- Post Pregnancy
During your pregnancy you undoubtedly put on some extra bodyweight. This is completely normal and healthy and nothing to be ashamed of. The first thing to realize is it took 9 months for you to add the weight that you have put on, so it's gong to take more than just a few short weeks to take it off. In order to setup a realistic weight loss program there will need to be a structured exercise program, as well as a nutrition program. Before we start exercising you will need to obtain your doctors written permission before being allowed to do so. Nutrition should start as soon as possible. Time management will be key here because being a new mother is a major lifestyle change, but not adapting to it in a healthy way will be unhealthy for both you and for your newborn baby. If you're breastfeeding the baby will indirectly absorb what you consume, so eating healthy will help your post pregnancy weight loss and give your baby a better and healthier start to life at the same time.
- Heart Disease
In 2007 31% of all deaths in the United States was either because of heart attack or from stroke. In 2005, the two top selling drugs on Forbes magazine's list of pharmaceutical juggernauts were Lipitor and Zocor, both cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Together, they combined for more than $13 billion. That's not factoring in other cholesterol medications or medications for blood pressure. But once your doctor puts you on these medications you're on them for life! These medicines all have side effects and deteriorate your health especially when you take them long term. I'm not going to tell you to stop taking your prescribed medications, I will tell you I'll help you get healthier so you can convince your doctor to start reducing your medications and then eliminate them completely. Unfortunately there are so many myths as to what is heart healthy and what is good for you that often times your doctor doesn't even know what you should be eating to get heart healthy. But once you're on a well balanced diet of healthy fats, quality carbohydrates and lean proteins along with consistent exercise the chances of the #1 killer getting you will be greatly reduced.
People spend hundreds of dollars on expensive drivers and clubs in order to hit the ball farther. It's not the club that hits the ball far it's the person. If there are muscle groups in your body that are tighter than they should be or if you have strength imbalances don't you think that will greatly affect your swing? Not just the distance you hit the ball but the accuracy as well? Golf fitness programs are an integral part for people who are serious about improving their golf game. Not only will you hit the ball better, but you'll have more energy and less fatigue when you play, and less injuries and lower back pain.
- New To Working Out
If you're new to working out or just thinking about starting a workout plan you probably realize there's a lot to know and it's really intimidating. It seems so many people know what they're doing and they really seem to know what they're talking about when it comes to working out. Guess what? They don't. People come in all the time saying my friend says do this and my other friend say don't do that and often times it's completely wrong and the people who listen to them either get minimal results and quit or worse yet they get hurt and then they quit. At Legitfit it's not just telling you what to do and what not to do, it's educating the client so they can workout effectively and safely and not getting into bad habits.
- Post Rehab
It's unfortunate but often times we don't end up getting the physical therapy that we need because of our health care system. Even though people are done with physical therapy the injury is not completely healed yet and people are left doing exercises that they were doing early in their therapy rather than progressing their exercises, or nothing at all. Working through an injury can be painful and if done improperly can set you back even further. If nothing or little is done about it scar tissue will form and further weakness and lost range of motion will develop.
- Bone Density
Your bone density is greatly affected by diet and exercise. With diet it doesn't mean consuming lots of dairy and taking calcium supplements. If your blood ph is too acidic it can create many health problems one of which is low bone density, especially if you're a woman. What can you do? Many foods that people think are great for bones such as dairy is not. Fruits and vegetables will help get your blood more alkaline and prevent more bone loss. Strength training also increases bone density. If you have low bone density then it's time to lift heavy. First your form must be up to par before you're allowed to lift heavy but once it is heavy lifting and a strict diet will be critical in maintaining and improving bone density.
It can be very hard to maintain an active lifestyle while suffering from arthritis. Here's a quote that I say a lot "if you dont use it, you're gonna lose it". If you do not stay active and move your range of motion will reduce and your arthritis will get worse. Don't lose hope exercising is one of the few things that is proven to help arthritis. Like anything if you exercise right and eat the right foods and take the right supplements, a lot of your arthritis symptoms can be greatly reduced.
- Body Fat Reduction
Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and over one-third are obese, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2006 and 2007–2008.
Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity
type 2 diabetes
coronary heart disease
high LDL ("bad") cholesterol
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
osteoarthritis (degeneration of cartilage and bone of joints)
sleep apnea and other breathing problems
some forms of cancer (breast, colorectal, endometrial,and kidney)
complications of pregnancy
At Legitfit you will be taught the foundations of strength training and exercise so you can not just reduce your bodyweight but reduce your bodyfat. You'll also be educated in nutrition so you can learn what impact certain foods have on your body so you can reduce your bodyfat and reduce your risks for disease.
- Sports Performance
A big problem I see with athletes in the gym is that they work out like bodybuilders and not athletes. They'll workout their chest one day, their legs another then their back and so on and so on. That is a routine of a bodybuilder not an athlete. The athlete will put hours and hours of hard work in the gym and will gain some strength but will maybe lose some flexibility or speed. The athlete's goal should be that the work in the gym will be an increase in performance in their sport of play. If there is a weakness in strength, speed, agility, flexibility,or endurance it will be a chink in your armor and should be addressed before doing sport specific activities.