What is your current training goal(s)? Right now my goal is to put on about 5 to 10lbs of muscle while maintaining mobility and athletic movements. Why did you become a trainer? Becoming a personal trainer is a life that I can honestly say chose me. Before going to college I never had a thought of being one but I quickly realized that it could be no other way. I love working out, I enjoy meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life, and most importantly, I’m in love with the thought of helping/teaching/training others to reach their goals. What is your training or sport background? My most dominate sport background is Track […]
What is KinStretch? KinStretch is a movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility, and USABLE ranges of motion. KinStretch is much more than stretching. Not only does it open up new ranges of motion for your joints, but it teaches your body how to control the new ranges. This is key. Rather than being an alternative to other forms of exercise, mobility, or flexibility programs, KinStretch is a system that prepares you for all these other things. So if you want to strength train, run, do yoga, etc. then KinStretch will help ensure that your joints can handle the movements and exercises involved in these activities. It will also help maintain and improve joint function for overall […]
6-Week Summer Ready Challenge We’re starting this one six weeks before the first day of summer. Don’t let festival season throw you off track! Cypress’ proven nutrition coaching and workouts will bring you results just in time for the beach. We guarantee it. The participants of our Mardi Gras Challenge saw great results in a short time, not to mention it was during Mardi Gras! I wrote a blog post about it here. How it works: -We’ll meet 11:00-12:00 every Saturday from May 14 – June 18 for a Precision Nutrition coaching workshop. Remember abs are made in the kitchen! -Each week you’ll receive a new bonus day workout for you to complete in addition to your regular class schedule […]
Over Mardi Gras a group of members participated in our nutrition seminar series and challenge. The series was four workshops spread over six weeks. In each we covered aspects of the Precision Nutrition approach to weight loss. The approach focuses on developing healthy habits that are sustainable, rather than a quick-fix diet based around eliminating entire food groups or cutting out carbs. The challenge was simple: lose one pound by the end of the six weeks. Sounds easy, but if you’ve been through a Mardi Gras here then you’re well aware that the endless booze, king cake, and parade route Popeye’s make that one pound seem much more daunting. I was impressed with everyone’s progress by just attending the four […]
Episode 1 – Superbowl edition. Here are some snack options for the big game. Big takeaways: 1) Remember to plan your day of eating before the game (focus on protein and veggies). 2) Use portion control for those high calorie snacks, but still enjoy them. 3) Opt for the healthier alternatives mentioned as another way to cut calories. We featured some simple snacks but there are TONS of resources online for more elaborate healthy snack options.
Two things that drive me nuts: 1. Doing something because of ritual or “this is how it’s always been done” without thought or examination. 2. Having a goal but actions that don’t align with it. Ok now I’m going to try and relate a bunch of random fat loss stuff to those points. Sorry. Disclaimer: As a trainer I can give nutritional recommendations, but the below is not meant to represent any treatment for disease. Consult your doc, yo. Also remember that much of this is my opinion from my own experience and experience with clients. Other paths may lead to the same destination. This is a “rant” type post so please don’t be offended by its directness. 1. You […]