Get to Know the Forever Fit Training Style

I love to work out. I mean, I really love it! I’m not just saying that because this is the business I am in and I am expected to feel this way. Honestly, moving my body keeps me sane. To me, exercise is not a chore, but a celebration of what our bodies are capable of, and I love that there is not a ceiling to what you can achieve if you work for it! The sky is the limit when it comes to fitness! I also love anything that pays countless (and priceless) dividends for my effort…If only everything in the world worked that way. Call me crazy but every year on my birthday or on Mother’s Day, when my husband asks me what I want, my go to answer is always that I just want to be able to get in a really good, uninterrupted, start to finish, endorphin flowing workout! The reason I ask for this is that in reality, it is a luxury for me (just like so many of my clients) to be able to take uninterrupted time for myself without feeling the stress that I need to hurry and finish ASAP because “this” or “that” needs to get done. Usually, I am having to try and schedule my workout around my 4-year old’s needs, my baby’s needs, my work demands, commute times and all the other home/family responsibilities. There are days that personal time is so limited that I feel like I have to choose between a workout or a shower! Decisions, decisions…

I am making a little fun here, but really, two of the most common reasons people cite for not exercising are lack of time and not knowing what type of exercise they should be doing.

Well, it just so happens that I can offer a solution that hits on both of these main concerns! My personal training style is designed to be efficient, effective and best of all, you won’t have to think about a thing! …You can have your workout AND have time to shower! Win-Win!

I combine the benefits of isolation exercises, compound exercises and hybrid training sets all in one package; arranged just so as to maximize your time and benefits!

Isolation exercises are those that utilize only one joint and muscle group (i.e. a leg extension uses only the knee joint and works the quadriceps). These are great for sculpting, strengthening and in helping with injury recovery or correction.

Compound exercises are those that utilize two or more joints and thereby more muscle groups (i.e. a squat uses the hip and the knee joint and works your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and lower back). These exercises improve intermuscular coordination, meaning how muscles work together.

Hybrid exercises are formed when a compound exercise is combined with other compound or isolation exercises (i.e. a squat/shoulder press). Hybrids are highly functional as they mimic real life situations, for example; I might squat down to pick up a box, and then lift it overhead to put it on a shelf.

While single-joint, isolation exercises are ideal for targeted sculpting and strengthening, they simply aren’t that effective for maximizing the calorie burning, cardiovascular, or functional training effects that compound and hybrid exercises are.

If your goal is to improve your overall health and fitness level, build muscle and burn body fat, but you do not have a lot of time to spend, compound exercises that utilize multi-joint movements involving more than a single muscle group can be extremely effective for realizing benefits from many categories of fitness including cardiovascular, strength, stability and flexibility. I take these benefits even further by combining compound exercises into hybrid exercises. I then utilize strategic isolation exercises to ensure you get gains exactly where you want or need them. We finish the picture with effective cardiovascular and metabolic conditioning to further the metabolic and hormonal benefits.

Do you want to learn more? My Forever Fit Tribe membership offers monthly exercise plans complete with schedules, demonstrations and descriptions! All the planning and thinking are done for you, so you can get it in and get back to life, but even better. I truly believe that when we take the time (no matter how limited) to care for ourselves, we are better able to show up as the best versions of ourselves to those we love and serve. Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. I’m here to help!

Forever Yours in Health,

Emalee

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