Personal Training

MONDAY – Every Minute On The Minute – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Every Minute On The Minute Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  30 minute EMOM (Every Minute on The Minute) 10 australian pull ups 15 push ups 20 ab smashers Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the #NeverSkipMonday movement. Post it on your Instagram…

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MONDAY – Highway to Hell – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Highway to Hell Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day 5 pull ups 10 diamond push ups 15 leg raises 20 push ups 25 mountain climbers 30 push up shorties X4 Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the #NeverSkipMonday movement. Post it on your…

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MONDAY – Core & More – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Core & More Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  20 russian twists 10 forearm push ups 20 plank twists 10 hollowbody rocks 20 crunches 10 “u” push ups L-Sit Maxout X3 Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the #NeverSkipMonday movement. Post it on…

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MONDAY – Drop & Give Me 50 – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Drop & Give Me 50 Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  50 mountain climbers 50 squats 50 wide push ups 50 laying leg raises 50 switch lunges 50 bench dips 50 jumping jacks Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the #NeverSkipMonday movement. Post…

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MONDAY – 20 Minutes of Hell – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – 20 Minutes of Hell Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  20 minute timecap 10 burpees 20 situps 30 australian chin ups 40 squats 50 push ups 50 squat jumps 70 mountain climbers 80 crunches 90 jumping jacks 100 push up shorties Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends…

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Why is CrossFit or CrossFit Style Training so Expensive? – Fitness Article

Why is CrossFit or CrossFit Style Training so Expensive? I get it.  Looking at $189 per month for a gym membership seems outrageous.  Especially when there are gyms around that are $10 per month.  The price all depends on the lens you are looking through.  Obviously being the owner and writing this post there is an inherent conflict of interest, and I completely understand that. Since you made it to this post, it tells me you are serious about your…

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MONDAY – Foundations Plus – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Foundations Plus Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  15 scapula raises 10 banded pull ups 5 wide pulls X2 15 scapula push ups 10 incline push ups 5 diamond push ups X3 Max leg raises X4 Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the…

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MONDAY – Bodyweight Tabata – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Bodyweight Tabata Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  4 round tabata (1 round = 20 seconds ON / 10 seconds OFF) set 1 – push ups set 2 – surrender squats set 3 – bicycle crunches set 4 – bench dips set 5 – curtsy lunges set 6 – half burpees Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform!…

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MONDAY – Prisoner Of War – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Prisoner Of War Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  10 knee tucks 20 switch lunges 15 ab smashers 50 jumping jacks 10 clap push ups 20 jump squats 15 leg raises X3 Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the #NeverSkipMonday movement. Post it…

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MONDAY – Heavy Sets – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Heavy Sets Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  5 handstand push ups 10 muscle ups 15 diamond push ups 20 pull ups 25 straight bar dips Max handstand hold X4 Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the #NeverSkipMonday movement. Post it on your…

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MONDAY – Deadly Burps – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Deadly Burps Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  5 burpees 10 pull ups 5 burpees 10 australian pull ups 5 burpees 10 dips 5 burpees 10 decline push ups X4 Check out my BEGINNER CALISTHENICS & BODYWEIGHT TRAINING CLASS on Skillshare for FREE plus enjoy 2 months of free access to any class on the platform! Don’t forget to share this routine and get your friends to be part of the #NeverSkipMonday movement. Post it on your…

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Fast Fitness Form: Squat 101 – Fitness Article

Fast Fitness Form: Squat 101 Feel like you don’t know squat about squats? You’re not alone – this signature workout move has an intimidating reputation for a reason. They are tough! “A squat can be a lot more challenging than it looks,” adds Gillian Blackett, long-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada‘s Promenade Mall and Richmond Hill locations. When it comes to fitness, we’re always up for a challenge, though—that’s why we talked to…

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The Complete Guide to Naming Your Health and Fitness Business – Fitness Article

