Staying fit and being healthy is so important. Today we are lucky enough to chat with the lovely Larissa Beer. She is a personal trainer who knows how to get results!
Here she chats about exercise, motivation and why you need consistency.
The Central Nest: Hi Riss, thanks for having a chat with us! So, how long have you been working in the industry?
Larissa: I have been in the industry since 2007. I began as an Auswim instructor teaching children how to swim and it progressed from there.
The Central Nest: Why personal training?
Larissa: I have always loved exercise and fitness so it made sense to me to make a career out of it.
The Central Nest: What qualifications do you need to be a personal trainer?
Larissa: I have a Cert III and IV in Personal Training and well as a Cert in Nutrition and Swissball training.
The Central Nest: What is your favourite thing about your job?
Larissa: I love to see the progress each of my clients make, whether it be weight loss or watching them complete a kilometre run when they were unable to run even 200 metres before we began. Plus I don’t mind sometimes acting like the Commando which is fun!!
The Central Nest: What would be your least favourite part of the job?
Larissa: Definitely the frosty early mornings!
The Central Nest: What is your favourite fitness tip?
Larissa: Consistency. For you to succeed with any exercise program you need to be consistent. Don’t go flat out too soon, that’s when you see people burn out and just stop their programs all together, if you remain consistent and change up your routine you are more likely to keep motivated. You will find that you begin actually enjoying the exercise and it becomes part of your lifestyle
The Central Nest: What would you say is the biggest fitness mistake that people make?
Larissa: I think it is really important to learn technique properly. For example learning correct technique for squats is really important. If you are unsure on how to perform an exercise correctly please don’t do it any old way, ask a trainer and learn how to do it right so you will prevent injury and obtain the best results.
The Central Nest: Thank you for talking the time to speak with us, what is the best way for people to contact you?
Keep posted because we are excited to announce that Larissa will be providing The Central Nest with ongoing fitness tips, hints and advice! If you have a fitness question you want answered email us at firstname.lastname@example.org