Can functional training really change your appearance? Check out these pictures!

November 10, 2010 · Print This Article

I have lots of amazing Before & After photos of my Hawaii personal training clients stored on my computer.  Some of them are in the My Clients section of this site, but I also have many Before & After’s you have not seen.

Jane is a 40 year old mother of 2, and works full time as a nurse. No excuses here! Jane makes fitness a priority, and always schedules time to train. As you can see from her results, she kicks some serious butt in the gym! Aside from the training stuff, Jane is a extraordinary human being. Her positive attitude is contagious, her sense of humor will have you spitting your drink out laughing, and she brightens days without even trying.

Jane started 1 on 1 personal training with me back when I was renting space at Punahou Fitness and she followed me when I moved into my new personal training studio here in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Once we were both comfortable with  the transition, Jane started training with 2 other girls during the week in Semi Private Training sessions. No, that doesn’t mean that the workouts are easier. 😉

If you’re not familiar with my training style, I teach something called functional strength training. We don’t sit down on machines in my personal training studio. We teach you how to move your body, and use it the way it was meant to be used! Jane’s body was built entirely with functional strength training. There seems to be a lot of confusion these days as to what functional training is, and what it is not.

A body built by proper functional strength training is not just a body that looks good–it is a body that PERFORMS as good as it looks.

When I say functional strength, I DO NOT mean that we stand on BOSU balls, and balance boards and curl neoprene dumbbells. We also don’t do any seal tricks on stability balls. When I say functional strength, I mean real usable strength that will make your life easier when you’re not training. Functional training has far greater carryover over to both real life situations, and athletics.

Some of the tools we used to transform Jane’s body: Kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, trap bar, training ropes, TRX Suspension Trainer, gymnastics rings, Landmine core trainer, slideboard, and medicine balls. We also do a LOT of things with just body weight.

I know I’ve been slow with updates, but I really do look forward to showing you some of this cool stuff that I keep talking about. I have loads of video waiting to be uploaded to my youtube channel, and tons of pictures to share with you. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

For now, check out Jane’s amazing progress and give it up for this amazing woman!

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