Best Workout for a Woman in Late Twenties

Best Workout for a Woman in Late Twenties
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Nikol Klein

About the Expert

Nikol Klein is a professional ballet dancer and personal trainer based in San Diego, California. Nikol has danced and toured with several dance companies, including Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Ballet Oklahoma, and The California Ballet.

Ms. Klein received her Personal Training Certification through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) is also a specialist in Performance Nutrition through ISSA. She is also the owner of Fit For Her, a 24 hour Women’s workout facility located in Oklahoma City.

Ms. Klein also created and teaches a mat class called Ballet Body, which focuses on creating the lean, feminine look of a dancer. Today, Ms. Klein is touted as San Diego’s premier personal trainer for women specializing in in-home training. Additionally, Ms. Klein writes a popular fitness blog which focuses on her professional experiences and inside training information. Nikol can also be found on Twitter.

Best Workout for Women In Late Twenties with Nikol Klein

Bright Hub: As a personal trainer, do you find that women in their twenties face fitness challenges that are different from other women?

Nikol Klein: Health and fitness problems faced by women in their late twenties aren’t all that different from the issues that women of all ages face at some point or another. The difference is that it is easier to implement a new fitness program as unhealthy habits are easier to change at a young age.

Bright Hub: What kinds of fitness concerns are most common among women this age?

Nikol Klein: A lot of women in their late twenties start to see the signs that their metabolisms are slowing down as they get older. Most are still plagued by the “freshman 15” that continued to accumulate. They need to acknowledge the fact that they must start an exercise program, if they have not already, to alleviate health problems in their older years.

A big problem that I see in women in their late twenties and even early thirties is that their college lifestyles have caught up with them. The main problems most have are their eating habits and alcohol consumption.

The other problem is that as they are just starting to get set with their new careers, they often do not have enough time to work out or plan meals. Making time for a healthy lifestyle in your twenties will encourage you to continue this through your later years.

Bright Hub: What do you think should be considered by someone trying to overcome these challenges?

Nikol Klein: I think the most important steps for overcoming these challenges can sometimes be within your support group of family and friends. Instead of going out for a drink with a co-worker, why not hit the gym for a spin class? Surrounding yourself with healthy, motivated people can make a huge difference. Continuing along the unhealthy, sedentary path is admittance of laziness!

Learning to cook is also a good step! These days there are many wonderful cooking classes you can take on the weekends leaving you no excuse to eat fast food!

Bright Hub: Can diet changes help? What are some important components of a healthy diet for a woman in her late twenties?

Nikol Klein: A healthy diet can help women of all ages. A woman in her twenties needs to make sure she is getting enough calcium to promote strong bones and to prevent osteoporosis. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins such as chicken and fish is always recommended.

Bright Hub: In your experience, are supplements beneficial in general? Should women in this age group consider taking any type of supplements for their health?

Nikol Klein: I get this question a lot. In fact I get solicited by different supplement companies on an average of once a week. When it comes to supplements, it seems that everyone has their individual preferences. The answer; supplements are only beneficial if you are deficient in some area. Once the deficiency is determined, a supplement can be recommended. Women should consider taking supplements at the discretion of their physician or nutritionist after determining whether or not there is a deficiency. Purchasing and taking supplements otherwise is a waste of money.

Bright Hub: What other fitness advice would you offer to women in their late twenties?

Nikol Klein: Women in their late twenties need to start taking care of their bodies and they may be thankful for it when they reach their 70’s! Limit alcohol consumption and begin an exercise routine. Get routine check-ups from your doctor.