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How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals with a Personal Trainer

Anyone who goes in for fitness training needs to have a fitness goal. If you just decide to work out without a set goal in mind you may land up going through automatic workouts week in and week out without much progress or success. So once you decide to regular working out, be clear on what you want to achieve from the same – drop weight, build muscle etc.

The next step would be to check with a personal training the type of workouts you need to do and the time frame required for you to reach your goal. Steps required for you to achieve your fitness goals are as under:

        • Your fitness goals should be specific and achievable. If you think up unrealistic goals you will be setting yourself up for disappointment and failure. Make a plan – in fact make two plans, long-term and short-term.
        • The short-term plan will help you to track any progress you make on a weekly basis. If you feel you are not benefiting from the workout plan, the personal trainer can make necessary changes to achieve better results.
        • Once you start working out you need to be committed. Whatever workout plan you decide on, it should take into account the amount of time you can commit to the sessions on a weekly basis. In case you need to cancel a session make sure you reschedule the same. It is easy to slacken off due to mood changes, tiredness or attending to other personal commitments. Such missed workouts will de-rail your efforts so it is important to stay committed.
        • While on the subject of goal-setting, some goals are likely to be more achievable than others. This is where intrinsic motivation comes in. Intrinsic motivation is the reason you decide to work out. Are you working out to achieve something you want? Or are you working out to impress or please someone else? You need to really personally want to reach a particular fitness goal. Without that strong desire you will be likely to fail in your efforts.
        • Tracking of short-term goals needs to be done on a weekly or monthly basis. You need to know whether the workouts are swinging in your favour. If you find yourself on track your chances of reaching your long-term goals are better. So regular measuring is recommended. Your diet is also an important factor when working out and may require changes if you do not see positive results.
        • Add a ‘social’ touch to working out. This could be achieved in two ways. Either you find a partner to work out with, or keep family members and friends informed of your workout progress. Such social interaction will give you the required support and help to keep you motivated during any ‘off-time’ periods.


Working out to lose weight, build strength and generally keep fit is a journey. Yes, you need to be committed and take appropriate steps to achieve your goals. But – you do not need to be miserable and make it a drudgery routine.

You can make working out fun – get involved in activities that you enjoy and which can help you to reach both short term and long term goals. The same applies to the type of diet you need. If you make working out fun, you will definitely be able to achieve your fitness goals.

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Planning a Fail-proof Workout Schedule with personal trainer Sydney

Whatever type of workout you decide on, the important thing is to be consistent. Different people with different schedules will plan their workouts to suit their schedules. So whether you decide to work out in the mornings, afternoons or late evenings – it does not matter. As mentioned herein above you can achieve a fail-proof workout if you approach the same with consistency and resolve.

What level are you on the exercise circuit – a beginner, intermediate or advanced?

  • If you are a beginner just starting a programme with Dangerously Fit Personal Training, it will not matter what time of the day you schedule for working out. You may find you have a half hour or so free in the afternoons, it would be good to use that time. However once you fix a time you should do your utmost to keep to it.
  • If you fall in the intermediate category, have you been able to regularly work out? If not, why? If it is some family activity that prevented you from keeping up with the workout schedule try to find another convenient time. Early mornings seem to be the popular choice to train with personal trainer Sydney for working people, housewives etc.
  • As an advanced disciple of fitness you will have years of training behind you. It is because of your commitment to working out that you have reached the advanced stage and are enjoying the fruits of your efforts. So timings and schedules hold no cause of concern for you.


Scheduling training hours

Once the day gets moving – say after breakfast – time seems to get gobbled up with a whole lot of chores – some regular, others unexpected. Keeping this in mind if you decide to start fitness training in Sydney, you should look at the early morning hours when many people are still asleep. Besides the no-disturbance you might enjoy working out early mornings, a few other benefits are:

  • Your insulin sensitivity is improved
  • You get energised to face the day
  • Your metabolism gets a kick start with better brain functioning
  • Facing less chances of any disturbances you can stick better to your training routine.

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If working out early mornings is not convenient, you could look at doing fitness training some time during the day. Work-outs in the afternoons with Dangerously Fit Personal Training appear to have a few benefits as under:

  • The body’s muscle activation is at its max in the afternoons.
  • Regular movement also makes the body warmer for exercising, thus lessening the chances of any injury. However in spite of this you still need to do a dynamic warm-up – something required whenever you work out.
  • The internal clock in the body also points to the afternoon as being the best time to work out.


However it does not matter which category you fall into and which time of the day is more convenient for you to work out. These are subjective parameters. What is important is that you need to be consistent and earnest about your efforts when working out with a personal trainer in Sydney.