Participants gather in group fitness classes for various reasons, but all with the common intention to improve themselves. Some may be interested in improving physical features like gaining or losing weight. Others may look forward to the social aspects like having company and support as they workout. Many wish to experience improvement in their mood … Continue reading Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Four: You've Lost Weight! Day One Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Two Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Three Me: (Wears shorts). Client: You've lost weight!!! Don’t be that guy. Weight loss … Continue reading You’ve Lost Weight!
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Three: Can I Get Water? Day One (Ten minutes into the class). Client: Can I get water? Me: Sure. (Client walks to water fountain. No one else stops for water. I continue with … Continue reading Can I Get Water?
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Two: My Knee Hurts! Day One (Client arrives late and jumps into class). Client: My knee hurts. Me: Have you previously injured your knee? Client: Yea. Me: Have you seen a doctor about … Continue reading My Knee Hurts!
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter One: How Light? Day One Me: Welcome everyone! Please get a pair of light dumbbells. Client: How light? Me: It’s up to you. Client: Like light light? Me: Yes. Client: Like three's? Me: Sure. (Client picks up … Continue reading How Light?
Valentine's Day was last week, but no, this post is not about love, heart break, or emotions. February is American Heart Month so let's talk cardiac muscle and leave the lovey dovey stuff for another time! Heart Rate The hardest working muscle in the body is said to be the heart. Heart rate is the … Continue reading Protect Your Heart
"I've lost 10 pounds, but I can't lose anymore weight", "I want to workout, but I have a bad back", "I lift heavy, but I'm not getting any bigger", are some typical issues patrons share with me. When I give them some suggestions, all too often, not only do they disregard my advice, they come … Continue reading Don’t Be That Guy
Goodbye! Dear FIU Family, I've had great times at Florida International University - Wellness and Recreation Center. I'm so proud of the community of dedicated patrons who have made my PantherFit classes enjoyable and memorable, and my personal clients who I've built close relationships with and watched develop. I love you guys and I am … Continue reading News for U
If every year you make a resolution that you never fulfill, I challenge you to skip the resolution this year. Yes, that's right - no New Year's Resolution! Skip the "I'm going to lose ten pounds", "I'm going to give up ice cream", "I'm going to run everyday!" While these resolutions may sound positive, they … Continue reading Skip the Resolution!
You may be thinking... Christmas is two days away, and you're either flying out or your family is flying in. There is still a lot that needs to be taken care of and, perhaps, even more that needs to be done afterward. Who has time for fitness now?! It's easier to stay fit around the … Continue reading Holiday Fit Tips
I remember doing some online shopping for workout clothes a couple of years ago and came across an advertisement for the New Adidas Ultraboost. The unique curves of the shoe caught my eye as the model in the video demonstrated the "responsive midsole cushioning". He shifted his weight from one foot to the next and … Continue reading Adidas Ultraboost Review