Have you ever tried to lose weight before? Chances are you've probably encountered so many challenges and roadblocks that you didn't know which strategy, tactic, workout or diet to follow.
If you've ever felt overwhelmed and told yourself that losing weight was impossible, you're not alone.
I used to think that losing weight meant starving myself & training like hell. I used to wonder if what I was doing was the right thing because I was losing weight at such a glacial pace. And that's why I decided to become a certified personal trainer and what I found out was that the workouts and diet were the opposite of what I was doing. More importantly, it was a lot simpler than I thought and all I needed to do was build these crucial habits to give me some momentum to lose weight and gain muscle easily and permanently.
In this course:
Right now you're probably wondering if losing weight is even possible for you and I can tell you that with this course, it definitely is. This course is perfect for those who want to focus all of their efforts only on the most effective and scientifically proven tactics to losing weight instead of chasing weird tips and fad diets.
What's included in this course?
With 21 lectures, 2.5 hours of content, and a quiz at the end of each section - you will learn the following.
This section will cover how to set goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.
This section will help you understand what behavioural stage you are in with regards to weight loss, and from there what steps you should take to achieve the best results. Everyone is different and that is why it's important to understand yourself before creating a plan of action.
This section covers the topic of motivation with regards to weight loss. How can you make sure you will get out of bed or get off the couch to workout?
Achieving good posture is just as important as losing weight. Not only does having good posture look good, it also ensures you don't get injured while working out.
All good personal trainers should asses their clients' stability and mobility before creating a program. Here I teach you how to do these assessments for yourself.
Creating a program that you enjoy is the best way to make sure you stick to it. In this section I discuss the many ways to get physically active and get you to discover the kinds of workouts you are more attracted to.
This is one of the most important sections. Knowing how much you should be eating for your age, height, and gender is key in losing weight. You don't want to be over restricting yourself nor do you want to be too indulgent. Achieving balance in eating habits is important to achieving sustainable weight loss.
In this section we address some of the myths around fat and carbs.
Cravings are completely normal. Here I address why we have them and a number of strategies to reduce them.
Seeing food as a fuel can really help you have a healthy relationship with what you eat.
Staying healthy while travelling can be tricky, this section will cover tips and tricks to staying on track when away from home.
In this section I cover how to progress in you cardio workouts.
Strength training is one of the most important kinds of training for weight and fat loss.
In this section I describe the difference between body fat % and BMI and what that means for you.
In this section I cover the part of your body personal trainers normally measure to keep track of you progress. You will learn how to take these measurements for yourself.
In this section I address the issue of over-measuring, and give you some tips on how often to measure and how to measure properly.
The dreaded weight loss plateau happens to almost everyone. It's a perfectly normal part of the weight loss journey. In this section I cover how to overcome it.
Dana holds an MS in Public Health and Health Systems and a joint BS in Health Sciences and Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research in social psychology, cognitive psychology, and the health sciences. In addition, Dana is an ACE certified personal trainer and certified nutritional consultant from Weill Cornell Medicine. She specializes in teaching clients how to lose fat through proper nutrition and fitness. Her focus is on helping her clients understand the psychology and science behind fat loss so that they can achieve the results they want.