Chicago Fitness Trainer Says Weight Loss Resolutions Are A Waste of Breath

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A Chicago fitness trainer is the perfect gift for a person who seemingly “has it all,” but who is also looking to lose weight or get into better shape. It can be difficult to do on one’s own, but a trainer makes it easier with a proven system and the encouragement to stick with the plan. Chi-Town Boot Camps offer their services for as low as $1 this holiday season.

January is, without a doubt, the busiest month for a Chicago fitness trainer. People arrive to the gym in droves to put their best foot forward and get a start on their New Year’s resolution – be it to lose weight or get into better shape. These people proudly tell family and friends that this is going to be the year they drop their excess pounds and look their best. Yet, what happens to all these people come March, when gym attendance typically tapers off?

“The New Year’s resolution is not only a waste of breath, but it becomes a set-up for failure,” explains Chicago Fitness Trainer and Boot Camp Operator Craig Kastning. “Most people go to the gym fairly consistently for a week or two and then the appointments start to drop. It’s all too easy to say ‘I’ll make it up to myself and go to the gym tomorrow instead.’ Yet, that ‘tomorrow’ never comes!”

Craig says that working with a Chicago fitness trainer helps people keep their regular appointments by giving them someone to answer to – and someone to hold them accountable. “If my clients aren’t here for the workout, they’re getting a call from me,” Craig says. He quickly adds, “Yet, that hardly ever happens because I make sure my classes are so fun they can’t wait to get back in here and see me again!”

Chicago Personal Trainer Craig believes there are certain factors that sabotage New Year’s resolutions. These include…

  •     Choosing the first Monday to get started

Craig says: “People use this excuse to pig-out over the holidays, which doesn’t exactly breed long-term success.”

  •     Failing to set goals

Craig says: “Your goal can’t be to simply ‘lose weight.’ That’s not specific enough. I help all my clients pick specific, measurable, attainable goals. You should aim to lose 1-2 pounds a week as a realistic short-term goal, but also choose a number, a body fat percentage, or a dress size you’d like to get down to.”

  •     Lacking discipline

Craig says: “My biggest pet peeve is the excuse-maker. This type of person really takes the wind out of my sails. I never want to hear ‘I’m too busy,’ ‘I can’t do it,’ or ‘I’ll make it up later.’ There is no room for excuses. You need to put fitness first and just do it if you want any level of success.”

Local residents who are interested in working with Craig Kastning or another certified Chicago fitness trainer can learn about all current promotions at There are both one-on-one programs and group sessions, and each new member will receive free nutrition counseling.


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