Its time for a change

Calling all 40's, 50's 60's 70's
Are you unfit. If so, its time for a change

"Fitteru or your money back"

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Leicestershire based Life Style Personal Trainer

About Me

Most People who don't know me assume I lead a dreadfully boring fitness obsessive life. They're wrong, I eat my fair share of cakes and sweets and I certainly drink my fair share of alcohol. I have simply made training and diet management a way of life.

When I train I have the know how to get the most out of it. Similarly as a chef, I have the knowledge to manage my eating and drinking in a way that allows me to benefit without the need for any draconian dieting, in fact I probably eat more than most.

The result of my system, I am now fitter than at any time for the last 20 years. And at the ripe old age of 52, I have a fitness level of someone in their 30's.

What spurs me on?

I suppose there are lots of reasons; I like to look good and feel good like everyone else. But the main reason is my children and a desire not just to live long, but be fit at the same time. I have 5 kids with the youngest being only 4yrs. I want to share her ups and downs, as she gets older, as I do the others. But to do this, given that I will be nearly 70 when the youngest enjoys her 21st, I will have to be physically and mentally fit.

Training in my 80's

Training for me is a no brainer, I WILL do everything I can to ensure I will be fit, active and enjoying my kids lives not just in my 70's but 80's and 90's. One of my friends was joking with me recently and suggested I will still be training when I'm 70, I corrected him, "don't you mean the 80's and 90's"

I want to help people

For the past 10 years I have constantly been asked advice on diet and fitness. This increased to such a level, about 5 years ago I decided to study to become a qualified PT, it seemed the logical thing to do. To say it has taken over my life would be over doing it somewhat, however, it really has become a passion. The more I started to turn things around for people the more I wanted to help. It is not something I would have ever imagined I would do, but I really do get a kick out of it.

Why choose Sean Gerrity

This is an awkward question for anyone to answer. But I believe this is pretty straight forward. Having the knowledge to train someone is one thing, but having the social skills to deal with the emotional issues is quite another. For many and certainly those 30 and above, changing their life styles and facing up to health and fitness problems can be traumatic.

You will not find anyone with the life skills to deal with such situations unless they are in their 30's at least and more realistically in their 40's. Yet amazingly there seems to be very few trainers who are over 40. Even more rare is trainer over 40 who is an expert in nutrition, which I feel is essential – As a trained chef I am.

Why use a Personal Trainer

First you need to ask yourself a very important question. What exactly do you want to achieve. You may overall be happy with yourself, but with a very important party looming you might just want to make sure you fit nicely into that all-important new dress/suite. Then nothing more complicated than a bit of diet control should do the trick.

Maybe you have been putting on a few pounds since stopping squash or pump. Easy enough, keep an eye on the diet (nothing drastic that upsets you) and start squash or pump again – job done.

Sadly today, those above are in the minority. If you are unhealthy/overweight and equally important unhappy with how you have become, then there is a very good chance you will need the help of some form of trainer.

Great News you're half way there

I have some good news for you. The fact that it concerns you enough to be reading this information, clearly shows you would like to do something about it. There are many people who genuinely don't care, or more to the point, simply have no comprehension of the massive damage they are doing and just how poor quality of life they will eventually lead. Caring about the situation means you are half way to solving the problem. You just need a little bit of help and guidance from an expert to get you on your way

Exercise is fun

If only I had a pound for every time I hear people make negative comments about exercise. "I have never been any good at sport" or "its too difficult, I will look a fool and then I'll get upset" "I will go on a diet, its much easier" NO ITS NOT. Dieting will depress you, exercise will energise you FACT! FACT! FACT! Also there is the small matter of what we are trying to achieve. Very few people give any thought to the fact there are two main goals. First the one we all think about - looking good on the outside. Can you guess the second? Looking good on the inside. And this is by far the most important goal and cannot be achieved by diet alone – ANOTHER FACT

Diet

I eat cakes, chocolates, take-aways

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know the importance of a good diet. Yet it is amazing how poor many people eat. When I talk to clients about "a healthy diet", I often get replies like "I cant do diets, I don't think I eat that much anyway", or "no way, I hate salads, I'm not going to live on a plate of lettuce, etc. etc.

Over the course of a year, I eat plenty of English breakfasts, lots of biscuits, cakes, and chocolates. I enjoy loads of Indian and Mexican take aways and I drink lots of beer and wine, yet my diet is excellent!!!

