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Fit and 50 Pack for Seniors and Older Adults

The Fit and 50 Pack is a limited edition / discounted pack.  Sand & Steel is committed to supporting our clients in the over 50 demographic. With Fit and 50 you get 4 personal training sessions per month for 6 months.  Plus a free Sand & Steel Workout Journal to write down your workouts.

Starter Pack Group Fitness Classes 4 Pack

Starter Pack Group Training

New Member Package including 4 Group Classes in Alexandria VA | Springfield VA location.  Book any group class including: CrossFit, CoreFit with TRX, Yoga Flow, Yoga Alignment, Powerlifting, Beyond Stretch, Olympic Lifting, and SeniorFit. Not sure which of our fitness classes is best for your goals? Just call or email us and we’ll help you decide. We design our fitness classes so that they are safe for new members. Special attention is paid to fundamentals and quality of movement.

Weight Loss in Alexandria VA | Springfield VA

Top 11 Foods to Avoid for Weight Loss in Alexandria VA

Weight Loss is a challenging journey.  It’s complicated by the fact that every person is different.  Their metabolisms differ, their gut bacteria is differs, their activities levels differ.  There is no single magic pill or template meal plan that works for everyone 100% of the time.  There are, however, some universal principles that apply to everyone in Alexandria VA & Springfield VA.  We are going to go over the 11 foods you should avoid when attempting to lose weight, and why you should avoid eating them.  This 3000-word article co-authored by your nutrition experts Mark and Paul, break down the exceptions and explain reasons why these 11 foods should be avoided.

Short on time?  Please find our 57 second video at the beginning of the article that summarizes the whole thing. 

CrossFit for Beginners - Nine Fundamental Exercises

Crossfit for Beginners – 9 Fundamental Exercises

CrossFit for Beginners. The nine fundamental exercises for learning CrossFit. Videos, cues, scaling options, and full technical description.  The 9 Fundamental Movements are key exercises that CrossFit teaches and reinforces in it’s level I and level II training courses.  To CrossFitters, these are your bread-butter exercises.  Here’s how to do these 9 exercises, why you should do them, beginner scaling options, and Paul’s top cues so you can perform them correctly.

The article also explains why one of these exercises probably should be replaced, and which exercise is the most underappreciated.  Finally, Paul finishes with a list of the Top 16 CrossFit that aren’t in the Nine Fundamental Exercises.  Giving you a total of 25 CrossFit Exercises to learn and master.

CrossFit Powerlifting Alexandria VA

Powerlifting Classes Alexandria

The Powerlifting class is about building strength. You’ll master the Bench Press, Squat, Standing Press, Deadlift, and many other time proven techniques to make you stronger. It’s addictive, as you surpass your previous records. If you want to be Strong, this is the class to take.

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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.

Equipment Fundraiser

Equipment Drive

New Equipment 2019

We are raising money to acquire some new strength and conditioning equipment to benefit all the Sand & Steel Clients.  New equipment is very expensive and we could use your help. When you donate, we consider what new equipment is best for you — and we buy it!

Top 7 Book on Fitness, Yoga, CrossFit

Books on Yoga Personal Training Mobility Strength CrossFit

I’ve been reading books on Yoga, CrossFit, and Movement for 10 years. Here is my review of the top 200 books on books on CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, Physical Therapy, Mobility and Personal Training. Study your craft. Treat personal training as a profession, and your clients will treat you like a professional. There is always more to learn.  

Law Enforcement Military Personal Training Discount

Military Discount Private Training

The Military Pack. Active & Retired Military save 15% on private training.  Includes your choice of Personal Training, Nutrition, Mobility, Boxing, or Yoga. Law Enforcement & FBI qualify too!
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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Stretching for Olympic Weightlifting – Mobility is power!

Mobility = POWER! If your body isn’t capable of getting in the right angles and positions, it will obstruct the natural trajectory of the barbell, which is STRAIGHT UP! In this article we will go through a set of stretching exercises that will improve your weightlifting. This set of stretching excercises is a “Swiss Army Knife” that every lifter should always have with them.

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Personal Trainer Pride Month LGBT

If you are a member of the LGBT community, you can save 15% percent with your personal trainer. 15% off with coupon code:  LGBT PRIDE  You can use the coupon on personal training, the Starter Pack, and/or our Pride Powerlifting Seminar.  Sand & Steel is celebrating Pride Month for our Gay and Lesbian clients.  Having a gym and a personal trainer that accepts you for who you are is important to making improvements. This article highlights some of our gay and lesbian clients plus some of our coaches who are part of our LGBT community

MWOD Certification Review

MWOD Certification Review Movement & Mobility 101

Paul’s Review of the MWOD Certification Review – Movement & Mobility 101.  Kelly Starrett’s Movement and Mobility certification is my fifth certification in mobility.  Here’s my review of the certification, plus a list of new things I learned from the man himself, Kelly Starrett.

Personal Trainer for Seniors

Personal Trainer for Seniors

Personal Training for Seniors and Older Adults Program.  Everyday we work hard for the seniors in Alexandria VA to help them move better and live their life without limitations.  Whether your goals are combating arthritis through joint distraction to preventing bone loss through functional strength training, we are going to build an age-appropriate program for you.  We help clients improve aerobic capacity, increase engagement with neuromuscular activation, and build strength through compound movement patterns.

This articles highlights some of our older adult clients and includes their comments on what they had to say about their custom, one-on-one personal training programs.

TRX Suspension Trainer Exercises

TRX Suspension Trainer Exercises

An in-depth review of the TRX Suspension Trainer + access to our full database on TRX Suspension Trainer exercises and techniques (over 30 videos). Full comparison against the Jungle Gym and CrossCore 180. Exercise videos demonstrating Conditioning, Balance, Core, Strength, and Corrective Exercises for the TRX Suspension Trainer.

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…

Mobility and Flexibility

Sample Mobility Workout Template

Mobility helps improve range of motion of tight joints and muscles, and it helps stabilize and strength areas that have too much range.  This article demonstrates provides two example exercise routines for people needing additional range of motion in the hips, ankles, and thorasic spine.  Plus you’ll find numerous linked articles at the bottom covering all topics associated with stretching, stabilization, yoga, and mobility.

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Powerlifting Alexandria VA

Powerlifting is a strength based program focused on the Bench, Squat and Deadlift. In a powerlifting program, the athlete is focused on gaining strength using the prime moves of Deadlift, Bench, and Squat.  By adding in variations on the main lifts (Sumo Deadlift, Romanian, or Front Squat, Incline Bench etc) and adding accessory moves (Dumbell press, Pull ups, Tate Press etc), you quickly and consistently gain overall strength.  This article discuss several powerlifting programs in detail as well as how to perform several of key powerlifting exercises.

Paul Before and After Fitness Transformation

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? 

Weight Loss Nutrition Alexandria

🍰 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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