5 Training Tips When Starting Your Fitness Routine

5 Training Tips When Starting Your Fitness Routine

It’s another year and another opportunity to make a desired change in your life. For many (and luckily for us) it is getting back in shape or starting a more strict fitness routine. There is nothing better than starting with new and eager clientsdedicated to crushing their goals. Training is a crucial part of achieving any fitness goal. Whether you want to build muscle, lose weight or improve your overall health, an effective training plan is key to your success. Here are some tips to reach your fitness goals.

  1. Set specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (SMART) goals. This will help you stay accountable and motivated to train towards your goals.
  2. We cannot preach this one enough- find something you enjoy doing! Exercise is supposed to be tough but you shouldn’t dread every workout. At the very least you should leave the gym feeling proud and endorphin filled for what you just accomplished.
  3. If you are new to a fitness routine, slowly increase your intensity and duration. Just because you benched 300lbs twenty years ago in high school, does not mean you can do it today. Start with shorter workouts and lighter weights. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself and really set yourself back.
  4. Find a workout buddy or buddies. If you turn training into a social event you, youwill a lot more likely show up. You and your friends holding each other accountable will only increase your odds of success.
  5. Get enough rest and recovery. When starting a new routine you are going to be sore and that’s normal! Just make sure to drink lots of water, eat your protein and get some sleep. Those first few workouts are always the toughest, but I promise it will get better.

If you follow these tips and stay consistent with your training, you can successfully reach your fitness goals. It’s not going to be easy but hopefully you can find joy, pride and fulfillment knowing that you are only bettering yourself each workout.

By Brett Kirkland


Do you do program development?

We certainly do! You can either purchase programs or book personal training sessions and be given your workout at the end of the session.

What amenities do you have?

We have free parking, showers, sweat/shower towels, wifi and toiletries.

What is your cancellation policy?

 If you need to reschedule a session, no worries at all! Just give us a 24 hour heads up and you will not be charged for your workout.

What should I eat before a workout?

 Ideally, you should have some form of fuel in your system before you workout. Eating an easily digested carbohydrate an hour or so before you come to the studio ensures that you’ll have enough energy in the tank to get through your workout. Fruit is always a great option if you are concerned about getting an upset stomach. But once again everyone is different so experiment with what works best for you.

How quickly will I see the results from my training?

Most likely you will start to feel better before you really see the results. We always remind clients to celebrate everything along their fitness journey- whether it is lifting a heavier weight, recruiting the proper muscle groups or dropping/gaining inches. The more consistent you stay to your workout and nutrition plan the quicker you will see physical results.

What is the best diet for weight loss/weight gain?

There is no magic pill or diet. At the end of the day it is a very simple equation and that is calories in vs. calories out. If you would like to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you are burning. If you are looking to put on weight you want to eat more calories than you are burning. 

Best gyms Edmonton?

We definitely believe we are the best gym in Edmonton. With our owner having 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, being named one of the Top 10 Trainers in Canada by Muscle Insider and having owned training studios for over 12 years there is confidence in our team. Every trainer is fully certified and extremely knowledgeable with tons of experience from all types of clientele. Don’t believe us? Come try out a free one-on-one personal training session and find out for yourself. 

Best personal trainers in Edmonton?

All of our trainers are fully certified and have the knowledge to help you reach your goals. We are so confident that you will love our team that our first training is always free. We will literally put our money with our mouth to prove to you that we are what you are looking for.

Personal trainer Edmonton?

You’ve come to the right place. Zone 105 is a private personal training studio and our only goal is for you to crush yours.

When does weight loss start to show?

That is a loaded question but weight loss comes down to a simple equation – calories in vs. calories out. If you eat less calories than you burn you should lose weight. Unfortunately sometimes the scale can be stubborn but your body composition will change. That is why we always recommend that you take measurements to also track your progress.

Best Fitness studio?

We are a private personal training studio located centrally in Edmonton.  All of our clients in the gym can only work out when they are with their trainer so you will never have to deal with a busy, public gym.