Wanting it!

Let’s talk for a moment about “wanting it,” and for the sake of clarity we will say that “it” is health and fitness, strength, weightloss, or a similar goal. A lot of people tell me all the time how bad they “want it.” Everyone wants something. If wanting it was all it took then there’d…

Training Day

Every day is a training day and I can’t say that enough. Whether it’s to trainees in class or to my reflection in the mirror before I work out, every day is a training day. There are no off days when you’re preparing for an event. Sure there are days that are easier than others…

Cheating is Training for Failure

One of the advantages when working with a trainer is accountability. It’s hard to cheat or sell yourself short with someone standing over you the whole time; correcting form demanding one more rep, and pushing you to go further or harder. To this day I still recall my Drill Instructors on Parris Island. They were…

Welcome to Legion Fitness Training

Welcome to real world fitness. We’re not going to be jumping over walls, carrying logs through the woods, or pulling concrete blocks on chains. Likewise I’m not going to be timing you through circuits of Olympic lifts, gymnastics, and form intensive moves that can cripple if not done properly. There are dozens of groups doing that as…

Shore up your Shoulders

I am a man and one of the hallmarks of a man’s physique is broad well defined shoulders. As a personal trainer it’s important that I look the part. My body serves as a billboard; advertising my own skill and expertise. How can my clients take me seriously if I don’t look like I take…

Work Harder See Results

As a kid I remember watching Disney’s Ducktales every afternoon ad Saturday morning on TV. Uncle Scrooge would often tell his three nephews about what his daddy had told him before immigrating to America from Scotland. “Work smarter, not harder laddie!” Like most people I took this to mean use your brain. Being a prolific…

An Old, New Workout

Have you heard about that new workout? You know the one I’m talking about, the one from that guy on TV that did that thing. A friend of mine did and says it’s totally brutal; he pukes every time he does it so it must work. Does this sound familiar? Everywhere I turn these days…

Legion Warrior Circuit

The following circuit routine is based off the popular Spartacus Workout. We have beefed up some of the moves and changed out others. This is a ten exercise routine. Do each movement for a total of one minute. It is not so important to focus on the number of reps you complete in this time…