As a professional fitness coach for the past ten years on Wall Street and in Tribeca, New York City this is single handedly the most often asked question by women. “What is the fastest way to lose weight/ burn fat”. While we live in 2013 in New York city which is considered the most advanced city when it comes to many industries including health and fitness there are still a lot of myths! This calls for a serious need to re-educate and clarify. So here it goes; resistance training is the most effective and one of the best if not the best way to lose weight/ burn fat. This is simply due to the scientific fact that muscle burns fat at a much higher rate. Yes, women have muscle too. However much less than men. This is where it all gets complicated. ” but I don’t want to build muscle and look like a man” I enjoy looking like a woman but want to get “toned”. The true definition of the word ” toned” is the density of muscle or how much muscle one really has. So in essence to get toned you have to build muscle by resistance training/ or weight Training or strength training. Now we are getting somewhere! And we have already established that muscle burns more calories throughout your day than cardio anytime. Even while doing those sexy house hold chores such as laundry, cooking, running errands, playing with the kids..etc. Imagine that! Your body being a fat burning machine! So, let today be the day to start a resistance workout.