It’s week four of Love Yourself Healthy, here at Penistone Leisure Centre – have you found any new ways to Love Yourself Healthy yet?
Our voluntary gym instructor and personal trainer Kostas Viazis, 35, from Penistone – married father of two girls aged three and one – gets lots of cardio work outside of the gym with his hobbies of football, running, cycling and climbing, so he concentrates his gym workout on weights.
Last month Kostas told us he likes to use the leg press, to get warm and use some big calorie-burning muscles to start his weights workout, but this week he has a tip for those who want a cardio workout – and some cardio encouragement for who mainly want to do weights.
“I mostly prefer interval training on the treadmill, rather than a steady pace. I find it more interesting, challenging and I also get more time to spend with weights, since even a short high intensity interval training (HIIT) session could have some really good impact,” said Kostas.
“A lot of people want to do both cardio and weights, but it is really good to use the cardio to warm up even if you prefer weights. I recommend cardio to warm up even if you don’t care about it much. You need to raise your internal temperature 15pc that’s 1 degree to get your body ready – so even a few minutes of cardio can do this.”
“I always say, you shouldn’t expect results straight away. Based on some studies, it takes about 26 days for results to start to show if you use the gym three or four days a week. So, I always say give it a month before you expect to see any difference. Be patient. Keep going. That’s the most important thing.”
Kostas is available to book for Personal Training Sessions in Penistone Leisure Centre Gym! Why not find out more, by clicking this link?
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