I now offer 45 minute 1 on 1 nutrition classes. This is a service exclusively for my 1 on 1 personal training clients. Diet will ultimately dictate the success or lack-there-of in your body composition goals. If the aesthetics are no concern to you and strength is where your primary focus lies…Proper nutrition will determine whether or not you will receive your greatest return on investment.
Clients struggle with different things ...Continue Reading →
It’s taken longer than I anticipated and have been dealing with internet issues at the gym since the first of May but the strength training templates are finally DONE! I’ve also written out a FAQ sheet that will be available for each template I design. This will be made available in DropBox along with some scientific studies, how to’s, and whatever else I think may be worth adding.
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Three months worth of workout programming towards the online personal training men’s strength templates have now been finished. One more months worth then on to the females.
The original online personal training templates will be designed for male/female strength, male/female fat loss, and a more generic varied template simply geared towards adherence. Over time I’ll probably add some more options but to get things going those will be the 5 groups targeted.
The app will also have a number of features. All ...Continue Reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve updated the main page regarding changes at the studio and with the business. The updates reflect the more current state of things, address improvements, etc.
There have been 8 new Testimonials added and hopefully additional positive notes will be added from current clients in the near future as well. I’ve added a randomized selection of some quotes on the main home page as well.
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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 ...Continue Reading →
I’ve completed 100% of the study materials for the Behavior Change Specialist course created by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I still must take the test soon, but this will be my fourth certification through NASM.
I’ve previously completed:
Behavior Change Specialist covers the cognitive functions of behavioral change to improve adherence behaviors through diet and exercise.
People who fail to overcome plateaus, fall off the nutritional bandwagon, and opt to ...Continue Reading →
Just a quick update on the Behavior Change Specialist course via NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). I took a little study break during the holidays but I’m now 80% done with the course, should be ready for the exam soon.
This will be my 4th credential through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Currently and actively:
certified personal trainer (CPT),
corrective exercise specialist (CES), and
fitness nutrition specialist (FNS).
So far some of the topics covered have included:
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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 ...Continue Reading →
Taylor Carpenter, a personal trainer in Charlotte NC (ballantyne area) performs a 15 rep max on the sumo deadlift exercise.
As a motivation factor, ALMOST every single workout I like to beat a personal record on something. I like seeing my strength improves in some capacity every workout.
You don’t need to do 1 rep maxes always. If you’re more comfortable using lighter weights you can see strength improvements with higher rep schemes.
The best workout programs are always easy to ...Continue Reading →