LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new year means new resolutions and one of the most common goals is fitness. Studies show 7 out of 10 people fall off their gym goals by May, but a Las Vegas trainer has tips to stay on the treadmill. Christina Escamilla is the head trainer at LVAC and said generic “I’m going to go to the gym more” resolutions won’t last long. These are some of the ways she says will keep you on track.
- Actually write down specific goals, like go to the gym three times a week or lose five pounds in the next month.
"If I don’t have a plan, I’ll go in do my thing and I’ll end up falling off. So I tell people go in with a plan because when you have a plan you’re going to go in and conquer it because you know what you’re going to do."
- Find exercises you actually enjoy doing
"Just talk to me a little bit, I kinda like to get to know what they enjoy doing because like I said, I feel like you should come in and it should be enjoyable to you, not just oh I have to do this because it’s hard."
- Be patient with yourself! Results don't come overnight.
"Obviously you’re not going to see results right away and that’s what a lot of people get frustrated with but they have to come to the understanding that actually it takes time."
- Don't rely just on the gym to get fit. Diet is crucial also!
"It’s literally 100% nutrition, I don’t care what anybody says. You can work out like a total beast in the gym but if you don’t have your nutrition on point, your body is not going to follow along with it."
- Hire a personal trainer for encouragement and accountability
"They have the motivation to get fit, like we all do, but sometimes we wake up and its like 'oh that’s work I don’t feel like doing it' but then you have somebody in your ear that’s believing in you that’s pushing you to do your very best so I really think that it does help people."
- Don't focus on the number on the scale. More muscle and less fat might not lead to weight loss, but that's okay. Focus more on visual growth.