Online Personal Training Starts TODAY!

Today, I have a great new addition to the Z Physique website.  I now offer Online Personal Training.  Online Personal Training is very helpful for people that may want to have a personal trainer, but also want the freedom to workout on their own schedule or may not have in person personal training available or…

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Overtraining related to Resistance Training

Many people feel that the more exercise I do the better.  Believe it or not, it is possible to do too much exercise and no longer get positive results. You can experience overtraining symptoms in both resistance and aerobic training, but today we will focus on resistance training. Overtraining can result from too much intensity…

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Tips when purchasing exercise equipment

Let’s talk for a moment about the amazing infomercial exercise equipment. You know the expression, if it’s too good to be true it probably is.  Your intentions are good when you see the commercial.  I can buy this piece of equipment, workout 20 min a day, 3 times a week like they tell me and…

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Benefits of Online Personal Training

I wanted to highlight some of the benefits of online training: 24/7 access to your personalized website Programs designed based upon equipment you have available Programs can also be designed using no equipment Customized workout routine Workout log New workouts every 4-6 weeks depending on needs and progress Video demos of all the exercises that…

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Announcing…Online Training

I am excited to announce that within the next couple of weeks, I will start offering Online Training though my website.  There will be 3 different membership options to fit your needs and budget. I will be able to provide you with customized workouts based upon your level of fitness and what equipment you have…

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Exercise at the park

Your local park can be a great place to add some variety to your regular workout.  Some parks have exercise stations set up at intervals, usually in a loop, where between running/jogging or walking, you would stop and perform an exercise.  Each station will give you the name of the exercise, brief description on how…

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Exercising while out of town

You’re going out of town, and think you are going to have to miss out on your workout routine.  That does not have to be the case. When looking for a hotel, check out if they have a fitness center.  More and more hotels are adding that as an amenity.  They may also have a…

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Calories burned through daily activities

Most of us do not consider daily activities when thinking about calories burned during the day. For example, I spent 2 hours this morning cutting trees, raking up leaves, etc in the yard and according to a calculator which I can enter my weight, it calculated that I burned approximately 778 calories.  Of course this…

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Excuses for not eating breakfast

No time Not Hungry Don’t like breakfast Want to lose weight I’m sure you have used at least one of these in the past and I’m sure you have also heard over and over that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  This is very true.  Your body just slept for about 8…

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1 Repetition Max

Last week I was discussing the 1 rep max.  I want to provide additional information as to calculating this. Please perform this test with a certified personal trainer or at least use a spotter. One Repetition Maximum is the weight you can perform an exercise with one time. Using a calculator is usually the best…

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