Fitness Edge: Helping You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s a goal many people have – maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes that can be easier said than done. But, there are ways to add eating right and being active into your busy schedule. Since its opening in 1997, Fitness Edge in Clemmons has been dedicated to helping people reach their full potential with fitness goals. Owner David Jablonski shares his top 11 tips for balancing health and fitness.

  1. Start your day with a balanced meal with good carb and protein sources. Fitness Edge helps teach people the best choices for starting their day right.
  2. Always try to do some type of exercise each day. Even if it’s only 15 to 20 minutes, it’s definitely better than doing none. We can structure cardio and workout programs around your schedule, Jablonski advised.
  3. Setting up a workout schedule that works for you is sometimes half the battle. Create one that is doable for you and don’t overreach. Set realistic goals for yourself.
  4. Fitness Edge is a personal training studio. The bonus of having a personal trainer is that he or she can create a program that actually works for you. We adjust the workouts to fit your schedule and physical limitations. Also, we can teach you the proper way to perform exercises and use the equipment.
  5. Not knowing how to properly lift weights, use equipment, and complete exercises could cause you to harm yourself, making it harder to work out. Therefore it’s a good idea to schedule a time and meet with a personal trainer from the studio who can coach you and help you learn the proper lifting techniques and other skills.
  6. Seeing is believing when it comes to measuring a person’s progress. At Fitness Edge, we take different types of measurements as you work out. These include a skin-fold caliper for body fat. This test calculates the amount of fat in 3 to 9 areas of the body. The caliper pinches a layer of skin, not the muscle. Also, tape measurements are used. However, we have found one of the best tests is before and after pictures.
  7. Not only does exercise help with physical health, but it also helps with mental health. It can build a person’s self-confidence and provide continued motivation. Plus, it can be a great stress reliever, as well as a bonding activity between people.
  8. Sometimes people struggle with eating healthy while eating out. Many times they don’t realize there are healthy choices at restaurants. Our trainers help show their clients how to make better food choices, especially when they aren’t eating at home.
  9. People often believe the more cardio, the better. That statement isn’t always true. This is where the 80/20 rule comes in – 80% of weight loss is controlled by proper nutrition, and 20% comes from exercising.
  10. Motivation and sticking to a goal can be hard to do. “I’ve been told many times if I, as a personal trainer, wasn’t waiting for someone, they would have never shown up,” said Jablonski. Sometimes it’s the commitment and accountability a person needs to keep going. This accountability can come from another person, such as a friend or personal trainer.
  11. Always remember that it’s never too late to start, no matter how old you are. This is probably one of the most important things. It doesn’t have to be the first of the year or a New Year’s resolution. Anytime is a good time to start maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Life can get busy with your family, friends, work, and other responsibilities. But one of your responsibilities should be exercising and eating right. Start small and keep adding new healthy habits to your routine. Jablonski and his staff at Fitness Edge are committed to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle. One small step can lead to accomplishing a new goal.

Fitness Edge is located 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Court, Suite 26 in Clemmons. Call (336)766-5150 or (336) 682-4543 and be sure to follow them on Facebook.