Smash your running goals with a Worcestershire personal trainer

If you are looking to smash those running goals even more, you may wish to consider a Worcestershire personal trainer.

About Altered Images

Here at Altered Images gym in Bromsgrove, we are proud to be a gym that caters for all. We strive to be a gym that can facilitate people of all fitness levels, and with our personal trainers, we can create bespoke fitness plans that are perfect for your goals. Our gym itself is also incredibly accommodating too – in fact, we even have a ladies-only gym area, for women looking to train in a comfortable environment that is exclusive to women only.

The benefits of a Worcestershire personal trainer

So, why should you consider a personal trainer in Worcestershire? If you join our Bromsgrove gym, you’ll be guaranteed a welcoming, enjoyable and fulfilling experience every single time. Our fitness trainers are incredibly experienced and skilled in what they do. So, you can rest assured that your fitness goals are in capable hands. We treat every gym-goer individually, which means that every fitness plan is specially tailored to your own goals, fitness levels, and capabilities. However, this doesn’t mean to say that we won’t push you that little bit harder. If we think you’re capable of smashing a goal, we’ll put our all into ensuring you do just that.

Sometimes, a personal trainer can provide you with that extra push you need to carry on running. With our personal training programmes, you’ll be able to see your goals and targets every time. However, you’ll also be given plenty of recognition too with each and every achievement you make with us. Your goals are our goals too. So, you can be sure we’ll do our very best to get the best performance out of you, and we’ll do that together.

How to smash running goals

We know that even the most avid runners don’t want to be pounding the pavement around the clock. We also know that that’s not the best way to max results. Running is a cardiovascular activity, so it provides all the benefits of endurance exercise. These benefits include reducing blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose, and body fat. At the same time, elevating oxygen consumption and HDL cholesterol. But, if you’ve got a specific goal in mind, simply going for the odd run won’t cut it.

Dr Jinger Gottschall, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, says there are four key reasons why a training plan will help you achieve your running goals.

  • A plan makes it easy, there’s less guesswork about what to do each week
  • You can feel confident that you will be prepared for the race distance
  • Well-planned conservative increases in distance/intensity will reduce injury risk
  • You’ll stay motivated, knowing that you are able to successfully complete each week

Join Altered Images Gym Bromsgrove today

At Altered Images Gym we’ll provide you with a Worcestershire personal trainer who will design you a bespoke training plan. Our fitness plan will be tailored to suit your goals and preferred training styles. If you are looking for a gym in the Bromsgrove area please don’t hesitate to give us a call and we can arrange to show you around our facilities including our popular ladies only gym.

For more information on personal trainers in Bromsgrove, head to our website today. Or, call 01527 874395 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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Why do some people have personal trainers?

As a teenager I used to do a lot of athletics, both track and field, once I got to around 14 years old I majorly got into my resistance training, it started off with bodyweight exercises such as push-ups and situps and quickly evolved after I got my first pair of dumbbells. I was a monthly subscriber to both Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness magazines which I’d read religiously every page from front to back, after a while I really thought I knew my stuff. All of my track and field training, all of my reading, my exercises at home and from 16 I was using a gym nearby my college several times a week. Let me tell you now, although I may have looked like I knew what I was doing, what I was doing was pretty damn inefficient for my goals. I thought my nutrition knowledge was tip top considering all these magazines I had read, but no, it was pretty damn average. Skip forward to 22 years old, yes I was very physically fit but hadn’t made anywhere near the progression I potentially could have if I’d have been doing the most effective exercise for my goals, which if I’d had a personal trainer, even for just 3 months to set me in the right direction, I would have.

 

It took 3 years to become a qualified personal trainer and I have had a further 8 years experience training with a wide range of individuals with many different outcome goals. Over this time I’ve realised that there’s a great value in getting people to where they want to be and that personal training is fast tracking your progress, or often achieving goals that without the correct coaching, may never have happened at all. Health and fitness is a minefield, there’s a ton of information out there, often contradictory, people meaning well but giving poor advise. However tell an expert what you want, they will listen, empathise, understand you, adapt to what you’re capable of, learn your own limitations and determine the most effective and efficient way to get you to where you want to be, now that’s PERSONAL training. This could be as simple as learning somebodies strengths and biomechanics as well as their training preferences to develop a routine to burn the most possible calories throughout a week and then coaching on nutrition to maintain consistent progression.

 

At Altered Images we pride ourselves on member service. All of our members are entitled to a free 30 minute Personal Training consultation. The 30 minutes will usually (but not always), consist of a 10-15 minute chat about your goals and current ability, then 15-20 minutes in the gym doing some practical assessments and practice exercises to give you a taste of what personal training might be like for you. To book in simply talk to one of our staff or call us on 01527 874395.

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