Sunday Full-Body Stretch!

Posted: August 22, 2011 in Miscellaneous

Starting THIS SUNDAY, August 28th, join me at Personally Fit in Fairview Park for the Sunday Full-Body Stretch!

Later tonight I’ll be posting a detailed breakdown of the stretching routine, but for now here are the class details:

-When: Every Sunday at 8 AM or 6 PM

-Where: Personally Fit Health Center

-Cost: As low as $8 per class

-Each class will last between 30 and 45 minutes and I will be available for 20-30 minutes after class to answer ANY health related questions: weight loss, diet, strength training, flexibility etc.

-I am limiting each class to only 5 individuals per session so that I can ensure that each one of you gets complete one-on-one attention.

Check back later tonight for a break down of the entire class!  Till then, call or email me at 440-539-3393 or Adam@GetFunctionalTraining.com if you’re interested!

Adam Reeder, cPT

EDIT: Continue to the break down of the full-body stretch class!

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Some exciting news: I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take part in an event this weekend that’s going to be a lot of fun and is for a great cause, Girls With Sole (http://girlswithsole.org/events.htm) . 

Mark and Jackie of ASAP Fitness (www.ASAPFitness.net) and I are teaming up for a Bootylicious Bootcamp at St. Joseph’s Academy this Saturday.  Classes will take place at 9 AM and 10:30 AM and the cost is $20.00 per class.  This is going to be a great time.  You’ll get a great workout, and help out a great cause. 

Hope to see you there!

Visit http://girlswithsole.org/events.htm for more information!

PS: Another circuit of the day coming this weekend, don’t miss it!

For my first blog post, I wanted to write something that is somewhat different than what you will typically see here.  In most of my posts, you will find exercises, or videos, or nutrition advice.  This being the first entry, however, I wanted to address personal training in general as well as give you a feel for my philosophy towards training.

Today’s fitness world is flooded with devices, equipment, fads and tools that all promise to give you not only the best workout you’ve ever had but also the beach body you’ve always dreamt of.  The big problem that I have with this is that all too often, we as trainers get sucked into this type of marketing.  We end up looking for that “perfect toy” that’s going to make all of our clients thin and fit while making us the most well known trainer in town.  The goal as a trainer goes from making the best possible impact on our client’s lives to putting together a bunch of exercises that look cool or extraordinary just because it somehow makes us look “better” as trainers.

Too often we confuse challenging or intense with complicated and confusing.  We try to find things that nobody else has ever seen before, rather than the things that are going to be most helpful to our clients.

Well, I say that needs to end…. today.   Sure you may get a few people interested in training just because of all of your neat, new exercise toys, but the best way to build your own clientele through positive word-of-mouth feedback is VERY simple: help your client achieve positive results.  Whether you single-handedly made up the exercises or you pulled them off of JoeBlow’s YouTube account, your clients, and therefore the people that your clients will refer you to, do not really care where the exercises are coming from; they are interested in getting great workouts and producing great results.

Success as a trainer should not be taken from how many people say “Wow! I’ve never seen that exercise before!” or “Well he’s using the [insert training device/tool], it must be a great workout!”  We as trainers need to judge ourselves based on the improvements being made by our clients. By keeping personal training client-centered, we will be able to not only build our business in the most effective way possible, but more importantly, we will be able to truly have a positive impact on the lives of our clients.

I hope this has given you some insight as to how I approach training.  By no means am I saying that workouts should be easy, or that some more complicated exercises are not effective.  I’m simply saying that we as trainers need to focus our attention on making our clients better.   If that means doing an entire workout of body weight squats, push-ups, and pull-ups, then so be it.

Adam Reeder ACSM cPT
Adam@GetFunctionalTraining.com