TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Your Fit Body Now, Canada's largest online personal training company realizes that fitness apps can be a powerful tool; however if not paired with personal training, there is no guarantee of weight loss success.
Mobile health and fitness apps are soaring in popularity as more people have the ability to count calories, track fitness progress and make their own workouts. However recent studies show there is no guarantee to improve a user's health, let alone allow them to lose weight.
The findings don't mean fitness apps don't work for people who want to lose weight, said the study's lead author, Dr. B. Yoshi Laing from the Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center in Los Angeles. Instead, simply recommending it does not lead to weight loss, compared to people who don't get recommendations. "This just shows us again that losing weight is really tough," said Dr. B. Yoshi Laing.
The new study published in journal Annals of Internal Medicine has revealed that weight loss can't just happen by using a fitness app unless people remain fully committed. In order to conduct the study, the researchers looked at data from over 200 overweight or obese patients over a span of six months. Half of the participants were assigned and instructed to use a popular fitness app, while the other participants were told to choose their own activities to lose weight. Researchers found that the difference in weight lost between the two groups was not that noteworthy as overall level of weight loss was minimal.
According to Travis Edwards of Your Fit Body Now, one of the biggest problems that people face when trying to lose weight or stay healthy is sticking to unrealistic goals and expectations. "A fitness app can be a useful tool for monitoring day-to-day progress, but it should not be used solely by itself. This is where working with an online personal trainer becomes extremely helpful. We help clients set realistic goals, provide support and motivation as well as hold them accountable. Most importantly, we keep clients committed to their goals. We ensure that individuals use both a fitness app and an online personal trainer increasing their chance of weight loss success."
Your Fit Body Now provides its clients with an online personal trainer in Toronto among other cities in Ontario including Mississauga, Hamilton, Vaughan, Pickering and Ottawa. Your Fit Body Now offers customized workouts, nutrition tracking tools and meal plans through their online portal and fitness app.
SOURCE: Your Fit Body Now
For further information: Travis Edwards, [email protected]