How to Get in Shape Without a Gym Membership

Having a gym membership is helpful but not necessary to achieve a high standard of fitness. The lockdown mandates imposed upon us during the start of the pandemic brought about many creative ways to maintain and even increase physical fitness both aerobically and anaerobically with at-home and outside workouts. In this blog post I’ll shareContinue reading “How to Get in Shape Without a Gym Membership”

New Year New Goals

Now that the new year has finally arrived, many people have set out to make new year’s resolutions in hopes of changing their current circumstances. Many people set courageous and audacious goals that involve quitting behaviors that no longer serve them anymore. While this is a very ambitious and admirable task, another way of approachingContinue reading “New Year New Goals”

Why Women Don’t Get Bulky When Lifting Weights 

One of the greatest barriers to resistance training women face is misinformation. The online fitness space is riddled with extreme claims, fads, and misinformation that, unfortunately, becomes commonplace in society. One false claim that circulates to this day is the idea that women can get “bulky” with resistance training. This brief article will discuss whyContinue reading “Why Women Don’t Get Bulky When Lifting Weights “

What to Expect When Hiring a Personal Trainer

The title of this blog post should actually be changed to “What to Expect When Hiring a Good Personal Trainer.” Unfortunately, not all personal trainers are created equal because the process of acquiring an education to become one is not standardized. Technically, anyone with a spare grand of cash and fairly decent memorization and testingContinue reading “What to Expect When Hiring a Personal Trainer”

How to Create a Training Program Using Movement Patterns 

When creating a well-rounded strength training program, it’s important to know the basic movement patterns associated with different major muscle groups in order to develop a balanced physique. Core movement patterns that cover the entire body include: Squats – Quads and Glutes Hinges – Glutes and Hamstrings Horizontal Hip Extension – Glutes and Hamstrings  VerticalContinue reading “How to Create a Training Program Using Movement Patterns “

How to Design Your Own Strength Training Program

#1 Establish Your Personal Strength Training Goals  Check out my latest blog post about training goals: https://coachtashay.wordpress.com/2021/12/16/getting-bigger-or-getting-stronger/ It is important to establish whether you want to focus on getting bigger or getting stronger through strength training. Both can occur simultaneously, however, gains in strength must occur first before gains in muscular size. With altering trainingContinue reading “How to Design Your Own Strength Training Program”