Crosstrainer Customers

Fitness Consultants / Personal Trainers
Fitness & Bodybuilding Consultant
Jamo Nezzar,
Fitness Consultant
Crosstrainer allows fitness trainers to analyze whether their clients are eating a balanced, healthy diet, meeting their calorie requirements and improving their blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels. They can quickly determine if the weight the client is gaining or losing is muscle or fat. Trainers are able to show their clients how their strength training efforts are paying off and how their aerobic conditioning has improved.

Jamo Nezzar is a fitness consultant , a competitive body builder and a Crosstrainer Unlimited user. He uses Crosstrainer to develop training schedules and diet plans for his many clients. You may view his website at http://www.musclejam.com


 

Fitness & Bodybuilding Consultant
Ray Burton ,
Personal Trainer/Author

Personal trainers have adopted Crosstrainer Unlimited like no other group.

Not only does Crosstrainer aid in the development of personal training plans, Crosstrainer also aids in Nutritional and Fitness awareness through it's unlimited tracking capabilities. Visual totals and graphing utilities even enhance the motivation of each user to better themselves where they now can see where to do so.


Ray Burton, I.S.S.A., is a fitness coach, personal trainer and author of the book "Begin At The Gym" He is a competitive body builder and a Crosstrainer Unlimited user. Ray also provides "fitness lifestyle" talks to many companies' employees to discuss strategies for getting fit and staying fit. You may view his website at http://www.buildingbodies.ca/


 


Armed Forces, Police or Fire Departments

Crosstrainer has proven itself to be a champion when the task involves training a large group. The program has been used by Armed Forces and Police and Fire Departments all over North America. Tracking statistics for each of the personnel will allow trainers to identify problems and to apply targeted solutions. Hear what this Crosstrainer supporter had to say:

Fitness Training for the Armed Forces

"I am a Sgt. In the U.S. Army who has used crosstrainer personally for some time. I am currently the NCOIC of Physical Training, Health and Welfare for my company. It was my intention to ...run a study using the soldiers in my unit to demonstrate to the Army that this software could prove to be an invaluable asset for physical training, personnel accountability, health education and awareness, which would allow NCOICs like myself to adjust unit physical training to be more effective. ...What I would like to see is that each soldier could use the software on their own at home and a NCOIC of Training such as my self-could download all their information to track their improvement and problems..."

Sgt. T. M. Bureau
149th Air Ambulance Co.
San Antonio, TX



Groups of Friends Training Together

There is no substitute for working out with friends. Friends keep you honest, they get you moving when when your motivation is low and associating yourself with others who are also living a healthy lifestyle helps to keep a lot of the possible pitfalls and temptations at bay.
 

"A small group of us are working out together and decided to purchase a Crosstrainer personal user license so we all can use it on our own computers. Crosstrainer forces me to watch my diet and maintain a target nutrition plan and workout schedule."

M. Zurick, USA


 



Crosstrainer is known for its unique ability to set and track goals in combination with an athlete's personal fitness and nutrition. What better way to manage your sports teams training. Share workouts, foods/recipes and exercises between team members.


Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association has implemented CT
as its official training software for their top wrestlers in Canada.

"We were very impressed with several features of the software right from the start... Our sport medicine and science team will be able to use the Wellness tracking and, of course, the Weigh-in profile for a weight based sport is very useful. ... There is really nothing out there that compares ... Crosstrainer has risen to the challenge. "

Greg Mathieu, Executive Director
Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association


Crosstrainer license packages are being applied in sports teams, gyms and even businesses throughout North America and the world. It makes sense to incorporate a system for managing multiple users in the same training environment where sharing information can be a real benefit. Also of note is that all personal user information can be password protected and kept private. It is up to each individual or coach. Visit the Order page or Contact Us for more information on the Unlimited License Package.

Eat Well! 10 Tips to Eatting right, losing weight, and being healthy

Eat Well -- ten tips to get your eating habits on track. Small steps can lead to healthy changes.
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By Cheryl Embrett for
Microsoft Home Magazine


Want to look better, feel better and live longer? Make a few healthy changes to your eating habits this year and you'll be well on your way. But you don't have to trade in all your chocolate for tofu. Healthy eating is about enjoying a variety of foods and eating in moderation, says Toronto dietitian and author Leslie Beck. "Nutritious can equal delicious." Here are ten helpful tips from food and nutrition experts to get you started. Santé!

1. Start small
Next time you make a sandwich, substitute two teaspoons of mustard for the same amount of mayonnaise. If you eat two sandwiches a week, you'll save 6,420 calories and 718 grams of fat in a year, say Janet and Greta Podleski, authors of the best-selling cookbooks Looneyspoons and Crazy Plates (Perigee, 2000). Or, leave the pepperoni off your pizza and save about 7.6 grams of fat in two slices. Small changes work better than giant leaps to improve healthy living habits over the long term. For more quick tips on cutting fat and boosting nutrition, visit Global Health & Fitness.

2. Strive for five
Eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and other chronic health problems, says Beck. But most of us are lucky to fit in three servings a day. That's where Dole's highly rated Web site can help. Their 5 A Day personal training tool analyzes your family's fruit, vegetable and nutrient intake, compares the results to recommended levels and tells you how you can increase your intake in easy, delicious ways that even your kids will love.

3. Become a health-conscious shopper
Healthy eating begins at the grocery store, says Julia Aitken, food editor at Elm Street magazine in Toronto. Her advice: shop around the edges of the supermarket — where the dairy, produce, fish and meat reside — and avoid the middle aisles with their glut of processed foods. Make time too, she advises, to read food labels. To test your label-reading know-how and pick up grocery-shopping tips, visit the Rainbow Mart Virtual Grocery Store, sponsored by the Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Society.

