Work with a trainer

Everyone will benefit from working with a Personal Trainer. Ideally it will be someone with a solid knowledge of training, nutrition and the ability to prescribe your training protocol on the bases of individual lifestyle.

He or she will analyse your nutrition and activity pattern, assess your fitness and bio-mechanics, and will help you pinpoint lifestyle factors that may be holding you back. Training regularly or seeing your trainer now and again will give you the necessary feedback of how well you are doing and will put you back on the right track should you begin to slip through the year.

When hiring a trainer it helps:

  • Find a trainer you can easily get on with as you may be spending a considerable amount of time with them.
  • It will help you to check their credentials and insurance. Not only to make sure that they have the necessary background knowledge but also if they have a particular area of expertise you can benefit from.
  • Make sure that they are on the official register of exercise professionals (UK). This register is voluntary, not being on the register does not mean your trainer isn’t qualified. Being registered however requires continuing education to stay current. The PT should be at Level 3 or 4 on the register.
  • If you have particular medical conditions (heart problems, diabetes etc) aim to chose a trainer who specialises working with these special populations.

With healthy wishes,

Dmitri Tkatchev

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Introduction to the 31 Day Fitness Kickstart

Day 1 – Water

Day 2 – Protein at breakfast

Day 3 – Meal frequency

Day 4 – Sugar

Day 5 – Lifestyle

Day 6 – Carbohydrates

Day 7 – Sleep

Day 8 – Start easy with Cardio – frequency not the quantity.

Day 9 – Get clever with your fats!

Day 10 – Find or become a role model

Day 11 – Coffee

Day 12 – Exercise improves your appetite response.

Day 13 – Consistency over intensity

Day 14 – Add cinnamon to your diet

Day 15 – Energising morning fix

Day 16 – Active rest

Day 17 – Holistic fitness.

Day 18 – Minimise muscle loss.

Day 19 – Don’t forget steady paced cardio

Day 20 – Eat plenty of fibre

Day 21 – Take up a physically demanding hobby.

Day 23 – Eat Cake

Day 24 – Don’t forget that the feeling of hunger is the best cue for when to eat

Day 25 – Tune in to your training

Day 26 –  Sort out the calorie density of your meals.

Day 27 – Eat more grapefruit

Day 28 – Eat within an hour after your workout!

Day 29 – Stay in the low range of Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Load

Day 30 – Cycle crunches.

Day 31 – Learn to listen to your body