Microfiber Gym Towel for Workouts

Microfiber Gym Towel for Workouts

The Sand & Steel Gym Towel.  Heating-wicking, microfiber towel for your toughest workouts.  Great workout towel for all sports.  Specially designed for personal training and CrossFit style workouts.

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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.

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Ample Meal Replacement

Convenience meal replacement for nutrition on the go.  See below for a Coupon Code.  400 Calorie, Original Formula in store.

Senior Fitness and Senior Exercises

Senior Fitness Assessment For Senior Exercises

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.

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Shoulder Injury and Rotator Cuff Exercises

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.

Balancing Pricing and Coverage on Personal Training Insurance

Balancing Pricing and Coverage on Personal Training Insurance

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. 

Home Workout Plans

Workout Plans PDF

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.

Calorie Quality vs Calorie Quantity

The Definitive Guide to Calorie Quality vs Calorie Quantity

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…

Mobility, Flexibility, Yoga, and Guided Partner Stretching

Mobility vs Flexibility vs Yoga vs Stretching

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…

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Before and After Weight Loss Transformation Photos

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

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Low Carb? Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs Explained

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? 

Multivitamin Weight Loss

Multivitamins and Weight Loss

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…

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🍰 Weight Loss Tips and Strategies for Diet and Nutrition Alexandria VA

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.

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Starter Pack Private Training

The Starter Pack Private is the best-priced package for new members.  You can book 4 Private sessions (mix and match): assessment, nutrition coaching, personal training, private yoga, mobility TuneUp, private boxing, and more. Not sure which types of sessions are best for you?  Call or email us and we’ll help you decide. Our training programs are customized based on your specific goals. The Starter Pack Private is designed for all members: beginners, high school athletes, people with chronic injuries, active military, seniors, and older adults.

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Fitness Assessment

Our comprehensive system that finds faults in movement patterns that weaken performance and create risk of injury. The Sand & Steel Fitness Assessment analyzes: Biomechanics & Muscle Function, Cellular Energy Generation, Fitness Capacity, Mobility and Flexibility, and Proper Execution of Functional Exercise Patterns.

Get the information you need to prevent injury, get stronger, and maximize your potential.

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Cycling Indoor

If you’re interested in delving into the fray of a new fitness routine, cycling is an effective and versatile option. Riding a bike is a skill most people acquire as children, and people capitalize on bikes by using them as an effective tool for both transportation and overall fitness. Stationary bikes can provide the same benefits as mobile bikes, but there are naturally some differences between indoor and outdoor cycling. Below are the most notable advantages and disadvantages of indoor cycling when compared to its outdoor version.

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Flavio Spaducci – Kettlebell Strength and Conditioning

🌟 Sand & Steel All-Star Coach.  July 2018

Flavio’s Personal Trainer Certifications

  1. Kettlebell Sport Coach Level 2: Exam passed with highest marks, certified by Oleh Ilikia, World Kettlebell Sport Federation president, multiple time world champion and Guinness Record holder
  2. Strongman Instructor: Certified by Francesco Gioia, Italy’s strongest man
  3. Crosslifting: A new sport born in Russia by combining all of the strength sports together. Spent a week in a Russian Olympic facility, training with Klokov, Berestov, Koklyaev and Denisov
  4. Weightlifting Instructor: Certified by Giles Greenwood in London, UK
  5. Functional Training Instructor: Certified by Italian Boxing Federation

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