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Why Personal Training Is Better Than The Gym

You may think there isn't a significant difference between going to the gym on your own and having a personal trainer. Either way, you're getting exercise, right? Wrong! There are many reasons that personal training is better than going to the gym on your own. The biggest benefit of having a personal trainer is that they create a long-term fitness plan custom-tailored to your physical ability and the specific goals you are trying to reach. Your goals may be different from the person working out next to you. Perhaps you are trying to lose weight and slim down, but the other...

Is It Safe To Go Back To The Gym?

As gyms begin to reopen, many of us are eager to return after a long period of feeling cooped up indoors. But just because something is allowed, doesn’t necessarily mean it is wise or safe. Many public health experts believe that it is still too early to be reopening businesses. While many gyms and fitness centers are now taking extra precautions such as temperature scanes, increased spacing, and extra cleaning, they are doing so with limited direction from leadership, as recent federal guidelines for reopening businesses aren’t specific when it comes to gyms. What Are The Risks? Even with a smaller group of...

3 Simple At-Home Workouts

It can be hard to maintain motivation to exercise when you don't have access to a gym. Whether your gyms are still on lockdown or you are continuing to practice safe social distancing measures, you may be looking for alternative ways to keep up with your fitness goals. The personal trainers at Just You Fitness have put together a few simple workouts you can do at home. 1) 15 Minute Complete Workout Put together by Winston-Salem trainer Kellen Lake, this workout only takes 15 minutes. Save or print out this graphic to do this workout from anywhere in your home! 2) Simple Rep...

How To Workout When Stuck At Home

Stuck at home? Stuck at home and unable to go to the gym or do your normal workouts? Self-quarantine may be necessary to help flatten to curve during this coronavirus pandemic. However, you may find yourself going stir-crazy when you're not able to keep up your normal fitness routine. At Home Workouts One way to adapt is to find workouts you can do at home. In the video below, one of our personal trainers, Kellen Lake, demonstrates a simple workout you can do with items easily found in your home. [embed width="400" align="center"] https://www.facebook.com/kellen5662/videos/10158327243333824/[/embed] Virtual Personal Training Sessions Another option is to take advantage of virtual personal...

25 Motivational Fitness Quotes For The New Year

How Are Your Fitness New Year's Resolutions Going? We're about halfway into January, and you may find your dedication to your New Year's resolution starting to wane. Maybe you started off strong, going to the gym consistently, but you're finding it harder to find motivation to keep it going. We're here to help! We've gathered some of our favorite inspirational fitness quotes to help you continue working towards your fitness goals throughout the year.   [mkd_blockquote text='"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your heart on fire."' title_tag="h2" padding="20" width=""] [mkd_blockquote text='"Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow"' title_tag="h2" width=""] [mkd_blockquote text='"Work...

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4 Things Your Workouts Lack Without a Personal Trainer

Do people really need a personal trainer? Some people may question the need for a personal trainer. Some may think it's an unnecessary luxury reserved for celebrities. However, personal training has been ranked in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Top 10 Trends report ever since their very first publication in 2006. The decision to hire a personal trainer can be empowering, and many people are finding that it’s a worthwhile investment (not just celebrities). A certified fitness expert can provide a tailored workout strategy, as well as the support and motivation to execute that strategy to meet your goals. Here are four...

What Happens When You Start Working Out (Again)?

Whether you’re picking up again after a long hiatus, or starting to work out for the first time, there are a few things you can expect. It’s easy to think that we’ll feel great as soon as we start working out. But the truth is, our bodies are complex, and a lot happens when you first start working out. You’ll Feel Sore The bad news: it may feel pretty painful in the beginning. This is because exercise actually damages your muscles, causing you to feel sore. While this sounds like a bad thing, it’s actually not. When you suddenly do something your body...

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6 Ways to Motivate Yourself To Exercise

It's currently recommended that you should get in at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. that's about 20 minutes every day. However, about half of American adults are failing to meet this goal. With our busy lives, it's hard to find the motivation to get off the couch and work out. Or to head to the gym after a long day of work. We get it, so we've outlined six easy ways you can start motivating yourself to get the recommended amount of physical activity! 1. Set Small Fitness Goals Have you ever set a large goal to lose 50 pounds, run...