It started about six years ago, I had just started my fitness journey, and after a few months, I knew what I wanted to do. I had been working out for some time and wanted to go to the next step. I remember asking a few of the trainers in the gym what certifications they had? I wanted to go with the best, so I did my research. It wasn't too long after that I realized that NASM was the best option for me.
As I write this article, every gym in new york is closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. If you're looking for a good workout, you're better off going to the park and doing some bodyweight exercises at home because gyms will be closed for some time. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, March 16th, that gyms would be shut down in hopes of decreasing the spread of the coronavirus. The mayor also shut down bars, restaurants, and any social gathering places. For the most part, you can still order take out from restaurants and grab yourself a drink. For many gym-goers, this is hard because we have a tough time getting through our week without exercising. Going to the gym is apart of us, and for me, at least keeps me together. Knowing that I can't work out or train my clients is hard, and the worse part is not knowing will this will end.
Every week I choose a health and fitness-related topic to write about, and I post it to my website if you've been following and keeping up with me, then you're fully aware of that. The reason why I write is to share my knowledge and inform people of this information who might find it useful. Another reason why I write is to help build my website and increase my exposure as well as get more potential clients to come my way for personal training. I do this because I have goals just like anyone else. If you want anything in life, then you have to work hard for it and stay focus.
Are you skinny fat? If you're reading this, then you probably are. It's perhaps the most frustrating fitness problem to have when it comes to reaching your goals. There you are with a skinny body, but you have a protruding stomach that won't go down. You're stuck between losing weight and gaining weight. You believe you should lose weight because of your stomach, and on the other hand, you want to gain weight because you are too thin. Talk about going insane and trying not to pull my hair out.
When it comes to joining a gym, the process can be challenging. There are millions of gyms to choose from in new York—all with different approaches to fitness. The reason why it's so complicated is because of all the factors to consider when signing up. You have to think about price, locations, peak hours, what the gym offers, and the reputation of the gym, along with a few more. One thing that gets many people is how well kept the gym is.
Fitness is one of the biggest trending topics and has been for some time now. Everyone wants to work out and look good naked. They also have to be stronger, faster and have the best abs you ever saw. All of these factors give people the motivation to work out, but the focus is always different. Everyone isn't working out for the same reasons because everyone is a different type of athlete. You probably didn't know this, but if you work out regularly, then you're considered an athlete. You don't have to represent or be apart of a professional team.
There are many personal trainers all over the world, so we'll stick to new york city. Even in new york, there are hundreds of options as to who you can select as your personal trainer. The beauty of there being so many trainers means the different personalities, services, and methods of fitness. You have trainers that focus on weight loss, muscle building, sports performance, mobility, and the list goes on.
Recently I wrote an article on "How I became a personal trainer." In that article, I discuss the journey that led me to where I am today and some of the individuals and events that took place as I got there. During that journey, another one was taking place that I didn't get into many details about. That journey is how I got into shape? What were some of the challenges I faced? What foods did I eat? What happened to me mentally, and overall how it affected my life?
It started back a few years ago, around 2014. I was working as a YMCA after school counselor. At the time, I had worked for the YMCA for about three years, meeting hundreds of new kids every school year. One of the pros that came with the YMCA was a free gym membership. Unfortunately for me, I never really used the gym. Occasionally I would stop by to play basketball, but that was it. Growing up, I was very into sports but mainly basketball. The Los Angeles Lakers were my favorite team, and Kobe Bryant was my favorite basketball player. I never really got into working out. I saw magazines and fitness articles but never really gave much thought about how I looked. I never really gave my body that much attention. I was teased a few times about being skinny and, for that reason, wasn't happy with my body, but I never paid it too much attention.
If you had to choose the most popular muscle, what would it be? The chest, back, glutes, biceps, or maybe the abdominals? If you've said the abdominals, then I agree with you. There's something about having a flat and tight stomach that gives people motivation to workout. It's a beauty having a four, six, or eight pack that completes someones' body.
Christopher Gilbert is a Personal Trainer based in New York City and is known for his effective nutrition and workout programs along with his intense training sessions.