Obviously this needs explaining in more details. But the simple facts are that a healthy diet is as much about when you eat, how you cook what you eat and how much you eat as it is about what you eat.

When you eat

First of all try to eat little and often, as this will keep the metabolism high. Those who try to go all day without, will often find they actually put on weight, this is generally caused by the body's metabolism slowing down and storing more of the food as fat. If you think about it, this is quite logical. The body simply thinks it is getting starved, not being sure when the next meal is coming, so it reduces the amount of food it turns into fuel for the muscles and instead, stores more as fat for a rainy day. That is over simplifying matters, but basically that is what the body is doing.

It is absolutely essential you eat a quality breakfast. If you are not a brekky person then start off with a little something and gradually work your way up. Once you start eating the body will get used to this and you will find you are hungry pretty well most mornings. Time is often a problem in the mornings, but this should not be an excuse. Cold cereals, toast, even warm cereals such as porridge take just a couple of minutes in the microwave.

You will have heard the phrase "little and often" ideally this is what you should be doing with your food intake. Try to aim at eating 5 times a day. Breakfast, late morning, mid afternoon and early evening. Depending on the type of work you do, this is not always that easy. Just remember the longer you go without eating, the more your metabolism will slow and your body will start to convert your food into fat reserves.

End of the day is another important time. Try to avoid eating too late, especially before bedtime. The body going to increase fat reserves as there is no point in creating energy for the muscles.

How you eat

For me as a Chef, how I eat has always been easy, but I appreciate for others this is not the case. There are many ways you can cook which can lower calories without the need to change your diet. This is an area I help clients with over time, but here are a few simple tips.

Allow toast to cool before putting on any butter, this way you can see how much you are spreading.

Grill your fatty foods. If you have to fry, use equipment similar to the George Forman range, which simply allows fat to run off. A good way to show how much extra fat you eat from a standard frying pan is to cook an extra sausage/bacon and leave it in the fridge until the next day. The fat turns white and you will get a clear idea of just how much fat there is and the results are usually a shocker.

What you eat

Though this is a biggy, it is not as daunting some might think. The world is full of crazy rip off diets, 99% of which will do you more harm than good. I do not agree with diets what so ever other than for specific medical reasons, so training with me, you will eat pretty well anything you want, within reason of course – Happy days!

You may be rather surprised by my comments. But as far as I am concerned, it is all pretty straight forward as long as you use common sense. I never eat anything unless I am sure I know what is in it. I may eat foods that I know to be bad for me, but only ever in small amounts. Same goes for the convenience foods from the supermarkets. I eat chips regularly, but not from the local chippy, I just chop up a potato and shove the chips in the oven, they are wicked and not a drop of fat. I enjoy the occasional bacon butty, but I always cut off the fat and of course I use low fat spread, drop of brown sauce, heaven! I am very confident I enjoy it just as much as the person who uses butter and doesn't cut off the fat, but I've just consumed 50% less fat - get the idea.

How much you eat

The simple answer is you basically need to eat the amount needed to meet your body's energy needs. That probably doesn't help too much but it is the right answer. If you burn 2000 calories a day, you need to consume the same – simple. As our sessions move on you will start to understand calories and the needs of the body.

We have a problem we are living longer – that's the good news, now the bad news. We are unhealthier than our parents and gran parents. This is virtually all down to our poor diet. The result is though we are living longer; our quality of life in later years is poor.

I don't know about you but if I am going to live longer, I want to be enjoying every bit of it. I don't want to be bed ridden, have severe walking difficulties, and be out of breath as soon as I hobble to the kitchen. I want to be able to play with the grandkids and the great grandkids (why not). Above all, I want to be independent – DO YOU?

Prices and Packages

FREE consultation
Two sessions for the price of one
Training from only £10 a session

So what will you get for your money? First you get two sessions not one, giving you 1 to 1 training for as little as £17 and group training from just £10. In addition to the personal session, which can be gym based, outside or for added privacy at your own home. The second session gives you the chance to train along side me at my regular gym. This is more of a fun session for you and a chance (if it takes your fancy) to try a spot of boxing.

What's in a session?

Naturally sessions will change according to the individual's fitness levels. As a life style coach our sessions will concentrate on teaching and monitoring diet as well as physical training. Changing to a permanent healthier way of life will involve long term mental as well as physical training.

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