How often do I need to exercise?
We recommend to workout 5-6 days per week. As trainers, we workout 5-6 days per week and we have found this is the best way to achieve the best results. We recommend 2-3 times per week with your trainer and 2-3 days per week doing are Cardio Elite Program.
Will lifting weights make me too muscular?
This is a question that trainer get at least once a month! The short answer is no. Lifting weights will not make you bulky. What does happen when you work out and lift weights 5-6 days per week is you get stronger and more fit. Couple that with a good diet you will see more muscle tone. That muscle tone is what all of us are searching for. We know this because every client says that they want to be more toned. Duh!
Can I workout once a week and see results?
Working out once per week is not an ideal recipe for getting results. One day a week is the quickest way to waste your money and your time. You’ll most likely quit before you ever get the results you want because it will take too long. You need to invest in yourself to get the results you want. That investment comes in time and money.
What’s the best way to lose weight?
The best way to lose weight is to eat lean proteins, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit and very little starch. Diet is the most important part. Add in working out 5-6 days per week and the weight just melts off. I just want to lose weight and tone up, I don’t want to get big muscles.
Do I really need to do weight training?
Yes. Big muscles come from eating big. If your diet follows our ALT Fitness Bylaws and you commit to working out 5-6 days per week then you will be well on your way to seeing toned muscles. Big muscles don't just happen when you lift weights.
What type of training do you do here at ALT Fitness?
ALT stands for “All Level Training” and a quick glance at our clients you’ll see we train all walks of life from 12-year-old athletes to 70 something adults trying to stay healthy. Our training reflects that. We say that we are a hybrid studio for a reason. We have over 50 years of training experience and we like to borrow successful routines and movements from all types of exercise. Our trainers hold both NSCA and Crossfit certifications. We are always learning and adapting our training styles so our clients get the best results.
Isn’t there an easier way to lose weight and get in shape?
No! There is no easy button. There is no easy way to get in shape and lose weight. Sorry but that’s the truth. The best way is to commit to consistently working out 5-6 days per week while eating lean protein, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits and little to no starch.
Is it better to stretch before or after my workout?
This question is one we get a lot and the research can’t decide when the best time to stretch is. We’ve come to the conclusion that the best time to stretch is before and after. We stretch clients before our dynamic work out because we all need to stretch more often. We also recommend that clients stretch on their own at home. Let’s be honest, no one stretches as much as they should.
What is the best exercise for my abs?
The best exercise so you can see your abs is limiting what you’re putting in your mouth. The best exercise for your abs is to treat them just like other muscles of the body. You need to do resistance training with your core work. You can’t outwork your diet by doing 1000’s of sit-ups. That’s the workout that your grandpa did for 30 years!
Why am I not losing weight?
There can be a whole set of factors on why you’re not losing weight but most of them are just excuses. If you’re working out and following the ALT Fitness Bylaws then you should see the number on the scale dropping. If that’s not happening then you need to check your diet first. Then check your workout routine. After those are in line and only then, should you seek out other reasons for why the scale isn’t dropping. More often than not it’s your diet.
Why do I need to do cardio, I just want to get stronger?
Because you do that’s why. We all need to lift weights to get our muscles stronger. We all need to do cardio to make our heart and lungs stronger. Plus, more cardio during the week means you can be more like Chris Farley on the weekends.
Why lift weights?
Because you do that’s why. We all need to lift weights to get our muscles stronger. We all need to do cardio to make our heart and lungs stronger. Plus, more weight training burns more calories which means you can be more like Chris Farley on the weekends.
Why do I need to stretch or do mobility work?
Flexibility is one of the key foundations to fitness and health. Most of us sit at our desk all day, sit in our car on the way home and then sit on a couch when we get home. All that sitting makes our hips and back super tight. Our shoulders are tight from being crouched at a computer all day. Stretching and mobility work counteracts all this sitting. Last and certainly not least flexibility and mobility prevents injuries.
Do I have to do my cardio here, can’t I just do it on my own?
You won't do it on your own. It’s that simple. We created our Cardio Elite program to create more accountability around your cardio because people were not doing it on their own. Clients will NOT do a cardio program that their trainer gives them for outside the studio. It’s a complete waste of time for the client and the trainer! We get the best results when we see you 5-6 days per week.
If I want to lose weight do I have to do burpees?
Yes. We’ll make you do burpees. Burpees are a functional movement that does more than just get your heart rate up. Sure it can help you lose weight but really that all comes down to following our ALT Fitness Bylaws.
How much water should I drink per day?
Living in Denver is great but it can also create dehydration quicker. Those two things are high altitude and the dry arid climate. At ALT Fitness we recommend drinking half your bodyweight in ounces each day. Before you ask, NO the water in coffee and tea does not count. Plan on adding 10-15 ounces extra per hour of exercise.
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