As we move into October, I am currently writing this with a temperature of forty-eight degrees outside. And it makes me think about skiing! Both downhill skiing and snowboarding require lower body strength and endurance that must last for a short-term, explosive run. For our purposes, let’s say somewhere between two to four minutes. Distance […]
As we age, orthopedic conditions become an issue for all of us. Effective exercise is the key to keeping joints flexible and bone ligaments and muscles strong and healthy. All too often, the onset of orthopedic conditions results in less exercise – and that’s a problem. If you have orthopedic conditions, there’s a personal trainer […]
Pop quiz – what’s the critical first step that most people skip completely before beginning a new exercise program? It’s called a postural analysis. Here’s why you need one.
For some, the decision to hire a personal trainer is simple. They hire a trainer because they don’t know the first thing about proper technique, or because they find gym equipment confusing and intimidating. They hire a trainer because they’ve been working out for a while, and they’ve hit a plateau that they can’t seem […]
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 serves the client as an individual. I’ve found this is best accomplished with a three-tiered approach. […]
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 decided a personal trainer is a smart move, how do you know when you’ve […]
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.