Personal trainer gives tips to get health back on track in 2021

Personal trainer gives tips to get health back on track in 2021

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - As we officially leave 2020 behind, this means a fresh start in 2021.

A new study by Cambridge University shows around 32% of active people fell off the healthy lifestyle bandwagon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

14 News spoke with a personal trainer at the YMCA who says it’s important to set small goals that are attainable, especially for people who haven’t worked out or eaten healthy in months.

For those who are worried about going back to the gym in the pandemic, the YMCA is offering virtual classes for people to workout form the comfort of your living room.

For people looking to lose weight, one trainer says the best type of workout is circuit training.

They say it doesn’t matter how much people are going to the gym to get back into shape. It’s more about what people are putting on their plate.

”It doesn’t matter, you can work out 10 times a week,” personal trainer Atlas Allen said. “If you’re stopping off at McDonalds on the way home or something like that, it’s not going to do you very good. Nutrition, but more importantly hydration - water, water, water.”

For those wondering if they should count calories, macros or portion control, try finding something that fits their lifestyle. No one plan works for everyone.

The YMCA says they continue to ask everyone to socially distance inside their facilities and are sanitizing machines between each person.

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