Legend Cable Crossover Plus

by on October 24th, 2016

This piece features a fully adjustable cable crossover along with a seated row station and a lat pulldown station. Throw in a chin up bar and five people can train at the same time. Two weight stacks of 150 pounds are supplied for the cable crossover with 2:1 pulley reduction. The seated row and lat pulldown each have 200-pound stacks. All weight stacks can be upgraded an additional 50 or 100 pounds.

KEY FEATURES

  • Adjustable cable crossover with seated row and lat pulldown.
  • Floating chin up bar.
  • Five users can train at once.
  • Dimensions: 119 x 146 x 93
  • Shipping Weight: 1783 lbs
  • 2:1 Pulleys Reduce Effort By Half

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Structural Welds and Frames: Lifetime
  • Bronze Bushings, Pillow Block Bearings and Pulley Wheels: 5 Years
  • Cables, Weight Plates, Guide Rods, Sealed Roller Bearings: 1 Year
  • Upholstery and Grips: 90 Days

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Legend SelectEDGE Functional Trainer

by on October 22nd, 2016

The Legend SelectEDGE Functional Trainer is the ultimate in versatility from the premium SelectEDGE line, this functional trainer features the style and functionality that modern fitness facilities demand.

KEY FEATURES

  • Chrome-plated, 2-inch square, chrome adjustment columns with laser-cut numbering.
  • Multiple pull-up options, including rock climbing grips.
  • Back panel features attachment storage and large instructional placard.
  • Glass-reinforced PowerMax pulleys prolong cable life.
  • Aviation-grade cables.
  • Two 250-lb weight stacks are standard.
  • Stylish architecture compliments contemporary fitness environments.
  • Attachments include molded grip web handles, short bar, long bar, curl bar, tricep rope, and an ankle cuff.

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Structural Welds and Frames: Lifetime
  • Bronze Bushings, Pillow Block Bearings and Pulley Wheels: 5 Years
  • Cables, Weight Plates, Guide Rods, Sealed Roller Bearings: 1 Year
  • Upholstery and Grips: 90 Days

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Legend 4-Stack Jungle

by on October 13th, 2016

When versatility is a necessity and floor space is at a premium, the Legend Fitness Four Stack Jungle is the finest example of American-made weight training equipment. Features include a frame developed using 3D CAD software to use as few bolts as possible. This entire piece only has 16 frame bolts, resulting in a structure with high rigidity, low liability and almost nonexistent maintenance.

KEY FEATURES

  • Legend’s most space efficient jungle setup.
  • Four combo selectorized stations grouped around centrally located weight stacks.
  • Back panel features attachment storage and large instructional placard.
  • All weight stacks can be upgraded by 50 or 100 lbs.
  • Aviation-grade cabling.
  • Glass-reinforced nylon pulleys prolong cable life.
  • Dimensions: 146.5 x 115 x 91.5
  • Shipping Weight: 2281 lbs
  • 2:1 Pulleys Reduce Effort By Half

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Structural Welds and Frames: Lifetime
  • Bronze Bushings, Pillow Block Bearings and Pulley Wheels: 5 Years
  • Cables, Weight Plates, Guide Rods, Sealed Roller Bearings: 1 Year
  • Upholstery and Grips: 90 Days

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Waters Fitness Tsunami Ultra

by on September 18th, 2016

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WATERS Fitness Tsunami ULTRA Indoor Cycle allows it’s users to experience the “Ultra” best in Indoor Cycling. The Tsunami Ultra combines an indexed magnetic system with a drive belt to provide 20 levels of smooth, quiet and repeatable resistance. It is built on the same durable frame as the Tsunami Pro with large oval tubing and a low step-over height. Bike specific geometry and a flywheel safely built into the frame assure comfort and stability.

KEY FEATURES

  • Fore & Aft Handlebars to adjust the bike geometry for a more comfortable workout
  • Stable Frame with large oval tubing
  • Quick Release Adjustments micro adjustments of the seatpost and handlebar
  • Indexed Magnetic Resistance 20 Levels of Resistance with no parts to wear out on our friction-free braking system
  • Metal Belt Guard

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: 10 Years
  • Parts: 3 Years
  • Labor & Wear Items: 1 Year

Life Fitness InMovement Elevate DeskTop DT4

by on September 6th, 2016

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The Life Fitness InMovement DT4 allows for 180 degree rotation to share your screen or move the DT4 out of the way when not in use. The integrated cable management system built into the DT4’s articulated arm keeps the workstation clean and free from cables and wiring. The silver-matte finish adds a modern touch that looks great in any workspace. With two installation options, set up is incredibly simple. Mount the workstation using the clamp for versatility or utilize the grommet option for a more permanent installation.

