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  • PERSONAL TRAINING SERIES (EPISODE 2): WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PT?

    PERSONAL TRAINING SERIES (EPISODE 2): WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PT?

    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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  • PERSONAL TRAINING SERIES (EPISODE 1) - WHAT IS PERSONAL TRAINING?

    PERSONAL TRAINING SERIES (EPISODE 1) - WHAT IS PERSONAL TRAINING?

    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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  • THREE SUPER-SIMPLE TIPS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO FEEL BETTER TOMORROW!

    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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  • APRIL/MAY/JUNE SUGGESTION BOX

    APRIL/MAY/JUNE SUGGESTION BOX

    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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  • MARCH SUGGESTION BOX

    MARCH SUGGESTION BOX

    Suggestion: I would like to see a Peak Performance zip-up jacket with no hood, women’s black.
    Our special edition 25-Years Strong t-shirt order will be here in time for our big celebration event on April 13th! I’ve ordered a few sweatshirts including some women’s zip-ups. Unfortunately I couldn’t find an appropriate hoodless version but I think that these will be a nice, lightweight option! We hope you enjoy. Suggestion: Would like Skinny Jeans to be continuous and at 6 PM as unable to make earlier times on a regular basis. If continuous without a gap you don’t lose the progression in muscle tone and endurance.
    Well, we can certainly consider and discuss ....

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  • SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GET ANGRY

    SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GET ANGRY

    Listen, I’m no psychologist — I’m a personal trainer. So, when it comes to offering some psychological advice, you can take this or leave it. However, I believe that sometimes getting fitness results means you’ve gotta get a little angry.
    Sometimes you have to become disgusted enough with yourself to trigger positive change. No, I don’t believe that you’ve got to walk around the gym growling, but that might occasionally be a good idea as well. This morning I stepped on the scale and I was angry. No, I didn’t yell, or curse Barkelson, my 14+ year-old cat; but I was disgusted with myself. Lately I’ve allowed a couple bad habits to creep ....

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  • PEAK FREAKS AND TRAINIACS WILL LIVE LONGER!

    PEAK FREAKS AND TRAINIACS WILL LIVE LONGER!

    Here’s one more reason to become (or remain) Peak Freaks and Trainiacs:
    Researchers from China and Indiana University looked at data from 4,449 older adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that those with low muscle strength had more than twice the risk of dying during the study than those with normal muscle strength. “Study authors concluded that low muscle strength was independently associated with a higher risk of death, regardless of muscle mass, metabolic syndrome, sedentary time or leisure-time physical activity.” The study appeared in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. I believe that almost anyone of any age ....

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  •  FEBRUARY SUGGESTION BOX

    FEBRUARY SUGGESTION BOX

    Suggestion: More Adamsons apparel options. Lady muscle tank anyone?
    We will likely be putting in another apparel order in the near future in which case I will look into adding some tanks to the order. For some reason, tanks are much more expensive so we have to price them at a minimum of $25. Suggestion: If possible a yoga or stretch class on Saturday.
    I can keep this in mind as we grow — I think it’s a great idea but am concerned that we wouldn’t draw enough participants. Possibly we could have an extended stretch/recovery period added to the end of our 9:30 AM class. Suggestion: Please add a boxing class to team training.
    This suggestion is similar to other ....

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