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There are times when I wish I could say that my only objective as a trainer is to help someone lose a certain amount of fat. Life would be much simpler that way, because all we’ll have to rely on is metrics. Nice and objective, yes?

That’s very rarely the case though. I could have two women, one 40 lbs overweight, and the other 10 lbs away from her target weight — and they could feel just the same level of distress about the fat they have to lose.

Honestly speaking, fat loss isn’t about health per se. Sure, after beginning a fitness and proper diet regimen, you’ll end up feeling a lot better and thinking clearer. But except for extreme cases where health is very obviously compromised (eg. doctor says “start exercising and cleaning up your diet or you’re dead in 6 months”), people usually think to get fit because they’re pursuing an ideal.

As much as we want to sublimate our bodies and believe that it’s our personality, our minds, our souls, our skills, or whatever, that makes us what we are, our self-image still is inextricable from our physicality.

Superficial? No. There’s something artistic, and i daresay spiritual, about the pursuit of self-improvement (contrary to what Tyler Durden may say). The desire to better oneself shouldn’t be looked down upon. However, there are people who aren’t so much trying to improve themselves as they are trying to emulate an unrealistic ideal. And that could set up a person for a lifetime of frustration.


Results Motivate.

Posted: February 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Chel (see comments under Bikini Body Sessions) posted this in GirlTalk. I really love being able to work with determined, dedicated people! 😀

“hey, i’m one of the students of ms. isa for the bikini body sessions. honestly, i love the workout she has provided us! at first, hirap na hirap ako sa squats.. pero mejo nanenail down ko na siya complete with weights. sometimes iniisip ko hindi ko kaya, pero kaya ko pala! she has given us our programs already and we did session#3 kanina. I thought after nun magcardio ako like the other 2, hindi pala. tinuruan niya ako magpush-ups.. kase hindi ako marunong! LOL.. still need a lot of practice though.

“anyway for the 3weeks since i’ve started, i’ve lost 7-8 lbs na ata. lumiit na yung hips ko.. unbelievable! unless mali ang measure ko? lol..

“anyway, mga sis if you have time and you really want to be fit, i suggest joining eclipse. especially for the first timers (ako rin first time ever mag-gym), i find the bikini body sessions okay kase you have a semi-personal trainer (kase nga group kayo) better and mas tutok yung training. although, yung mga bago na girls (madaming bago ngayon as in! punuan dun sa women’s area) the other trainers also help them in training.. mas feel ko in my opinion na mas okay yung personal trainer, kase nga mas tutok and you can contact anytime you need lalo na pag food ang pinaguusapan..

“hitting the gym is actually one of the things i never thought i would do, but i’m currently doing it! bukod sa super tumaba ako after the pregnancy (3 yrs na nga pala ang anak ko), i work at home.. so you can imagine how sedentary i am. i don’t go out often and really no form of exercise so hitting the gym is really a good way for me to be physically fit and socialize with my groupmates. :)”

I think that one of the main reasons people give up on a fitness lifestyle is because they don’t see results. No one likes investing in something that won’t give them any tangible returns. Chel’s pretty lucky in the sense that she’s responding really well to the diet and training regimen given to her, despite it only having been 3 weeks. I’m personally quite excited to see what the results will be like after 3 months. 😀

Bikini Body Sessions

Posted: December 5, 2009 in Uncategorized

The sessions will start on January 18, 2010. They will be held MWF, 7-8 PM.

edit: We’re opening another set of classes, to start on Feb. 22, 2010. MWF, 10-11 am. 🙂

3 Months Eclipse Gym Membership – P4200 (one-time payment)
Personal Trainer Fee – P1500 (payable on a monthly basis)

A maximum of 5 girls per class only. But if there’s enough demand, we might be able to open another class. For inquiries, leave a comment or email me at isaisacoffeejunkie (at)