High bar Barbell Back Squat -- 13 points of performance to improve your technique on the squat and reduce the risk of injury. 

13 Performance Tips for High-Bar Barbell Back Squat

High bar Barbell Back Squat — 13 points of performance to improve your technique on the squat and reduce the risk of injury.  This overview discusses techniques to properly generate core bracing to help prevent lower back pain.  This article includes video demonstrations on key squat faults such as “butt winking” and “broken wrist faults.”

Running versus Walking

Walking vs Running — Building safe biomechanics to run safely

How Good is your Running Pattern and Biomechanics?

When it comes to burning calories and improving muscle tone, running is better than walking.  Running creates a superior metabolic effect burns more calories per hour and per mile.  Running versus walking is more effective at building strength and generating EPOC (Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption).

But running safely requires careful attention to your biomechanics and running pattern. Is your form robust enough to run safely?

Join us as we examine some of the common running patterns that can result in injury.

Building a solid core foundation post-baby

Strengthen Core PostPartum – 3 Ab Exercises After Pregnancy

So your favorite fitness nerd has been reading up exercises to strengthen the core after delivering a baby. I’ve read through 4 of the hottest books (and maybe 10 articles), and I’ve boiled down the advice to these 3 exercises.

Included in the article is an informational video on how to perform these exercises, plus 4 common exercises to avoid.

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Welcome Pack

Sand & Steel’s Welcome Pack features our most popular items in a discounted saver package.

Personal Trainer Senior Older Adult Fit and 50 (dawn)

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.

C4 Preworkout Cellucore

C4 is a preworkout drink designed to improve your energy level, create more blood flow and improve your workout experience.

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.

LGBT Pride Pack

Pride Pack Sale.  30 Sessions of your choice.  Mix and match.  Personal Training, Nutrition, Mobility, Boxing, or Yoga.

Bombas Gripper Socks

Designed with key comfort innovations:

  • Extra-Long Staple Cotton
  • Performance Footbed
  • Honeycomb Arch Support System
  • Blister Tab
  • Y-Stitched Heel
  • Invisitoe
  • Stay-put Grips

Bombas Ankle Socks

Designed with key comfort innovations:

  • Extra-Long Staple Cotton
  • Performance Footbed
  • Honeycomb Arch Support System
  • Blister Tab
  • Y-Stitched Heel
  • Invisitoe

Hoody

Two Sided Hoodies Unisex

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Owners Training

With over 25 Personal Training and Mobility Certifications … you simply can’t hire a more experienced personal trainer. If you want the most improvement per session, step up to Owners Personal Training.

TriggerPoint™ GRID Ball®

Moderate pressure for releasing tightness. Diminishes aches and pains. Speeds up recovery and improves flexibility. Good for hard-to-reach places like hips and shoulders.

Trigger Point Mobility Pack

TriggerPoint™ Mobility Pack

Roll through muscle tension and enhance circulation with this foam roller.

Use the ball to target areas where you want deeper tissue compression.

The strap makes it easy to take it with you wherever you go.

Magnetic Clip Refrigerator Magnet

Magnetic Clips

Great refrigerator magnets.  Great for sealing bags of veggies, chips, etc.  Strong magnetic works on whiteboards and refrigerators.

Lacrosse Ball for Mobility Massage

Lacrosse Balls for Mobility

Lacrosse Balls for Mobility.  High end medium hard rubber lacrosse balls for working out tight muscles.  A must have tool for mobilty and travel.

Yoga Grip Socks Workouts

Great Soles Grip Yoga Socks

Great Soles Yoga Gripper Socks

Excellent for personal training, mobility, and yoga.  These socks have a grippy bottom that protects against slipping.  They are very light breathable socks.

Pedestal Workout Socks Yoga Socks

Socks for Workouts and Yoga

Pedestal Socks For Workouts and Yoga.

Grippy, antibacterial, sweat wicking. These Gym Socks feature an open Toe Box that allows for maximum toe splay. Grippy bottom so that you don’t slide. Anti-bacterial lining. Mesh weave on the top of the foot for enhanced breathability and athletic fit. Increased durability in the toe and heel with our upgraded abrasion resistant thread.

Starter Pack Pro

Starter Pack Pro Checkout

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.

Gift Card

Gift Card

Give the Gift of Health!  Our gift cards can be used to purchase any service.  Sand & Steel offers programs for people of all levels.  Improve your health, look and feel better today!  Just select the amount of money you want to use for the gift card.  Include the recipient’s information in the checkout process.

Sandbell and Weight Loss Program

Sandbell Sandbag Workout Program

Sandbell | Sandbag Workout

The Fast and the Fit.  Advanced Level.  High-Intensity Interval Training for Weight Loss.  10 unique, sweat drenching workouts that you can do anywhere.  Excellent for travel and hotels.

Law Enforcement Military Personal Training Discount

Military Discount Pack

The Military Pack. Active & Retired Military save 20% on 12 sessions.  Includes your choice of Personal Training, Nutrition, Mobility, Boxing, or Yoga. Law Enforcement & FBI 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.

Yoga Iyengar- Standing Bow Pose - Dancer - Natarajasana

Yoga Private Lessons in Alexandria

One-on-one sessions allow us to craft the yoga flows and asanas to your unique goals and improve your weaknesses.  Build range of motion, balances, and dramatically improve recovery with our private yoga sessions.  We offer customized sessions based on Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Rocket, Iyengar, Yin, and Animal Flow.

Rocktape Products

RockTape Products

Rocktape Tape, Floss, Fire, and Freeze.  We sells all styles of Rocktape and certified by Rocktape in kinetic taping applications.

Personal Trainer Gay Pride Month LGBT

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

Shaker Bottle WooCommerce

Shaker Bottle

Sand & Steel Blender Bottle are made by the Blender Bottle company.  They represent some of the most durable shaker bottles on the market.  Each blender bottles comes with a steel shaker for breaking up protein.

Paul Roberts. Personal Trainer & Mobility Coach

T-Shirts

Sand & Steel T-Shirts are the stretchy kind with sweat-wicking technology.  We have 3 styles to choose from (Tri-blend, Combed Spun Cotton, and Suede Cotton).  Pre-washed and Preshrunk.  They are awesome.

Protein Powder Whey Isolate

Protein Powder Whey Isolate Steeltech

Our 100% Whey Isolate Protein helps prevent soreness and build muscle up 20% faster than not using protein. Zero fat and zero sugar. Engineered to taste amazing, we offer a 100% guarantee that you will like the taste of it or your money back!  Sand & Steel Whey proteins do not contain any added sugar, corn syrup, or transfats.

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.

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