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©2011 Kris Mikfeldt 



Fitness Achieved



As no two individuals are exactly alike, I meet with every new client for an initial consultation , free of charge. This provides me with valuable information about your goals and objectives,and also a timetable when you would see yourself achieving these targets.The consultation also offers me an overview of other important factors, such as your current state of health and fitness, past injuries, medical conditions, areas of special concern, etc. In addition it presents me with an opportunity to introduce myself, my training philosophy and methods. After the initial consultation every client receives an individual training program specially compiled to meet their fitness priorities and current level of physical ability

Some of the most common areas of interest generally include:

*Weight Management- On occasion my clients express their desire to "lose weight" when in fact their main objective is to slim down or tone up. In some aspects "weight loss" and those goals do coincide , but on most occasions the fastest way to reaching their actual goal would be to add a comprehensive resistance training program to their "weight loss" routine. By building muscle,they increase their metabolism and also use more energy (calories) to sustain their new physique.As muscle weighs more than fat, it can be surprising, how a small decrease in absolute bodyweight will make a big difference in the overall appearance.

*Fat Loss- Is also often referred to as "weight loss" by many people. "Fat" is an uncomfortable word that is associated with being out of shape. On many occasions mistakenly so. Body fat can be divided into 2 types: visceral (surrounding organs) and subcutaneous (beneath the skin - about 80% of all body fat). In order to reduce the amount of body fat the main emphasis will be on Cardio training. Intensity,duration,frequency and the resulting heart rate will largely determine how fast and efficiently the set goals can be reached. I will help you consider all these aspects on a case-by-case basis, determined by various individual factors and preferences.

*Muscular Strength and Endurance-Depending on the approach, Resistance Training can achieve multiple, somewhat overlapping goals. Increasing Strength, muscle size and defitinion are all common objectives, but each requires a somewhat different routine to be achieved with maximum efficiency.Some of the variables would include the amount of resistance and number of repetitions used , duration of rest, differing grips and starting points for exercises. The list of variables is extensive. It is my job to sort out all these factors and compile a workout program that addresses your goals in a rational order, while paying attention to proper biomechanics and kinesiology.

*Muscular Definition and Tone-Up -This objective combines above mentioned Resistance Training principles with vigorous Cardiovascular training to lower the content of subcutaneous fat, thereby enhancing muscular definition.

*Cardiovascular Training- CRE (Cardiorespiratory Endurance) is defined as the ability of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to the working muscles for sustained activity, and to carry away carbon dioxide and other waste products. Depending on the frequency, intensity, duration and type of activity this can be directed towards various goals, ranging from burning fat to building lung capacity and stamina.

*General Wellness- Sometimes the goals are not defined by the amount of weight one can lift or how fast one can run. What is important is that your daily activities become easier and your overall health, wellness and quality of life improves. Physical activity can improve your flexibility, range of motion, posture, circulation, lower your blood pressure, decrease your resting heart rate, etc. On occasion success cannot be measured in numbers , but rather in being able to do something that was not within reach prior to becoming active.

*Advice about Healthy Choices in Your Daily Life and Eating Habits- I cannot empahasize enough how important it is to take a look at the 'big picture' along with your commendable decision to become physically active. As you spend majority of your day not working out , it is essential that the choices you make while actively not thinking about your fitness compliment the hard work you put in at the gym. It would be a shame, if a poor choice from the lunch menu would completely wipe out the 45 minutes you spent on a treadmill. Thinking about options as a zero sum equation, where questionable choices cancel out the good ones usually helps my clients to stay motivated to continue their healthy lifestyle when leaving the gym.



*Muscular Strength, Endurance and Flexibility Testing,

Cardiorespiratory Endurance (CRE) Testing

Body Composition / Body Fat Testing

After measuring the initial baseline , checking any of the above components periodically can provide You with a comprehensive report about your progress and be of assistance in setting and adjusting your short- and long-term goals.