Blogs about Weight Training

Thursday, August 28, 2014 • San Jose, CA 95111-1546
Wendi's World Blog
So today I found myself crawling through a tiny window. Yes, it’s true. CRAWLING THROUGH A TINY WINDOW. My friend locked her keys in the house and a locksmith would take more than an hour. So we said, “hey, we can do this”. Any woman in her 40’s can crawl through a window for Pete’s sake. Right? What could be so hard about that? Well, I’ll tell you. My friend is about 5’8” and I’m 5’, so by default I became the window ninja. She found a ladder and some tools in the open shed while I looked for an open window.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 • Silver Spring, MD 20910-2707
Capital Wellness
The car was loaded with two bikes, two wetsuits, and a ton of other gear (as both of us would be racing) when my fiance and I drove to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to participate in
Thursday, August 21, 2014 • San Marino, CA 91108
Wendy Grace's Blog
Do you need a personal trainer? Of course! Everyone could benefit from a fitness professional who is always at their side for workouts, guiding them through an exercise routine, making it safe, efficient and enjoyable. In the real world, unfortunately, most people can't afford a personal trainer at every workout. But expert guidance is important, especially when you're a beginner, and then whenever you learn a new exercise.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Kent, OH 44240
Scott Garan's Blog
So I was thinking about the way we train. I think the biggest problem with the way most people train is that they do what they like, but don't do much of the things they don't. For instance, if you love to jog, but hate strength training, generally we jog much more than train with weights! The same thing happens the other way around as well.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 • Kent, OH 44240
Scott Garan's Blog
So the other day I was talking to a client about exercise and the way it can make you feel not only better physically, but mentally as well. My point was that studies show that exercise is AS effective as a chemical anti-depressant.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 • Kent, OH 44240
Scott Garan's Blog
 So I got a wonderful phone call from a new client of mine today.   Now, to put things is perspective, this client came in very depressed and said he was kind of at rock bottom.   You see, he had a recent breakup, and because of an injury had lost a lot of weight.   Sadly, it was almost all muscle and he was feeling terrible. In talking with him, it was apparent that he was very depressed.   Now, as we talked we discussed goals.
Monday, July 21, 2014 • West Hartford, CT 06117
Michael Cunningham's Blog
In following with the theme of my first post to this blog I'm back again to share my latest insights.  Lately I have noticed a big draw to body weight exercises.  Such exercises can be done anywhere, great for coordination, balance, more functional in my opinion and can modified to fit either muscular strength or endurance.  My latest read, "The Naked Warrior" by Pavel, had a lot of insight on breathing, force production and tension.  All the time I see fellow trainers tell their clients to keep their core tight or to push off that leg.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 • Kent, OH 44240
Scott Garan's Blog
So I have been thinking about some things relative to fitness trainers, but also to anyone that is currently training or considering it.
Friday, July 04, 2014 • Athens, AL 35611
  Balance Personal Training LLC
Some people are risk takers and some are not.  Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality.  Are you a risk taker?  It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was.  My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding.  Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not?  Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'?  Bam...