What Does It Mean To Be Fit?

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What Does It Mean To Be Fit?

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Through an interesting set of circumstances, I met up with Bryan Nunziato, personal trainer and owner of Synergy Fitness in Albany, New York. Bryan was a guest on my show, Red Hot Customer Service, which is aired live  on Talk 1300. I thought that I was in pretty good shape, having worked out at the YMCA in downtown Albany, New York for several years. Unfortunately last summer the YMCA closed. I  transferred my membership to a YMCA in East Greenbush, New York but it wasn’t the same even though I had the  same trainer. I had continued to train occasionally and compete in local 5 K races.

Okay so by accident I consider myself an athlete; in actuality of love running and spent plenty of time at the gym. I call myself “the gym rat” and would love to consider it my second home.

Their are lots of keys to staying in shape but it can get boring. Setting goals, losing weight, requires lots of time and commitment.But when you think about it, your body is what keeps you moving and in the game of life. I laughingly say that my goal is to be able to carry those 50 pounds bags of ,Feline Pine Kitty Litter up the stairs for the rest of my life.

Immediately I knew Bryan was different than my last trainer. Bryan talked with me about interval training; something which I had recently read about. Interval training is different but not new. The method is used to train high powered athletes and works both the aerobic and the anaerobic system. During the high intensity effort, the anaerobic system uses the energy stored in the muscles (glycogen) for short bursts of activity. Anaerobic metabolism works without oxygen,  it uses the stored glycogen as energy for the workout. The activity is for short duration but your body will know it has been “worked.” Trust me, you won’t be bored, it will be over before it starts and you will feel the changes in your body before you leave the gym. This combined with keeping a food diary can help you achieve your goals.

I have worked out with Bryan 3 times, tomorrow is my 4th. I will note my goals for you and you can watch my progress over my shoulder. Remember, exercise and health are just habits that you can decide to acquire.

In my book, having a personal trainer makes you a professional athlete. Like many of you I’ve lived my life as a professional, setting goals and being the best.

I have recently started reading The Everest Principle

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Lisbeth Calandrino is an award winning trainer, entrepreneur, and blogger and has spent over twenty years developing custom tailored marketing and customer service programs for businesses. Her recently published book, Red Hot Customer Service, 35 Sizzling Ways to Heat up Your Business and Ignite Your Sales defines the steps necessary to build a competitive advantage and turn great companies into unforgettable or red hot companies. Lisbeth admits that much of her knowledge came from her Italian grandfather who despite very little formal education and a limited English vocabulary, managed to became both successful and wealthy. Lisbeth has wonderful stories about Grandpa DiBiagio’s and her time spent learning how to managing Grandpa’s fruit stand. Because of Lisbeth’s experience as a business owner, having been the managing partner and owner of 7 furniture and carpet stores for 14 years, she is able to bring her extensive business knowledge and experience to all of her clients. Lisbeth’s awards include executive of the year award from the International Executive Association, Albany chapter (a business networking group) and first place honors in an international marketing contest for alternative medicine. A two time cancer survivor, she has spoken extensively about her experiences of cancer, offering words of comfort and inspiration. As an activist, Lisbeth has initiated and contributed to many charitable causes. She has worked with at-risk youth, spoken out against injustice and advocated to and helped to build resources for women. As a presenter, Lisbeth Calandrino is highly motivational, information-rich, and very entertaining. Her acute business sense, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy and fun sense of humor make her a dynamic presenter. Lisbeth is a member of New York, Historic Albany Foundation, educational director of Business Referrals Networking Group and member of the board of directors of the Animal Protective Foundation of Scotia, New York.

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