I'm looking at working with a fitness trainer to improve my overall results. What type of training is best for burning calories and how many times a week would I see a trainer to help achieve significant weight loss results? Thanks
"Women who want to lose weight and keep it off need to exercise for almost an hour, five days a week, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh.
Researchers found that a 55-minute regime was the minimum needed to maintain a 10 percent drop in weight.
During the four-year study, 200 overweight and obese women were told to eat between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day, and do one of four different exercise programs, which varied in intensity and variety.
After six months, all of the women lost up to 10 percent of their body weight, but only a small percentage was able to maintain it. Those who did keep the weight off were those doing more exercise -- about 275 minutes a week, on average.
Research points to a combination of exercise and calorie control as having the best chance of success in weight loss. This latest research once again confirms that plenty of exercise is a key ingredient."
So as the above says for efficient weight lost you need to exercise and look at food you eat. Best results are a combination of life style changes and physical activity. Good luck! Karina
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when I say shop around, I meant for trainers that you want to work with, as they have different skills and agendas and personalities. Interview a few, educate yourself as you are doing...
I would say shop around
read this article as good food for thought on some aspects to consider.
Also consider some NLP Coaching to help with the emotional side of weight loss - some people think it is all about will power, which they run out of, and there are often many aspects that once handled will have you working smarter and naturally motivated, rather than just grunting through it.
For the most effective fat burning workouts, you will need to train your heart at varying intensities. Interval style training consists of a low-high intensity exercises which train your heart more effectively over time instead of always training at the same intensity which stagnates your process. Using both aerobic (low-medium intensity) and anaerobic (high intensity) exercises in your workouts will increase your oxygen intake capacity, heart rate and decreasing your resting heart rate thus improving your body's innate ability to burn calories directly after training AND the day after training during recovery periods. A qualified/registered personal trainer will give you an accurate indication of session frequency depending on your specific goals and current level of fitness. Good luck! Jonathan.