KEY FEATURES

  • Integrated cable management system keeps the workstation clean and free of cables and wiring
  • Mount the workstation using the clamp for quick installation or use the grommet option for a more permanent solution
  • Versatile adjustment allows quick transitions from sitting to standing while 180 degree rotation makes it easy to share the screen, or move the DT4 out of the way
  • Keyboard tray keeps elbows at an optimum ergonomic position
  • The silver-matte finish adds a modern touch and complements any workspace

WARRANTY

  • Warranty: 5 Years


LifeSpan C3-DT7 Bike Desk

by on September 5th, 2016

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The LifeSpan C3-DT7 Bike Desk is our light-use Bike desk built for individuals or small groups looking to walk and work. The desk lets you easily and conveniently adjust the desktop height with its electric height adjustment and includes memory support for two user settings.

KEY FEATURES

  • Included LifeSpan Club Membership
  • Bluetooth Connectivity with LifeSpan Apps
  • Easy Access Console
  • Comfortable, Adjustable Seat
  • Electric Desktop Height Adjustment
  • Easy Transport
  • Console Readouts include Time, level, calories, distance, speed
  • Dimensions: 27″ L x 21″ W x 36″ to 46.5″ H
  • Resistance: 16 Levels
  • Max. User Weight: 400 lbs.
  • Seat Adjustment: 19 Height Positions

Residential Warranty

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts: 2 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year
  • * Six hours average daily usage

Life Fitness InMovement TreadMill Desk

by on September 4th, 2016

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Work while you walk, on the very best in treadmill technology, the Life Fitness TreadMill Desk. Developed by our heritage at Life Fitness, our TreadMill Desk offers an adjustable ergonomic experience making for a comfortable and active workplace. The InMovement™ TreadMill Desk leverages 45 years of quality and biomechanics excellence from the industry-leaders at Life Fitness. Blending simple movement into the workday increases productivity, boosts metabolism and encourages healthy behavior, while preventing the risks of prolonged sitting.

KEY FEATURES

  • Adjustable desk surface for wide range of user heights (from 5’0″ to 6’4″), plus expanded foot rails
  • The Life Fitness FlexDeck® Shock Absorption System reduces joint impact by nearly 30%
  • Built In Connectivity for AC power, USB and Ethernet.
  • Advanced safety features, such as responsive stopping time and convenient pause button
  • 2.5″ x 1.8″ Integrated LCD Display
  • 48″ x 19.8″ Walking Surface
  • 350 lbs Max Weight Capacity

WARRANTY

  • Frame: 7 Years
  • Motor: 3 Years
  • Wear Parts: 1 Year
  • Labor: 1 Year


Senior Fitness Info Session at Leisure Fitness

by on September 1st, 2016

University of Delaware & Leisure Fitness - Partners in Wellness
Article by UDaily staff Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson August 11, 2016
UD program focuses on fitness training for those over 55

With older adults more committed than ever to healthy aging, those over age 55 represent a fast-growing segment of the fitness population. The numbers increase even more when you factor in the many Americans of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

“Most health clubs and fitness trainers would love to welcome clients of every age, but many do not know how to handle the full range of potential clientele,” says fitness expert Jim Menz, faculty member and program director for the University of Delaware’s Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate.

“Young people may be intrigued by industry advertising and have a particular set of personal goals; whereas other busy Americans are trying to balance work and family with the need to exercise,” said Menz. “Lately we’ve also seen an influx of older Americans take up fitness programs. Each client has his or her unique motivation, needs and challenges.”

UD’s new Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate was designed to help respond to these trends, preparing personal fitness trainers to work with clients of all ages, with a special focus on those over age 55.

The Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate will be of interest to the growing field of exercise, fitness, and other health care professionals serving older adults seeking to increase their longevity and boost their quality of life. It will also appeal to fitness enthusiasts seeking a rewarding career change or side career helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.

“Program graduates will be prepared to work with a full spectrum of clients,” added Menz, “from dedicated athletes to the over 40 million baby boomers seeking to maintain and improve their quality of life throughout the aging process.”

The curriculum has been designed to align with the nationally recognized Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam administered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), making the program of particular interest to those seeking an entry-level personal trainer credential. ACSM is one of the few nationally accredited personal training certifications, opening opportunities throughout the fitness industry.

An information session for the fall Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate is planned for:
Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m., at Leisure Fitness in Newark, Delaware, where the course will also be held.

The information session is free, but reservations are requested. An in-person registration discount of 10 percent off the certificate cost will apply for attendees who register and pay in full at the Aug. 23 information session.

Prospective students attending the information session will have an opportunity to meet the program faculty, including lead instructor and program creator Menz, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and corrective exercise specialist with over 20 years’ experience. Other instructors include UD alumnus Mark Szaroleta, a graduate of UD’s doctoral program in physical therapy, and Ann Gioia, a nurse educator with over 20 years’ experience in nursing, health care, curriculum design and teaching.

The certificate program takes place at Leisure Fitness’ Newark location and combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Classes meet 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings from Aug. 29-Dec. 14.

The 15-week curriculum includes a detailed foundation in exercise science; anatomy and physiology; and health, medical and exercise considerations for older adults. There are no academic prerequisites to enroll in this program.

This noncredit program is offered through the University’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

UD students and UD alumni are eligible for a discount when enrolling in this program. Other discounts and financial assistance options are available. For more information or to RSVP for the Aug. 23 information session, visit this website, write to continuing-ed@udel.edu or call 302-831-7600 or 1-866-820-0238.

