Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions related to training, diet, fitness and more to allow you to lose weight, get fit, build muscles or to just simply have fun while exercising. We at Moray Fitness are dedicated to providing fitness in a safe and healthy manner and our trainers are on hand to advise.

Your initial consultation is all about safety and allowing you personal trainer gather all the information she needs to build your personalised exercise and diet plan.

You will be asked questions about your fitness and diet goals, along with lifestyle and health questions. Your starting weight and body measurements will also be taken.

For safety reasons it is extremely important to answer the health questions honestly and have your blood pressure tested. High blood pressure can be completely symptom less and very dangerous in a fitness environment if gone undetected. High blood pressure shows that a person’s heart is under high strain at rest and would not cope well with high stress / exercise. For example if a person with very high blood pressure takes part in high intensity exercise session that person could suffer heart attack or stroke during the session.

Some clients may find that they are referred to their GP prior to any personal training session can commence for their own safety and well being.

Water is always the best fluid for your body, and almost all training session can be done without the need for anything else.

It is only when you exercise for longer than an hour, you will need extra combination carbohydrates and body salts to fuel continued exercise otherwise you can burn out.

Sports drinks such as lucozade sport are perfect during long training sessions such as marathon endurance training. Although there are other options for energy fuel such as gels, shot blocks, or even jelly babies. It is a personal choice which to use since different bodies and personal taste play import factors on which one to choose.

Zero calorie “sports drinks” contain no added bonus when compared to water.

When training in excessive heat, sports drinks can be essential to maintain the correct body salt to water ratio.

You trainer will of course help you decide which option is best for you in conjunction with your personal diet & training needs. .

A rare condition called Hyponatremia or water intoxication results when large quantities of water is drunk by an individual. This causes excess water on the brain causing the brain to swell; this swelling increases the intracranial pressure (pressure inside the skull). Symptoms include confusion, headache, drowsiness and changes in behaviour. As the condition progresses symptoms include muscle weakness, cramping, vomiting, excessive thirst, seizures, comas, and even death.

Participants in long endurance events such as marathons are particularly at risk however with careful planning this risk can almost be completely removed. By drinking normally and not gulping large amounts after and during exercise will remove the risk of developing this condition.

This is a personal choice I do not recommend them since a healthy balanced diet removes any need for them.

Eating something simple such as a banana which is high in natural sugars would be far more beneficial and better for your body.

When looking for extra protein you can either increase the amount of white meat you eat such as chicken or turkey. The other option would be a protein milkshake.

For a personalised diet plan contact us for more details

No, muscle will build slowly just by exercising, and everyday activities such as carrying shopping bags. Runners for example will build muscle in their mainly in their legs but also in their core & shoulders just by running.

Muscle can be built during your personal training sessions using light to medium weights using advanced training methods.

Gaining extra muscle does not always mean “bulking” women in particular will have a toned look to their body. /p>

When exercising early in the morning, always eat breakfast. For your body to burn fat it must first have carbohydrates to tap into the fat stores. Your carbohydrate stores are depleted after sleeping overnight. Marathon runners regularly wake up at 5am eat breakfast and then go back to bed for a few more hours to ensure they are fuelled for the run.

For the rest of the day as a general rule, a small snack 2 hours before is ideal. A banana is by far the best option for your body due to the natural sugars.

Remember a full personalised diet analysis & plan is included with your personal training sessions with Moray Fitness .