We asked Star, our Personal Trainer of the Month what her favorite exercises were and this was her response!
Plank: All variations...side, front, rocking, with alternating limbs
We ask all of our trainers to share their favorite quotes as a form of motivation to us all!
Our December Trainer of the month, Star, is a huge believer that everyone can do anything with the proper training. She will never take "I can't" as an answer because she guarantees you that you can!
Her favorite quote is "Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up," by Dean Karnazes.
Meet our December Personal Trainer of the Month, Star!
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
RRCA Certified Running Coach
ITCA Certified Triathlon Coach
Owner/Coach: Star Runners
10 Years of Experience as a Trainer
Pre and Post Natal Fitness
Functional Strength for Athletes
Training for Endurance Events
Our November Personal Trainer of the Month has shared with us his three favorite exercises as well as his favorite foods to eat! For more information on training with one of our Certified Personal Trainers, give us a call at 901-522-1559 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BACK LUNGE WITH SHOULDER PRESS
What it works: Shoulder, Glutes, Quadriceps
Tips to Remember: Place kettlebell in the opposite hand of the foot stepping back. Press weight up as you step forward.
Recommended Reps: 3 sets of 12 on each side.
For more information on training with one of our Certified Personal Trainers, or for more information on our Kettlebell Series, give us a call at 901-522-1559!
It's week two of our Kettlebell Series! For our third exercise we are focusing on those glutes and inner thighs with the Plie Squat!
We are starting a new series and adding it to our Exercise of the Week blog posts! Each week for 5 weeks, we will share two exercises you can do with the kettlebell! These posts will include information on what muscles the exercise works, tips to consider, and recommended reps, so what are you waiting for...get up and try the first exercise, the kettlebell swing!
Meet Joe Smith, our November Personal Trainer of the Month!
We asked our Personal Trainer of the Month, Kirsten, what her favorite exercises...check them out below!
Number 3: The plank
This is known for its core work but can be considered a total body move. However, I do love its core benefits.
**Remember- flat back, bottom down and core engaged to get the full effect of the plank.
For more information about these exercises, or for information on training with Kirsten, give us a call at 901-522-1559!
Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake
Who doesn't love pumpkin in the fall? What better way than to start your morning with it!
Smoothies/shakes are perfect for on the go--make in advance and freeze them.
1. 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree--try to stay away from Cans that say pumpkin Pie mix--its mainly sugar. You can also make your own pumpkin puree if you are feeling ambitious.
2. 1/2 cup Coconut Milk or Almond milk---personal preference
3. 1 Banana
4. 1/4 cup of flax seed meal
5. Extra add ins--Tbsp. Chia Seed, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Protein Powder, Vanilla Extract.
Kirsten, our Personal Trainer of the Month has given us a couple of her favorite recipes! We couldn't resist posting this one...
I look at food a little differently---Whether you want to call it Clean, Whole 30, or Paleo, this recipe adheres to it all and just in time for fall!
Fall brings football and football brings lots of food--one popular being pizza but here is my different take on pizza....Don't knock it till' you try it.
If you haven't ever tried the TRX bands, here is a great way to build your body weight strength. This exercise works your back and biceps.