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So why is it so hard to eat well and be active in America today?

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Restaurant portion sizes are huge—about 2 to 3 times larger than the food labels list as a serving. Even well-trained nutrition professionals tend to underestimate the amount of fat and calories in restaurant foods.

Food is abundant in the United States. There are 3,800 calories available in the food supply for each person each day. However, the average American (over the age of 4) needs about 2,350 calories per day.

Food advertisements promote mostly foods high in calories, fat, or sugar. Only 2% of food advertising is for fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans, combined.
Food advertisements subtly (and not so subtly) encourage overeating and eating when you aren’t hungry. For example, one ad from Quaker advises parents to feed their children chewy granola bars to keep them quiet. The text reads, “Kids talking too much? Give ’em a Chewy. Chewy stops the chatter.” Other familiar lines brought to you by the food industry include, “don’t just stand there—eat something,” and “once you can’t stop.”

Modern conveniences like remote controls, elevators, car washes, washing machines, leaf blowers, and drive-through windows at fast-food restaurants all mean less physical activity. The Dallas Morning News tallied up the number of calories a person could burn if he replaced several “convenient” activities, such as driving through a “drive-through” window, with their more active counterparts, such as walking into the store. Together, they added up to 8,800 calories worth of missed physical activity opportunities each month, or the amount of activity needed to burn off 2.5 pounds of fat.

Americans are not getting the basic nutrition education they need to maintain a healthy diet and healthy weight.

Physical education (PE) in schools, which gives kids a chance to be physically active and teaches them the skills they need for a lifetime of physical activity, is declining. Only a quarter of high school students participate in daily PE, down from 42% in 1991. In fact, half of high school students are not enrolled in PE at all.

Given all the forces working against Americans’ attempts to maintain a healthy diet and weight, we can't just cross our fingers and hope that the obesity problem goes away.  Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating right and working out are key



Did you know that...

  1. incredible 96% of all weight loss attempts fail.
  2. ...over 70% of Americans are now overweight.
  3. ...almost 25% of us are now "clinically obese".
  4. ...and we gain back a heartbreaking 95% of the pounds we lose!

A Consumer Reports Magazine article titled "The Truth About Dieting" (June 2002) reported that people who were most successful at weight loss "did not involve themselves with Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, or any other organization." Instead, the researchers found that, "If any one thing made a difference for them, it  was one-on-one counseling from a professional such as a psychologist, nutritionist or personal trainer..." (p. 27)

This unbiased article reflects the experience of more than 8000 successful weight "losers"—real people living in the real world.

Having a personal trainer & coach will dramatically increase your chances for success, too, because most people find that they can do with a coach what they just couldn't do on their own.

Which explains why...

  1. Virtually all major sports figures and Olympic athletes use personal trainers to get and keep their "winning edge."
  2. Tens of thousands of corporate executives at all levels rely on coaches to ensure their success.
  3. Countless entrepreneurs and small business owners use personal coaches to help them succeed where others fail.
  4. And thousands of "just plain folks" use personal trainers on a regular basis to find better health & energy, improved fitness, much needed support in making wiser food choices, and lose weight!
  5. Simply put, the surest way to get results is with professional help. A few months of training will propel you toward your goals and can save you years on your path to victory.

So if your health and fitness goals are really important to you, why go it alone when you don't have to?

The Top 5 Benefits Of Working With A Well Qualified Personal Trainer

1. You Get Much Quicker Results - Working with a top qualified fitness trainer is your proven fast track to success. Your trainer's expertise, clear focus, and targeted resources will get you to your goals at maximum speed—without detours, wheel-spinning, or backsliding.

2. It's Much More Effective And Efficient - You don't waste your precious time, energy, and other resources doing what doesn't work. You do what works for YOU, you do it consistently, and you reach your goals much faster.

3. You Get Solid, Consistent, Unwavering Support - As you may know, not everyone in life always has your best interest at heart. But your trainer’s only goal is your total success.

4. You Join The Winners! - The widespread use of personal trainers by successful people in all walks of life is the strongest testament to the difference a good fitness coach will make in your life.

5. You're Way Ahead Of Those Who Try To "Go It Alone" - Many people will be "penny wise and pound foolish" by trying to do it all by themselves. As a result, the success that could quickly have been theirs may come slowly—or not at all. Why put yourself through that?

Five More Reasons Why Personal

Training Is So Effective:

1. You Take More, Better, Smarter Actions - Working with a well qualified personal trainer helps you get clear about what you really want, as opposed to what someone else thinks you "should" want.

2. You Get Your Life In Balance - which is especially important for weight loss, because imbalances in the parts of you that are not visible (like your mind and spirit) sooner or later show up in your body—where they're very visible!

3. You Learn To Prioritize Your Own Needs In A Very Healthy Way - You start to take the actions that get your wants and needs met, while not turning others off, yet still being totally true to yourself.

4. You Have Lots More Energy! - Working with the right fitness professional helps you clear up a lot more than just weight loss issues. Getting rid of your inner barriers to success frees tremendous energy to improve every part of your life!

5. You Will Feel Healthy and Happy!
Working out will improve your confidence
and help you take control of your life!