Dwayne Cookson

Personal Trainer

Nutrition Guidance, Weight Loss, Toning & Definition, Muscle Gains, Balance & Coordination

Training

Wellness Coaching

Do you find it difficult to stay focused on health and fitness? Are you stuck in a rut? How do you feel today? What have you eaten today? Have you been physically active for 30 minutes most days in the past 30 days? Depending on how you answer these questions, I would like to guide you down a path that will assist you in feeling better physically (have more energy), guide you with nutrition and eating habits as well as keep you on track at the gym and with nutrition goals. We will work together as a team to progress through fitness and nutritional barriers that may prevent you from achieving your goals. I will assist you in breaking down the barriers that are keeping you from achieving your goals. Understanding and identifying your fitness/nutrition barriers will assist you in staying focused, be more motivated and begin a new way of thinking towards fitness and nutrition. Removing these barriers can clear the path for renewed excitement, energy and desire to achieve your goals either in weight loss, muscle gains, toning up and strengthening. It takes time and a strong commitment on our part to change patterns and habits. You can excel and achieve your goals while having a lot of fun at the same time! Are you ready for change?

The Big 5

Health Related Benefits of Physical Fitness & Exercise:
[an example of an image] Being "physically fit" can mean many different things. It means looking good, feeling good and having the strength and the energy to do the things you want to do each day. There are five major areas that every workout program should cover: Cardiovascular Endurance, Strength Training, Flexibility, Body Composition, Weight Control, Nutrition and Stress Management.
With a regular fitness program you should see some of the following benefits within the first 6 - 8 weeks of consistent training:

Cardio
Respiratory Endurance

Muscular Strength and Endurance

Body
​Composition

Psychological

Flexibility

Lowered heart rate.
Decreased blood pressure.
Improvements in circulation.
Improved range of motion.
Improved performance, in sports and everyday activities.
Decreased risk of injuries due to tight muscles and joints.
Lowered heart rate.
Decreased blood pressure.
Improvements in circulation.
Improved strength abilities.
Less muscle fatigue in daily activities.
Increased work efficiency.
Increased energy and elevated mood.
Improved self-image and confidence.
Improvements in your ability to deal with daily stress.

Goal Setting

Do you find it difficult to stay focused on health and fitness? Are you stuck in a rut? How do you feel today? What have you eaten today? Have you been physically active for 30 minutes most days in the past 30 days? Depending on how you answer these questions, I would like to guide you down a path that will assist you in feeling better physically (have more energy), guide you with nutrition and eating habits as well as keep you on track at the gym and with nutrition goals. We will work together as a team to progress through fitness and nutritional barriers that may prevent you from achieving your goals. I will assist you in breaking down the barriers that are keeping you from achieving your goals. Understanding and identifying your fitness/nutrition barriers will assist you in staying focused, be more motivated and begin a new way of thinking towards fitness and nutrition. Removing these barriers can clear the path for renewed excitement, energy and desire to achieve your goals either in weight loss, muscle gains, toning up and strengthening. It takes time and a strong commitment on our part to change patterns and habits. You can excel and achieve your goals while having a lot of fun at the same time! Are you ready for change?

Assessment

The fitness - nutrition assessment will provide a snapshot of your current fitness/nutrition level. Four of the Big Five listed above are used for setting goals - Cardio, Muscular strength, Flexibility and Body Composition. This data along with your personal desires for change will assist you in creating realistic, measurable, achievable goals.

Using realistic time frames to achieve your goals is also very important. The average time it takes to see improvement in the measured areas is:
Cardio - 12 Weeks
Muscular Strength - 8 Weeks
Flexibility - 8 Weeks
Body Composition - 12 to 16 Weeks
Realize that there is no magic solution to getting in shape. Only your hard work will get you where you want to go. At DCooksonFitness, we want to see you achieve your goals and we are always here to help you look and feel your best! Thanks for working out with us and know that we are here to work with you. If you have any questions or concerns, schedule a session with one of our Personal Fitness Trainers and we will do our very best to help you make that healthy lifestyle change and achieve all your health and fitness goals. Contact me and start changing your life TODAY!

Last Mintute Tips

Last Minute Tips
Start every workout with a 10 - 15 minute cardio warm up.
When lifting weights, go slowly and concentrate on form. Tighten the muscle first and then lift slow enough that you can count to 3 on the way up and 3 on the way down as you release.
Have something to eat before you begin your workouts.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after you work out.
End each workout with 5 - 10 minutes of light cardio followed by stretching to cool down.
Most important of all, find something you enjoy. When you love coming into the gym, it becomes an escape from all the other stresses in your life. Learn to see your time in the gym as your time each day to do something good for yourself.