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  • Building muscle as you age

    As we age we obviously know our bodies change. If you've taken the last 20 years off it's usually quite a shock to get back in shape. However, nothing magically happens when we hit our 30's, 40's and 50's. Usually its our bad habits and lack of exercise that lead to us being overweight and out of shape. You wont be trading in you dumbbells and barbells for a scooter and some light resistance bands just because you're older. Your body will bounce back. If you're considerably out of shape you will generally see an increase in muscle mass and body fat reduction fairly quickly. If you're in shape than you'll just need to work out harder and smarter. Just getting back into shape will not only ....

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  • Exercise post COVID

    With the pandemic in full swing, there's a good chance many of us will end up with the virus. Once recovered it is important to monitor your health and a gradual return to exercise. I am a pretty good athlete and what I have found is my stamina is zapped. Everyone's post recovery will be different depending on the severity of the disease. For some reason stairs really get my heart rate going so it's going to be interesting to see how my body responds to exercise this week. I'll keep you posted. Here are some common sense rules to follow for exercising after COVID. *****Talk to your Doctor especially if you have any pre-existing conditions and wait 2 weeks. Don't push it. Start with a light ....

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  • Take the Free Session

    I know a lot of you guys are struggling maybe joined the gym, never came or maybe you're not getting results. If you need a little help, rejoin the gym or if you never had a free personal training session-take advantage of it. Most people don't take it and that's a huge mistake. You usually hear someone say "I never knew that or I had no idea I was doing it wrong." Use the session for insight for workouts, measure of your body fat, fixing your form on your favorite piece of equipment or if you need more help the trainer can definitely get you heading in the right direction or on a long or short term program to help speed things along for you. Take advantage of free! Remember gains are more ....

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  • 2021 Goals and being SMART

    The New Year and you're probably thinking "New You?" I am going to give you a little bit of advice on how to get that "New You." Use the acronym SMART and this will simplify the process for you. In the New Year many folks are fired up and ready to get back in the gym, start a New Diet or get that new fitness tracker working. That acronym if used properly is there to remind you how to set a goal and map it out for you. Your SMART goal could be I am going to walk 10,000 steps per day and lose weight S- Specific- instead of saying "I'm going to exercise more", you say I'm going to burn 150 calories per walking session M- Measurable- Your fitness tracker will tell exactly how many steps ....

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  • Why you should Meal Prep

    One of the most important benefits of meal prepping is that it can help reduce the stress that comes with trying to eat healthier. Solving all your food decisions in advance really frees up some of your willpower and mental stress, helping you reach your goals faster and with more ease. ....

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  • Senior Fitness

    The 2010 census (which is old) states there are currently 96 million American over the age of fifty and by 2030 (just 10 years away)30 % will be over the age of 65. Most seniors are retired so they have extra time and they want to be healthier. We know these active adults want to remain mobile and stay independent. So we recommend that you work out 3 times a week and focus on mobility, flexibility, balance and low impact activities. We have a large line up of classes that improve all of these. Age gracefully and make your health a priority so that you can play with your grand kids and enjoy life. ....

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  • Your Health

    Did you know that there is no downsize to having a high fitness level. We know that extremely fit people live longer than the less fit. You need to achieve and maintain a good fitness level. While you don't need to be extremely fit, you do need to be healthier and exercise regularly. More fit equals more life. Its that simple. Exercise, eat better and live a better life. ....

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  • 6 exercises other than the squat

    Squatting is an essential function that most of us do everyday. Some of us squat more than others and than there are those who regularly squat in the gym. We all want good hip mobility and strength but also glute and hamstring strength. While the squat is an adequate exercise to work these muscles however when done incorrectly it can create problems for the athlete in the knees or lower back. So if you're struggling with this exercise or you're looking for some different exercises, here's a few other options for you- 1. Glute bridge 2. Good mornings or hip hinge 3. Box step ups 4. Lateral (side to side lunges) 5. Reverse lunges 6. Kettle bell swings All these exercise work the hips ....

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  • Are you resistance to change?

    The word "change" is an interesting word in the fitness world. I think that you can use the word "change" to get you to new levels in the gym. 1.Change your workouts up if they're stale and you're stuck 2. Change your eating habits up if you're stagnant and the scale isn't moving 3. Change the weights, you can only work out with the same loads for long 4. Change your mindset and set clear goals that you can reach Change things up and you'll see results. The enemy of any routine is being routine! Don't be resistant to change . ....

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  • Healthy habits can save your live

    Guess what? Being physically active, eating healthier and not smoking equate to living longer! Here are the things that will allow you to live longer- 1. Lower body mass index 2. Not smoking 3. Working out 4. Eating healthy 5. Lower blood pressure 6. Controlled and lower cholesterol levels 7. Healthy fasting blood glucose All of the above are connected to diet, exercise and nutrition. In light of the pandemic, there is no better time to get your health back on track! ....

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