Andrew Kurek’s

musings from a personal trainer…

SOURCE UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP #2

SOURCE UNIVERSITY

GOAL SETTING 101:

KNOW THE WHY BEFORE THE HOW

A goal without a plan is just a wish.” –Larry Elder

  • Review of Workshop #1
  • Introduction:

-How can we define goal?

-The abstract and the applied

  • The Process:
  • 1) Unearth/Discover

-Old story/new story

  • 2) Record/Schedule

-The process (Rituals/planning)

  • 3) Pursue

-Evaluation/assessment

The goal of the goal is to keep the goal the goal.” –Dan John

January 22, 2010 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Faith, Fitness, Health, Personal Training, Uncategorized, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

SOURCE UNIVERSITY AT ANYTIME FITNESS OF LEBANON, TN

Source University

Back to School for Better Results

(JANUARY 16-APRIL 16)

At Source Fitness Training and Anytime Fitness, we are committed to providing the best fitness services each and every day to our members. With that mission at heart, we are proud to offer a new series of workshops and presentations on exercise topics that will advance your routines and set you apart from the crowd. You will gain access to a wealth of information and hands-on instruction that you can apply immediately. Don’t pass on the opportunity to energize and enhance your knowledge.

WORKSHOPS EVERY SATURDAY FOR 12 WEEKS!!!

WEEK 1: HEALTH ODDYSSEY INTRODUCTION: A JOURNEY OF ACCOUNTABILITY, TEAMWORK, AND                                                       EXPLORATION

WEEK 2: GOAL SETTING 101: KNOW THE “WHY” BEFORE THE “HOW”

WEEK 3: THE TOOLS OF PAIN: AN INTRODUCTION TO GYM EQUIPMENT

WEEK 4: A NEW APPROACH TO EXERCISE: THE 80/20 RULE AND FITNESS

WEEK 5: FOAM ROLLING: YOUR SECRET TO FEELING BETTER AND GETTING MORE OUT OF YOUR                                                             PROGRAM

WEEK 6: TRAINING IN THE SECOND HALF: WHY YOU CAN AND SHOULD KEEP TRAINING AFTER 40

WEEK 7: THE DISCIPLINE AND PRACTICE OF WARM-UPS, COOL-DOWNS AND REGENERATION

WEEK 8: 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE EXERCISERS

WEEK 9: THE “NEW GUYS”: HOW TO IMPLEMENT KETTLEBELLS, SANDBAGS AND UNUSUAL OBJECTS                                                     INTO YOUR PROGRAM

WEEK 10: THINK OUTSIDE THE TREADMILL: ALTERNATE WAYS TO TRAIN THE CARDIOVASCULAR                                                           SYSTEM

WEEK 11: FITNESS PERSPECTIVES: KEEPING YOUR EXERCISE ENTHUSIASM

WEEK 12: ODYSSEY CONCLUSION: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

SIGN UP TODAY AND GRADUATE TO NEW LEVELS OF FITNESS AND PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT!!!!! CONTACT

JOE OR ANDREW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

December 30, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Eating, Fitness, Food, Health, Holiday Dieting, Personal Training, Tips, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

New Year, New Decade, New Programs, New You!

Fitness odyssey 2010:

A NEW WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

(January 11 – April 11)

Presented by

Source fitness training & anytime fitness of Lebanon

It is that time of year! Time to evaluate not only what has happened in the past year—but also to look back over the past decade. If you are unhappy with your current fitness and a decade’s worth of wear and tear, why not try a new strategy?

Training package (enroll by January 4)

  • 2-3 private/semi-private coaching sessions per week
  • 3 fitness assessments
  • Individual Program design
  • Weekly strategy consultations
  • Full admission to source university (ask for more details)
  • Results that motivate!!!

