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Finding the right trainer
December 5, 2020 4 Things To Look For in Finding the Right Trainer

Finding the right trainer can have a major impact on your time, health and fitness successes. Many individuals I work with have increased energy, muscle mass, and lose weight. When everything falls into place, the relationship you have with your trainer should keep you safe and progressing you toward your goals. The sessions should be … Continue reading “4 Things To Look For in Finding the Right Trainer”

March 1, 2021 5 Signs of a Bad Personal Trainer

If you are looking for a personal trainer you should be a smart, well informed consumer when searching for a professional that has the potential to influence your health. After being in the health and fitness, I have come across numerous personal trainers and have found that not all trainers are created equally. In many cases, … Continue reading “5 Signs of a Bad Personal Trainer”

July 1, 2021 Does Alcohol Affect Fitness?

Does alcohol affect fitness? I’ve looking been looking for this answer since I started taking my own fitness serious a decade ago. While it’s possibly an easy question to answer (YES it does!!!), the reality of it’s affects are something that should be reviewed. The reason I believe we should have our eyes wide open … Continue reading “Does Alcohol Affect Fitness?”

May 5, 2021 Fitness Terminology

Fitness terminology is something I have been exposed to during my time as a personal trainer. In fact, being a personal trainer lends itself to exposure to many different ways of saying the same thing. Especially when working at a corporate gym, the wide range of terms they use to communicate simple movements is obnoxious. … Continue reading “Fitness Terminology”

February 3, 2021 Five Ways Rest Days Affect Your Fitness

We’re always told to stay active and get regular exercise. However, more exercise isn’t always better. As a fitness professional, I have seen the negative reputation recovery gets. Their simply isn’t enough position reinforcement around prioritizing recovery. Below are five ways rest days affect your fitness. Rest days are just as important as nutrition, programming … Continue reading “Five Ways Rest Days Affect Your Fitness”

January 28, 2021 Four Reasons Why We Don’t Achieve New Year’s Resolutions

According to many studies, 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the second week in February. That means most of us only stay committed for a month and a half. According to James Clear, who is the author of Atomic Habits, it takes anywhere from two to eight months to develop a new behavior or … Continue reading “Four Reasons Why We Don’t Achieve New Year’s Resolutions”

May 27, 2021 Freeform Fitness Philosophy

Freeform Fitness Philosophy to living a healthy lifestyle is primarily built on the foundation of simplicity. After working in the fitness industry for several years (with exposure to hundreds of clients and prospective clients), it became apparent that information overload is rampant in the fitness industry. Furthermore, there is an extreme distraction in the industry … Continue reading “Freeform Fitness Philosophy”

February 11, 2021 How Sleep Impacts Weight Loss

Weight loss can be an uphill battle. If you aren’t getting a good night’s sleep, the challenge may even greater. When you are exhausted from lack of sleep, you’re unlikely to have the energy to exercise or prepare healthy food. Lack of sleep can also have a negative effect on your hormonal balance. What follows is a look at how sleep … Continue reading “How Sleep Impacts Weight Loss”

January 20, 2021 How The Right Amount of Sleep Impacts Fitness

Most people don’t know how the right amount of sleep impacts fitness. When it comes to working out, you probably know that what you do in the gym is important. You probably also know that what you eat and drink are just as crucial (if not more so). Do you also know the effect that sleep … Continue reading “How The Right Amount of Sleep Impacts Fitness”

May 20, 2021 NEAT – Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

While NEAT about Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis is the main subject of this article, let me start of by explaining part of a good personal trainers job. As a personal trainer, my job is to help people develop a more healthy lifestyle. The most common thing that comes to mind when hiring a personal trainer is … Continue reading “NEAT – Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis”

March 17, 2021 Strength Training Over Cardio In Order To Facilitate Weight Loss

One of the cornerstone’s of Freeform Fitness is my promotion of strength training over cardio in order to facilitate weight loss. In my experience, the focus on cardio is over utilized and substantially overvalued by the fitness community. This article will cover the facts of why resistance training is more effective for long term weight … Continue reading “Strength Training Over Cardio In Order To Facilitate Weight Loss”

January 14, 2021 The Benefits of Compound Exercises

Compound exercises work multiple muscle groups at the same time. For example, bench press is a compound movements that actives the chest, arms and shoulders. Compound exercises differ from isolation training exercises. Those work a single muscle group at a time. A traditional bicep curl is an isolation exercise meant to strengthen the biceps, for … Continue reading “The Benefits of Compound Exercises”