Leisure Fitness Wellness Professional Network – Meet the Trainer: Joe Green

by on August 16th, 2016

Joe Green, Personal Trainer Mechanicsburg, PA

Leisure Fitness Trainer Network includes a variety of fitness professionals and in this MEET THE TRAINER segment we would like to introduce you to Joe Green.

INTERVIEW w/ Joe Green, Personal Trainer.
Training Location: Harrisburg,PA

Meet Leisure Fitness Wellness Partner & Featured Trainer: Joe Green

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Background:
-At what age did you become physically active?
I became physically active at the age by participating in organized sports.

-Did you play sports in high school and/or college?
I played football in high school.

-Did you study health and fitness in an academic setting?
While working in insurance I was sent to the home office wherein I studied and received training equivalent to a degree in exercise science.

-How do you seek out continuing education?
I utilize Cross Country Education because it allows me to focus my attention on very specific areas relevant to the populations of clients that I work with.

Training:
-Do you specialize in a training style?
I utilize the skills and principles associated with corrective exercise and functional movement.

-What is your coaching style? (Cheerleader vs. drill sergeant)
I am very teacher oriented. I enjoy explaining and teaching my clients while empowering them with the skills and knowledge to participate in improving their health and fitness.

-Do you include a health assessment prior to beginning a fitness program?
All clients must participate in a health and fitness assessment and obtain their physician’s written approval.

-How frequently do you see your clients? (Once a week, twice a week?)
Majority of my clients are scheduled twice a week.

-What kind of clients do you usually work with and what results were they trying to attain?
I primarily work with women, mature adults including seniors, youthful athletes, post rehab referrals and those facing chronic pain or illness. The clients I see are interested in restoring and/or improving their health.

Professional obligations:
-Where did you get certified to be a personal trainer? (Americal Council on Exercise – ACE, N.S.C.A., N.A.S.M., and A.C.S.M. are the gold standards)
I am certified through AAAI-ISMA.

-How do you program and track the client’s progress?
I create individual programs for each and every client based upon the results of the initial health and fitness assessment. This gives me the ability to customize and adapt exercises to meet the needs of each individual with the highest degree of accuracy and specificity possible. When it comes to tracking my clients progress… It’s all about the systems. I have a system for each of the populations that I work with which is comprised of exercises, exercise goals, monitoring and tracking results, follow up and evaluation. I refer to it as a “Healthy Report Card.”

-What is your strategy for preventing and dealing with injuries?
I work with injury on a regular basis and I always start with a health and fitness assessment along with written approval from my client’s physician. I supply an approval form which asks the doctor to note any limitations, concerns, etc relative to the health and/or participation of their patient in an exercise program. The health and fitness assessment helps me to evaluate and determine the exercises that will work best to help prevent or resolve injury.

-Do you stay on top of the latest fitness trends and related research?
I do stay on top of those trends that are especially relative to the populations I work with. I feel it is part of my responsibility to be informed so that I can answer questions and make true and accurate recommendations. I research, network with complimentary professionals, attend seminars, workshops and read publications and news pieces to stay current.

-Do you hold liability insurance?
Absolutely, professional liability insurance is a must.

-Why did you embark in this profession?
I decided to pursue this profession as a full time career because I knew that I could make a difference in the lives of those searching for a better quality of health and fitness. I felt as though my unique integrative approach was needed and that it would be embraced in the medical community. Glad I did.

Leisure Fitness Wellness Professional Network – Meet the Trainer: Michael Katz

by on August 9th, 2016

Michael Katz, Personal Trainer Huntingdon, PA

Leisure Fitness Trainer Network includes a variety of fitness professionals and in this MEET THE TRAINER segment we would like to introduce you to Michael Katz.

INTERVIEW w/ Michael Katz, Personal Trainer.
Training Location: Huntingdon Valley,PA

Background:
-At what age did you become physically active?
I have been physically active for most of my life. My father was very athletic and by the age of 6, I was a very comfortable ocean swimmer.

-Did you play sports in high school and/or college?
In high school, I played football. In college, my freshman year I attended a large state university and was on the school’s diving team. I transferred to a small liberal arts college in my sophomore year and became involved in martial arts, competing in intercollegiate competitions and ultimately becoming the team captain. I also picked up scuba diving in college, obtaining my open water certification which led to more advanced certifications including that of a rescue diver. Throughout college, I also participated regularly in strength training with free weights and a cardiovascular fitness program based on running.

-Did you study health and fitness in an academic setting?
In college, I obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology from Tufts University and subsequently obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law. While these degrees are not directly connected to the fitness industry, my undergraduate studies provided a solid foundation in understanding behavioral motivation and change relevant to assisting fitness clients in adopting and adhering to a program of fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Behavior change theory and strategies are a critical component to the success of anyone seeking to achieve their fitness and health goals. My law degree and years of practice as an attorney have enabled me to develop the skills needed to listen attentively to clients, identify issues of relevance and importance to them and come up with creative solutions designed to achieve desired outcomes.

