Personal Training

3 Benefits of Starting Your Fitness Journey In January

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I’ll preface this post with an annual downside first. Gyms are always super crowded in January, the rush quickly dies off. At my studio it’s always 1 on 1, private, and never something you would have to worry about all year long!

So why is it good to start your improved fitness journey in January? Whether you’re shooting for weight loss, muscle gain, or improved strength you’re likely busy with the holidays in November and December. As a result, activity levels, ...

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Will I get “bulky” by working out with weights?

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I get this question of concern a lot. Most of the time its from women but occasionally from men as well.

In short, NO, you won’t get “bulky” from working out with weights unless you have the intent of getting bulky by eating in a caloric surplus and really pushing your training volume. 

If you’re concerned about looking like a bodybuilder, you will need to accidentally have 4-6 pretty intense high volume training sessions weekly and you will need to eat a ...

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NEW PAGE | You Ask, I Answer | FAQ

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I’ve opened a new section to the website called “You Ask, I Answer“, it’s simply a FAQ page. I will start adding to this page weekly or bi weekly with questions that I receive from emails and/or social media accounts. For the most part will stick to training, nutrition, and recovery. 

How often should I work out?

It really depends on an infinite ...

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The Top 3 Keys To Advancing Your Lifting Skills

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Most people lift weights to look better, improve athletic performance, increase strength, or a combo of the three. In most scenarios, when trying to boost strength there is an increase in load (weight lifted) and when trying to grow muscle the volume is added upon.

What you’re trying to accomplish with ultimately prioritize your keys to success but what I’ve written below should apply to everyone.

ADHERENCE
More than anything else, if you don’t stick to something you’re going to fail. ...

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Updated Training and Diet Philosophies

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I was reading over my philosophy page and realized a lot of my thoughts and opinions have changed somewhat since I originally wrote it.

I’ve expanded and elaborated more on how I view diet and training. Now including my thoughts on training for performance vs body composition, cardio, walking, goal setting, and more.

I Philosophy, Personal Training, Personal Trainer, Ballantyne, Charlotte, NCbelieve in progressive training. This is either increasing the ...

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How Are Exercise Plans Important For Personal Training?

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Society today is constantly bombarding us with information about the dangers or a sedentary life and fitness in general. The fact that inactivity is linked to rising instances of poor health and obesity is well known. Even with all this data, though, there is still an exponential increase in the number of overweight and obese people. How can this be?

When it comes to personal training, the main problem is that many people start exercising but cannot maintain the momentum. ...

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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 ...
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