Balance Guy Training Blog

Client Spotlight- Consistency

Note- Her name is changed to protect her identity. You could have the best training program in the world, hire the best coaches or you could throw a bunch of money at your health but none of this matters if … Read More

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Strength Training for Arthritis 101

Note- These is general advice on exercising with arthritis. It doesn’t attempt to differentiate between the different types of arthritis and the pain it causes. If you’ve never strength trained before, please consult your doctor. Our bones (and bodies) are … Read More

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To Get Fit Show This….

For the longest time, I treated my body like a garbage can. Excesses of booze, late nights, fried foods and other illicit substances were common place. The only thing I cared about was having a great time, getting wasted and … Read More

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10 exercises to reduce knee pain

Pain sucks but knee pain is a special kind of suck. You move they hurt. You do nothing they hurt. You go to the gym to train, they hurt. When you have knee pain there is nothing to escape it … Read More

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Client Spotlight- Overcoming obstacles

Note- This person wishes to remain anonymous, so his name is changed. Recently, Mike hired me to help him lose weight, help ease his chronic pain and to improve his health. Nothing earth shattering here, because most people hire personal … Read More

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Exercise: It’s not all about you

My friend looked at me without my shirt on and suggested lifting a weight or two would save me from having a body of a child while being an adult. And that was all the encouragement I needed. I joined … Read More

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5 considerations for the older exerciser……

Ever heard of the saying ‘you’re as only as old as you feel’ or ‘you’re only as old as the person you feel?’ According to this line of thinking, I’m an old dude. Now if my wife reads this, I’m … Read More

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When you don’t feel like exercising, do this……

Let’s get one thing straightened out from the get go. Personal trainers and other fitness professionals are NOT always motivated to exercise. Sometimes I’d rather be at the dentist getting my teeth drilled than be at the gym. All you … Read More

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Do (what works for) you………

In fitness as in life, there are no absolutes. However, according to the so-called fitness influencers on social media or broadcast media you must do A, B, C to get X, Y and Z. Because if it works for them, … Read More

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How to train the ‘core’ for real life

How many times have you scrolled through a social media feed admiring all those fitness models with a great looking midsections doing really cool core exercises? It’s not like I’ve ever done it. 😊 You think if it works for … Read More

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