Julia Damp Personal Training Opt

A Year at Sand and Steel Fitness

I’d like to share my transformation journey at Sand & Steel. I started with personal training a year ago to date, and started taking their CrossFit classes a few months later. One year later, I’m now in the best shape of my life and getting stronger everyday. Sand & Steel’s unique approach to personal training worked for me. I’m sure it’ll work for you too.

The 8 Key Mistakes That New Personal Trainers Make When Writing a Strength & Weight Loss Workout Plan

The 8 Key Mistakes that New Personal Trainers Make When Writing a Strength & Weight Loss Workout Plan

If you are a newly certified personal trainer, your first task should be actually writing some personal training programs for your future clients. In the below video, I take you through the process of actually writing two personal training programs: a strength program and a conditioning program. Then we’ll analyze the program together as we focus on correcting the 8 key mistakes that new personal trainers make in their programs.

Start of My Weight Loss Journey at Sand & Steel

The Start of My Weight Loss Journey at Sand & Steel

From the outside looking in, joining CrossFit Sand & Steel was daunting. After 30 days in, I’m happy to say that none of my fears were warranted. I love that Sand & Steel includes everyone, regardless of fitness level, and makes sure we are all trained safely. I just completed my first competition…and I actually enjoyed it. I never thought I could do this, and I wanted to let you know:

YES, YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!!
SHELINA MERCHANT

Hip Thrust with Loop Band

Loops Bands by Kettlebell Kings

Loops bands or hips loops are used for conditioning and strengthening the hips and thighs.  Compared to their rubber counterparts, aka, the mini-band, loop bands are heavier weight and more durable.  Loops bands are also easier to put on than mini-bands.  Alternatively, mini-bands are less expensive and better for lower resistance exercises.  If you are serious about glute training, both should be in your training toolbox.

Face Mask Policy

Face Mask Policy

Face Masks are not required for members and employees that have been vaccinated.  All Sand & Steel Employees & Members are vaccinated as of August 9, 2021. Vaccines are required unless you meet the health or religious exceptions.

Sun Flow Power Yoga

SunFlow: Building Inversion Strength for Yoga

The Sun Flow features Inversions, Standing Balances, & Hip Openers. We are practicing one flow each month in our yoga group classes to become progressively better at them. SunFlow is the fifth sequence in FireFlow. Build strength and power with SunFlow Power Yoga.

Mobility Training

Mobility vs Flexibility vs Yoga vs Stretching

Exercise is essential for good health, but I am assuming you already know that.  But did you know Mobility Training is just as essential?  Do you even know what Mobility Training is and how it differs from concepts like flexibility, yoga, and stretching?  That’s what this article is all about.  Because 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, you are slower in CrossFit than you ought to be, and as a powerlifter, your recovery times are slower.  Mobility is critical for all sports and physical activities.  Period.

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Exercise Optimization in Personal Training

Exercise Optimization

Exercise Optimization of: Accessories vs Conditioning vs Correctives vs Warmups vs Cooldowns. Exercise Optimization is key to designing effective personal training & CrossFit workouts. Exercise Optimization is the specific selection of which exercise should be done, at what time, and in which sequence.

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