The Complete Guide to Naming Your Health and Fitness Business Naming your business is a big decision. Your services and expertise are critical to the success of your business, but so is the brand you build around them — and it all starts with a name. You want your business name to resonate with your audience and stand out from the competition. But with so much pressure to be clever, relevant, and sophisticated, how do you choose the perfect name…

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How to Respond to Negative Online Reviews about Your Personal Training & Health Coaching Business – Fitness Article

How to Respond to Negative Online Reviews about Your Personal Training & Health Coaching Business Every business owner knows that negative reviews are inevitable. You might provide the most exceptional service experience or product in the world, but you still won’t make everyone happy. As much as it stings to see harsh words about your business in print, it’s bound to happen at some point. The key is in how you respond to it and learn from it. When it…

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Futuristic Fitness Trends For 2020 – Fitness Article

Futuristic Fitness Trends For 2020 What we do in our present defines our future. It is a general human psychology to keep weaving the future plans in the present itself.These plans can be related to anything, be it our job, our next car or simply the next type of clothing that we want to purchase. But what do we do for our health? Do we ever start a workout with the simple perspective in mind that it might help us…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Allison Thompson – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Allison Thompson – State of Fitness Name Allison Thompson Hometown Gaylord, MI Age 36 Occupation Technology Director What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? I love to read! My husband and I really like to try different craft beers and wines, so we can often be found at Horrock’s or a brewery. We also really enjoy traveling and watching movies/Netflix series. What is one of your favorite books/series? I love historical fiction. The Kingsbridge…

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Should I be using touch and consent forms and guidelines? – Workout Fitness Article

Should I be using touch and consent forms and guidelines? Get the Basics… Fitness professionals may use appropriate touch with clients to improve form, technique, or understand body awareness. Guidelines for appropriate professional touch include getting permission first and explaining where and why, which helps to communicate with clients. Informed consent forms should have a statement about appropriate contact during exercise and physical activity. Setting appropriate professional boundaries is important for all clients. Personal trainers, yoga instructors, and group fitness…

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MONDAY – Bicep Blaster – FitCalisthenics – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Bicep Blaster – FitCalisthenics MONDAY – Bicep Blaster – FitCalisthenics Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  This Monday we’re going to hit arms really hard. Finish the first part of the workout and right after get into the burnout series. On Mondays we train no matter what so let’s get this work done! 10 chin ups 10 headbangers x4 * 2 reps off every exercise, every set 100 banded curls 100 push ups 10 bench dips Don’t…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Greg Kohler – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Greg Kohler – State of Fitness Name Greg Kohler   Hometown Okemos, MI Age 27 Occupation Digital Advertising at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK   What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? Hanging out with my fiancée, Chloe and our dog, Willow. Coaching Water Polo. Being outside.   What was your favorite concert ever attended?             Martin Garrixx in Las Vegas last year was sweet. The Swift Brothers is always a great show also.…

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MONDAY – Grave Digger – FitCalisthenics – Calisthenics Fitness Article

MONDAY – Grave Digger – FitCalisthenics MONDAY – Grave Digger – FitCalisthenics Fit Calisthenics – Routine of the Day  After today’s workout your chest is going to be on fire. Pure calisthenics upper body training to start the week off on a high note.! It’s Monday baby, it’s Monday! 10 dips 10 straight bar dips 10 push ups 10 diamond push ups 10 bench dips 10 skull crushers 100 shorties x3 Don’t forget to share this routine and get your…

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10 Apps Personal Trainers Can Use to Improve Communication with Their Clients – Fitness Article

10 Apps Personal Trainers Can Use to Improve Communication with Their Clients Editor’s Note: This post was originally published January 2019 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Whether you’ve just started your journey to becoming a personal trainer or have been a certified personal fitness trainer for a while, looking for the best ways to communicate with your clients is essential. And, with the recent growth in the development of apps and software, it’s an…

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How I Worked A Desk Job Full Time, As A Personal Trainer Part-Time + Stayed (Reasonably!) Well – Fitness Article

