True Stories From My Time As A Personal Trainer

While we are all at home in quarantine, I’ve decided to start this series. True stories from my time as a personal trainer.

I’ve been a personal trainer for about 5 years now, and I’ve seen (and heard) a lot of stuff!

A quick background on me:

-Did personal training in a chain gym for about 4 months

-Training from my house and outdoors for about 5 months

-Opened up a private studio to train one on one and in small groups for about 4 years

Some of the stories I’ll tell are motivational, some comical, some just crazy. But, all true.

I’ll be splitting these into 3 story series

Here is Volume 1:

1. “What did we walk in to?!”

2. “Just the warmup”

3. “Wait… that’s NOT your name?”

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Here is Volume 2:

1. “The Amazing BoxJump”

2. “Arm Day Gone Bad”

3. “The Disappearing Man

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You can also listen to these stories through the 1LIFE1YOU Podcast:

Training Stories Part 1

Training Stories Part 2

Stay tuned, as I’ll continue to tell stories as they come to my mind.

A Week Of Dumbbell Workouts

On our last fitness post, I shared a week’s worth of Bodyweight workouts

A Week Of Bodyweight Workouts

This post is for those who have a set of dumbbells to use for their home workouts

We have 2 strength workouts, 2 circuit workouts, and 1 AMRAP style workout

I put them all in graphic form to make it easier for you to save them and try them out. If you do, post them on social, and tag us @1life1youfitness

5 Healthy(ish) Things To Do While On Quarantine

There’s only sooo much Netflix you can watch before you start thinking how you can be the next Tiger King…

I made a list of a few things you can do to pass the time

1. Try Out Those Pinterest Recipes

I think everyone who is on Pinterest has a board of food recipes that they say they’ll try but never do.

Now is a great time to pick one (or all of them) and see how they turn out.

2. Exercise (duh!)

Not being able to go to the gym or go to your classes should not be an excuse to skip your workouts.

And, you definitely don’t need equipment for a great workout.

Bodyweight workouts and exercises can be just as challenging. And you can keep things interesting by changing variations, sets, reps, times…

I can name about 20 different leg exercise variations to do without any equipment needed.

Need help, or guidance? Email me for a 30 Day Free Bodyweight Workout Plan, through the 1Life1You Fitness Training app.

3. Pick Up A Hobby

Take this time to learn something new. Play an instrument. Learn to sew/knit. Write. Paint.

Bring your creativity out and start doing and making

4. Take a walk

You’ll drive yourself crazy being in the house 24 hours a day.

Go outside. Get some fresh air.

Be smart. Keep practicing social distancing

5. Get Some Sleep

A lot of us really don’t know what a proper amount of sleep feels like.

When’s the last time you’ve had 7-9 hours of sleep?

Well… now is the perfect time. Sleeping in a little longer has been amazing for us. How about you?

That’s 5 things. Do you have any more that can be added to our Healthy(ish) list? Let me know.