4. Track your progress
Keep a record of the foods you eat each day in your personalized food diary. Note the times you ate, what you ate and how much, your hunger level prior to eating, and any overriding emotions that were present at the time. A food diary helps you keep focused on and committed to your goals, says Beck. "It highlights in black and white the foods you are eating and the foods you are not eating. It will make you think twice about eating that extra helping at dinner or handful of potato chips." You should keep a diary for at least the first month that you embark on your plan for change. It will help you to recognize the portions you consume, your food choices and your problem areas.

5. Think ahead
"Plan your meals and snacks in advance, even if it's just one day at a time," says Beck. "Thinking ahead makes it far easier to stay on track when life is hectic. And it helps you make sure that you always have healthy foods on hand." Adds Toronto dietitian Rosie Schwartz: "Planning ahead ensures you don't waste healthy cooking opportunities, too. If you're making salmon for dinner, for example, make enough for two meals and have a cold salmon salad the next day." Click on Canadian Living magazine's Make it Tonight to plan five days of fast, nutritious, tasty dinners.

6. Size it up
Get familiar with portion sizes, says Dana McCauley, food editor of Gardening Life and mother of seven-year-old Oliver. "Restaurants train us to think that a serving size of steak is massive, but it’s really just the size of your fist." To check out appropriate Food Guide servings, click on Health Canada’s Web site or view a Sizing up a serving slide show at the Mayo Clinic's site.

7. Find a support network
Encouragement and support are key to staying motivated, says McCauley, who joined Weight Watchers last year. "It's the peer environment that helps me a lot," she enthuses. Online communities such as FoodFit also let you exchange nutritional information and ideas in lively forums, swap recipes and get a pep talk when you need it. Or, start an e-mail support group with friends. Each week e-mail your goals, tips and progress reports to one another to help keep you on track.

8. Try something new
Lower fat doesn't have to mean boring, says Aitken. Be adventurous and experiment with healthy new foods, flavourings and recipes. For example, citrus zest adds a lot of flavour without calories and a sprinkle of real Parmesan cheese on pasta adds zip without too much fat. For oodles of delicious low-fat recipes, visit Cooking Light magazine or for lower-fat versions of your favourite foods, check out the Mayo Clinic's Recipe Makeover feature.

9. Aim for a healthy weight
Nearly half of Canadians are now overweight. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the best ways to find out whether those few extra pounds on your waistline spell trouble for your health. This tool takes into account not only what the scale says, but also your height, so it's more accurate than weight alone. To calculate your BMI, visit Health Canada's site.

10. Be nutrition-savvy
The more knowledgeable you are about nutrition, the easier it is to make smart food choices. Surf the Net and you'll find thousands of nutrition sites. Be wary of sites that sell or promote the use of particular supplements, foods or books, says Schwartz. Though scientific studies quoted may sound convincing, check them against well-know reputable sites such as the Nutrition Navigator, one of the best rating guides to nutrition Web sites developed by Tufts University; The Dietitians of Canada Web site; and the National Institute of Nutrition. These sites also provide links to other reputable health sites.

Effective Steps for Losing Body Fat


Effective Steps for Losing Body Fat

By Susan Brown from www.medcme.org

Losing weight and excess of body fat is a real nightmare for every one of us. There are several solutions offered, unfortunately the majority of them consisting of fat burners, weight loss pills or appetite suppressants, which are not only scams, but ineffective and unhealthy.

Some of us tend to believe that by taking these pills they would lose the weight excess in the fastest and most effective way possible, but they do not take into consideration the harmful effects, which can be caused by chemicals. There are other, easier and more, relaxing and healthy ways of losing weight and body fat, you just have to make some minor steps, follow proper advice and have lots of motivation and will.

There are three basic things you need to do, three steps for an effective body fat loss. First of all, diet pills cannot take the place of exercises. Working out is needed to lose body fat and weight, while your body gets toned, healthy and muscles. You need to include into your diet plan aerobic, cardio exercises, at least four times a week for 20-30 minutes. This is not too stretching and tiring and on the long run it has astonishing results. It is advisory to do cardio exercises in the morning, before breakfast, when your glycogen levels are low enabling you to burn larger fat amounts.

Another important factor you need to include into your diet plan is the right amount of vitamins. You might take 100% natural multivitamin supplements or eat lots of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and vegetables being high in vitamin A, C and E, which will give you energy and vitality and also work as strong antioxidants, cleaning out the harmful chemicals and toxins from your body. Especially when you are on a diet, you should not afford to lose essential vitamins and minerals. By working out and following a diet plan minerals and vitamins easily get out of your body, so getting in the right supplement by eating fruits and vegetables is a must.

Vitamin supplementation and cardio exercises will never work, until you cut down on carbohydrates and harmful fats. If you start cutting down on carbohydrates your body will have enough time to burn fat easier. As long as your carbohydrate and calorie intake is high your body cannot burn the fat excess, because it primary burns the carbohydrates and only after that the fat.

Starving is the worst thing you can do when willing to lose weight. Every effective diet plan should be based on proper nutrition and include the needed amount of fibers, good carbohydrates and vitamins. If your body is starving, it is losing vitality and energy, without which you cannot follow a proper diet plan based on exercises. If your body does not get the right nutrition instead of fat it will burn muscles instead of fat.

So start a proper diet plan based on nutrition, vitamins and cardio exercises for a long term, effective, healthy and visible weight loss, so you can get the bikini body you are dreaming of.

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