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  • Squad vs. Team, What’s the difference?

    Squad vs. Team, What’s the difference?

    Well, we are one week into our refreshed and expanded Squad Training program and it is going great!I would encourage everyone to give it a try for a month and put on a couple pounds of muscle while you reduce inches!We’re offering a 30-day trial for our members at a greatly reduced price – see front desk for details. You may be wondering what makes Squad Training different from Team Training.Well, a lot of things.The table below should clarify the differences. Squad TrainingTeam Training Small Group (3-6)Large Group (8-25) Strength EmphasisCardiovascular Emphasis Builds Muscle and Strength Burns Calories, Cardio/Muscle Endurance Repetition Based ....

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  • 10 Reasons Why

    10 Reasons Why

    Small Group Personal Training – Ten Reasons It may be for You! In one of my recent blogs I explained why that Adamson’s chose to expand our Squad Training program, making it our primary training model.I assure you, it’s not because we don’t believe in private training!Private training is our foundational service, and we believe in it 100% for those who appreciate a completely custom exercise prescription, those who love the close interaction with a trainer, those who are training at a high level, and those who have physical limitations and specific training needs.But let’s face it, private training comes with a price tag that makes it difficult for many ....

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  • What is Squad?

    What is Squad?

    Squad Training at Adamson’s Peak Performance – What Is It? Beginning February 8 th , Adamson’s will be re-launching our Squad Training in a new larger, more flexible format!Squad Training, otherwise known as small group personal training, has been a growing trend in the fitness industry for several years.It has been shown to be very effective in helping members get great results without the price tag of private training.Additionally, Squad Training offers benefits such as peer accountability, group camaraderie, and scheduling flexibility! Typically done in groups sizes ranging from 4 to 10, we’ve chosen six as our maximum class size.We feel that limiting each ....

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  • Suggestion Box

    Suggestion Box

    Suggestion Box It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done a suggestion box blog!For 2021 I’m going to try to get back into the habit.Here goes with some suggestions and comments that we’ve received in the last 3-6 months: Suggestion: Please label the bench press bars with their weight.I can never remember.Olympic bars are a standard weight of 45 lbs.There is one women’s bar in the gym which is 35 lbs.You’ll know if you grab it because the circumference is smaller.The trap bar (diamond shape) is 55 lbs.In the future we’ll probably get color-coded bars for easier reference. Comment: I really like having 6:00 AM TT on Tuesday/Thursday and ....

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  • Past, present, and future!

    Past, present, and future!

    A year in review and a look ahead As we wrap up a crazy year and look forward to an exciting year ahead, I thought it would be good to look back at 2020, and forward to 2021.First, I want to thank every member for your patronage this year!We have the BEST members!Without you, we obviously would not be here.Many of you even supported us when we were closed for two months!With revenue reduced by a whopping 75% in April, we were still able to pay expenses and share with our staff in the form of Safeway gift certificates!Thank you, thank you, thank you! It could have been tempting in a year like 2020 to ignore facility maintenance for the year and just make do with the exercise ....

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    New Squad Training Format to Roll out February 1st! We have an exciting new change coming to Adamson’s Peak Performance in early February. We will be upgrading and relaunching Squad Training (small group personal training) as our primary service! Our premier-level private training, our fast-paced metabolic Team Training workouts, and our Basic gym-access memberships will still be available for current and new members – no major changes! We believe that a strategic shift to Squad Training as our program of choice, is the right choice for many reasons: · Personal training has always been what Adamson’s is about - so dialing-in and strongly promoting ....

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    There are several categories of clients that I think are ideal candidates for personal training. In this blog, I want to discuss the largest category; a group that literally includes millions of people - the beginner!
    Approximately 20% of Americans belong to a gym/health club - many of them are beginners. Of the 80% of the population who do not belong to gyms,
    most are non-exercisers so I’ll lump them into this humongous beginner category as well! Think for a minute about any new skill that you might want to learn - fly fishing, piano playing, golf, chess, or gardening. The learning curve on any of these new skills would be much quicker, easier, efficient, and less ....

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    What is personal training anyway? A service which I hadn’t even heard of until the mid-late 1980’s is now commonplace, and solidly entrenched in the fitness world. When I began Adamson’s Peak Performance in 1993 I literally couldn’t name another personal trainer in Redding. Today, I can’t count the number of personal trainers! Think of a personal trainer as you’d think of a tutor for an academic study. A personal trainer’s purpose is to assist an individual in reaching his health, fitness, and performance goals. Today I’ll explain personal training using three key words: PERSONAL, PROGRESSIVE, and PURPOSEFUL
    . As the name ....

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    Sometimes we overthink things. We search for the complex before we master the basics. Below are three simple no-cost things that you can implement today
    that just might impact you by tomorrow morning! Drink 8 ounces of water when you wake up
    — before your morning coffee. Eight ounces isn’t much more than eight large swallows. A good rule of thumb for water consumption is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water a day: so a 160 lb person would drink 80 ounces of water each day. By drinking 8 ounces first thing upon rising, you’re 10% of the way there! Take a daily, or every other day walk.
    Walking isn’t going to have a huge effect on your fitness ....

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    Suggestion: I would love a bench out front to sit and relax! Also astro turf — very scrunchy!
    We are in the early stages of getting pricing on a re-design of the front yard of the gym. Initial plans are to replace the present ugly lawn with artificial turf and nice landscaping which could 1) make for a beautiful entry, 2) be functional for outside training on the turf, and 3) provide a fun area for casual gatherings if desired. Depending on cost we are tentatively planning this for 2020. While benches, tables, etc would be great, we have to be cautious about doing things that invite non-members to come camp-out at the gym. If it weren’t for that concern, we’d have had a ....

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