Taylor Carpenter

Donation To Houston Humane Society

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By now I’m sure everyone is well aware of the trouble that Houston has gone through of late. Often times during natural disasters you don’t hear much about the displacement of animals, lost homes, lack of food and shelter, etc. Some of the studio profits were just sent to the Houston Humane Society to help out the furry people.

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Nutrition Classes

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1 on 1 Nutrition Classes – Nutrition Course in Charlotte, NC

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 ...

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Online Training Strength Templates Complete!

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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.

It will be necessary to read these FAQ’s in their entirety to ...

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Male Strength Templates Almost Done (Online Personal Training)

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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 ...

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Why Taylor Carpenter Personal Training? Plus NEW Testimonials

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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.

Below is a long updated list of why Taylor Carpenter ...

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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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NASM Behavior Change Specialist course 100% Complete

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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:

    Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
    Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
    Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)

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 ...

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Past the 80% Mark On NASM Behavior Change Specialist Crediential

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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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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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