First Class Personal Training Blog

Here we share insights that we’ve gathered over decades as fitness professionals about the world of personal training, healthy living, and general wellbeing

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Do I Need Exercise Equipment To Get Fit?

It’s a common misconception that in order to have a good workout, you need expensive, specialized equipment in order to make the most of the time that you set aside to exercise.  This is far from the truth, a good workout session can be completed with very little equipment all in the comfort of your ...Read More

Wed May 10

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Why Personal Trainers Outperform Exercise Apps

With so many fitness apps available on your smartphone, it can be tempting to simply download an app like MyFitnessPal or Keep Fitness, and start working out on your own. Many smartphones come loaded with fitness tracking capabilities that try to prompt you to improve your activity levels and hit the universally-prescribed “10,000 step” daily ...Read More

Wed Apr 12

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When Is The Best Time To Work Out?

Working out regularly may feel like a big commitment at first, one that many people have challenges with starting and maintaining. It is important to always keep your reason for working out in mind, and the goals that you would like to achieve. Some people workout to lose weight, others work out to build muscle, ...Read More

Sat Mar 11

A dark skinned man smiling while doing a bicep curl. His personal trainer stands in front of him spotting him

The Differences Between Fitness Coaching & Personal Training

Many have asked, “what is the difference between a fitness coach and a personal trainer?”. While there are many similarities between the two titles, there are some aspects of the profession that one focuses on more so than the other. The best way to understand the difference between fitness coaches and personal trainers is to ...Read More

Wed Feb 22