FAQs

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Can’t I use the diet only approach to fat loss?

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Diet is a very important part of a fat loss programme but it is by no means the full picture. You must combine a good diet with a good exercise programme, especially so you can maintain your new shape. Exercise is the factor that burns the fat and dieting alone just slows your body down which makes the body into ‘a fat storer’ and you therefore put on weight in the long term.

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How often should I train?

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Like most things in life, the more you put in the more you get out. The general consensus now is that people should be exercising 5-6 days a week for 30-40 minutes or more to gain significant health benefits. However, don’t let this put you off. Significant benefits can be seen from three days a week and 2-3 sessions per week are sufficient for those who are out of condition.

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Will exercise with weights make me bulky?

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Not unless you want it to. One of the most common fears among women is that resistance training will make them too muscular. Creating muscle tissue to an extent to look over-muscular or bulky is very difficult and requires a great deal of training at heavy weights so you are constantly overloading the muscles to stimulate growth. Training for fat loss you shall not be constantly overloading your muscles to the extent that you’ll gain large proportions of muscle. With a varied routine and adequate rest this is not a problem you shall need to worry about.

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Can I only have a few sessions?

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Yes you can, but for optimum results DM fitness recommend at least three months of Personal Training, although some results may be seen from six weeks.

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How long do the sessions last?

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Sessions are one hour in length but we can cater for shorter sessions of half an hour which will be High intensity based.

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Will you put me on a restricted diet / stop me drinking?

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Here at DM Fitness we are fully aware that in order to change an unhealthy lifestyle you have to work within it. We can give you basic nutritional and lifestyle advice – whether you take it is up to you. We are only with you a few hours a week, but the fitter you become, the better you are likely to treat your body as a natural consequence. But let’s face it – we all need to live a little, but getting that balance right is the key.

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Why do I need a Personal Trainer?

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If you lack motivation to train yourself or are not sure what activities you should do and to what level then a Personal Trainer can be the answer.

-Personal Training is the most effective way to make sure you stick to your exercise programme and reach your goals

-Schedules are designed specifically for YOU and are monitored and changed as you progress

-Sessions are varied and a wide range of equipment used to prevent boredom, and make sure you enjoy the training

-Extra motivation is provided by knowing that someone is going to knock on your door and train you personally. This means less chance of missing a workout and less hassle and time wasted travelling to a gym

-We have over 6 years experience of helping people lose weight and get fit

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What should I Wear?

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Anything that is comfortable, safe and does not restrict freedom of movement. Please wear trainers or shoes that are suitable to run and perform exercise in.

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I’m Fat/Too Unfit/Old to have a Personal trainer?

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Most definitely not! The whole idea of a Personal Trainer is to reach your own individual and specific fitness goals. People of all ages, abilities and weights have Personal Trainers and the schedules will be designed specifically to your level.

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Will it hurt?

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One of the main principles of fitness is that of overload ie the body has to be subjected to stress of a slightly higher level than it is used to in order for it to adapt to this new level and thus improve fitness. However, because all of the schedules are individually designed and based on initial bench-marking fitness tests on you they will be aimed at your own ability and will start off at a level you are comfortable with and from which you can safely progress. So, no – the old adage ‘no pain, no gain’ is not correct to take advantage of the health benefits of exercise.

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Where do you train?

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Training and consultations take place at Fifth dimension health and fitness club, Strouds leading fitness facility. Check out the contact me page for the location on google maps!

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Does every session need to be with a Personal trainer?

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No. It is up to the individual. If you want us to train with you 5 days a week we can, or if you want one session a week DM Fitness will give you a detailed schedule of what you should be doing during the other sessions.

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What sort of people have a Personal trainer?

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Absolutely anyone, from the young to the old, the fat to thin, tall to short, fit to unfit. Everyone can benefit from exercise and everyone can be catered for. Personal Fitness trainers are no longer the preserve of celebrities and the wealthy.