Are you wasting time in the gym?

March 15, 2009

I was having a conversation the other day with one of my Hawaii personal training clients. Next month, she’s trying out to be a cheerleader for an NFL football team. She’s worked with a few different personal trainers in the past and she’s been to many different gyms. The gym

An Angry Reader?

June 9, 2008

I received an email without a valid return address after my last post regarding efficient exercise programming for fat loss.

I think I must have touched a nerve with the person that wrote me this email. I’ll leave out the name given, but I figure a public reply is in good order, just in case anyone else felt similar to them.

Before I get to the email, I would like you all to know that I always welcome any and all comments, questions, or criticisms from anyone out there including: personal trainers, clients, experienced, or novice exercisers.

You can post your comment directly to the post, or you can email me. If you would like a reply to your email, please leave a valid return address if you’re using my consultation form to send me a message.

Now, on to the email…
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Learn From Their Mistakes

June 2, 2008

Time is the most valuable thing you have. You have a very limited amount in your lifetime. Once it’s gone, you can never get it back. That time is gone forever. You shouldn’t waste it and you should definitely never let anybody else waste it. Especially if you’re paying for it.

I was working out at my “other” gym here in Honolulu this morning. In the middle of my workout, I saw a personal trainer working with a middle aged woman. I have heard her talking a little about her goal before; losing weight and getting more muscle tone. It was pretty obvious to me that she was new to working out. I’m guessing her body fat % was in the low to mid 30’s.

The trainer was having her perform a single arm dumbbell lateral raise. Now, why in the world would a trainer of all people choose this particular exercise for this person. This lady wasn’t a bodybuilder.
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