish from the kids, it adds up! My favorite site for counting calories is MyFitnessPal. It is a free app on your smart phone or computer. Not into computers get out that #2 pencil just like in math class and write it down in a note book or calorie counter book.

    You’ve got your tools: Your Heart Rate Monitor, Your Trainers, Your Resting Metabolic Rate, and your food journal.

    If you have any questions about the services we offer feel free to ask any of our qualified Personal Trainers and check out this link for more on the services we offer to help you reach your fitness goals

    So what are you waiting for, Success is around the corner, get going and solve your weight equation with Phys-Ed. Have the best body you have ever had this summer!