-How do you seek out continuing education?
As a Certified Personal Trainer, I am required to meet the continuing education requirements of a number of organizations in order to maintain my credentials. These organizations include the American Council on Exercise for my Personal Trainer Certification, Mad Dogg Athletics for my certification as a Spinning instructor and American Heart Association for my CPR/AED certification. During the course of each year, I participate in workshops, classes and fitness conferences offered through these organizations and also available through my membership in the IDEA Health & Fitness Association, including course work leading to advanced certifications. I also take full advantage of articles, magazines and periodicals published by these organizations both online and in print so as to maintain awareness, insight and knowledge about the latest trends and research in fitness.

Training:
-Do you specialize in a training style?
I offer my clients a broad array of training modalities ranging from free weight strength training, TRX suspension training, bodyweight based training and outdoor obstacle course training. The specific training program I structure for my clients is based on their individual needs and goals. All of the training I offer my clients, from traditional strength training to bodyweight training, is grounded in concepts of functional strength and the ability to safely move our bodies through multiple planes of motion. The programs I structure also include cardiovascular and flexibility training so that a client receives a balanced program that meets all three dimensions of fitness: strength, cardio and flexibility.

-What is your coaching style? (Cheerleader vs. drill sergeant)
My coaching style is one of encouragement. I work hard at getting to know my clients, listening to what is important to them in their journey of fitness and health, what their priorities are and understanding what obstacles and frustrations in their lives may interfere with achieving their goals. I work through an interactive process of instructing and guiding clients in developing strategies that will enable them to achieve their objectives. My coaching, of course, includes appropriate programming and instruction in exercise designed to achieve a client’s specific goals but I provide an approach that goes far beyond just the mechanics of working out. My goal is to assist my clients in making lifestyle changes that will promote fitness and health throughout their lives.

-Do you include a health assessment prior to beginning a fitness program?
All of my clients undergo a health and exercise history screening based on comprehensive questionnaires, surveys and onsite physiological data collection. Where appropriate, I request my clients to have their doctors provide medical clearance to participate in a structured exercise program and to provide any relevant medical limitations or conditions that impact on appropriate programming. In addition, I conduct postural, mobility, movement and strength screening with all of my clients to identify joint and body segment alignment issues, muscular weaknesses and compensations that will benefit from remediation designed to create a strong structural foundation for effective and safe training.

-How frequently do you see your clients? (Once a week, twice a week?)
The frequency with which I see my clients is driven by their desires, needs and availability. My preference is to see my clients at least twice a week so as to promote consistency in the implementation of the program I design for them. My goal, however, is to help my clients develop self sufficiency in their fitness programs. I am delighted to have my clients come to me as frequently as they like. But more importantly, I want to give them the tools and knowledge to maintain a fitness lifestyle outside of my studio, whether it be at home in their home gyms, at a big box gym where they are unsupervised and left to their own devices or when they are traveling for business or pleasure.

-What kind of clients do you usually work with and what results were they trying to attain?
I work with a broad variety of clients from their mid-30’s to mid-60’s, from those who are seeking specific performance goals to those seeking to simply be fit, healthy and better able to enjoy daily life activities and recreational pursuits. Some of my clients are seeking to build muscle mass and strength and some are seeking healthy weight loss and weight management, utilizing sound nutritional concepts plus individualized exercise programming to meet their goals.

Professional obligations:
-Where did you get certified to be a personal trainer? (American Council on Exercise – ACE, N.S.C.A., N.A.S.M., and A.C.S.M. are the gold standards)
My certifications are as follows:
Certified Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise
Functional Training Specialty Certification – American Council on Exercise
Spinning Instructor Certification – Mad Dogg Athletics
TRX Suspension Training Qualified – TRX

-How do you program and track the client’s progress?
Individual client charts are maintained and updated after each session. Programming is based on identifying specific, measurable and relevant goals that can be attained within realistic time frames. Concepts of periodization are used to structure programs where appropriate. Where clients are interested in body composition metrics, ultrasound technology is utilized on a periodic basis and the results are charted for the client.

-What is your strategy for preventing and dealing with injuries?
The assessments I perform on each new client are designed to identify postural and muscular imbalances, compensations and existing injuries throughout the kinetic chain. The results serve as the foundation for subsequent programming so that problem areas can be addressed and injuries avoided. If the results suggest there is an existing problem that requires the expertise of a physician or Physical Therapist, this is discussed with the client. I then coordinate what I do in the studio with the recommendations of the medical professional. During each training session and in the instruction and implementation of each exercise, emphasis is put on proper form to avoid injuries. In addition, all programming emphasizes core conditioning and flexibility designed to avoid common lower back and shoulder injuries. I also routinely seek client feedback about each exercise a client performs so that I am attuned to their perceptions of exertion.

-Do you stay on top of the latest fitness trends and related research?
As note above, through my continuing education process, membership in fitness professional organizations, online and print subscriptions to industry periodicals, magazines, and articles which I review on virtually a daily basis, I am exposed to new and developing trends and current research.

-Do you hold liability insurance?
I am insured through Philadelphia Insurance Companies which provides specialty insurance for Personal Trainers. My limits of liability coverage are $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 aggregate.

