Personal Training

How to Survive Your First Personal Training Session

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Personal training sessions go a long way in contributing to your fitness regimen. Nonetheless, many people find it quite difficult to establish a fitness regimen that suits them. This mostly arises from challenges that they experience during their first personal training session. These challenges can make you think about quitting altogether. To survive the first session and look forward to more, here ...

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New Client Application Updates

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I’ve made a few small changes to the Taylor Carpenter Personal Training New Client Application. I require this of all new clients prior to booking a consult.

It gives me the upfront information I need and makes the signup process a bit more efficient. It’s just a few more questions and I added some information about pricing.

In the near future. I plan to make a separate application for the online personal training service ...

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10 Steps To Workout Adherence

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Taylor Carpenter is a personal trainer in Charlotte NC operating out of a private personal training studio in the Ballantyne area. These are 10 steps to workout adherence.

Below are 10 helpful steps towards staying on track towards your goals. I like the word adherence. People who fail usually don’t adhere to whatever plan they have in place and this is not exclusive to fitness.

In no particular order…

The #1 excuse I hear as a trainer is “I don’t have time“. ...

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The Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer

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If you’ve decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle, then you’re probably thinking about joining a gym in order to get into better shape. Instead of just joining any gym, you should strongly consider working with a personal trainer for one-on-one personal training instruction. The following are some of the benefits that you can enjoy from receiving professional personal training:

  1. Learn how to use weight training equipment – If you’re just starting out, then odds ...
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Final List of Black Friday Purchases For The Studio

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Below is a list of the 2016 Black Friday purchases I made for the gym. You probably won’t find too many other places reinvesting like I do. Over the past couple of weeks since BF I have been working to get it put together and placed properly. Still awaiting a barbell and my first purchase, the calf raise machine.

Rep fitness adjustable bench
Elitefts seated calf raise
Ironmaster adjustable db set
Ironmaster 120lb add on ...

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Taylor Carpenter 1RM 460lb Sumo Deadlift | Charlotte Personal Trainer

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Motivated from all the Black Friday purchases coming to the gym, I felt some extra strength Friday night. Hadn’t attempted to go much over 400lbs in a few months and decided to push it a little bit.

Hit 460 for 1 rep and then attempted 480. I didn’t quite get the 480 but I thought I would. Typically new equipment, new exercises are a motivating trigger for me. I’ll post a little bit later in the week with all the Black ...

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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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How to Find the Best Studio for Personal Training

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Wherever you will be planning to go for a fitness training program, you will obviously be visiting a particular studio. Due to the high demand for fitness training, there are various studios available. The procedure of picking the most reliable one is very cumbersome. A good studio will guarantee quality services and great training experiences. Use the elements below in the selection process.

Hygiene

The environment within the studio will definitely affect you whenever you visit for personal training. ...

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How to Set Up For a Bench Press – Taylor Carpenter Personal Training

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Setting up for a bench press should not involved simply jumping on a bench and quickly pressing the weight. Take the proper steps to make sure you are prepared. Make sure your grip is correct, you hands are even on the bar and concentrate on using the proper form to complete the lift. Learn more at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training.

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