Portland Personal Training | Losing Body Fat | The Goal of Keeping it Off!

When someone comes to our personal training studio, 99% of our clients DO NOT WANT huge muscles, but they want to lose body fat so they can get back into their clothes they use to wear. In addition, they know what they used to look like in a bathing suit especially when they happen to get a glimpse of themselves in the mirror, and they are shocked with what they see. The most challenging thing for someone to realize is that they notice something needs to change, because what they are currently doing has not been working for them. Maybe back in the day when you were active, always on the go and were able to get away with it because of your metabolism, but when you cut out certain variables, like staying active, etc., then that is when that fat layer will start to introduce itself to your body.We are not saying that the metabolism is lost, what we are saying is that you need to start being active again in order to wake it back up, and that comes with consistency and sticking with the plan that we set forth for our clients. You will be amazed on how well someone will do when they are not doing anything and then they start personal training twice per week with the Art of Personal Training. When they start to see results, that is when we start to talk about food and introduce one modification that they can make at a time. If you are looking for an exact food plan, then there are applications that can do that, but everyone has different taste buds and palates, so it is always best to work with what you like and then modify from there.The key with losing body fat is that it comes down to four basic components: Food intake, cardiorespiratory exercise, resistance training and professional coaching. Even if you are professional athlete, coaching always helps because even they need to be taken to the next level in order to stay at peak conditioning and performance.Once the body fat comes off or we get you down to a certain percentage from doing all of these components and being consistent with that, it all about maintenance and making sure that you do not revert back to what you were like before. At our facility, this is called Phase 3 and this is when you are re-evaluated to see how much farther we can take your body in order to drop those last percentage points in order for your muscles too look leaner.The body is very stubborn and when it starts to get comfortable at a certain weight, body fat percentage and BMR, then it really needs to be shocked! This is one the best things you can do in combination with the four components mentioned above to keep burning calories, burning body fat and getting leaner. Always change it up, but have fun at the same time.Thanks,Kisar S. DhillonThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241