-Why did you embark in this profession?
I was raised with the fundamental values of making a contribution to the quality of people’s lives. Throughout my life, I have had a passion for fitness and health. The fitness profession was a natural “marriage” of the two.
When I entered the fitness profession, I chose to call my business “Odyssey Strength and Fitness Studio”. The name resonated not only with my philosophy of fitness and health but also with what I hope to provide to my clients.

“Odyssey: an extended adventurous journey or experience;
a spiritual quest for discovery.”

The above sums up in a nutshell my philosophy of fitness and health. Life is not static; it is filled with change. How we meet those changes head on and embrace them helps define who we are. While this precept is applicable to our lives in general, it has particular application to how we define what it means to be strong, fit and healthy.

Our fitness goals, needs and desires change over time and our fitness programming must evolve to remain relevant, dynamic and appropriate. Through embracing change, we can maintain and grow in strength, muscle tone, cardio-respiratory capacity and flexibility. We can remain strong, healthy, injury free and able to enjoy all of the life activities with friends and family that are important to us.
It is this approach to fitness that I offer my clients. Regardless of your age, based on understanding your goals, desires, needs and what is relevant to your lifestyle, I will guide you through a comprehensive individualized program of fitness that will enable you to fully enjoy your life and keep things exciting!

Leisure Fitness Wellness Professional Network – Meet the Trainer: Mike Gannon

by on July 18th, 2016

Mike Gannon Fitness, X Fit for Success, Reston, Virginia
Leisure Fitness Trainer Network includes a variety of fitness professionals and in this MEET THE TRAINER segment we would like to introduce you to Mike Gannon.

INTERVIEW w/ Mike Gannon, Personal Trainer.
Training Location: Reston,VA

Background:
-At what age did you become physically active?
I have been physically active since I was a little youngster. I always loved playing sports, running and testing my abilities to perform.

-Did you play sports in high school and/or college?
I was actively involved in baseball, tennis and golf. I wrestled and played on the high school tennis team as well as trained with the Junior Davis cup tennis team.

-Did you study health and fitness in an academic setting?
I earned my degree in Human Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Virginia Tech. I also placed runner up at the first Virginia Tech body building championship.

-How do you seek out continuing education?
I have kept up with continuing education in the areas of nutrition and exercise science. I’ve also expanded my capabilities to serve my clients by becoming a certified success coach, thus allowing me to help them work through behaviors, beliefs and attitudes that hold them back from achieving their goals. Mental training serves as a big adjunct to the overall success of their program.

Training:
-Do you specialize in a training style?
My years of experience in weight loss, bodybuilding and strength training has allowed me to expand my specialty in the areas of sports specific training and performance, exercise rehabilitation and mental training. As a nutritionist I help athletes and clients alike make wise food choices. I also bring into play sports nutrition and nutrient timing to enhance energy and recovery. I’m a firm believer in creating congruence among all the training variables to assure my clients attains the greatest success in the shortest amount of time. My greatest passion is witnessing their progress change before my eyes. Results!

-What is your coaching style? (Cheerleader vs. drill sergeant)
My strength as a trainer/success coach is my ability to listen and observe minute details. I first acutely observe what the client really wants (often it is more than just a performance outcome) and get down to what really inspires them to seek the results they are looking for. I let them know it is a team effort and together we will work through and communicate what needs to be known so that we can make the necessary changes that propel us to the desired outcome the client seeks. My greatest strength is my commitment to purpose. I hold with conviction the outcome we want to attain and do whatever it takes safely and effectively to help the client reach their goals. Plus, I like to work with clients who like to have fun and laugh along the way.

-Do you include a health assessment prior to beginning a fitness program?
Yes, I find it very important to know what pre-existing conditions I need to work with that has to be taken into consideration before we start training. I have vast experience working with a variety of issues such as joint injuries and mobility; high blood pressure and cholesterol, asthma, metabolic and eating disorders, posture and spinal issues, balance and flexibility and of all things, holding the baby so mommy can do her workout.

-How frequently do you see your clients? (Once a week, twice a week?)
I train clients from once, twice to three times a week. All depends on the availability of my schedule as well as the time objective and commitment the client is willing to make.

-What kind of clients do you usually work with and what results were they trying to attain?
I never know what challenges come my way but I have clients that come for a variety of reasons and issues. The beauty is with over 3 decades of experience I feel confident in my abilities to address any challenges. Most common objective my clients want are weight loss, strength and muscle toning, diet and nutrition guidance. Training for sports performance with professional athletes and teenagers, injury rehabilitation, mental training (includes but not limited to behavior re-patterning, peak performance and creating successful mindset training) and simply looking and feeling better about themselves for health reasons are quite common.

Professional obligations:
-Where did you get certified to be a personal trainer? (N.S.C.A., N.A.S.M., and A.C.S.M. are the gold standards)
In addition to my degree in nutrition and exercise science, I am certified as a personal trainer with the national academy of sports medicine. I was also on their staff as a trainer training the trainers. I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the national strength and conditioning association. Also a certified golf fitness trainer. In the mental training department, I am a certified success and life coach with success unlimited network. I’m certified as an NLP practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and a certified hypnotherapist. I am well adept in the understanding of quantum physics and how our thoughts create and affect not only our bodies but our life. I am an award winning author of the book “If These Ears Could Sing!” A book about the law of attraction in action.

