Warm Up Before Standing Video

Getting out of bed suddenly in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, nurse grab some water, pills or even let the dog out is something we all do, sometimes regularly or maybe once here and there. Even getting out of bed without any disturbances can be a struggle. Below is a video that you can use to get your mind and body more alert when getting out of bed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm9d2zfAkZ

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Best New Way to Plank

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Barbara Tanner demonstrates the Kneeling Kettlebell plank.

Want a quick bang for your buck exercise? The kneeling kettlebell plank is just that, doctor and is safe and effective for anyone. Created by the mastermind Gray Cook, view a physical therapist and strength and conditioning expertise. This movement is great for shoulder and core stability, and really inhibits the upper traps. To do this movement, just grab a heavy weight (typically a kettlebell) and get into a kneeling position, driving the weight down behind you, not letting the weight hit the ground. Hold in this position for 30 seconds to one minute. Easy. Effective. The Kneeling Kettlebell Plank.

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Buddy Training is Fun Training

Think of your best pal. No, it’s not your remote control. Think again. Have one in mind? Good. Now, what do you two do together? Maybe meet up for coffee or lunch, or chat on the phone for an hour or two gossiping about something super important, obviously. All of the above buddy time is fun and important to maintain those relationships as we go through life, so why not add another activity together–such as training.

At Age Performance we offer buddy training, as well as group training, amongst other things such as personal training and couples training.
Buddy training is a fun way to get with a friend and improve your fitness together. You’ll be able to work with a friend in a great environment as a trainer puts you both through a workout that fits each of your needs. It’s fun, it’s beneficial to your health, and did we mention it’s FUN? Grab your buddy and come to Age Performance, and don’t worry there are coffee shops nearby you can go to afterwards.

Below is a video of two clients (Linda and Barbara) during a buddy training session. Each have been working on core stability and posture. The Kneeling plank that Linda is working on really works the core and opens the shoulders, as the TRX row is opening the shoulders while strengthening the upper body. Great job, ladies!

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Standing Bat Wings

Spend a lot of time driving? Hunched over at work, typing at a desk? You need to do the bat wing exercise. No, you don’t have to be in a cave to do so. Just find a wall, and push your elbows into the wall, squeezing your shoulder blades together and really opening your chest. Unbelievable for posture, core stability, and strength. Below, we demonstrate with a helpful video:

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Motivate Summit

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A notepad all participants got from the summit.

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The UnConference board: meeting tables were categorized by whiskey names.

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Bret Lucas, Mike Brown, Paul Holbrook, Marc Halpern, Erica Lemke & Eleni Saltas. All trainers at Age Performance.

There are 168 hours in a week. In most gyms, clients come in for 1 hour out of that week. Just 1 hour out of 168 hours is dedicated to training. So what is happening the rest of the week? That’s the unknown, as well as a topic that was discussed this past weekend at the first ever Unconference for the fitness industry. The topic was simply, “What about the other 167 hours?”
As is with an Unconference, any attendee can initiate a discussion topic by claiming a time and space, or if you choose not to do so, participants choose between topics to attend and participate in. Each hour there were 3-5 discussions happening at once, creating either a small or large group of participants to carry on the discussion with. Topics included creating communities, empathizing with clients, fitness philosophies, and much more for a 6 hour day evolving around the topic of how to impact clients the remaining 167 of the week. The conference was held in Lehi, Utah, and 41 participants attended, including 6 trainers    from Age Performance. Now that the summit is over, we have built a community within those who participated, and hope to expand that community to make the fitness industry better. And, our hope as Age Performance, is to take what we’ve discussed and learned over the past weekend and apply it more and more in our training so we can better serve our clients, and maybe that 167 hour number may not have to be 167 hours in the future. We can diminish that number, to better ourselves and our clients, and finally the time has come to do so. Thank you Coach Steveo for putting on an amazing Motivational Summit, all of us at Age Performance appreciate it.

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