Motivation

The most important aspect of your workout program is…

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Adherence

Generally, one size never fits all for anything. What works for me, it may not work for you, it may not work for John Doe. Just as you need consistency without your diet, you need to consistently get your workouts done, if they’re not fun then that’s unlikely to happen and that’s probably why people have a hard time sticking to diets. Diets are often not fun due to eating lower or larger quantities compared to what you would prefer. ...

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The 3 Tools Taylor Carpenter Needs To Track Progress | Charlotte Trainer

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If you have no way to monitor progress then you really need to reevaluate what you’re trying to accomplish. Most people are either trying to lose fat, build muscle, or get stronger (or a combo of the 3).

Below are 3 Apps that I use DAILY, all of which are free.

I recommend these 3 apps to clients but away from my business and simply working out on my own these are what I personally use and prefer. I’m always trying to ...

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Why January 1st May Be The Worst Time To Start Your New Workout Routine

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What I say may not apply to everyone but I think it’s safe to say it applies to the vast majority of new gym goers who make it their mission to begin their big lifestyle change on January 1st. Of course the New Years Resolution is usually preceded by Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years parties centered around food that isn’t so friendly towards the waistline.

1. It’s the cool social thing to do, a herd mentality. Unfortunately, for most new years ...

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The Importance of Being On Time & Following Your Routine

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With the busy lives that most people live in todays world, “I don’t have time” has become the go to excuse for skipping out on workouts, cheating on diets, neglecting injury prevention, etc…

I hear this excuse not only as a trainer from time to time but also as simply a peer to others who workout. Truth being, our bodies and our results do not care about our busy lives! May sound harsh but its the truth.

If you were required to work ...

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Omron Body Fat Monitor Back At Studio

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I’ve replaced the Omron Body Fat Monitor at Taylor Carpenter’s Personal Training Studio in Ballantyne. This is a relatively inexpensive tool that you could use yourself to track the progress in your muscle gain and fat loss goals. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be running through everyone and getting some updates. If at any point you’re just curious and would like to use it, just ask before your session and I’ll be sure to have it setup for ...

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Recent Personal Training Testimonials!

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Some more of my clients at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training LLC have recently provided testimonials about my personal training services.  You can always check out these reviews on my website in the Testimonials section as well as on the various social media websites I have.

Working out was an issue for me, I would rather play sports than workout but after consistent ‘encouragement’ from my wife and the results I saw in her, I decided to give Taylor ...

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Wall of Fame Now Up!

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The Wall of Fame is now up in the studio! This serves as a little bit of an inner studio competition between my clients. So far in the first couple of weeks I’ve seen a wall squat held for over 5 minutes and a plank held for 3 minutes.

Those two have created the most competition but I’m also tracking consecutive jump ropes…time is irrelevant I’m going by how many times a person can jump the rope without any mistakes. In ...

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75 years old with body of a 20 year old

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I’ve done a lot of consultations since I began personal training in charlotte nc and quite often people will believe they are too old, too out of shape, too tired, too far gone to turn things around. The above video is a 75 year old woman with the body of a 20 year old! If that can’t generate a spark of motivation then I don’t know what can.

She says she runs 80 miles a week, ...

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Pictures worth a thousand words

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Over the past few days I came across some interesting photos on Facebook and thought I would share.

They really speak for themselves, maybe I will create a gallery on this website for photos like this at some point.


Body scan of 250 lb woman and 120 lb woman. If this isn’t motivation to work out, I don’t know what is! I’m NOT implying that a women needs to weigh 120 lbs…that’s no where near realistic for some people…but it ...

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