Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Repetition is the mother of all learning

The same can be said for how many times you can tell someone something until they finally believe it themselves.  You could flash the same message in someones face numerous times until that light in their head finally goes off!

For me it is very rewarding when clients and friends reach this point, because it is then I know WITHOUT A DOUBT that they will succeed :) 

A great friend and client shared this Gray Cook article with me on not one but TWO of my favorite topics!


This girl knows a great read when she sees one, check it out for yourself!

Recently while reading the book Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It, I could not help but draw a parallel with my work with movement dysfunction. Why We Get Fat is well researched by the author, Gary Taubes, who presents the basic case that we can become leaner by avoiding certain foods— and not just consuming the latest advertised “low-fat over-processed prepackaged, take-our-word-for-it solution.” This simple logic is almost too basic for today’s health-obsessed consumer. We want fast, sexy and cheap, but we can’t give up anything. That’s just crazy!

...for the remainder of the article click here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Assessing vs Assuming

from my years of training experience I can say with 100% certainty that the old adage is true and that the later does indeed make an ASS out of YOU and YOUR CLIENT.

This isn't what you want as a trainer or a client.
Am I correct?

The Functional Movement Screen is the greatest tool you can have in your arsenal as a fitness professional.
When I screen a client, I am able to have a concrete plan of attack for my programming.  Thus allowing for the greatest client success, which makes both of us happy.

Sure pushing, pulling, squatting and lunging are movements that are highly encouraged.. but without proper mobility and stability these exercises cannot give us the core involvement that we need to be efficient and progressive with our workouts.
When our core is firing to its potential and our movement patterns are symmetrical, anything and everything is possible.

A carefully created program is good, but a specifically sequenced warmup can make that same workout GREAT!

This is where I think many trainers as well as those of you who workout, mess up.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lessons Learned

You remember my inspiration for first competing!?!?!?
Alli McKee!

Well we still have yet to ever meet in person,
but we email and facebook message and
I feel like I know her and we are close
even though we've never met!

As you know a lot has happened in the past year and as a result I have learned incredible lessons.  You also  know that I wouldn't take back any of these experiences because they have made me who I am.  As well as helped align me on my path to happiness.
The following is an amazing read that will touch you no matter who you are.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Turning Tables

I have said this before yes I know.  Oh what a different a year makes :)

This time last year I had finished up my first PEAK WEEK and was getting ready for my first walk on the Figure Stage.
This year the tables have turned and I am taking my first client to the stage!

Not only is this woman my client but she is an amazing woman and beautiful friend!

Now for the guessing game
WHO's WHO!?!?

Wish her luck :)))))))))

INBF Northeast Classic and WNBF Pro American- Prejudging 9 AM Finals 5 PM!
Marlborough MA

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