Not all trainers are the same. When it comes to finding San Francisco’s best personal trainer for you, you must ask the right questions ahead of time to ensure that you’re getting proper training. At Fog City Fitness, we make it a point to put the personal in a personal trainer. All exercise and wellness plans are built according to the individual needs of every client. However, we understand if you have other questions before you get started. Keep reading for answers to five common questions.
Should I exercise before or after work?
To determine when you should get your workout in, your trainer is going to talk to you about how you feel during the day. You want to get your exercising in when you feel your best. If you wake up and feel fresh or a workout gets you going, then getting your exercise in before work is going to be best for you. Conversely, if you’re not a morning person and it’s tough to get going before you head to work, you might be better off fitting your workout in after you finish your workday.
Should I eat before I work out?
Working out on an empty stomach can make you run out of energy before you’re finished or feel sluggish throughout. You can also feel like you have low energy if you eat too much. You can experiment to see what works best for you. A piece of fruit like a banana or even a piece of peanut butter toast are excellent choices before you get your exercise in. It’s important that you don’t fill up too much or you will feel very heavy during your exercise, but, on the other hand, you do want to have some fuel to get through your workout.
What should I eat after I work out?
It’s important to replenish the calories that you’ve burned once you finish a workout. Remember that you want to replenish those calories with nutrient-rich foods that are high in protein so your body can repair itself or complex carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen (or energy) storage. The meal that you eat after your workout plays an important role in your body’s recovery process.
Do I need to lift weights?
This is a big question for many people who are looking to drop weight or trim body fat. Weight lifting plays a big part in your weight loss journey because increasing your muscle mass improves your metabolism as well as your ability body’s ability to keep fat away. As your personal trainer, we understand the ultimate goal you’re working toward and help you get there by putting together a weight lifting plan to meet them. Your approach to weight lifting will determine how your body shapes as you lose weight.
How do I get my workout in with limited time?
Your trainer can put together a plan that fits your schedule. Whether you have an hour a day or 30 minutes a day to exercise, we’ll make sure we write up a plan that allows you to maximize the amount of time you have at the gym each day.
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Get started on your fitness journey or improving your overall health with Fog City Fitness. We’re proud to offer our clients San Francisco’s best personal trainers. Give us a call today at 415-602-2777 or send us a message via our contact form. Book a consultation with our personal trainers and we’ll help you put together a comprehensive fitness plan.