Good trainer = happy trainee; the smiles on my clients’ faces are worth dying for.

I’m sure you are probably wondering what is it about this smile that I’m using the phrase; “worth dying for”. Unlike most men, I can only be satisfied sexually when my wife is at her climax (reaches orgasm) and so it is with my job. Any service I render no mater how much I’m being paid at the end of the day if the beneficiary of that service isn’t satisfied then I’m not satisfied.

I was recently offered a job to be manager and senior trainer at megatron gym ajah and I accepted the offer. Prior to this time I had never trained a client face-to-face. I had always done my coaching online. So taking this job was going to be a new experience for me. My employer had confidence in my abilities because he had seen me workout at the gym many times, read some of my blogs and was aware of the award I won last year (Mr Body Perfect 2011). With all this he knew I could deliver and so decided to hire me. I accepted the offer because I have always had this dream of becoming a celebrity trainer and owning my own gym and I felt I was going to gain two things from this job; firstly gain experience from working with different clients with different body types, needs, goals and attitudes. Secondly get to meet influential people in the entertainment industry; since I’m a model and a ‘wanna be’ celebrity fitness coach, this would be a good platform to get close to them.

In anything I do, I love setting realistic goals and keeping track of my progress. I also try to pass on this traits to my clients by helping them set realistic goals and helping them keep track of their progress. I try to make sure they step on the scale once a week to see if what we are doing is actually working. Every time a client, whose goal is to loose weight, steps on the scale, amazingly there is always a reduction in weight except if the client has been away from the gym for too long. Now the funny thing about this is that each time clients get on the scale and discover that he/she has lost some weight there is this smile they have on their faces that makes me feel on top of the world. This smile says a lot of things to me and gives not just me but the client a push to want to do more.

I remember my first day at the gym. I took a client trough my normal routine of making sure she gets on the scale before I start training her in other to keep track of her progress. After checking her weight she made this statement “I have not lost any weight, this was my weight when first came to this gym. Its like I have just been coming here to have fun”. When I heard this I could feel the disappointment in her voice, then I said to her “madam don’t worry I assure you that from now on you will start loosing weight”. After I said this she gave me a stern look of doubt and went home. By this time she had been coming to the gym for almost a month but still no improvement. After about a week of working with her she got on the scale again and this time she had lost 1kg. Immediately I looked at her face and there it was; the smile I had been longing for. At that moment I felt like I had just won a lottery considering the fact that she was my first “success story” in megatron gym ajah. From that day on the lady in question started challenging herself, and since then I have noticed a great motivational increase in her. Before she went on the scale our aim was for her to burn atleast 500kcal a day and she was always slow and not so regular at the gym. But now she impresses me so much because she is more regular at the gym than any other female member of the gym and she constantly amazes me with the way she pushes herself. Right now in barely 2 weeks of working with her she has progressed and now aims to burn atleast 1000kcal a day, 5 days a week.

I have a client that lost 2.5kg in 4days and many more like that but I only sited the one above because of the statement she made on the first day I met her – “I have not lost any weight, this was my weight when first came to this gym. Its like I have just been coming here to have fun”.

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kaycee
Mr Body Perfect 2011

Eating 5 or more times a day is healthier than the normal 3 times a day that you are probably used to.

I was listening to a radio show recently and they asked this question; how many times should we eat in a day? I heard a lot of callers, call in and give their views and one answer that kept coming up was; we should eat a sizable meal three times a day. Now I didn’t get a chance to call in, but I decided to blog about what I would have said.

I personally eat 6 times a day. Yeah! yeah! yeah! I can already see you opening your month and shouting, GLUTTON!!!! Well just close your month and read on to see reasons why you should join me in eating as frequently as I do. First of all the real issue here is not really about how many times you eat in a day but how many calories you consume on a daily bases. Once you know how many calories you should consume daily then the next step will be to know why it is recommended to eat small meals atleast 5 times daily. I remember way back in high school, we used to have 2 breaks periods a day during school hours and during those 2 breaks most of us, students, used to buy snacks during each break. Now the reason I brought that up is that must people had 2 breaks at school and just like me they always ate something during those breaks and if you calculate it properly you will find out that coupled with their breakfast, lunch and dinner, they were actually eating 5 meals daily.

Now that we know that sometime in our lives we probably ate 5 times daily, let me explain why we are advised to eat small meals atleast 5 times a day:

– TO BURN MORE CALORIES (bodyfat loss)
I’m sure you are asking yourself how does eating 5 times a day burn calories. Well the simple fact is that when you eat your body burns energy (calories) during the process of digestion. So eating 5 times or more helps to spread out the process of digestion for a longer period of time and in turn your body will be working all through the day and that means we will be burning fat all through the day.

-TO MAKE SURE THE GLUCOSE IN THE MUSCLE – reserve energy – NEVER GETS USED UP. (bodybuilders)
As bodybuilders we never want to loose muscle, because in bodybuilding size is everything. People who really don’t want muscle but want to stay in shape still need a certain amount of muscle size so they can keep burning a lot of fat even when they are resting. If your “reserve energy” is used up you will run the risk of loosing some amount of muscle. So in essence whether you are a bodybuilder or fitness person, your muscle size is important and you can maintain or increase your muscles size by eating the right amount of food 5 or more times daily.

– TO STOP BLOATED AND HEAVY FEELINGS
Eating 3 times a day makes the average man/woman to eat to much at once which in most cases causes the bloated feeling and heaviness. On the other hand if you eating small portions atleast 5 times a day you will notice that you still feel light enough after each meal.

– TO PREVENT YOUR BODY FROM STORING ENERGY AS FAT.
Eating 3 times daily, in most cases, makes you eat a lot at once and eating a lot at once causes your body to receive an overdose of energy and when the body is overdosed with energy it stores the excess energy as fat. Mean while when you eat 5 times a day you spread the energy supply through a long period of time. Which prevents the supply of excess energy and that means less or no energy will be stored as fat.

These are just some of the many reasons you should aim at eating small portions of food atleast 5 times daily.

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