Training apps

There are all kinds of fitness apps out there.

This one is not “like” having a personal trainer, it IS having a personal trainer.  The difference is that We’re not with you at every session.  We design the workouts the same way as other sessions: by showing you the exercises, teaching you how to do them, and giving you guidance about how to manage sets, reps and/or time for each.

We’re not offering pure on-line only training.  With how busy everyone is these days, and with traffic as bad as it is, We are unable to see clients as often.  It’s no one’s fault, motivation is rarely the problem.  Most of our clients have a decent working knowledge of fitness and nutrition, and we help take the guess work out for them.  We also save them the time of trying to decide what exercises to do when, in what order, to what intensity.  These are the kinds of questions that drive many people away from going to the gym- and all they need is a guide.

We hope this additional training tool helps get more people back to a healthy fitness routine, and we will guide them along the way!

 

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Fitness models

When I re-did my website I went looking for eye-catching pictures to attract attention to my site.  Unfortunately I found too many pictures of fitness models and I did not feel that they accurately represented a healthy body.  Also, they were usually doing the exercises wrong.

Instead, for now, I’m posting pictures of myself.  If you can guess the time between these “before” and “after” pictures you might win a free TRX GO Suspension Trainer.

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Guess how long this took to win a free TRX GO Suspension Trainer.

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Please share your guesses on our social media sites.

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Must be 18 or older. Shipping only to U.S. and Canada. In-person training sessions awarded are only eligible for use in Arlington, VA. See complete rules on our website: Contest Rules.

TRX GO is a registered trademark of Fitness Anywhere LLC. Fitness Anywhere LLC is not affiliated in any way with Kinematics Personal Training, LLC, or this contest.
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Total Coaching

During my re-branding I tried quite a few different on-line platforms built for trainers to mange businesses.  There are many options out there, some are intended for large scale businesses, others are better for smaller businesses.  I am a single trainer.  I chose Total Coaching because of the interface it provides for me to interact with various types of clients and gives me more potential to grow.

One thing I absolutely hate about modern technology is that it can become a distraction more than an assistant in a few key areas of life, exercise is no exception.  The Total Coaching App (Apple/Android) is awesome.  It does not become a distraction, it is an assistant in the gym to provide reminders of what exercises to do and how to do them.

To avoid the distractions of electronics, Total Coaching also has print options for workouts that are easy to follow.  The Total Coaching print options provide 9 exercises per page with instructions, room to record results, and my company header to add a more professional appearance.  From cardio to circuits to flexibility training, I have not been limited in my ability to create workouts for any of my diverse clients.

The exercises in the Total Coaching library range from therapeutic stretches and isometrics to complex Olympic lifts, complete with animated graphics, verbal instruction, and space to add additional instruction.  If they are missing an exercise, custom exercises are easy to create.  Every exercise can be tracked with multiple variations of sets, reps, load, time, intensity (infinite interval options), and can be linked for circuit training or super sets.  Creating a complete exercise program is straightforward.  Saving templates, favorite exercises, and favorite routines makes replication simple.

Other than an initial log-in, or app download, my clients only see my company as their interface.  Total Coaching takes care of the background work so that I can focus on  interaction with clients.  The platform provides communication features through a messaging feature (also in the app), questionnaires, or a forum open to anyone on my list (this option is not mandatory, for those who do not care to moderate social media).

Trainers or clients can track any information (biometrics, strength increases, speed improvements, nutrition information) in a reports feature for easy tracking.  If something is not built-in to the platform, there is a custom data creation option.

There is no financial, accounting or payment component to Total Coaching and the platform does not link to calendars.  These are two features that other platforms have, or try to have.  The custom data option is one way to keep a log of in-person and virtual client interactions.  I manage the financial aspects of my business in other ways and this did not influence my decision-making.  However, I felt platforms that included financial services sacrificed some quality from the training portion of their product.

I set out to find an application with on-line and app access that would be easy to use for me and for my clients and Total Coaching was the best choice.  The elegant interface and multiple delivery options make this diverse application an awesome investment for any training looking to reduce admin time.

