Fitness Resources


Where is Fitness Resources located?

Fitness Resources is conveniently located in the 1110 Chambers Rd.  Columbus, Ohio 43212 – Location »

What is the difference between Fitness Resources Personal Training and other workout facilities?

Fitness Resources provides an exclusive personal training experience. Rather than a gym where you go in and may or may not see results on your own, Mark Mayes and staff work with you one-on-one to tailor a workout to your current physical condition in order to get you to your ultimate physical goal.

Can I stop in and work out whenever I like?

Yes – if you sign up for 6 or more personal training sessions, you will receive our Fitness Resource access fob to work out whenever you like 24/7 (in addition to your personal training sessions). Otherwise you’ll need to schedule your personal training sessions. Personal Training Pricing »

When do I pay for my Fitness Resources personal training?

You will pay up-front for your training sessions. We accept cash, check and major credits cards. We can also accept PayPal. Whatever is most convenient for you. Personal Training Pricing »

How many times per week should I workout?

A person should do strength training 2-3 times per week, aerobic training 3 – 5 times per week and you can do flexibility training every day.

How many sets and reps. should I do?

It is recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine that a person do 1 – 3 sets of 8 – 12 reps.

How do I know if I am using the right amount of resistance?

Use the reps. as your guideline if you can’t do at least 8 reps. you know it is to heavy if you are doing more than 12 reps. it is to light. This is for the average person some athlete.

I have heard that I should do a different body part every day.

The problem that most people have with what we call a split routine, is they over train. For example if you work your chest out one day and then work your shoulder or triceps out the next day, they have already been worked with the chest movement. For the average person a total body workout three times per week works best.

I have a hard time doing 20 minutes at a time for aerobics, what should I do. I need to lose weight.

Weight reduction and cardiovascular endurance are two different things. Most people use the two terms together when talking about aerobics. We do like to get people to do 15 – 20 minites of a aerobic activity to increase cardiovascular endurance, but if you can’t do as much as you can, increasing the time with each workout until you are able to do the 20 minites. With weight reduction we are talking about calorie burning, if you can do four five minite bouts of exercise per day you are still getting twenty minites of calorie burning time.

1. You Will Burn More Fat If You Exercise Longer at a Lower Intensity. The most important focus in exercise and fat weight control is not the percentage of exercise energy coming from fat but the total energy cost, how many calories are burned during the activity. The faster you walk, step or run, for example, the more calories you use per minute. However, high-intensity exercise is difficult to sustain if you are just beginning or returning to exercise, so you may not exercise very long at this level. It is safer, and more practical, to start out a t a lower intensity and work your way up gradually.

2. If You’re Not Going to Work Out Hard and Often, Exercise is a Waste of Time. This kind of thinking keeps a lot of people from maintaining or even starting an exercise program. Research continues to show that any exercise is better than none. For example, regular walking r gardening for as little as an hour a week as been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.

3. Yoga Is a Completely Gentle and Safe Exercise. Yoga is an excellent form of exercise, but some styles are quite rigorous and demanding both physically and mentally. As with any form of exercise, qualified, careful instruction is necessary for a safe, effective workout.

4. If You Exercise Long and Hard Enough, You will Always get the Results You Want. In reality, genetics plays an important role in how people respond to exercise. Studies have shown a wide variation in how different exercisers respond to the same training program. Your development of strength, speed and endurance may be very different from that of other people you know.

5. Exercise Is One Sure Way to Lose All the Weight You Desire. As with all responses to exercises, weight gain or loss is impacted by many factors, including dietary intake and genetics. All individuals will not lose the same amount of weight on the same exercise program. It is impossible to be active and overweight. However, although exercise alone cannot guarantee your ideal weight, regular physical activity is one of the most important factors for successful long-tem weight management.

6. If You Want to Lose Weight, Stay Away Form Strength Training Because You Will Bulk Up. Most exercise experts believe that cardiovascular exercise and strength training are both valuable for maintaining a healthy weight. Strength training helps maintain muscle mass and decrease body fat percentage.

7. Water Fitness Programs Are Primarily for Older People or Exercisers With Injuries. Recent research has shown that water fitness programs can be highly challenging and effective for both improving fitness and losing weight. Even top athletes integrate water fitness workouts into their training. Programs.

8. The Health and Fitness Benefits of Mind-Body Exercise Like Tai Chi and Yoga are Questionable. In fact, research showing the benefits of these exercises continues to grow. Tai chi, for example, has been shown to help treat low-back pain and fibromyalgia. Improved flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, strength and stress management are just some of the potential results of mind-body exercise.

A heard person who lifts weights will become muscle bound and inflexible

Strength training is actually one of the best ways to improve flexibility.

Do women develop large muscles like men?

Men have 10X the testerone as women. The level of testerone in men is major factor in a large muscular frame.

For a more toning effect are alot of reps recommended?

You will have some toning initially , but for increasing strength and further toning you need to over load the muscle with heaver wt. and less reps. The ACSM suggest you do between 8-12 reps for the average person. Find a wt you can do at least 8 reps but not much over 12 reps and gradually increase the resistance. The exception is core muscles.

Will doing hundreds of sit-ups flatten the stomach?

Sit -ups and other abdominal exercise definitely help, but the fat covering the muscle will not melt away. The diet has to be changed and a total body workout has to be done.

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