Fitness Friday

It’s no secret that when people first decide to exercise, their primary goal is fat loss.  Everyone wants to look better.  Of course people want to exercise to be healthy too, but primary we all want to look better.
With that said, here are a few awesome trainers that put together a list of their 3 best fat loss secrets.

As for our top 3 secrets
1.  Taking some sort of omega-3 is a great start.  Fish oil(DHA,EPA,ALA) is great as it cuts down on inflammation in your body, and keeps cell membranes more “fluid.”
2.  Sleep!!!- sleep reduces cortisol levels, and allows for your body to fully recover.  More sleep = less stress
3.  Vary your exercise intensity!!

I thought this article was very cool and interesting.  This guy is undergoing an experiment on himself to determine if a calorie really is a calorie.

Weekend Workout!!

Jump Rope 60s
Prisoner Squat-10
Bear Crawl-50ft
Bodyweight Row- 10

Jump Rope 60s
Ape Crawl-50ft
Bodyweight Row-8

Jump Rope-60s
Dog Crawl-50ft
Bodyweight Row-6

Jump Rope-60s
Inchworm/Caterpillar 50ft
Bodyweight Row-4

Jump Rope 60s
Crab Walk-50ft
Bodyweight Row-2

Jump Rope 60s
Spiderman Climb-20
Bodyweight Row-1

Head down the ladder, then go right back up.

Motivational Monday

Memorial Day is the official kickoff to the summer.  Time to step it up a notch. 
Take advantage of every day you have. 
“Bravery doesn’t mean you aren’t scared.  It means you go anyway”
“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”
-Winston Churchill
Thank you to all the brave men and women that help keep us safe. 
Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day. 

Fitness Friday

Cardio seems to always be a necessity when people think of losing weight and exercising.  However that is not always the case.  Take a look at the article about Cardio Confusion to get some answers.  Better yet, take a look at the Lift Heavy article to see what you can do instead.  Finally 15 doctor recommended tips to lose weight.

Cardio Confusion

Lift Heavy

Doctors Advice

Weekend Workout
Squat- 15
Single Arm elevated push-up- 12 total (one hand higher than the other)
Crossing Lunges- 10 each leg
Mountain Climbers- 30
Body Extensions/Fake Jumps- 10
Spiderman climbs- 20
Ice Skaters- 30
Push-ups 12
Pistons/Cross body Mt Climbers- 30

Rock that for 3 rounds, resting 1 minute in between rounds.
Feel free to add weight to any of the exercises below.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!!!

New Age of Awesomeness

Its time to get excited again to work out and get your fitness on.  For too long “big box” gyms have preyed on the good intentions and emotional goals that their members bring to the gym.  In general, these gyms do not care about you or your goals.  They are really after one thing and one thing only.   

Money!  Your hard earned money

Its time for a change.  

Active Movement & Performance (AMP) ignores all the nonsense that clouds the “sales driven” part the fitness industry and puts the focus on you.  AMP is all about creating a creating a culture, atmosphere and experience that produces incredible change and inspiration for our clients and has been and will continue to be one of the highest priorities for us.  We also expect all our clients to be committed to and help develop this culture.  What this means is that we are positive on all fronts, and change lives with positive, motivating, and encouraging words and actions.  


AMP truly cares about each one of our clients and we guarantee we will know your name.  Just like Cheers!

As for our entire philosophy when it comes to training, AMP was founded on the idea that we don’t move as well or as often as we should.  We believe in teaching movement patterns as opposed to isolating muscle groups.  Most training programs focus on an antiquated style of training that splits the body into multiple units.  Our system is based on scientific research that proves the body does not work in isolation on a daily basis, it works as one unit.  We combine mobility, strength training, conditioning, and flexibility structured in fun, yet challenging sessions that are never repeated.
We have developed a proven system to help you increase your bodies’ performance and reach your goals, no matter what they are.  We help clients increase athletic potential, lose fat, gain muscle, lead healthier lives, increase mobility, and increase strength levels.  In addition, AMP is home to one of the few certified post rehab trainers in the area.  If you are coming off an injury, we have THE specialist for you.
Both our training staff and facility are constantly evolving by staying on the cutting edge of fitness.  All of our trainers continually seek out the latest education and certifications proven by academic research.  In addition we jam pack AMP with a constant stream of new “toys” to keep your workouts fresh, fun and intense to continually break through training plateaus.

Like we said before, our highest priority is to create a culture, atmosphere, and experience that produces incredible change and inspiration for our AMP clients.  We like to call our little studio and all of our clients, a “fitness family.”  We are here to help you reach your goals and give you 100% effort while educating you and motivating you to reach your highest potential. 
So come to AMP and let us help you achieve awesomeness!

Are you ready to take action and join in on the fun that is Active Movement & Performance?

Are you ready to get AMPed!!

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Motivational Monday

100%. We always hear about giving it 100% effort or achieving 100%.
What exactly does that mean?

What Equals 100%?

Namely what equals 100% in life?

Lets look at it from a math perspective.
What if we correspond a number to each letter of the alphabet:
A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4 E-5 F-6 G-7 H-8 I-9 J-10 K-11 L-12 M-13 N-14 O-15 P-16 Q-17 R-18 S-19 T-20 U-21 V-22 W-23 X-24 Y-25 Z-26

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

Therefore you can conclude using math that: While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, Attitude will get you there!

What kind of attitude do you have today?