Motivational quotes to get you back on track for your fitness goals.

Motivational quotes to get you back on track for your fitness goals.

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Happy new year to you all! We at Chelsea Personal Training hope that 2018 has started well and that your new year resolutions continue to be going in the right direction. We thought a few inspirational fitness motivation quotes would be helpful for you if they are in fact spiraling towards negativity instead of rocketing sky high. 

The number one reason our clients find our top London Personal Trainers is motivation to exercise! It is closely followed by the desire to lose weight. The quotes we love tackle both and we hope you love them too.

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Do you need a flexible and mobile personal trainer to fit in with your lifestyle?

Do you need a flexible and mobile personal trainer to fit in with your lifestyle?

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We offer what you are looking for.

If you’ve ever wondered what the number one reason is for hiring a personal trainer, it is motivation! (This is followed closely by wishing to lose weight). People often feel that they do not have the time or the know-how how to exercise. However, these reasons fall into the motivation (or lack of) category. This is why we recommend hiring a mobile personal trainer to tackle your motivation issues and get going with an exercise routine. 

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The advantages of personal training for depression.

The advantages of personal training for depression.

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The festivities are behind us and we are all back into our normal, some may say ‘dull’ routines.  December is such a magical month with so many Christmas parties that preoccupy us. All of this excitement can certainly give us a million different excuses not to get those gym sessions in and to eat and drink ourselves into a state of oblivion.

With this in mind, it is no wonder that tomorrow is known to be ‘the most depressing day of the year’. Many of us may feel as if we have over indulged with too much food and drink, accompanied by a rather sedentary December. The combination of these lifestyle changes can certainly be the main contributing factors to the January slump and feelings of melancholy. 

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Exercise and the importance of motivation from our top personal trainers in the new year.

Exercise and the importance of motivation from our top personal trainers in the new year.

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The New Year is here and already December is a fond memory. Aside from the festive recollections that we like to cherish, some of us may have a few more festive realities clinging on after over indulging.

You may be thinking ‘New Year, New Me – lets do this.’ Many people want to start out the year as they mean to go on, but it isn’t always so easy to maintain when our busy lives start up again after the Christmas break. Work, family and fun all get in the way and provide us with many excuses not to do that planned work out. This is where we must change our thought processes and forget any excuses that may be running through our minds. 

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Bringing the personal back into Personal Training.

Bringing the personal back into Personal Training.

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Six packs. Muscles. Detox. No pain, no gain. Protein. Supplements. Scales. Numbers. Measurements. Diets. Fitness Apps. Fat. Bikini body. Lose 2 stones in 4 weeks.

What makes personal training personal? I would like to be bold and suggest that it is none of the above (although they are certainly relevant to the fast paced, quick results, sexy perception of the fitness world). I would like to go a step further and suggest that we get back to basics and allow personal training to make its way back to being well…more personal! Personal training must be about the client and their story.

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Personal training for depression? Personal Trainers share the benefits of exercise for depression.

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Personal training is not often associated with mental health, and in particularly with depression. However, exercise is. There are numerous studies that show that taking part in physical activity reduces the symptoms of depression. Some go further to suggest that activity such as running has the power to cure depression. Is there a way to lead those with symptoms or a diagnosis of clinical depression to take up personal training? We share the mental health benefits of exercising with a personal trainer if you are feeling low and advise on taking steps towards working closely with other professionals to help those with depression to take up regular physical activity.

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Motivation: where are you in the stages of change to exercise?

Motivation: where are you in the stages of change to exercise?

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There are a number of theories relating to the motivation to start and to adhere to exercise. A well-known theory is Prochaska and DiClemente’s (1983) Stage Theory. This is a transtheoretical (stages of change) model of behaviour change that looks at the development for the readiness to change a health behaviour, for example, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake etc. The idea behind the model focuses on the five stages of change: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. The model may be useful in helping to identify which stage of change you might be in regarding exercise and hiring a personal trainer and more importantly why you are in the stage your are in. 

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