This is for all of the independent trainers out there (and those who are considering moving from employee to independent)! Are you running your training business as profitably and efficiently as you would like? When setting up your independent training business, there are a few simple, but key, steps to make sure you are efficiently collecting payments, organizing your revenue so that taxes are a breeze and setting up your expenses properly so that you can take advantage of the massive tax breaks that you are allowed as an independent contractor! This can mean tens of thousands of dollars in savings a year, yet we see many trainers miss some of these basic steps. Listen in and learn our top business tips and consider joining us in person for our Independent Trainers – Business Best Practices Workshop on March 13th at 1pm, at Evolution Trainers!
You can optimize your fitness at any age, but it is important to be aware of changing needs as we age. If you haven’t exercised much before, it can be intimidating to get started…but, it is so worth it! There are several benefits – from strength and stamina to vitality, flexibility and balance, and not to mention hearth health and weight management. So listen in as Hartmut Broring, our expert in training the 60+ market, explains why it is never too late to take up a fitness program.
If you have been intimidated to try a workout program for fear of it being too advanced or unsafe, we encourage you to give our 60+ Fitness class a try. Its perfect for the 60+ client who is looking for functional training and improving overall strength and balance, in a safe and encouraging environment. No intimidation or pushing you to your limit. Just incredibly knowledgeable and supportive trainers who will help you feel and function your best!
Listen in as Rose explains the many benefits and applications of the 3 pillar animal moves – The Bear, Monkey and Frogger! Discover how getting low to the ground with these fun and playful movements can significantly improve your strength, flexibility and coordination! If you’re a beginner, these locomotion patterns are a great way to get you moving. Already know the animal moves? Try some of Rose’s advanced flows and you will have an endless supply of new challenges to master! If you want to learn more, please join us for a fun and interactive workshop on these 3 animal movements at Evolution on Nov. 5th 2017 from 10am-1pm. All levels welcome and encouraged!!
Body awareness is something that many of us lose touch with in our current lifestyles, but it can be a great source of healing if we regain this connection. Listen in as our resident acupuncturist and Thai Chi instructor, Ken Lau, explains the ways in which body awareness can help you understand what your body needs, allowing you to tune into, rather than tuning out, the signals your body may be sending you. Learn some practical methods and tools that can help you become more aware of your body and the messages it is sending you. This is an essential part of achieving long-term health.
What’s the surprising advice that you get from 25 year training veteran, Pete D’Epiro? Keep it Simple! Making progress in your fitness does not have to be complicated, in fact making it complicated will only hold you back. Make sure your training program is specific to your needs, create very simple to follow circuits that you can do anywhere, and avoid getting overwhelmed by too many options in the gym. By keeping your program simple, you are ensuring that you will find less excuses and have more success. Listen in as Pete gives some sage nuggets of wisdom to help you meet whatever fitness goal you have!
There isn’t anything much more important to our physical function than maintaining the health of our joints as we age. Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is a new methodology of movement, with the goal of maintaining the mobility and health of our joints. Its much more than just passive flexibility, as true mobility means that we are able to control our full range of motion. Listen in to learn more about Functional Range Conditioning and what you can do to ensure the long-term health of your joints!
Want to learn more? Come to our FRC workshop on June 17th from 2-5pm at Evolution Trainers!
In this episode Matt Brockhaus talks about some lesser known benefits of sleep that might have you re-evaluate how much sleep you are getting! Most people have a hard time immediately adding more time in their schedule for sleep, so the first step is to improve the quality of the sleep you are actually getting. Matt gives some great practical tips to get you started. Once you realize the true value of sleep, and how it impacts and improves all areas of your life, then you can start looking at your weekly schedule so that you can make the time for the 7-9 hours of sleep that is truly ideal for our health, relationships, mental clarity and fitness.
Using fitness to reach an aesthetic goal has been the reason many people turn to exercise. The problem is, that with this goal in mind you may actually be approaching your fitness program in ways that are harmful to your health! Days off may sound scary or be counter-intuitive to your goals, but in this episode Alyssa talks about why they are so critical to your overall health. In a culture that typically says that doing more is better, we explore the concept of “the minimum effective dose” of exercise, which is actually much healthier for your body, better for longevity and can free up your time to focus on other important areas in your life.
GMB Bodyweight training has been gaining popularity in the training community over the past few years. Listen in as our handstand and bodyweight training expert, Rose Calucchia, explains the benefits of GMB bodyweight training and how it differs from traditional strength training. Learn how having a greater emphasis on flexibility and motor control can fill in the gaps in our body’s ability so we can prevent injuries, increase performance and have fun in our bodies again!
The way you live your days, is the way you live your life! This is definitely true when it comes to your fitness. Overwhelmed with what is on your plate and struggle to know how to fit fitness in? Listen to this fast-paced podcast and get some practical tips and tricks to managing your time that will have a real impact on your health and fitness. Take away 1 or 2 simple, realistic and effective tips to getting you on the right track to managing your time and prioritizing your health!
Sean Arnold talks about the surprising benefit his clients have gotten from learning the skill of boxing. Sean’s unique approach makes boxing accessible to anyone (even if you have never put gloves on before and don’t plan on hitting anyone!), and how focusing on proper technique is the best way to prevent injury. Listen in to learn about the unique benefits of boxing and find out if you are the right kind of person to give it a try!Download the Podcast
On today’s episode I speak with Marc Santos, expert in creating sustainable change, on what is really involved in the process of creating change. It goes beyond giving clients great workout programs and meal plans, and is really about clients having a good support system and ultimately changing their beliefs. Listen in for more great nuggets in this 20 minute podcast.