Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trainer Tuesday: Personal Trainer Problems

Hello and welcome to Trainer Tuesdays!  So, I've been a certified personal trainer for a few months now and have yet to make one cent from it.  This is mostly my fault, because:

A.  I have a pretty demanding full time job already, and:
B.  I have a hard time asking people for money, even though I've given advice and designed workouts for free.

But there is also:

C.  A lot of people THINK they are trainers.  I've had people disagree with me on exercises, nutrition, etc, even though what I'm telling them is backed by research.  I blame the internet: there is a ton of information out there, but not all of it is right.

But anyway! Someday I'm sure I will figure it out.  Until then, I've decided to start Trainer Tuesdays on this blog, and feature free advice/workouts/supplement information! I'll try not to miss a Tuesday, but if I do, it's because I'm on a fire or a big adventure.

I'm also an independent rep with a company called 1st Phorm, which makes muscle building, fat loss, and health and wellness supplements, so occasionally I'll post about the products I use and like.  These are NOT sponsored posts.  I do receive a very small commission if someone buys from my link, but my purpose is not to shill stuff (that's annoying) but to inform about products that might help.  The link is here.  If you don't want to hear about these things, skip the posts.  They will be bonus posts, with plenty of hiking/fire posts still to come.  More on that later!

I'll also be adding a way to contact me, so if you have any questions about workouts, personal training stuff, supplements, etc, please do so.  Please no meanies or bots.

My trainer tip today is about planks! Planks are a great exercise when done correctly (no saggy butts or teepee backs) but if you are holding a plank past 30 seconds congrats! It's time to move on and challenge yourself further.  Just holding a plank is an isometric exercise which is great, but in order to get the most from it, add some movement.  Lift alternate legs, or tap your opposing shoulder with your hand.  By the way, I think the world record for holding a plank is 8 hours.  This seems truly crazy.  And boring.

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. If I lived closer I'd hire you! My flabby 50-something body needs help.

    1. You are so energetic, you'd be a great client. I've thought about online training but I'm not sure where to start (and how to find the time). If I tried to film videos, my cats would always be wandering into the picture!

  2. All I can say is that I feel your pain. I'm a nurse practitioner and thanks to Google, everyone is a medical expert these days.

    1. Oh I bet! They go on WebMd and think they have everything!


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