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Doug Dorsey is the owner of Accelerated Fitness Solutions in Glastonbury and Tolland, CT. Doug always played sports and went to college on a football scholarship. After getting his MBA he rediscovered his passion for fitness and began working with people on their own fitness goals as a personal trainer.
When asked what drives people to seek the help of a personal trainer, Doug responded, that most people come to seek help as a last resort. They have tried to reach their fitness goals on their own and just can t seem to make it happen. If people get advice first they will discover the path of least resistance which is the most effective and efficient manner to achieve fitness goals.
Why don t people maintain the regimen of staying fit? The most important ingredient in a healthy life is fitness. People need to have the right perspective. If they look at exercise as a chore or as a way that will allow them to eat poorly it will be difficult to maintain the proper attitude. When you look at the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and improved quality of life it is much easier to motivate yourself to exercise.
Doug stresses that it is a process to change people s perception about exercise. That process begins with education, moves onto focus and then consistency. It s important to create habits that support the desire to exercise. If you look at the need to exercise as a huge task it will become overwhelming. Doug says, you just have to do it tomorrow . Consistency can be built in three steps:
- Get a partner to work out with so you support one another
- Schedule your exercise like any other appointment
- Set yourself up for easy gains
How do you select the best fitness option, there are so many? The key is to pick a fitness workout that best fits the goal. If you want to lose weight the workout must include strength training, aerobic exercise will take too long and won t get you to your goal as quickly. It is crucial that the exercise routine mimic the goal. Interval training, where the individual works very hard and then recovers works very well for many people because it creates and extra burn after exercise is completed.
What are the benefits of working with a personal trainer?
- Safety; ensuring the individual can functionally perform the exercises without injury
- Program design; getting to your goal efficiently and effectively
- Knowledge; dealing with a trained instructor
- Motivation; giving the person the confidence to perform at a higher level
- Time and cost effective
Of course there are many benefits of being physically fit including greater confidence, increased self-esteem, better sleep, better sex and one of the best benefits is the fact that many people encourage their friends and family to follow a more healthy lifestyle because of the example they set.
Doug has written a book that still needs a title, however, it will be available later this year. The book is a How to about losing fat. Doug believes that people go about trying to lose weight the wrong way, doing it backwards. People need to focus on nutrition, sleep, exercise and most importantly having a plan for maintaining healthy habits. Without a plan you re doomed.
Doug Dorsey can be contacted at 860-657-8248. Accelerated Fitness is located at 122 Naubuc Ave, Glastonbury, CT or at their Tolland facility which is 860-870-3903, they are located in the Industrial Park in Tolland.
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