A CONVERSATION WITH…SERGE PRETTO of Body by Serge
With the winter finally behind us it’s time to face the summer and a lot less clothing. We talked to personal trainer Serge Pretto for some advice on how to reach our performance, health and fitness goals we may have let slip during our hibernation period the last few months.
For those that have never worked with a personal trainer, what can someone expect?
I schedule an introductory session to assess your need and to introduce you to my system. The client will receive a complete physical fitness program based on their needs and what it entails. I also explain the changes the body undergoes and your expectations in achieving the desired results.
What are some tips to get in shape for the summer?
Stay away from processed foods. To get the most from your training, a healthy diet combining fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and plenty of water is imperative to weight loss, muscle gain, and proper cell functionality. Reduce stress. Proper and regular exercise reduces stress and aids in weight loss. The same goes for sleep. Many people suffer from sleep problems, snoring and insomnia. Physical exercise and training can address these problems by putting the body in balance and reducing body fat.
What are some of the benefits of working out with a personal trainer as opposed to going at in on your own?
The personal trainer can tailor a specific routine to gain faster results. The trainer provides the motivation to keep you on track with your fitness goals and knows how to make the necessary adjustments if something is working for you.
How long does it usually take for clients to see results?
It really depends. We are all built differently and our bodies respond differently. It is also important that the client helps themselves in the process by truly following the trainer’s advice.
What do you find most rewarding about being a personal trainer?
I love to help people. I love to see my clients making progress, be able to transform their body and achieve their fitness goals. When you take control of your health and fitness you are taking control of your life. Knowing that I can be part of their process is very rewarding. I remember one client when he started with me he was overweight and depressed. After a couple of months of changing his lifestyle, diet and exercise he became a totally different person.