Press And Announcements Press Round-up: Trainerize App Review and Features

September is off to a great start–the press is just flying in for Trainerize these past few days! We received a Trainerize App review by a very popular publication, and our resident fitness expert, Michelle Roots, offered some fitness tips to some heavy hitting online magazines. Read on for more!

Huffington Post Canada

From their site: “Every month The Huffington Post Canada’s Living team will review products or experiences that have sparked our curiosity, made us sweat or is the latest, trendiest thing in the world of healthy living.”

Huffington Post Living Canada

This month, Trainerize was on the ticket for review! Arti Patel, Huffington Post Canada’s Living Editor, was paired up with an online personal trainer, and was given a workout plan for four weeks.

Trainerize App Review Huffington Post

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Arti’s final words for his Trainerize app review? If you are a committed person who likes to stick to a workout plan, this is a great alternative than a face-to-face trainer. My favourite thing, however, is how personalized it is — you actually feel like you know the group of people helping you meet your goals.Read the full review here.

Shape Magazine

Shape Magazine features Trainerize

Lauren Mazzo, the digital editorial assistant for Shape magazine, interviewed Madalin Frodsham, a 27-year-old woman from Perth, Australia, was following a ketogenic diet (aka a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate protein diet) and a Kayla Itsines workout plan, when she hit a plateau. Instead of trying to figure it out on her own, she consulted a personal trainer and nutrition coach, who advised her to up her carb intake and start tracking her macronutrients. She went from eating a measly 800 calories a day, up to 1800. She stayed about the same weight, but saw a huge change in her physique.

Let's just preface this by saying no, I did not have an ED. When I was eating 800 calories a day, I thought I was healthy. I was eating healthy food, but hardly any macronutrients. I was curious to find out what my macros were like before I actually started counting my macros, so I entered my old foods into @myfitnesspal to find out. I was quiet astonished to see how little protein and carbs I was eating. 800 calories seems absurdly low as now I need minimum 1500 calories to be full, but at the time 800 calories was keeping me full because that's what my body was used to. After a while though, salad simply wasn't cutting it, and for all the restrictions I was placing on my diet, I simply wasn't seeing the results I had anticipated. So I got in touch with a PT and nutritional coach and got my macros sorted. When he first told me to eat 50% carbs I nearly died! I was eating about 10% carbs before and could not fathom how 50% carbs would not make me fat. I also freaked out at all the calories. I've been keeping an excel spreadsheet and in the first week of being on macros my average calories for the week was a little over 1000. I remember how hard I struggled to actually eat the size of my meals. I would just put my lunch next to my desk and eat it over the course of 3 hours as I couldn't eat it in one sitting! Now my stomach can take way more and is much happier! In the second week I was averaging 1600 calories a day! It didn't take long for my body to catch up. A part of me may always have that mindset that relates not eating with weight loss and "being good today". Sometimes I may forget to eat lunch just because I got busy and for a second I will revert back to old thinking, and think "ohh, I've done really well today and haven't eaten much at all." That's why I love tracking my macros. It will tell me "Maddy, you need to eat more. Go eat 3 potatoes". And I'll pat myself on the back for being healthy and doing really good today! If you're under feeding yourself in an effort to lose weight, don't do what I did for so long. Don't waste your time eating salad when you could be eating sweet potatoes and banana pancakes. Eat more and get fit. It actually works 🙌🏽

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Our resident fitness expert Michelle Roots, weighed in on the results: “When you’re following a very strict, clean diet, your body actually releases more cortisol into the blood stream, which causes your body to store fat. A lot of women say, ‘I want to lose weight so I’m going to only eat 1200 calories a day and workout seven days a week,’ as opposed to looking at their macronutrients and seeing how many grams of protein and good fats they get in a day.”

If you look at the results from the change in her diet, we think the image speaks for itself! Read the article here.

The Active Times

The Active Times features Trainerize

The-Active-Times-logoNicole Dossantos, Editor of The Active Times, asked our Trainerize expert, Michelle Roots, to offer some tips for people that are having trouble getting rid of those last few pounds. She said: “many individuals solely rely on reducing daily calorie count for weight loss. This will work during the initial stages of weight-loss; however, as you get closer to the end goal, it’s important to track the percentage of proteins, carbs, and good fats.”

Michelle offers some great advice, like for one, you may not be drinking enough water. “Try to drink water prior to eating a meal and during to help fill you up. This can often prevent over eating during meals and snacks,” says Roots. Read more here.

What do you think?