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Lose Weight, Should Women Just Cut Calories And Do Cardio? - Fitness Instructor Scott Keppel (VIDEO)

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Fitness instructor Scott Keppel introduces himself and shares if a woman should solely cut calories and do cardio to lose weight.

Fitness Instructor Scott Keppel:
My name is Scott Keppel. I am a nationally certified fitness instructor and I have been for over 10 years. I own "Scott’s Training Systems," formerly "Body by Scott." We just changed over, over these last few months. What we do is we’re personal training studios as well as we do online training.

I have a certification for just primarily weight loss as well as general population, pre- and post-natal, youth training, as well as I specialize in individuals getting ready for figure body building and fitness competitions. I have 8 trainers that work for me and we train individuals, like I said, for all types of goals.

We’re the official trainer for the Weight Loss Institute of Arizona as well as Miss Teen Arizona USA and Miss Arizona USA. You can contact us at www.scottstrainingsystems.com.

And that’s a question I get from many individuals and the answer to that is, "Not necessarily." Some individuals do not eat enough calories, which means they’re not getting enough to maintain their vital functions. We have what’s called our BMR, Basal Metabolic Rate, and there are several formulas that you can use to determine that. You can even go online to figure out how many calories a day you should need based on your age, your height, your weight and your activity level.

So, assuming that you’re taking in enough calories to maintain your vital functions, then we look at your activity level, based on top of that. Then if your goal is to lose weight, you may need to restrict some of those calories and bump up the cardio, but that’s not always the case. I have several women that would come to me, that are 140 pounds, not overweight, but they want to tighten up a little bit and they’re only eating 7-800 calories a day. That’s not enough.

Most women should be no lower than 1200 calories a day, ideally between 14 and 1600 as a rule of thumb. So if you’re taking in 2000 calories, then yes, you may need to restrict, but that’s not always the answer.

About Fitness Instructor Scott Keppel:
Scott Keppel has been part of the fitness industry for over 14 years. Now the proud owner of Scott's Training Systems, Scott has taken his vision to the next level. He is keeping true to his philosophy of empowering every client, so they can achieve not only their fitness goals, but their personal and professional one’s in a safe and effective manner. STS has evolved from a one-time Trainer of the Year at Bally Total Fitness to his garage (taking 19 of 21 clients with him) to an 800 square foot studio and now two studios each over 1300 square feet and a following like no other. Scott is a well respected fitness instructor that has been featured in both national and local media and was the winning trainer for channel 3's weight loss challenge each of the 3 years it was held. He later created their first fitness challenge. He is a lifetime natural competitor who has trained dozens of clients for bodybuilding, figure, and fitness competitions, a number of which have placed in the top five and several who have won overalls! He is also certified in pre/post natal training and has trained many women to term.

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