Posts Tagged 'Personal Training'

How To Track Your Weight, Averages Are Best

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You may have a nice program like MyFitnessPal or my FREE Taylor Carpenter Personal Training app to log your body weight, both give you fancy charts to see progress trends. They’re fine, but if you take it up a notch I’d recommend averaging out your “normal” days and monitoring that from week to week.

Below is a list of my scale averages and notices since the beginning of January. I intentionally go through long fat loss phases, short ...

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101 Days Until Thanksgiving, Start Fat Loss Diet Now!

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As I write this on August 13th there are 101 days to go until Thanksgiving, about 14.5 weeks. If your goal is fat loss then today is time to get serious about it. Very few people are going to be successful dieting for weight loss during the holidays and if you attempt to diet during that period you’re not designing a plan with the likelihood of a positive outcome. Start dieting today, get strict for about 12 weeks and then ...

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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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The Ideal Client, A Trainers Wish List

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When seeking a personal trainer, clients will generally seek out various attributes in someone they want to work with.  A super high energy person vs low energy person, weight loss history vs athletic history, males vs female, young vs old, harsh personality vs easy going, maybe it simply comes down to location and price.  Most of you are looking for something.

Trainers are no different and often seek out suitable candidates that will fit their training style. As I’ve gained more ...

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NEW Fitness Results Tracker App NOW AVAILABLE!!

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The results tracker app is now available for $5/month (every 28 days). Below is the direct link for purchase.
 
 
Existing clients at the studio will maintain a 50% discount for the duration of their membership and will currently ...
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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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5 Common Exercise Excuses You Need to Stop Making

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Exercise and eating healthy have become a large part of our daily life. We all know how important the balance of these two are, yet find ourselves falling into an exercise excuse trap. Exercise is important if you’re looking for long-term weight control success and you need to train your brain as well as your body to remain healthy.

You Need to Stop Making Exercise Excuses to Maintain Healthy Balance

Everyone considers their excuses to be valid, but they can become roadblocks ...

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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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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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