How I Worked A Desk Job Full Time, As A Personal Trainer Part-Time + Stayed (Reasonably!) Well February 12, 2019  Ever since I first got into fitness and heard about Train Manchester I’ve regarded them as the ultimate training facility in the city, so when I got my very first Personal Training position there I mega proud to be a part of the team. I trained part-time for six months until I felt ready to go fully self-employed in August…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Cindy Zolkowski        – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Cindy Zolkowski        – State of Fitness Name Cindy Zolkowski Hometown Allen Park Age 62 Occupation Director, Administrative Services & Finance, Michigan Public Transit Association What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? Golf, travel, concerts/theater, reading What is one of your favorite books/series? 2 of my favorites are The Poisonwood Bible and Angela’s Ashes. Currently, I have been reading fiction-based-on-fact novels about women in WWI and WWII. What was your favorite concert ever attended? This…

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Suspension Trainer Product Review | KIPS – Workout Fitness Article

Suspension Trainer Product Review | KIPS by Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS In this video, we review the main suspension training products on the market based on their ease of use, features and unique selling propositions. Below the video is a product guide and resources for buying suspension trainers. The Blast Straps from Elite FTS were the first suspension trainer I used. They are rated for very heavy loads and have a very convenient metal clip that is used to attach them…

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Strength Train to Lose Weight – Fitness Article

Strength Train to Lose Weight If your number one goal is to lose weight, don’t be afraid to strength train. Many gym-goers believe that lifting weights is only to increase size in the form of bulging muscles and cardio is the way to burn fat. According to Penn State University, lifting weights is the secret to fat loss. Researchers put overweight people on a reduced-calorie nutrition plan and divided them into three groups. One group did not exercise, another did only…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Robin Richard – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Robin Richard – State of Fitness Hometown I grew up in Louisville, Ohio. Lived in Athens, Ohio, Dayton, Cleveland, and Canton. Moved to Okemos twenty-seven years ago and will more than likely remain here. Age 65 Occupation Retired nurse What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? I love bike riding, hiking, quilting, shopping, and day drinking. What is one of your favorite books/series? I read all genres. What was your favorite concert ever attended? I…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rick Audas – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rick Audas – State of Fitness Hometown Grew up in Saginaw, but been East Lansing since 1976. Age 61 Occupation Semi-retired (normal day: gym, office, lunch, golf). I have been working in financial planning and involved in real estate for over 38 years. What are your interests, hobbies, talents outside of SOF? Golf. I usually play at the Country Club of Lansing or Forest Dunes. Keeping up with an 11-year old son and a 2-year old grandson.…

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Trainer’s Guide to Workout Templates – Workout Fitness Article

Trainer’s Guide to Workout Templates Get the Basics… Organizing your training into templates saves time without compromising effectiveness. Follow the basic principles of program design when creating or choosing a template to use. Choose from the provided templates based on your personal style and who you train. See how Exercise.com’s workout creation software can help you deliver the best service to your clients. As personal trainers, our biggest task and time-cost outside of actual client sessions is background work like…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Liz Flechsig – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Liz Flechsig – State of Fitness Hometown. Born in Grand Rapids. Live in Brighton Age. 62 Occupation. Retired!!!! What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? Fishing, reading, hiking, horses, walking my pup Addie. What is one of your favorite books/series? Janet Evanovich book series-they make me laugh! What was your favorite concert ever attended? The Piano Guys at Red Rocks in Colorado-it was magical!! Who’s in your main posse outside of SOF? Friends from…

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Slosh Pipe Basics and Benefits – Workout Fitness Article

Slosh Pipe Basics and Benefits by Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS Strengthening the trunk muscles and the body’s core has become a prevalent subject over the last 20 years. When we look at the use of unstable surfaces (physioballs a.k.a. Swedish balls, balance disks/platforms, Bosu balls, etc.) and the use of unstable objects to lift (slosh pipes, slosh balls, weights suspended from bars, etc.) the topics of upper and lower extremity strengthening, and that of stabilizing muscles at the shoulder…

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