This Denver trainer wants you to know the truth…
Bonza Bodies Fitness’s 5 Favorite Workout and Fitness Myths, time to debunk them all.
So, we asked The best denver trainer we know to pick out some of their favorites for us to talk about. The personal trainers here at Bonza Bodies Fitness Studio know there is no shortage of theories and claims surrounding weight loss and fitness, so here are the favorites and most commonly heard from their boss, the creator of Bonza and one with 25 years of experience!
And if you’ve heard one that’s not on the list, don’t be afraid to ask them their thoughts! You don’t get to the be the best by not knowing a thing or two!
1. No pain, no gain.
Tell that to the guy that just blew out his knee trying to lift 500 lbs in a lunge. Look, leaving everything on the floor is for singing competitions, not your regular fitness routine. The fact is, if you overwork yourself so that you’re too sore to go back the next day, you’re not setting yourself up for success. Easy does it, Grasshopper. Hurting yourself will only lead to frustration, time off from the workout routine you had (or were trying to establish), and in worst case, giving up. In this altitute, a good Denver trainer has to know when to push and when to not push.
2. Sport’s Drinks will keep you hydrated and energized!
Nothing against sport’s drinks but seriously, have you seen the commercials? Nobody’s sweat is purple. In fact, the athletes you see actually drinking sport’s drinks during a game are actually drinking a diluted version of it. The high-octane stuff is consumer-grade, and a much less healthy option than, say, water. If you are in need of a pick-me-up try getting a small bottle and pouring a small amount into a gallon of water. Trust me, that’s all the help you need rehydrating, even after a Saturday morning Bonza Blitz class!
3. “As seen on TV.”
Unless it’s a Sham-Wow, you should be skeptical. While the Shake Weight promises to isolate those pesky bat wings and Suzanne Somers swears by the ThighMaster, these gadgets and gimmicks won’t isolate a single fatty area. If you’re going to lose fat, you’re going to lose it all over. And if a good fat burner is what your after try the Pyramid Fat Burner class at Bonza Bodies Small Group Fitness Studio!
4. Chew gum to combat cravings.
Put down the sugar-free gum. Now back away slowly. “Sugar-free” is code for “chemicals added” and trust me, the chemicals have side effects that will work against you. Most of the “sugar free” sweeteners out on the market can actually cause your body to hold onto fat like Tom Brady holding on to his plea of innocence in the “deflate-gate” debacle. And, while we appreciate the dedication he shows, if you are trying to tone and/or lose weight, you’ll want to steer clear of those nasty chemicals plotting your failure. Next time you have a craving for something sweet grab a couple blueberries or blackberries! But just a couple! Jamie Atlas isn’t known as one of the best denver trainer / weight loss specialists for nothing. Make sure your food is in line with what’s important to you!
5. Skip Breakfast! No really it won’t hurt!
Skipping breakfast will put your metabolism – and your weight loss – on a roller coaster. Creating that huge time gap between dinner the night before and your next meal (lunch) will set you up for making bad decisions. Ever gone to the grocery store hungry and walked out having spent an entire paycheck and given your phone number to the baker? Yeah, we all make bad choices sometimes, so if you know of a bad choice you can avoid, why wouldn’t you? Skipping breakfast makes that McDonalds you drive by wayyyyy to easy and tempting. And if you’re wondering what the harm in a burger is, please refer to myth 4 regarding chemicals :-). Instead try going to Bonza Bodies for an early morning workout, like the Tighten Up class and get your metabolism pumping early! An early morning workout routine can actually raise your metabolism for the rest of the day giving you extra calorie burning oomph! Then your breakfast can be guilt free!
Not only can we answer all your health and fitness questions but a Bonza Bodies Accountability Membership comes with a meal plan designed with your nutrition in mind! So send us an email and get those questions answered! Or, even better, come on in for a free assessment and 10 Day Trial! We’ll listen to you and your goals and get you set up on the path towards success! For more information or questions send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, you’ll be glad you did!
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