The fitness industry is ever evolving and its awesome! I love that we are in an industry that will constantly evolve with new research and technology! Keeps us growing and learning daily.
I know this might date me but I have been in the fitness industry 12 years and Tony 18 years! We have seen so many changes, some good and some not so good.
We have been thinking back to when we first started our business, almost 10 years now, and most of the fitness businesses in Indianapolis did not even exist! (And some have come and gone!)
One trend that I have seen really pick up speed is this concept of unlimited.
Unlimited Workouts, that is.
Is that a good thing, more is better, right?
Let’s look at other examples, remember when Free Refills were the rage on your soft drinks? Now Free refills are expected.
Or some restaurant chains advertise bottomless Fries, Wings, Etc.
You are getting a good deal! Or are you?
We look at unlimited workouts the same way.
More is not better.
Each workout should have a purpose and recovery is essential for muscle repair, protein synthesis.
What is my goal?
What is the goal of this workout?
First make sure these two are in sync. Don’t do the latest cool trend because “everyone” is doing it or because they were running a deal. Find out what the workout is designed to do and if it lines up with your goals. Then see if they have proof that it works!
We find a combination of 2-3 days of strength and 2-3 days of cardio to be best for our clients to reach the fat loss goals they desire.
We recommend 4-5 days working out in combination with better nutrition.
In our advanced workouts those 3 strength workouts are plenty of volume for the week, you can add in some easy cardio but depending on the client’s goal they need the rest for optimal recovery and performance.
When you workout 6-7 days per week it allows for minimal recovery time and you can actually do more harm than good.
Recovery/recharge workouts are just as important. These have minimal impact on the body and are focused more on healing.
Moral of the story more is not always better and remember you cannot out train your nutrition!