Mark’s Famous Stuffed Peppers

Those of you that head to the gym for our mid morning classes are all familiar with Mark S.  He’s the guy that always has a smile for you and is s till smilin’ even at the end of a Low Intensity (wink wink) ‘Gower Hour’.  Mark is also a hunter–and the trainers have been lucky enough to get a taste of Mark’s bounty!  This year we each went home with several...
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Runners Amongst Us

First let me apologize on the tardiness of this post!!!  On Sunday May 1st, 2011, Norcal’s very own Leslie Ball and Jhoana Dela Cruz accomplished what they have, for months, been training so diligently for – they completed the Big Sur International Marathon.  The foot race goes from Big Sur to Carmel along HWY 1 and is said to be one of the most beautiful marathons (scenery-wise) in...
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Ass-tastic!!!

Our favorite Oly coach not only specializes in making you all strong and proficient at lifts, she has a secret weapon she keeps in her back pocket….. literally! It’s called Ass-tastic glute training. By definition it means she can help you build the derriere you’ve always wanted. Her training is so good it’s no longer the Lulu lemons that make you look phenomenal,...
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Welcome Back Dave K. & Memorial Day Schedule!

Dave K. is back! For those of you who do not know Dave, well lets just say he is known for putting some great times up for the workouts early in the day giving all of the evening folks something to shoot for. In fact on his first workout back (Monday) he turned the fastest time of the morning! Welcome back Dave! Also, don’t forget that Monday, May 30th in honor of Memorial Day we will only...
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Things We Learn from You

As your trainers we are constantly teaching you new things.  How to do a foot clamp on the rope.  How to activate the muscles around your shoulder blades for scap pulls.  How to run properly (not on your heels).  Why gluten is bad for us.  How to make your favorite pasta dish, but paleo style. We want you to know that the constant sharing of our knowledge isn’t a one way street.  From...
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The Home Stretch

Let’s say you come into the gym 3 days a week on average for a good workout and of course a group led stretch at the end.  You feel great afterwards!  Your body feels stronger, your muscles and joints feel looser, you feel healthier.  Now, there are 4 other days during the week that we, as trainers/coaches, hope you are taking just as good of care of yourself as you are the 3 hours we get to...
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Max Plank Hold PRs

Finish them! This is the line that comes to my head when I think about doing a finisher at the end of a class session! Time and time again clients ask for these butt kickers at the end of a workout to get some  last few minutes of work in.  Finishers that come to mind are:  tabata sit-ups, plank push-ups, hollow rocks, hollow holds, and lastly but not least the infamous max. plank hold! On...
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