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4 Tips For Keeping Your Fitness New Year’s Resolution

Now that we’re a little ways into January, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? You know the drill: hundreds of people make fitness-related resolutions for the New Year, start out strong by working out a lot at the beginning of January, before giving up after a few weeks. The top reasons that most people give up on their New Year’s fitness resolutions are: Setting unrealistic goals Feeling intimidated to work out in public Having no one to hold them accountable Difficulty in forming new habits How can you ensure that you will maintain the motivation to keep your resolutions throughout...

What Is HIIT And Why Should I Do It?

Many people wish there was more time in the day to do everything they want to. The demands of modern life make it challenging to be efficient with our time. It is challenging to find time to work out amidst our busy schedules. Luckily, efficient workouts don’t have to be long in order to be effective! You may have seen or heard the term “HIIT Training” being thrown around in fitness circles. In fact, fitness professionals voted HIIT as one of the top fitness trends for 2020 in a survey by the American College of Sports Medicine. HIIT training has quickly...

10 Exercises To Offset Sitting All Day

Whether you’re still working from home or back at the office, you’re likely doing a lot of sitting. Roughly 80 percent of jobs are now considered sedentary, and most involve sitting at a desk for most of the day. Unfortunately, research by the Mayo Clinic has linked excessive sitting with health concerns such as high blood pressure, obesity, and higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Of course, just because you have a desk job doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get cancer, but prolonged sitting has other negative effects on your body as well. Our bodies weren’t meant to be kept...

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...

benefits of personal trainer

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...