If you are looking to add some variety to your lower body workouts and training, TRX is where it's at. The weights you are used to using might have to take a backseat to some of these new exercises but I promise it will be worth it so stay patient! There is quite a learning curve on some of the single leg moves in the video and that you can do with the TRX so go slow with the movements and master your stability via bodyweight before increasing the loads. Kettlebells are a gre
The path to success in the fitness industry, and life can lead to many places and is likely to be ridden with challenges along the way. Over the past 8 years, I have been continually asking myself what that path is supposed to look like. I am by no means a genius, but I am pretty damn good at figuring things out... So I have been actively seeking out that answer for quite some time now. Going to multiple fitness conferences every year, getting certified through every major or
"Functional" and "performance" are two relatively subjective terms often used to describe exercises and training like the moves included in the video above. They are of course relative to your goals from training but semantics aside, there are commonalities among many of these kinds of exercises. They not only serve as a gauge of what the benefit is but also give us insight into the pre-requisites that clients should meet before graduating to more advanced moves. Often times
In a society of people who spend their day in front of computers and with their heads down in screens (ironic...I know) we could all use a little bit more pulling in our lives. The TRX serves as a great tool for a wide variety of pulling exercises for clients of all levels to help combat this anterior dominance. Common rounding of the shoulders, forward head posture, and internally rotated shoulders may not become magically fixed by doing more pulling but it's certainly part
According to history kettlebells came from Russia pre-1800s where they were used for weighing crops. Farmers found that they got much stronger from using them which transitioned their use into Soviet training and conditioning programs in the 20th century. Needless to say, if the Soviets trained with them then they must be awesome right? There popularity and use in the fitness industry throughout the past 10 years would agree but what is it that makes them special? There are a
Creating an Impact & Finding Success Not sure I ever understood or believed the connection I could create with people as a Fitness Pro. A far cry from the Pre-Law and Business route that I was headed towards in college but I can't imagine doing anything else.
Fitness Pros and Personal Trainers get to help people find something within themselves that at one point they weren't sure they had.
I don't just mean looking good in the mirror (not that that's a bad thing either).
I just finished re-reading the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Individuals and it was a great reminder of just how powerful mindset can be. Steven Covey asks you to take a second and think about yourself sitting there right now. Take a step back and outside of yourselves and picture yourself from above. Think about yourself floating in the room and looking down on yourself, not just what you are doing and thinking but actually thinking about HOW you are thinking. This inher
Want to make great money doing what you love? Why wouldn't you but it might not be as easy as everyone makes it out to be. Industry experts and advertisers make it seem like every Fitness Professional is making 6 figures and although it's more than possible it is not a sure thing. Take a look at the video above for more information on how much you can expect to make in the Fitness Industry and then read below for some thing you can regularly work on to get there. 1) Become TH