-How do you program and track the client’s progress?
It varies according to the clients needs. Measurements and documentation are done when written progress are required. Client programming is done according to the collective training agenda set by the client. My approach remains flexible, purposeful and focused.

-What is your strategy for preventing and dealing with injuries?
My motto ever since I have started my career is “safety first!” Injuries are the bane of progress. I feel I have mastered the art of minimizing and preventing possible injuries before they occur. My attention to detail and knowing what to look for is a strong suit any client can feel comfortable about when working with me.

-Do you stay on top of the latest fitness trends and related research?
Every day I make the effort to stay current and learn something new. Stagnation is not an option and I love learning things that can make a better trainer for my clients.

-Do you hold liability insurance?
Yes

-Why did you embark in this profession?
I believe anything is possible and starting at a young age on my own self improvement journey, I have embraced the learning of being the best I can be body, mind and spirit. And as such, I am inspired to do the same for others.

Leisure Fitness Wellness Professional Network – Meet the Trainer: Jenna Scott

by on June 29th, 2016

Jenna Scott - New Jersey Fitness Trainer - Leisure Fitness
Leisure Fitness Trainer Network includes a variety of fitness professionals and in this MEET THE TRAINER segment we would like to introduce you to Jenna Scott.

INTERVIEW w/ Jenna Scott, Personal Trainer.
Training Location: Morristown, NJ

Background:
-At what age did you become physically active?
I have been into sports since I can remember. Whether it was earning a position on the boys team, or just playing with friends, I always wanted to be out doing something. I started to gain an interest in weight training in high school, however, I did not start consistently programming myself until after college.

-Did you play sports in high school and/or college?
I was a soccer goalie, tennis player, and lacrosse player throughout college.

-Did you study health and fitness in an academic setting?
Actually….I was a philosophy major! I knew I had my whole life to be active and learn about the human body. I chose to do something in college I felt I might not have the chance to do again.

-How do you seek out continuing education?
I do much of my continued education through my certification, ACE. I also enjoy reading articles ranging from new studies in exercise programming to nutrition, and behavioral therapy.

Training:
-Do you specialize in a training style?
I do not specialize in a specific training style. My style depends on my client’s goals and needs.

-What is your coaching style? (Cheerleader vs. drill sergeant)
My coaching style is also dependent on the client. However, I am there to push the client past the point she would push herself. How we get there might change day to day.

-Do you include a health assessment prior to beginning a fitness program?
Absolutely! I gather a variety of data points, including a health history form from my clients. If you do not collect data points, how would one know what goals to set, and how to measure progress?

-How frequently do you see your clients? (Once a week, twice a week?)
I normally see clients 2-3 times per week. If a client is unable to commit to that many sessions, I tend to write up a home program for the client to do at home or at the gym.

-What kind of clients do you usually work with and what results were they trying to attain?
I work with a variety of clients including pre/post natal, post surgical, weight related issues, event specific training, and general fitness.

Professional obligations:
-Where did you get certified to be a personal trainer? (N.S.C.A., N.A.S.M., and A.C.S.M. are the gold standards)
American Council on Exercise

-How do you program and track the client’s progress?
I first collect as much past and current information from the client as I can. After gathering that information, I do a performance evaluation which includes: Weight and body fat, blood pressure, resting heart rate, and chest waist hip measurements. I then take the client through a series of exercises to evaluate muscular strength and imbalances. Based on this information, I write a program for the client. My typical programs last about four weeks, and then we re-evaluate.

-What is your strategy for preventing and dealing with injuries?
Communication! I am constantly asking my clients how they feel, or if something doesn’t feel right. I also tell my clients to contact me at anytime if something is bothering them. Finally, I like to work hand in hand with other specialists ( physical therapists, orthopedic specialists…). This way I can refer clients when necessary.

-Do you stay on top of the latest fitness trends and related research?
Yes and No. Yes, I love to read about the latest studies and research within the fitness industry. No, I tend to not do “fad” workouts. I stick with the basics…they have been around the longest, and provide the best results.

-Do you hold liability insurance?
Yes

-Why did you embark in this profession?
I realized that personal training was my ideal profession for two reasons, I love to be around people, and I love to be active. I honestly feel lucky to have found my passion in training. Everyday, I am able to put on some great music, bring a client through a great workout, and then hopefully have them leave our session feeling better than when they stepped in the door!

Jenna Scott Fitness Website: http://www.jscottfitnessnj.com
Facebook: J Scott Fitness

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BOSU® Total Training System for the Home with 4 DVD Workouts

by on December 29th, 2015

Bosu Total Training System Available at Leisure Fitness

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BOSU® Total Training System for the Home with 4 DVD Workouts, With the BOSU® Total Training System for the Home, you’ll have everything you need to succeed! You get the BOSU® Total Trainer with air pump, the Total Body DVD workout, and the BOSU® healthy eating guide.