Do your own workout

We’ve received a few submissions to win a TRX GO Suspension Trainer.

So far we have received: eleventy hundred days, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months.  Cool, please keep sending them in!

I’ve been asked “how’d you do it.”

“I’ll tell everyone in a couple of weeks,” I chuckle in reply.  I don’t want to give any clues.

One problem with me answering that question is that my day-to-day workouts are based on what is working for me at the time.  I have to work around neck/back/shoulder pain most days so I’m always doing something a little different every time I’m in the gym.  That’s what works for me, it doesn’t work like that for everyone.

Everyone’s body is different and not everyone should do the same exercises with the same intensity or even in the same order.  Trying to do a friend’s or spouse’s workout, or one of those videos isn’t always the best plan.  We work with you to make a workout specifically for you and ensure that you’re doing the exercises correctly.  We help you save some time and energy, and make an efficient plan for your schedule and abilities.

In case you missed it:

We’re giving away a TRX GO Suspension Trainer (a $129.95 value) to whoever guesses closest to how long it took me to “transform” my body.

ENTER NOW

How long did it take me to get myself from my “before” picture to my “after” picture?

There can be 2 winners.  If you win you may be eligible for free training, too!

Friends, family, past and current clients, additional rules apply, but you are invited to enter as well.

Submissions must be made by midnight on Monday, April 24, 2017.

To enter:

  • Reply with your answer here or on one of our other social media pages Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Google+.  All answers will be posted on each of our social media pages at the end of each day.

OR

Please share your guesses on our social media sites.

http://on.fb.me/1AvYwgq
http://bit.ly/1RLzCYv
http://bit.ly/1qDckof
http://bit.ly/1se6XMz
http://bit.ly/1qeGmzx

Must be 18 or older.  Shipping only to U.S. and Canada.  In-person training sessions awarded are only eligible for use in Arlington, VA.  See complete rules on our website: Contest Rules.

TRX GO is a registered trademark of Fitness Anywhere LLC.  Fitness Anywhere LLC is not affiliated in any way with Kinematics Personal Training, LLC, or this contest.
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Enter to win a FREE TRX GO Suspension Trainer

Win a free TRX GO Suspension Trainer with multiple anchor options for training at home and when travelling, and be eligible for free training, too!

ENTER NOW

How long did it take me to get myself from my “before” picture to my “after” picture?

We’re giving away a TRX GO Suspension Trainer (a $129.95 value) to whoever guesses closest to how long it took me to “transform” my body.

There can be 2 winners.  If you win you may be eligible for free training, too!

Friends, family, past and current clients, additional rules apply, but you are invited to enter as well.

Submissions must be made by midnight on Monday, April 24, 2017.

To enter:

  • Reply with your answer here or on one of our other social media pages Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Google+.  All answers will be posted on each of our social media pages at the end of each day.

OR

Please share your guesses on our social media sites.

http://bit.ly/1wcIR83
http://on.fb.me/1AvYwgq
http://bit.ly/1RLzCYv
http://bit.ly/1qDckof
http://bit.ly/1se6XMz
http://bit.ly/1qeGmzx

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Must be 18 or older.  Shipping only to U.S. and Canada.  In-person training sessions awarded are only eligible for use in Arlington, VA.  See complete rules on our website: Contest Rules.
TRX GO is a registered trademark of Fitness Anywhere LLC.  Fitness Anywhere LLC is not affiliated in any way with Kinematics Personal Training, LLC, or this contest.
Calendar icon from Ilya Sedykh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94493899@N08/

Studio Space Available

We have studio space available for anyone who wants to workout in a small gym.  This is great for anyone that wants to get out of their office for a quick workout or finds it easier to workout in a pretty quiet gym (for lots of reasons).  We work out of Bodymass Gym in Arlington, VA (right near Courthouse Plaza/Metro) between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  We have access to all of their equipment, locker rooms, showers, and there is street parking or garage parking next door.

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Perfect card

I got the perfect card this week!  Yes, I have a wicked sweet tooth 🙂

I just make sure to keep it in moderation (not always easy to do) and keep it balanced.

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