Time Magazine recently ran a story with a headline that grabbed plenty of attention, “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin.” Shocking, ehh? Well, we here at GH personal trainers loved it and our clients have it over and over again. Most people think they can cardio their way to weight loss, but what happens after they do cardio is that indulge in some extra calories, and often empty calories at that. So focusing on physical exercise alone often leads people to frustratingly ADD WEIGHT instead of subtract it.
When your strategy for weight loss is just burning calories (which is cardio), then you have to have a laser like focus on what you are eating, how much you are eating, and you must eat less the day or week you slow down on your cardio. At GH, we are ALWAYS focused on food and nutrition, no matter what your goal is – weight loss, weight gain, improve health, get more energy – eating a better diet is a key for a happier everyday life.
We also focus on changing our clients bodies not through cardio but through strength training where we educate, educate and then educate some more how to use every ounce of energy to impact your muscle and your body. If you are looking for a personal trainer in Chicago, think hard about what your goal is and then ask them what is their strategy to help you get there. Use your own head, read Time Magazine, and do yourself a favour – don’t hire an entertainer but hire an expert!