Also included as our gift to you, the BOSU® three DVD workout series:

  • Calorie Combustion Workout DVD – This workout combines step routines with sport specific moves to get your heart rate up and challenge your muscles.
  • The Long & Lean Workout DVD – Master Trainer Chalene Johnson leads you through fluid Pilates-inspired movements that emphasize total body toning so you feel stronger, taller and younger.
  • Absolutely Abs Workout DVD – This program completes your BOSU® package. Instructor Greg Cook unlocks the Balance Trainer’s dynamics to maximize your abdominal workout.

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Leisure Fitness Wellness Outreach to Johnson and Johnson

by on December 9th, 2015

Leisure FItness Wellness Outreach at Johnson & Johnson
Leisure Fitness in attendance at the Johnson & Johnson health fair December 9, 2015! We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Johnson & Johnson!

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Life Fitness InMovement Treadmill Desk

by on October 23rd, 2015

InMovement Treadmill Desk by Life Fitness

Work while you walk, on the very best in treadmill technology, the Life Fitness TreadMill Desk. Developed by the heritage at Life Fitness, the InMovement TreadMill Desk offers an adjustable ergonomic experience making for a comfortable and active workplace.

The InMovementâ„¢ TreadMill Desk leverages 45 years of quality and biomechanics excellence from the industry-leaders at Life Fitness. Blending simple movement into the workday increases productivity, boosts metabolism and encourages healthy behavior, while preventing the risks of prolonged sitting.

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Continuing Education Credits ✏️📓 via Fitness Seminars Sponsored by Leisure Fitness

by on October 15th, 2015

Continuing Education Credits provided by Leisure Fitness

Leisure Fitness offers Fitness Seminars accredited by ACE and ACSM for Personal Trainers and Wellness Professionals seeking continuing education credits to satisfy certification requirements. #leisurefitness

The image above is Dr. Paul Kennedy presenting for a group of personal trainers at our Leisure Fitness in Woodbridge, VA! Supporting the Fitness & Wellness community is a major initiative for Leisure Fitness.

If you have questions about upcoming seminars – please email Anne Stephenson, AStephenson@leisurefitness.com

Check out the Wellness Center for more information about the Leisure Fitness Wellness Outreach Program.

Leisure Fitness Wellness Outreach Team at PBS

by on October 12th, 2015

Corporate Wellness Partner | PBS

Leisure Fitness Wellness Outreach Team at PBS in Arlington, VA!

Supporting our Corporate Wellness Partners.

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Leisure Fitness Welless Seminar Series – at PBF Energy

by on September 29th, 2015

Leisure Fitness Wellness Seminar Series at PBF Energy

Leisure Fitness Wellness Outreach program connects with organizations with the objective to provide its employees with the wellness information they need to become healthier and increase fitness levels by making safe and effective changes to their lifestyle.

The Wellness Seminar Series presented by Dr. Paul Kennedy, Leisure Fitness Wellness Director, consists of 5 seminars that are generally offered to corporation’s employees as 1-hour lunch and learn presentations.

The current Wellness Seminars are:
1. The Workout That Works
2. Why Exercise!?
3. 10 Reasons Your Workout Doesn’t Work…& How-to Fix it!
4. Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Training
5. CPR Certification & Awareness Seminars

About Dr. Paul Kennedy:
Dr. Paul Kennedy is the Fitness and Wellness Community Outreach Director for Leisure Fitness based in Newark, Delaware and presents free Fitness and Wellness seminars on behalf of the company throughout the middle-Atlantic region.

Teaching/Coaching Experience:
A former physical education teacher, football coach and wrestling coach, Dr. Paul Kennedy served as Strength and Conditioning Coach at Penn State University, where he received his doctorate in the exercise sciences. He later served as Rutgers University Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Dr. Paul has trained numerous All American athletes in a variety of sports, many players went on to play professionally, and some represented there country at the international level.

Competitive Weight Lifting Experience:
Dr. Paul was a successful competitive Olympic weightlifter.

Television Experience:
For over two years, Dr. Paul starred in “Be Fit, Stay Fit America,” a weekly television program aired in Phoenix, Arizona. He also appeared in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Detroit as an in-house expert on various fitness topics and trends.
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Fitness & Wellness in the Workplace – by Dr. Paul Kennedy

Leisure Fitness Wellness Professional Network – Meet the Trainer: Russ Moon

by on September 25th, 2015

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Leisure Fitness Trainer Network includes a variety of fitness professionals and in this MEET THE TRAINER segment we would like to introduce you to Russ Moon.

INTERVIEW w/ Russ Moon, Personal Trainer.
Training Location: Richmond, VA

Background:
-At what age did you become physically active?
5 years old, I started biking and performing push-ups. My father was an All-Conference Defense Tackle at VA Tech and my uncle was a Division I Strength Coach at Duke and UVA so I was surrounded by role models in terms of being active and becoming strong.

