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Three Things Successful Personal Trainers Do

Being successful as a personal trainer can be defined in different ways by different people. After 21 years as a trainer here in Reno, my definition of being successful as a personal trainer has simplified to this: providing training that best…
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3 Things To Look For In A Personal Trainer

From the chain gyms to the boutiques, there is no shortage of personal trainers here in Reno. If you’re struggling with consistency, motivation or plain inexperience – or you’re finally ready to see some progress for a change – and you’ve…
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Your First Personal Training Session: What to Expect

Different personal trainers approach the first session with a client in different ways. And that’s exactly the way it should be, because every client has a very unique set of circumstances.
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A Personal Trainer Who Understands Functional Anatomy – And Why It Matters

Personal trainers can be found in almost every gym these days, and unless you’re doing your homework, you may not understand one trainer’s credentials from another’s. So what sets a personal trainer apart? That really depends on you –…
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The Very Best Squat Variations

We're building off our two-part topic from last week - why it's always a bad idea to consistently skip leg day, and why squats are your body's best friend - with squat variations from Andrew. Read it. Learn it. Live it. The Back Squat Considered…
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Seven Reasons Never To Skip Leg Day

Andrew is back today with an Ask Andrew post that everyone needs to read. One of the great mysteries of fitness is why some people routinely skip legs. Whatever the reason, it's a mistake. Here are seven reasons never to skip leg day – and…
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Cardio vs Weight Training - The Real Deal

Q. Besides the obvious, what are the main differences between cardio training and weight training? And is one always a better choice than the other if you're short on time? A. A weight training session is a form of strength training that…
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5 Exercises You’re Probably Doing Wrong

Squats, lunges, curls - they're all basic exercises and staples of many workout programs. But here's a question. Are you sure you're doing these exercises correctly? The truth is, as common as these exercises are, far too many people are actually…
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Hiring a Personal Trainer vs Joining a Gym

With the holidays nearly upon us, New Year’s resolutions aren’t far behind. “Losing weight” or “getting fit” or some version of those ideas are likely to top many a list, and that begs the question: is it better to hire a personal…
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Ask Andrew: How Long should a Workout Last?

Any discussion of the “right” amount of time for a training session has to prefaced by saying that there really is no definitive answer. If you’re training for a marathon, or an obstacle/endurance race, or a CrossFit competition, or just…