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Personal Training

I know there are a lot of different views of what “personal training” is.  I just wanted to clarify what we mean by personal training when we take you on as a client.  As a personal trainer, our first goal is always safety and injury prevention.  From there on out, our whole program design is based on you and your personal goal. We don’t believe there is a “one size fits all” program.  Everybody is different and so we train everyone a little differently.

Initially, we will do a consultation with you, including your background information and medical history.  Then, after the consultation is done and you are approved to start a fitness program, we will do some fitness testing.  Fitness testing includes a sub-maximal stress test, blood pressure, resting heart rate, body fat, girth measurements, and a few other tests depending on what your goals are.   After fitness testing, we will set up goals together and steps to take to achieve those goals.  These goals have to be specific, achievable, and measurable.  Then, we will design a program that is unique to your needs.

Also, one major point of divergence of our training philosophy from the standard personal trainer is that our focus is more upon health and fitness than aesthetics.  Our first priority will always be your health and injury prevention.  However, we believe that a healthy body inside creates a healthy body on the outside as well.  As a result, we will take your blood pressure into consideration more than the size of your biceps, but as we create more lean muscle mass and decrease fat mass in order to better your health, you’ll also find that it makes the reflection in the mirror more pleasing as well.

Please feel free to contact us at tlbflowllc@gmail.com.  Thanks

Women and Strength Training

        Most of the time when people think of women in the gym, they think of the term “cardio queens” because women are more prone to be on the aerobics machines rather than lifting weights. One of the main reasons women tend to shy away from weight training is because of the fear of becoming bulky. I also think that women tend to shy away from weights because they are uncomfortable. Then, even when women do occasionally chose to do weight training, they often choose weights that are too light to get all of the wonderful benefits that weight training has to offer. It’s time to step out of our comfort zones and lift some weights.

        Being healthy and beautiful in today’s world is a little skewed. Women are surrounded with magazine pictures of crazy skinny models and TV ads with women that set unrealistic expectations for ourselves and for every normal woman in the world. Did you know there is such as a thing as being skinny-fat? A lot of the models have very little muscle and may seem small to the eye but most likely they still have a high percentage of body fat which puts them at just as much risk as an obese person. Most of these women are not healthy. Even men prefer women that are more muscular. A study was done where men were shown a picture of a skinny model and of a strong, toned woman. 98% of the men chose the muscular woman. Continue reading

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