"Every soul who comes to earth with a leg or two at birth must wrestle his opponents knowing it's not what is, it's what can be that measures worth. Make it hard, just make it possible and through pain I'll not complain. My spirit is unconquerable, fearless I will face each foe, for I know I am capable. I don't care what's probable, through blood, sweat, and tears, I am Unstoppable."

Anthony Robles

Saturday, June 30, 2012

So my new outdoor Boot Camp will be starting on Monday July 2nd so I am really looking forward to posting some pictures about it and letting everyone know what we have been up to so stay tuned.  I also just got back from a RapidFit Training in Pocotello, Id at the Gold's Gym there.  It was great!  I learned some new things about Freemotion's Incline Trainer, dual cable cross machine, and the vertex vibrating platform.  Let me give you just a tidbit of info about the Incline Trainer.  This is not an ordinary treadmill, this treadmill goes up to a 30% incline so you can magnify your workout without increasing your injury risk.  I can put you on the incline trainer at 18% incline and have you walk at 2mph and you would be getting a better workout then someone who is running at 6mph on a treadmill at a 0% incline.  The reason why is because I can get your HR up faster and you will be burning more of your fat stores than the other person.  If there was one piece of equipment that I would recommend people to get in their homes if they were looking for something, the incline trainer would be it.  If you're interested in learning more about the RapidFit program or about some of the equipment I mentioned, get in touch with me and I can share more with you.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I don't think my bootcamp clients were very happy when I told them to put the 20lb bar on their back and hike up the first part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail at First Dam.  They did a great job though and finished strong.  Way to go!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Has anyone ever had the opportunity to train with Rip 60?  If you haven't let me just say that it is awesome.  Rotation Is Power.  Rip 60 which was created by freemotion is a great program out there that anyone can use or be a part of.  You essentially use your own body weight for the workout and you may think that is easy but I can make it hard for you.  You can accomplish anything with it and you can even have it inside your own home.  I have had a lot of clients use the Rip 60 program and I have incorporated it into other things they have been doing.  If you're looking for something to really work your core then I would be happy to show you or tell you more about Rip 60.  If you have used the Rip 60 bands or been involved with the program tell me what your favorite exercise is with the bands.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I have had the opportunity to work with someone who has gone through a whole lot within the past 6 to 8 months.  I hope we all can learn something from this experience that my client had, I know I certainly have.  About 8 months ago (rough guess)  Jeanette John was in a motorcycle accident with her husband in Colorado.  To make a long story short she was injured very badly and her husband was injured as well but not to the extent of Jeanette.  Jeanette had brain trauma, 2 collapsed lungs, broke every rib on both sides, broken collarbone, broken scapula (shoulder blade), broken arm and plenty of other things.  She was in a hospital in Colorado for a few months but still to this day doesn't remember being there.  She was then life flighted to Salt Lake where she finished her recovery.  Jeanette is a walking miracle literally because the doctors didn't give her much hope.  They weren't sure what she would be able to do or if she would even be able to walk.  A couple of months ago Jeanette came into Gold's Gym where I work and approached me to talk about possibly doing some personal training.  She told me her story and what had happened but she said the best thing for her would be to get back into the gym.  I told her I could help and we started creating a plan.  Now that it has been a couple of months since we started working out we have been seeing some great progress.  There are some things that we won't be able to fix until some of the plates, screws, and pins get taken out but the biggest change that is taking place right now is her stability is better, and we're increasing strength a step at a time.  Every day she comes into the gym and she will always feel pain.  Not because I'm working her out hard but because of the accident there are certain things that she will always feel.  Jeanette you're an inspiration to a lot of people out there and I'm one of them.  I love training you because you push yourself every day you're with me even though it hurts.  Keep pushing and I promise it will be worth it in the end. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

So what a great day today : )  If you ask any of my clients that I'm pretty sure they would disagree.  So I thought I would share some of the things we did today with everyone.  Today was a day of circuit training for some of my clients.  Sometimes I like to throw in a random workout that will completly throw them for a loop so today was that day for some (Sam, and Whitney). It's a good idea when you're working out to change things on a regular basis.  You shouldn't go more than 3 weeks without changing something up so if that's you that I'm talking about, change something and make it fun!  Way to go everyone that I trained today.  Jen I hope your legs will be sore tomorrow : )  and Good Luck Whitney at the Ragnar Race.  You will do awesome because that's what we have been training for.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Just practicing on how to add photos.  Just so you know this is my little girl Maci.  She is 18 months old : )

The Start

Hey everyone!
So I was reading in one of my Personal Training books the other day and it gave me a great idea.  It told me to create a blog about my Training.  What a great idea, only I have never done this before so I apologize up front for all the mistakes I will make with this.  I'm excited to share with everyone what I absolutely love doing, which is Training.  I will be posting pictures of clients and what I have been doing with them.  Obviously it will be with their consent but I have alot of clients who are kicking butt and I want all of you to see that, so hopefully it can inspire you to get out and start exercising as well, or if you're already exercising maybe I can give you some new ideas.  If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to call me or email me.  My main goal with this blog is to help others and help you to see that this is one of my passions in life and I want to share it with you.
Thank you and stay tuned for some exciting stuff!!