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How Does Personal Training Look At Rapid Fit KC

Kickstarting a healthy and active lifestyle can take on a few different meanings, and not everyone’s “start” (or restart) looks the same. At Rapid Fit KC, our trainers will meet you exactly where you are and help create a plan tailored to reach your personal health and fitness goals.

We offer 1 on 1 personal training, as well as group training sessions, to cater to different types of preferences. Both options for personal training are designed to give you the structure, support, and motivation you need to remember why you started and to keep showing up!

All of our Rapid Fit KC trainers are certified and equipped with the knowledge to get you on track for healthy living. Best part? You’ll be crushing your goals and seeing results in no time.

We’re not just here to help you get started, we’re here to help you transform your life.

1 on 1 Personal Training

1 on 1 personal training sessions are customized to you and your fitness goals. We’ll set up a flexible plan that works for your fitness level, schedule, and ensure that you are hitting your marks along the way. Having a personal trainer has a lot of great benefits, such as having answers and advice at your fingertips, and the accountability to keep you motivated and push you further.

Girl working out with black ropes.With a 1 on 1 session, you’ll receive a personalized workout plan and nutritional guidance that aligns with your individual goals. Our plan of action will be influenced by what you’re hoping to get out of it. Whether you’re looking to improve your performance, lose weight, or just look and feel like a better you — our personal trainers are eager to come alongside you in your fitness journey.

 

We would love the chance to sit down with you over our No Sweat Intro, which is a 20-30 minute conversation at the gym where you can come in and chat with us about your goals, talk through your fitness history, and figure out the best path for your success. Don’t worry, there’s no pressure to make a decision or commit to something you’re not ready to move forward with.

At the very least, we’ll encourage you to take that first step. But, only when you’re ready!

 

Group Training: Who is it for?

Group training is a great option for those who want to experience a sense of community. Working out in a positive, upbeat environment gives our clients the opportunity to push themselves harder, while supporting each other. Groups can provide structure (if you’re someone who needs it), establish accountability, and consistently encourage you to build and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Our group training sessions typically run between 10-15 people, and can work for individuals of varying fitness levels. Group training is higher intensity compared to 1 on 1 sessions, and is recommended for those looking to develop, strengthen, and improve their overall performance.

Quick tip: if you’re just getting started in your fitness journey, our trainers suggest beginning with our 1 on 1 sessions to build up your strength, endurance, and consistency in the gym. Once you feel ready to up the intensity of your workouts, group training could be the perfect next step!

 

black dumbbells on a weight rack.

Why Rapid Fit KC?

Our trainers are here to champion you towards achieving your goals and taking hold of the life you want to live. Being happy and healthy takes time and discipline, but it’s always worth it. We can assure you that you’ll be in good hands with us, and we can’t wait to see the progress you make!

To make progress, you have to start somewhere. Start with Rapid Fit KC!

To learn more about what it takes to start and sustain a healthy and active lifestyle, get in touch with one of our team members today!

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Fitness Nutrition

Things To Do For A Healthier Lifestyle

Getting your health and your body on track is a difficult and daunting task — we get it. But, there are ways to slowly incorporate healthy habits into your day-to-day life that will get you on the right track. Here are a few tips to help you along your fitness journey!

 

Get Your Body Moving

As you might expect, exercise is one of the best and most vital ways to keep your body in shape. Cardio is a great way to train your body and make the most out of your workout in the gym. Cardio can include running, cycling, and HIIT workouts among others. There are many types of cardio to choose from at the gym, and our team at Rapid Fit KC we will help you find the best kind to help target your fitness goals.

Man running on a treadmill.

For beginners, we recommend slowly easing from a walk to a run on a treadmill or getting around thirty minutes of exercise on an elliptical to warm your body up. From there, weight lifting and resistance training is a great way to keep your body toned and healthy.

However, physical activity doesn’t always have to mean sweating it out in the gym.

Simple tasks such as walking instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and taking quick “walk breaks” at work (getting fresh air or a quick lap around the office), can help you begin to introduce more physical activity into your daily life.

We know you’re busy and that the gym isn’t always the first thing on your priority list, so we found some small exercises that you can do right from your desk — deskercise if you will.

 

Have a Balanced Diet

Another important way to live a healthy lifestyle is by giving your body more of what it needs, not just what you want in the moment. Easier said than done, of course.

Healthy food bowls featuring rice, vegetables and avocado.

A balanced diet is essential to your health and the way your body functions. Make sure you are fueling your body with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and lean meats and prote

in. A go-to healthy lunch option could include a lean chicken breast, wild rice and your choice of vegetable. Chicken breast is a great staple in your diet and we’ve listed 21 ways to use it for meal prepping here. For vegetarians and vegans, here are some of our favorite light and healthy recipes to try for lunch and dinner.

A good tip for the office is to pack your own lunch and stay consistent with meal prepping to keep yourself from compromising when lunch time rolls around. If you try to stay away from fast food, and fuel your body the right way, you’ll start noticing an increase in energy.

Again, we understand that cooking a perfectly healthy meal isn’t always realistic, so don’t feel bad if you have to hit a drive thru on your way home from a long day at the office. If you aim to eat right as much as you can, that little bit can cause a huge change in the way you look and feel. Here are some clean and easy recipes to try at home!

 

Drink More Water!

Blue water bottle filled up with water.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! How much water you should be drinking can vary, but for the most part you should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule to help you remember. Although that sounds like a lot of water, your body will thank you.

To make the process of drinking water easier and more enjoyable, some people like to inflate their water with lemon, cucumber, mint, etc. Here’s a list of our favorite flavor-packed fruit infused water recipes. By drinking water and cutting back on sugary sodas or juices, your body will begin to see major health benefits and you will feel much more refreshed.

 

Ways to Relieve Stress

Young girl laying in a hammock while reading a book.

Lastly, and equally important is to keep your mind and emotional health in balance as well. We know stress is a common denominator for most people when it comes to their fitness journey, and there are ways to ease your busy work load. Some of our favorite tips on how to manage stress include: taking yoga classes, taking time away from technology, reading more and creating more.

Yoga is a great option because you can do it at home, all you need is a mat or towel. There are many YouTube instructors that are easy to follow so you can focus on the movements. Check out this 15-minute yoga for beginners video for some inspiration; Once you find a time that works with your schedule, make yoga a habit to find your zen and forget about the stress and the pressure for as long as you have time to. There are many benefits of yoga, and we highly recommend it.

Take some time to yourself and take time away from technology. Chances are, you’ve been staring at a computer screen all day at work so when you get home, try to unplug. Here are 11 reasons to stop looking at your phone. Instead, read a book and stimulate your mind. Reading is also a great stress reliever! If you begin to build out time for yourself, your body and mind will thank you.

 

Create New Lifestyle Habit with Rapid Fit KC

By using all of these tips, and slowly implementing new habits, you will begin to look and feel better. Of course, one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle is by having an exercise plan in place. We understand that the gym can be intimidating at times, but our team is here to help you navigate! Join us for a free “No Sweat Intro” to discuss your goals, talk about your fitness history and figure out a path for success. All are welcome at Rapid Fit KC!

Questions about our gym? Get in touch with a Rapid Fit KC team member today.