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Do it Right to Avoid Back Ache

Back pain can be caused by a myriad of reasons and unfortunately many people inadvertently increase the amount of pain and damage by performing exercises improperly. While most exercise regimes are designed to decrease the amount of back pain, if proper attention is not paid to form, function and stance, you can easily do more damage, some of which cannot be rectified.

Abdominal Exercises
By far, these exercises are among the most improperly done and can seriously increase the pressure, pain and stress placed on the back if one is not careful. Because ab exercises are tedious and difficult, most people use their backs and necks when performing them rather than using their abdominal muscles as they should. Continue reading

Wise Investment – Using a Personal Trainer

trainerIf you’re looking for motivation and inspiration to keep up with your fitness regime it’s a good idea to prepay for a Customized Personal Training Program or for Group Training’s.

Paying ahead of time is incentive to stick it out because you’ll want to get full value for what you have invested. Along with the monetary investment there are other reasons to choose to work with a personal trainer. Personal trainers can help you to achieve your fitness goals faster and safer than if you worked on them on your own.

Finding a personal trainer should be like finding a doctor. You want to make sure they are certified, knowledgeable, understand your goals and have a personality that fits with yours. You have to feel comfortable with your trainer and trust them. Studio Fitness Trainers are focused on the strength of the client-trainer relationship. Our training’s and business on centered on the concept of Personalized Wellness which puts an emphasis on a comprehensive approach to health. Physical, emotional, mental, and behavior health all play a major role in success and progress.

The first step we take is a comprehensive 21 point Functional Movement Screen. The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. The five main areas below allow for an analytical approach to exercise program design.

Communication – The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.

Evaluation – The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.

Standardization – The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.

Safety – The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.

Corrective Strategies – The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans.

Our Programs will also make your workouts more fun and interesting by changing your normal routine. You will receive a new and progressive Customized Program every 4 weeks. We often get comfortable in our routine and it can become mundane but with your trainer their extensive knowledge in fitness allows them to develop more creative workouts which in turn motivate you to keep coming back. Using your trainers experience also creates a more effective workout. You will no longer waste time thinking of what to do when you go to exercise. Your trainer will already have your plan and set every minute of your Program so there is no time wasted.

Personal trainers also motivate you while you’re doing the exercises that they’ve prescribed. They can help to push you to keep going and help you adapt you exercises as you go to reduce the risk of injury and raise your body awareness.

Now it’s time to take your first step towards better health & fitness. Contact us today to set up an initial assessment with our Team. You have nothing to lose and better fitness to gain.

Greg Finch
(805) 776 3676

It’s Time to Cut Ties with the Scale

It’s time to purge that elephant in the room: THE SCALE!

Whether it’s in the bathroom, the basement or in the bedroom, it’s taunting you. Every day it beckons for you to step onto it. It’s the first thing you think of when you wake up and we always want to hop on the scale before bed.

This obsession is one of the reasons you should cut ties with the scale; set it free so you can set yourself free of its chokehold.

Daily weigh-ins are meaningless. Most people trying to lose weight really want to see a change in their body composition: In other words FAT LOSS.

Female Before After FitnessBody composition changes cannot be detected by a scale on a day-to-day basis. Fat loss CAN be detected on a weekly basis, however, so if
you can have enough discipline to only hop on once a week, then you have my permission to keep your scale.


This is very tough however, so if you start to notice yourself weighing yourself more often, then hide it.


Did You Know that Your scale weight can fluctuate up to 5 pounds in one day!


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Goal Setting 101

Goal Setting 101

Setting goals will enable you to eliminate the distractions in your life and help you to focus on the really important things.  By knowing exactly what you want, you’re able to concentrate on specific areas with more accountability and focus. Goals allow you to get more things done so you can achieve more.  Who doesn’t want to achieve more?

We like to take one large goal and break it into smaller, Continue reading