FAQS AND THINGS I HEAR A LOT
In this section I try to answer the most frequent issues I encounter with new clients or during regular conversations. If I don't touch on a subject that interests you, feel free to drop me a line.
I don't want to become a bodybuilder like you. I just want to get fit, not compete!
Let me put you at ease. I know very well that most people don't want to compete. In fact, I don't compete anymore. But let me ask you this: if, for example, you wanted to learn how to play tennis, wouldn't you rather hire an experienced coach who actually played professionally? My clients are normal people from all walks of life: executives, housewives, new mothers, athletes, models, crossfitters, children, and so on. I only train a small number of bikini athletes.
My competition experience and preparation helped me develop in-depth know-how which many coaches don't have. Best of all, I apply all this knowledge to you. My training and diet plans are tailored to each and every client according to his/her goals and abilities.
I don't want to lift weights, I'll just burn the fat on the treadmill.
This is another major misconception. The only effective way to lose fat involves lifting weights and interval training. Running on the treadmill will only help you burn fat in the short term. Over the long term running will lead to a loss in muscle mass. So while optically you may look thinner, your bodyfat percentage will not have dropped much.
But don't take my word for it. Many articles have been written about this. See for yourself.
But I don't wan't want to be muscular, I just want to lose weight!
I hear this a lot, mainly from women. Don't worry, you won't. It is a common misconception that you will become extremely muscular if you lift weights. This couldn't be further from the truth. Bodybuilders go to extremes and often use illegal substances to look like they do. I do not encourage that at all.
By lifting weights and eating correctly you will build muscle but you will not gain massive amounts. By building muscle your body will become leaner and stronger and you will get that body you wanted. There are many girls who lift weights regularly and are thin.
I've gained weight since I started training with you! That's not what we agreed!
GREAT! I couldn't be happier for you. It's important to understand what happens to the body once you begin training regularly. Once you begin gaining muscle and shedding fat you may weigh slightly more. This is because muscles are heavier than fat. So while the scale is telling you you are more heavy, you are actually in better shape than before.
I don't want to drink protein shakes and live on a limited diet. I want to eat what I want.
Let me ask you something. How has eating what you want worked out for you so far? I understand that you don't want to limit yourself completely when it comes to food. Who does? You don't have drink protein shakes and eat whatever bodybuilders eat to get fit. Let go of those stereotypes.
However, if you are serious about getting fit and losing weight, you will have to make some compromises. Don't think of it as a sacrifice. Think of it as a lifestyle change. Everything in moderation is the rule here. As a matter of fact you should eat whatever you want sometimes. I will guide you and support you all the way. If you make that change I can guarantee you'll achieve your goals.
How many times a week do I have to train?
That really depends on what shape you're in and how committed you are to your goal. Training 2-3 times a week with the correct diet plan will bring visible results. Obviously, the more you train, the faster you'll achieve your goals.
I want to get fit again after giving birth. Will I ever get my pre-baby body back?
OF COURSE! You can have an even better body! I became Swiss Bikini champion AFTER the birth of my second child. Post pregnancy training has to be apporached differently and I am qualified in this field.
I don't have time to go to a gym.
Fine with me. I have all the necessary equipment to train you in the comfort of your own home or outdoors. You don't need heavy equipment to get fit.