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Weight Loss Fitness in France

How do you meet your weight loss goals while you travel in France?  The easiest answer is walk everywhere.  In the City of Love, you'll want to.  

Every corner offers a little piece of Parisian culture.  Become an urban hiker for weight loss...your personal trainer in Chicago will be proud!  

Start your walk near the Opera district.   Once you reach the Champ Elysseus, walk the strip of designer shops and calorie burn as you check out high fashion and the Arc de Triumph.  

Head back south to the Eiffel Tower.  Don't wait in line though!   Bypass everyone as you walk up over 300 stairs to the second floor to catch your elevator.  

Finish your French burn by jumping on the Blue Bike Tour.  This 4 hour bike tour starts in the Latin Quarter-France's academic neighborhood.  The uneven streets and small hills will give you a weight loss burn your Chicago personal trainer will be grateful for.  

As you travel from the left to the right banks of the Seine River, your views and shoes will be overwhelmed with new French energy and history.  If you remember, bring a lock to attach to the famous lock bridge with your sweetheart.

Vacation doesn't mean an absence from weight loss.  The active lifestyle can be created with the right planning.  


Personal training outside of Notre Dame?  Just a bike ride today.


Check out French street art while you lose weight!


Plenty of fresh water fountains on your ride with your French "personal trainer".

The Bitter Face of Supplements

Do you find yourself bouncing from one supplement to another?  How do you know what works best while you meet with your Chicago?  Sadly enough, you don't and probably won't find out unless you perform blood tests for an extended period of time.  

Nevertheless, despite not knowing the real total effects of supplements on your body or anyone else's, personal trainers in Chicago still blindly recommend weight loss supplements for short term results and/or financial gain.  

There's no avoiding this fact:  Most supplements aren't FDA approved or have gone though non-privatized funded projects.  Should you lay your body in the hands of a miracle pill that hasn't been tested?  Do you need to take this risk when you haven't scientifically tested you're true physical need?  

It can be good to push your boundaries during a personal training experience.  This doesn't mean jumping off a cliff without looking when choosing the right nutritional path.  Reconsider taking supplements.

The Future of Personal Training in Chicago

Nearly 10 years ago, I started my Chicago personal training business with the intent of helping personal training clients understand themselves and others.  Fast forward to 2014 and I'm proud to have been the mentor of unbelievable people from all walks of life who not only can brag about successful weight loss but a total life transformation.  I have no doubt that my experience so far in this industry is symbolic of the future of personal training in Chicago.  

After all, Chicago personal trainers are no longer focused on the rudimentary, circus acts of fitness.  There is a growing trend to look beyond the movement and examine the lifestyle of Chicago personal training clients.  This change not only diversifies the weight loss experience but also prepares the clients for long term success-no matter what their fitness goals are.

Furthermore, with the integration of non-supplement practice, the nutritional advice has returned to its roots with Chicago personal trainers.  Now clients are benefiting from new consul on simple, all-natural options and choices and learning new ways to support their weight loss.

No matter which path you choose for weight loss, never hesitate to ask someone for help.  Luckily, we have a growing field of personal trainers in Chicago who are waiting for your questions.

Personal Training Focus: Are Spray-On Sunscreens Safe?

A recent NY Times blog post asked "Are Spray-On Sunscreens Safe?"......and the answer seems to be "undetermined".  As you seek the most optimal health while meeting with a personal trainer, you may want to rethink your use of sprays.  What are you inhaling as you spray and is it a detriment to your health?  Some studies have shown that some of the ingredients are possibly carcinogenic to humans.  

Although evidence isn't conclusive either direction, you should make a careful consideration when exposing your respiratory system to anything airborne.  If your goal is to achieve the best health, you don't want to ingest or inhale anything that the body would consider a toxin.  In most extreme cases, people have developed cancer.  This is a chance not worth taking.

Instead, use natural suntan lotions or limit your sun exposure.  Always remember that personal training is more than exercise-it's about your body's response to your environment too.  Begin examining the effect of the sprays you use in your life.