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Fitness Together®, the largest one-on-one private, personal training franchise in the U.S., is encouraging Americans to educate themselves about the relationship between alcohol and fitness this April, which is Alcohol Awareness Month.
“There are so many studies out there that say alcohol is bad and there are also studies that say alcohol is good. So, who do we listen to?” said Suzanne Caruso, certified nutritionist and personal trainer at Fitness Together, Reading. “The key is moderation. If you’re the type of person who can have one or two adult beverages and not have it affect your normal eating habits and daily functions, then you should be ok. If you are the type of person who finds yourself overindulging, then a focus of reduction might be an appropriate game plan.”
Caruso, along with Fitness Together, Bethesda owner and certified personal trainer Robin Coe, say alcohol can impact fitness performance in a few ways:
“Moderate alcohol shouldn’t ruin your fitness routine. However, if you are looking for the 'six-pack abs' you will need to say no to booze,” adds Coe. “Alcohol produces excess and unnecessary calories for your body. As long as you’re realistic with your goals in relation to your alcohol consumption, having a 5oz glass of wine 3 times per week is acceptable.”
A highly-recommended book and resource for exploring whether you have a healthy relationship with alcohol is This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace.
Additionally, Robin and Suzanne recommend booking a private training session and nutrition consultation at Fitness Together. There are currently over 140 convenient Fitness Together locations throughout the U.S. To find a location near you, go to fitnesstogether.com
About Fitness Together
Fitness Together® is a one-on-one private, personal training franchise focused on changing clients’ lives with improved fitness and health. Whether the aim is to lose weight or achieve better health, Fitness Together® pairs clients with a personal trainer and a workout plan tailored for their goals. To learn more, visit www.fitnesstogetherfranchise.com.
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