Wellness - Nov 29, 2021

Trainer Tips: Tried-and-True Tactics for Real Transformation

Trainer Tips for Transformation - PJCC

Need a workout that really works out for both your fitness goals and your schedule? Looking for exercises that will transform your body, efficiently? Take some cues from Patrick Moore and Charity Secord—two of the PJCC’s most prolific personal trainers! They share the must-do moves that remain in their workouts every week, even when their time is limited. 

Patrick’s Picks for a Focused Workout

Over the last 20 months, I have switched my focus while training to emphasize three tools: Kettle bells, Maces, and TRX equipment.

I chose these tools in an effort to limit the amount of equipment a client needs to use or touch. Additionally, they make great use of limited space.

Plus, these tools are ideal for functional training moves that can take your body through isolated single-plane movements, as well as compound moves involving multi-planes of motion.

You can tailor these exercises to your needs by altering the cardio intensity, the weight and/or the complexity to the pattern of the exercises.

Charity’s Go-To Exercises

My top 3 go-to exercises for my own personal fitness are planks, squats, and push-ups.

They are all body weight, can be done anywhere and modified for any level. The benefits of each one is overall body strength. The only equipment needed is YOU. Also, it’s easy to see the progress as you build your strength and endurance in each exercise. It happens fairly quickly if you stay consistent.

Remember that good form is essential as with all exercises! Ask for guidance if you aren’t sure about your form! As trainers, we love to help with that!

My other staple exercises for overall fitness:

Walking (with steady incline) or jogging, preferably out in nature.

Cardio Intervals/(HIIT) High Intensity Interval Training: Start with thirty seconds of exercise, thirty seconds rest, and repeat straight through for three to five exercises.

These can be things like jumping jacks, high knees sprint in place, squat hops, mountain climbers… Anything that will elevate your heart rate.

Contact us about starting a personal training regimen with Patrick, Charity, or one of our other fabulous Certified Personal Trainers. In-person and virtual training opportunities available! Currently, Patrick works with clients virtually and in person; Charity works with her clients virtually. To get started, send an email to our Fitness Manager Vicki McGrath at vmcgrath@pjcc.org.

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