New York, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
The New York-based start-up, Find Your Trainer (FYT), just surveyed their personal trainers from across New York City, trying to find the best methods for keeping those New Year's Resolutions and fitness routines on track.
Personal trainers say one of the biggest reasons consumers give up on their fitness and weight loss goals in the New Year is because they don't measure their progress along the way. As a result, they quit exercising and give up on healthy diets well before they see results from their hard work.
Most FYT trainers agree it takes 4 weeks of exercising for a person to notice a difference in his or her body, 8 weeks for friends and family to notice a difference and 12 weeks for the rest of the world.
This is why FYT personal trainers recommend consumers take "Selfies" or "Before and After" photos at specific intervals to measure their progress along the way.
But taking photos of the body is more than just snapping a photo. There is a method to taking photos that will better measure progress and in turn help motivate consumers when they want to give up.
Here are the best tips for taking photos to measure fitness progress, compiled by professional trainers with Find Your Trainer:
● Always wear the same clothes in the photos. Men should take their shirt off and wear shorts; women should wear a bikini or sports bra. Most important: make sure the waist is visible.
● Photos should be taken at the same time and on the same day of the week. This consistency will control for variables that can influence water weight and other daily factors.
● Make sure all photos are taken from the same distance. The camera should also be at the same height.
● Don’t use a flash. It creates shadows that diminish the weight loss effect. And never stand with your back to the window because it will camouflage any weight loss.
● Take the photo in "portrait" mode instead of "landscape." The entire body, head to toe, should be in the photo.
● Take three photos: one from the front with your face to the camera, one from the side, and one from a 45-degree angle. These photos will show the body from different angles, allowing consumers to see the best progress and results.
About Find Your Trainer
Founded in New York City, Find Your Trainer helps people achieve their fitness goals by allowing them to find, book and pay for personal training sessions online. Users are able to view detailed personal trainer profiles, see real-time availability and pricing and instantly schedule a session from any computer, tablet or phone. FYT users are able to work out with the best trainers at top gyms and studios without a membership. In some cases, consumers can book a trainer for up to 50 percent off traditional price. Find out more at http://www.GetFYT.com.