3 Vital Facts About Heavy Lifting for Weight Loss: A Guide

Did you know that working out isn’t just for those who are wanting to lose weight? Over the years, many people have learned that working out has many positive effects on their physical and mental health. Have you ever decided to go to a fitness studio on the weekend, and the next morning, you saw yourself still laying in bed at 10 am? It takes a lot of energy and mental conditioning to get up on a lazy morning and start wiggling your body.

However, if you think you’ve taken enough rest and need to get moving again, here are some reminders to help you get back on track:

  • It Does Your Body a Favor

The book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne teaches its readers that whatever you think is what you attract. The same applies to our body, as whatever we think and do will reflect on our body, and that’s how others will see us as well.

By working out, you are actually doing yourself a favor. Your body will feel that you are giving it some care, and it will coordinate with whatever your fitness goals are.

  • It Increases Your Vigor

When you workout, you are letting your blood flow freely all over the body. With a healthy blood flow, the blood will be able to bring oxygen to your brain, which will result in you being more energetic and functional throughout the day. 

Working out is also found to help release more endorphins, which are the chemicals responsible for happiness. Endorphins reduce the perception of pain, making it easier for you to move and get into the next level of your workout. It also gives you a positive feeling so that you can be happier and more positive as you deal with the day. 

  • It Increases Your Alertness

Working out trains your mind and body to be more active. It will also improve your agility. If you consistently do fitness training, you will have a sharper mind to help you work and function better throughout the day.

  • It Helps You Crave for More Healthy Foods

Did you know that working out helps you reduce your cravings for junk foods? Yes, exercise will encourage you to eat more nutritious foods instead since it is also helpful for your workout routine. Remember that fitness goals don’t depend on workout alone but also on a healthy and balanced diet!

  • It Helps You Establish a Workout Habit

There is what’s called the 21/90 rule. It simply states that if you consistently do something for 21 consecutive days, you will start to establish that habit and will continue to do it for 90 more days. If you start to establish a workout habit, you will bring it until you get older. In fact, people who love working out tend to age slower as well.

At the same time, we do not encourage straining your body by working out every day. You can start by doing it a few times a week until you get used to the routine and slowly build it up according to your body’s capability!

  • It Helps You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Many people who work out often have a certain fitness goal. It may be to lose weight, to tone down, or to achieve abs or sexier gluteus. This should be easier now that we have more time at home. If you commit to working out, you can surely reach your fitness goal in no time.

  • It Helps You to Be Healthier

We know that exercise can give our mind and body a lot of health benefits. Exercise can give us a positive perspective overall. If you’ve been feeling down because of the lockdown, you may want to start with light exercises first, then progress as you can!


It is normal to have a lazy day, as you may want to sleep in a little longer. However, it’s really good if you will start establishing a fitness routine, especially when you consider the health consequences of not doing so. Yes, it may be a bit difficult at first, but once you start the routine, you may already upgrade to a personalized fitness program to also upgrade your results. If working out alone doesn’t give you that needed motivation, then consider going to a fitness studio!

The Fit Factor is an exclusive and results-driven fitness studio that offers a personalized fitness program in Wellesley. Get in touch with us today to know your fit factor, and let’s start working on your fitness goal!

Chad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years.  He is very dedicated and resourceful as a trainer.  I would highly recommend Chad.  He has kept my body healthy through all these years and in my 50s. Chad is also very accommodating to working with your schedule. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Joan C

I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.

Brittany chick

I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.

Yvonne C.

When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!

Giuseppe Leonelli

I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!

Jonas Escobedo

Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!

William Gotschewski

I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!

Tere Ramos

I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

Declan Gulley