Personal Trainer Starter Pack
The Starter Pack is the best package to buy when you starting out at Sand & Steel. In the Starter Pack, we’ll design and implement a training plan based on your specific goals. The Starter Pack includes a consult, assessment, nutrition, personal training, yoga, and more. The Starter Pack is appropriate for all athletes: beginners, varsity athletes, active military, seniors, and older adults. 30 or 40 something and completely out of shape? Perfect … this is the package you need.
At Sand & Steel, the majority of my clients are seniors in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Most people start feeling the effects of aging in their mid-thirties, but by age 50 they really start to notice a change. As an older adult, it is to lose weight, injuries heal slower, and energy levels generally decline. If you are going to be working with clients in this age population, you’ll need to know how to perform a senior fitness assessment. Here’s how it should be done.
Whether you have a shoulder injury like an impingement or need stability exercises for your rotator cuff, the key to helping you get better is strengthening the weakened muscle and mobilizing the relevant fascia. In this article we will be highlighting some Shoulder Rotator Cuff Exercises that you can do with your personal trainer.
If you are like most personal trainers I know, you have probably asked yourself — How much do I really need to pay for personal training insurance to cover my liability? Individual policies run between $79/year on the low end to $250/yr for comprehensive policies there are lots of options. Here are some of the options you should consider.
Pre-Built (Template) Workout Plans & Built-to-Order Custom workout plans. Pre-Built workout plans are best for people on a tight budget that need a professionally written workout scaled to their level. Built-to-order programs are great for people who have limited equipment, busy schedules, and/or free frequent business travel. We build workout plans of all types for all level athletes. Strength, Weight Loss, Mobility, Flexibility, Yoga, etc.
How to Analyze Calorie Quality
Losing weight is about eating the good calories, not limiting how many you eat. This breaking new article (link below) from the New York Times summarizes research that losing weight is more about eating good calories than limiting total calories. Well, duh … we’ve only known that for the past decade. While it’s great that the New York Times is helping the public come to this understanding, the article doesn’t really explain how to analyze what is a good calorie and what’s not. Here’s how you make that determination…
Paul breaks down the differences between mobility, flexibility, yoga, and stretching in careful detail. Without sufficient mobility you cannot be all that you wish to be. This applies whether your chosen craft is golf, strength training, CrossFit, or endurance running. You are not as efficient as a runner, you are more likely to get injured as a golfer, and will be slower in CrossFit. Here’s how to improve your mobility…
Welcome to our post about body transformation! I am going to outline the 7 most important aspects to efficiently complete a weight loss transformation. You’ll find training tips, programming tips, nutrition tips, and a complete list of all the supplements and foods I recommend. – Paul Roberts | Strength, Weight Loss and Mobility Coach
Paul explains how to analyze whether a carb is good, careful, or evil with 7 simple rules. Some carbs are good, some are bad, some are just plain evil when it comes to weight loss. America’s food companies take advantage of people’s lack of knowledge with products like: diet soda, bean pasta, and “low carb” bread. Are these reengineered carbs goods for weight loss?
Tip #2: What Are Toxins and How Should We Remove Them?
Have you ever wondered whether detox diets work for weight loss? Do they even work at all? This FAQ covers some of the seminal aspects behind these so called detox diets and helps you make smarter decisions about removing toxins from your body.
Tip #1: Multivitamins For Weight Loss
Multivitamins Help Improve Weight Loss
Your metabolism will slow down if you are missing essential vitamins or minerals from your diet. In addition, Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies can increase inflammation levels, and decrease the body’s ability to repair tissue. Taking a multi-vitamin is easy, and it adds some insurance against missing an essential vitamin or mineral. Please keep in mind that taking a multivitamin is no substitute for getting your nutrition from whole food sources. Absorption from multivitamins can vary significantly.
Paul generally recommends the following 3 multivitamins for clients interested in weight loss or hypertrophy…
Sand & Steel’s latest nutrition tips and strategies. This blog post is dynamically updated as we discuss new nutrition tips and strategies based on the nutrition consultations our clients have at Sand & Steel (so bookmark it with CTRL D). We cover topics like how much soy is too much? Is artificial sugar really that bad? Does the kind of tea I drink affect weight loss? How to balance macros for improving body composition, etc. With over 8 years of nutrition and weight loss in Alexandria VA, you’ll this is a very long post.
Power Supply / Territory Foods provides fresh (not frozen) meals delivered twice a week to your local gym or workplace. After 3 years and hundreds of clients trying out Power Supply (which became) Territory Foods, here’s what we learned about their food.