I have been asked by many of our personal training clients here in Charlotte, NC if the recently settled lawsuit in regards to the Vibram Fivefinger Shoes is the beginning of the end for barefoot or running with minimalist shoes. First, we need to understand that...

Should we get rid of hours of cardio training? Over the past couple of years interval training has become progressively more dominant versus the old habit of spending hours on the treadmill or elliptical! The short answer is yes and no. Hours of steady state cardio is...

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - just another fad? HIIT is commonly used in training programs that promote fat loss as well as in sports performance training for team sports and track events. Most of our personal training clients utilize it to boost their metabolism for...

Good personal trainers don't just randomly pick a training routine for their clients, or just make stuff up at moments notice and switch it around every time they see their client. Today's post is about your training plan. You need to create a plan, execute...

A lot of our personal training clients come here because they are dissatisfied with their physique, look for improved physical performance, or are simply looking to prevent problems with knees or backs. An important part to the answer is: the hip or more specifically the...

A personal trainer's rant about technique I am male personal trainer, which in return means I have an ego when it comes to lifting weights. I like to lift heavy and I want to get better every day. Now, I am not a bodybuilder, I run...

Personal Training has been using so called High Intensity Intervals (HIIT) for a while now. But there are other ways of boosting your metabolism into gear in order to burn some fat. I am presenting in my eyes the top three ways of getting your...

Our personal training clients make one thing clear over and over again: they don’t have time! Additionally I can see people again and again using exercises like biceps curls, triceps extensions and leg extension and leg curls like they are god’s gift to mankind. Don’t get me...

Hello everyone, sorry that I have been a little bit behind with my blog posts. I have had some major construction going at the studio and the preparation for it as well as transitioning to a new merchant account really took up more time than...

Last week we talked about the importance of motivation. Today I am going to talk about the importance of being inspired. If you are inspired the motivation is there, it is simply just there. Webster’s Dictionary puts it as follows:...

That is actually the biggest challenge a trainer faces. Training plans are comparatively easy. I know what the physical goals are and I know what to tell my client to do in order to accomplish it. This is all for naught if you are unmotivated....

This is Rob Wilder’s story. He has been working with me for about 8 years he has had some extraordinary successes. He is healthier and fitter than he has ever been. How It Started He had been training on his own when...