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Foam rollers are a great option, mainly because of the cost. However, I prefer the HyperIce Hypervolt over standard foam rollers, and so do the clients who have tried it. The nice thing about the massage gun is that you can target individual knots in your muscles. It also makes it more convenient to make myofascial release a part of your routine because you can use the gun while watching TV or even in the car. You don’t have to sit on the ground.
As a mama of 5, it’s no surprise that one of my specialties is pregnancy. A lot of women come to me after they have finished having babies because they want to lose weight and strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. However, you don’t need to wait until then to start personal training. There are a lot of benefits to having a fit pregnancy!
The free 30-minute assessment is an opportunity for me to see where you are currently at, so I can tailor my personal training program to 1) fit your stated goals, and 2) strengthen muscle imbalances that you may not be aware of but that I notice during your session.
Some women think they are strong because they have been working out consistently for years. However, they can barely hold a plank because their abdominal muscles are so weak, and a simple exercise involving their shoulders is challenging even with the easiest resistance band.
How long it takes you to reach your goals depends on what you’re trying to achieve. This post will walk you through what to expect for weight loss, strength training, and developing cardiovascular health.
In my 20 years of personal training, if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that the glutes and core are the basis of every other movement. If you have strong glutes and abs, other exercises will be easier, safer, and more effective.
First of all, your personal trainer should have certifications through one of the major personal training programs like the American Council on Exercise (ACE) or National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). This ensures that your trainer has received a basic education in personal training. My certification is through ACE.
If you’re new to personal training, you might be wondering what exactly a personal trainer does and why you need one. Briefly, a personal trainer is trained to help you reach your goals efficiently and minimize the risk of injury while doing it.
Glutes control so much of our movement. Strengthening them will give you better posture, reduce the risk of injury, and increase your performance when you perform activities like running. I recommend incorporating glute exercises into your strength training routine several times per week. Pick a few of the exercises below and shoot for 3 or 4 sets of up to 20 reps.
Most people shoot for three sets of each activity, but you can actually vary the number depending on how your body feels during training. Paying attention to your muscles is key, especially when determining whether to add a fourth set or move on after three.
Get to Know Me
I’m Andrea Tagalog, a certified personal trainer with 20 years of experience. My get-it-done attitude is balanced by my love for life and personal commitment to the clients I am so honored to work with.
My gym in Carlsbad provides privacy, social support, and all the equipment you need to get a strong core and booty (and everything else). Membership included with personal training.