My Fitness Philosophy
I operate out of a “functional fitness” approach to personal training, that is, the movements I teach people are movements that make your life better, easier, and more enjoyable. My goal is to help improve your quality of life through physical fitness, and to do so through unique, fun, and shorter, more high intensity workouts.
High Intensity Training (HIT) is another aspect of my fitness philosophy that I incorporate into training. These are simple, compound movements that recruit more muscle than isolated muscle movements and use primarily four moves: squats, pushups, dead lifts, and press-ups. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism and the more calories you burn – it’s as simple as that! HIT workouts are functional; they improve your everyday life and tasks – from lifting your suitcase into the overhead bin to squatting down to lift up your child. These workouts get you sweating, breathing hard, and wiped out in roughly 18 to 30 minutes! New studies show that most people can focus for about 20 minutes of quality workout time; the importance of quality cannot be overstated. Quality over quantity in your workouts will improve your quality of life.
Another tool I use is the TRX Suspension Trainer, on which I became certified and have never looked back! It’s an incredible, versatile piece of at-home, go-anywhere equipment that gives you a total body workout and highlights core strength in every movement that you do. It combines strength, flexibility, and metabolic training to give you an intense, full-body workout in a new way! Interested in learning more? Click the image below to check out the TRX directly from the Fitness Anywhere site.
The TRX Training Center in San Francisco, CA – my hometown!