25th, 2018

All About Cypress Fitness

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in New Members, April 25, 2018

Here’s a short post for those looking to learn more about Cypress. What and who is Cypress Fitness? – A gym in New Orleans (since 2012) – A group of trainers with a common goal – A community of members What does Cypress offer? – Group fitness classes – Personal training – Custom program design (self-guided workouts) – Open gym access – Nutrition coaching What does Cypress use for its training sessions? – Free weights (kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells, etc) – Body weight resistance (TRX, pushups, pullups, etc) – Cardio machines (rowers, ski ergs, fan bikes) – Other forms of conditioning (jump rope, sled, med balls, battle ropes, etc) What is Cypress’s training philosophy? – Prioritize strength and mobility – Train cardio in […]

16th, 2018

Member Spotlight: Kate Reilly

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Member Spotlight, Uncategorized, April 16, 2018

Name: Kate Reilly Company, Position and Brief Job Description: I’m a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations. Our agency investigates criminal organizations that exploit the country’s trade, travel, financial and immigration systems. How long have you been a member of Cypress Fitness? Since August 2014 What are your training goals? To get stronger! What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join Cypress Fitness? Was there someone who influenced you to join? I was new to New Orleans and was looking for group fitness classes. List any Cypress Fitness classes, events, people, etc., that you find especially motivating. I think all the trainers are motivating! They all bring very unique talents and experience to their classes so it […]

19th, 2018

2018 Six-Week Summer Ready Nutrition Workshop!

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Nutrition, March 19, 2018

      We’re bringing back our popular nutrition workshop series in a six-week format to get you ready for the first day of summer (June 21). Learn from Precision Nutrition certified coaches and build habits that will not only bring you results during the six-weeks but set you up to maintain your success long-term. How it works: We’ll meet 12:00-1:00 every Saturday from May 12 – June 16 at Cypress Fitness for a Precision Nutrition coaching session (see below details on each session). We record each session so that if you miss one you can stay on track. At the first session you are encouraged (but not required) to take baseline measurements (weight, body fat %, etc) and set goals for the challenge. […]

21st, 2018

Member Spotlight: Ann Glaviano

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Member Spotlight, January 21, 2018

Name: Ann Glaviano Company, Position and brief job description: Self-employed artist with multiple freelance career hustles. Recent fiction/essays at Slate, Tin House, Ninth Letter, Fairy Tale Review; recent dance performances at Marigny Opera House, Art Klub, the Airlift Music Box; I DJ a 1957-1974 vinyl dance jams party twice a month at Twelve Mile Limit in Mid-City and Okay Bar in the Seventh Ward; grant writer for community arts organizations, including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Big Class; copy editor for clients such as the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ quarterly magazine, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, and a creative nonfiction journal called River Teeth. How long have you been a member of Cypress Fitness? I joined in July […]

21st, 2018

Trainer Spotlight: Keith Melancon

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Trainer Spotlight, January 21, 2018

What is your current training goal(s)? Training for RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certification) in May. When did you become a trainer? Trainer since 2008 What is your training or sport background? Some baseball/football as a kid., and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Who is your favorite fitness person(s)? Dan John, Jeff Sokol, Tony Gentilcore What is your favorite fitness website? Dan; What is your favorite book? Fitness: Can You Go? by Dan John; Ignite The Fire by Jonathan Goodman Other: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson; Post Office by Charles Bukowski. What is your training philosophy with your clients? Keep it simple. Not easy. What are some new things you are experimenting with in training that you might be […]

1st, 2018

Tips for Effective New Year’s Goal Setting

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Uncategorized, January 01, 2018

Goooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaalllllls! (pronounce like South American soccer announcer) I am not personally someone who likes to make New Year resolutions as I feel you should be setting goals throughout the year and not wait until the New Year to get started on something you can do now. Plus most resolutions peter out in the first couple weeks and if you’re lucky, may last a month. Remember CONSISTENCY is ALWAYS more important than extremes! That being said, if it works for you please do it. Also, it gives a great excuse to implement goal setting practices in a consistent way. Maybe your first goal is a resolution to practice getting better at setting and achieving goals throughout the year…? Have a goal […]