Episode 105: How To Choose A Gym And Personal Trainer (Part 1)

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 105 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show. Today we are answering the following question from a listener: “I would love your criteria or recommendations for choosing a gym and a personal trainer. I don’t have much knowledge in this area and I’m intimated by and typically avoid the gym though I think it could be a benefit to me. At this point it’s been years since I worked out in a gym, so I feel like I’d be starting at ground zero.” Have you been wanting to begin to improve your fitness level, but are intimidated by the process of finding the right gym and personal trainer that will work for your needs? We've got you covered! In this two part episode, we will be discussing how to choose a gym and personal trainer that’s right for you. Join us for part one today as we walk you through the factors to consider when choosing a gym such as identifying you goals and determining which activities will help you reach them. We even begin to delve into the benefits of having a personal trainer. Be sure to join us next week for part two! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The importance of determining what type of activities you enjoy when choosing a gym Why you should try new and different activities regardless of preconceived notions The balancing act of adding variety while maintaining consistency with activities in your workouts The importance of time, frequency, and consistency when looking for results from workouts Why it’s crucial to determine your fitness goals and identify what type of activities will help you accomplish them How considering your strengths and weaknesses will help you determine workout goals The important role a personal trainer plays in determining and coaching your through your strengths and weaknesses Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Maty's Healthy Products TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone! Welcome to episode 105 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is my cohost Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey everybody! Kelsey: We are Registered Dietitians with a passion for ancestral health, real food nutrition, and sharing evidence-based guidance that combines science with common sense. You can find me, Kelsey, at KelseyKinney.com and Laura at LauraSchoenfeldRD.com. Over the next 45 minutes we’ll answering your questions about health and nutrition, and providing our insight into solving health challenges with practical tips and real food. Laura: If you’re enjoying the show, subscribe on iTunes so that way you never miss an episode. While you’re over there, you can leave us a positive review so that others can discover the show as well! And remember, we want to answer your question on the show, so head over to TheAncestralRDs.com to submit your health-related question that we can answer on an upcoming show. Kelsey: Today on the show we’re going to discuss how to find a gym and a personal trainer that really works for you. This will be a two part episode and part two will be released next week. Before we get into our question for the day, here’s a quick word from our sponsor: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. Maty’s started simply as a mom determined to help her daughter heal and turned into an amazing company that makes all natural and organic cough syrups, vapor rubs, and now even an Acid Indigestion Relief product. Maty’s All Natural Acid Indigestion Relief works quickly to relieve heartburn and indigestion while promoting healthy stomach acid levels. It aids digestion and promotes your body’s natural healing abilities. Made with whole food ingredients you know and recognize like apple cider vinegar, ginger, honey, and turmeric,