Weight for it! Every January, we focus on developing healthy habits in the new year. Our gym of ten years closed last year and we looked for new ways to change up our workout routines. We teamed up with Find Your Trainer (FYT) to reach our fitness goals this year. We are excited to get FYT with you.
FYT’s personal trainers provide guidance and support based on your goals and your schedule. They are vetted, certified, insured and available in all 50 states. Best of all, these trainers come to you. FYT’s trainers can coach, push, and motivate you more than you may be able to do on your own. Based on our fitness goals, FYT matched us up with Sophia. We scheduled our training sessions with Sophia in our building gym and we warmed up with a 5-minute run.
After our warm-up, we worked on some mobility exercises to prep the body for the workout ahead. We want to open up the hips, spine and shoulders. We started with open books, cat-cow, pigeon and child’s pose.
Sophia designed workouts twice a week based on our fitness goals. We wanted to tone up and build long, lean muscles. She created workouts with high intensity interval training (HIIT) that used a mix of free weights, cardio, body weight, resistance bands and machines. No two workout days were the same, making each workout fun and new. We were excited to learn new exercises and perfect old ones with Sophia.
Sometimes machines at a gym can be daunting. Sophia helped us with our posture and form and guided us to the machines that would work our problem muscle groups.
Sophia introduced us to some machines that that we never used before even though they were in our home gym for years.
Sophia designed multi-joint exercises like squats with a medicine ball that worked upper and lower bodies at the same time.
We also worked on our abs with planks, side planks, dead bugs and more.
At the end of each workout, we stretched again to cool down and relax our muscles.
Make sure to stretch upper and lower parts of the body.
We are ready to take out fitness to the next level with Sophia and FYT. We recommend FYT (and Sophia if you are in NYC) to help you with your 2020 fitness goals too. FYT’s personal trainers will create a flexible personalized plan, hold you accountable, vary your workouts, help you perfect your form and more. Their website is user friendly and both you and your trainer can adjust the schedule. Try FYT yourself and remember that friends that sweat together, stay together.
Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.Gene Tunney
So motivating. It makes me look forward to hitting the gym. I’m starting Friday after work. I cannot wait. Great blog!
Ooh, I have always wanted to work with a trainer! Thank you for your review, will definitely take FYT into consideration! 🙂
I agree, It’s best to get a trainer especially for a first timer. You will be more motivated and focus on your goal. I have to get one for myslef too.
Such a motivating post. I started walking everyday for an hour to kick start my fitness goals for this year!
So important to continue our fitness goals each year. Happy to see you have found the right place for yourself!
This is so motivating post. I’m not really into gym, but I have started going on walks every day x
Ohhh! I have never heard of FYT before but I like the acronym for so many reasons! hahaha! I am going to check out this site now because I will totally recommend it to friends who are looking for that push!
I’ve always wondered what it was like to have a personal trainer. So glad you wrote about it. It’s definitely something to look into. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Sounds like you’re starting the year with a fantastic workout routine! I also kicked off 2020 with a brand new gym membership and so far have gotten tons of use out of it .
My niece regularly goes to the gym and she works with a trainer. It is a little pricey but she feels having a professional teach her which exercises to do to help her reach her goals.
Your trainer Sophia has me amped to get fit. She seems really competent and awesome.
Sounds like your starting off the year right! love this. get it girl
Your trainer seems great,you’re starting the year right,good luck on your fitness journey..?
I haven’t been to the gym in years. I do all my exercising at home. This makes me want to go back!
Now, that’s very inspiring. Good luck on your fitness journey.
It’s nice knowing about your fitness journey,it’s so inspiring. I would love to start mine too as soon as I can.