-Did you play sports in high school and/or college?
I played football in high school and was selected as the first person in my high school’s history to be selected 1st Team All-State (Defensive Tackle) and also selected to play in the East vs.West All-Star Game. I attended football camp every year from 4th-12th grade, met multiple World Champions in Powerlifting and they programmed my off-season weight training. I trained year round and spent a great deal of time in the weight room and conditioning myself. My bodyweight went from 144 as a freshmen to 218 as a senior. My benchpress from 135 as a freshmen to 385 as a junior, I learned how to become strong and conditioned.

-What was your focus in the academic setting?
I initially went to The Citadel for business and received by Bachelors of Sciences in Business Administration, since then I received my Master’s of Business Administration from Strayer University and graduated with academic honors.

-How do you seek out continuing education?
I do a great deal of research and reading to stay abreast of areas which interest me and hold value for myself or students. When I find an area that I believe has tremendous value then I invest. The more I know and can apply the better I can serve my clients. So I work at both learning new things and practicing actually using the education until I have the new material fully in my toolbox.

Training:
-Do you specialize in a training style?
My training background includes bodybuilding, powerlifting, kettlebells, bodyweight, tubes, machines, TRX, Crossfit so my style is a hybrid of everything I have learned in those disciplines applied to what my student’s goals are. Once I have identified what the students goal is in terms of what they want to achieve, then we have some discussion on different ways to attain that goal. It helps to enjoy the work you are doing when pursuing a goal, so I lay out options to allow them to choose if they want to.

-What is your coaching style? (Cheerleader vs. drill sergeant)
Cheerleader – It is important to provide feedback to help your student understand when they are doing things right and when they need to refine their technique. Praise is earned. I do look for students doing things right or attempting to. As a former Airborne paratrooper, the “drill sergeant” mode has been there a long time, it is there if I need it. If someone needs some candor or firmness I can definitely provide that in a professional manner. My preference is to inspire them to want to do it for themselves.

-Do you include a health assessment prior to beginning a fitness program?
Yes, it is part of understanding the person you are working with. Are they cleared for a fitness program by their physician ? What is their injury history ? How do they feel right now ? It normally starts very general and as the person talks about themselves it becomes more specific. It is important to me to understand the person as that will influence the type of exercises, nutrition, mobility, recovery work we need to do based on their personal needs.

-How frequently do you see your clients? (Once a week, twice a week?)
It depends on the client. Some want frequent interaction and others want to learn the new program, go off on their own and then discuss as they go along their progress. We discuss up front what the clients needs are and that drives their frequency.

-What kind of clients do you usually work with and what results were they trying to attain?
Very broad scope – people who wanted to become healthier and fit, people coming back after surgery or illness, former collegiate athletes who want to feel more of their athleticism again, professional athletes who wanted to learn how to work with their body and gain a competitive edge in their sport, beginners who are serious and interested in learning things correctly. I really enjoy helping people reach their goals and feel better.Some people seek me out because they specifically want to know about the TRX or kettlebell or they want me to write their program.

Professional obligations:
-Where did you get certified to be a personal trainer? (N.S.C.A., N.A.S.M., and A.C.S.M. are the gold standards)
I went the specialty route initially – Crossfit kettlebell Instructor, HKC Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge, Crossfit Trainer LI, StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, TRX Group Suspension Training Course. I am now in the process of becoming certified through the American Council on Exercise.

-How do you program and track the client’s progress?
The program is customized to the client’s current state in terms of what they need right now to start moving them towards the goal. Programming is a strength for me. Decades of experimenting combined with formal study under some very global elite level people. If your program is horrible or inappropriate you are doomed. If your program is awesome you really have an opportunity to excel. We measure what is important. I do look at the numbers, we review them and everyone knows where we stand.

-What is your strategy for preventing and dealing with injuries?
So far with over 6,500 students trained 0 injuries. Very proud of that. Safety/Performance are intertwined. The same technique which keeps you safe enhances performance. We work on that. I am empathetic to injuries and the rehab process due to my own personal experiences and working in a sports medicine office. When you see how much work is involved in rehab, it certainly makes a strong case to include work which prevents injury. All of my students have this as part of their program, you cannot gain when injured. It makes total sense from a health and results standpoint to perform your body maintenance.

-Do you stay on top of the latest fitness trends and related research?
I network with a really broad spectrum of professionals, we exchange experiences and that is a good place to put your finger on the pulse of what the trends are. We also discuss research to keep up. I continue to study what the elite are doing and how that could be scaled to help a beginner.

-Do you hold liability insurance?
I am covered through use of a waiver of liability and will purchase liability insurance through the American Council on Exercise.

-Why did you embark in this profession?
Training for me has been a life long journey. I learned early on that I wanted to know the proper way to do things. When people who know take the time to show you things that cut years off your learning curve you are grateful. It makes me want to provide that feeling for someone else. Help them learn, help them feel what it is like to triumph.

Sri Lanka Foundation of Goodness - Seenigama, Sri Lanka after a Strength and Conditioning presentation/instruction, this was about 2 weeks ago.

Sri Lanka Foundation of Goodness – Seenigama, Sri Lanka after a Strength and Conditioning presentation/instruction, this was about 2 weeks ago.