Non-training package (enroll by January 4)

  • 3 assessments
  • 1 individual program design
  • 3 strategy consultations
  • Admission to source university

THIS YEAR WE WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU VIEW EXERCISE BY INCORPORATING PROVEN TRAINING METHODS WITH TEAMORK, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS.  WE WILL BUILD A CULTURE OF ENCOURAGEMENT, INSPIRATION, AND HEALTHY HABITS.

December 30, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Eating, Fitness, Health, Holiday Dieting, Personal Training, Uncategorized, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

SOURCE FITNESS TRAINING PRESENTS SUMMER FAT FURNACE

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SOURCE FITNESS TRAINING & ANYTIME FITNESS PROUDLY PRESENT

 

SUMMER FAT FURNACE

June 8-September 8

 

HAS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FAILED TO PRODUCE THE RESULTS YOU HAD HOPED FOR??? NO WORRIES! USE THE HEAT OF SUMMER TO MELT AWAY INCHES AND CREATE THE NEW YOU.

 

YOU’LL BE:

  • GOAL –SETTING
  • INDIVIDUALLY ASSESSED
  • GIVEN YOUR OWN PROGRAM
  • LEARNING THE LATEST FAT-BURNING STRATEGIES
  • LIFTING FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS
  • CONDITIONING LIKE THE PROS
  • MAKING RESULTS A REALITY

 

VALUE PACKAGES:

 

  • 6 WEEK INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL GROUP (2 SESSIONS AVAILABLE)
  • 12 WEEK INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL GROUP

 

CONTACT ANDREW KUREK FOR MORE INFO

(615) 243-4367

SOURCEFITNESS@GMAIL.COM

May 26, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Fitness, Health, Personal Training, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

GREAT READS

 

Trainer Likes!

Trainer Likes!

The New Rules of Lifting books for men and women (by  Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Cassandra Forsythe) are definitely worth reading and applying. I wish that everybody that purchased a gym membership would be required to read these user friendly manuals. It would make the gym atmosphere more energetic, aggressive, safe, and less ridiculous. But then again, I think I would miss some of the crazy ways people “use” machines!

May 7, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Fitness, Health, Personal Training, Tips, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” 
~
 Earl of Derby

April 30, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Eating, Fitness, Health, Personal Training, Tips, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

New Perspectives

I recently acquired this excellent resource by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, and I give it my highest marks. If I were to pen a manual for weight training, it would be very similar to this one. It not only provides solid, principled instruction; it presents balanced and new perspectives. It defines priorities and absolutely undermines many of the gym myths that I still observe on a daily basis.

Despite being targeted at the layperson, I benefitted from this book as a trainer. It is always beneficial to rehearse the fundamentals and learn how top professionals teach and view the art of lifting. I think one the obvious strengths of this work is that it is clear and methodical. The authors don’t dumb down their knowledge but rather present it in context with thorough description.

If you are interested in advancing your understanding of resistance training and tweaking your perception of exercise, I definitely recommend this one. Enjoy!

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Fitness, Health, Personal Training, Tips, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

A Gym in the Morning

 

Anytime Fitness of Lebanon

Anytime Fitness of Lebanon

This morning I had an early session and was at work by 6 am. After my client and I finished her workout, she left and the gym was empty for a little while. I thought I’d capture  it at a quiet time. Obviously, I love the gym life, but there is something very peaceful about an empty gym in the morning! It allows one to prepare for a crazy day and keep things in perspective. It is like the calm before the storm–and by the storm I mean the furious process of keeping myself and my clients in shape. Have a great day!

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Fitness, Health, Personal Training, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

Here and Gone in 60 Seconds

Beefy Tires

So, Tuesday was a good day! My gym acquired some honkin, beefy tires, and I was elated. I had big plans for these really big tires. I even had some Spring programming based on these monsters. They arrived muddy and with  a little malaria water  in them, but we were going to clean them up nice and start using them the next day. Well, after a morning session on Wednesday, I walked my client to the back of the gym to admire the new “toys,” and discovered that someone had jacked them at some point the night before! NOT COOL! We hadn’t even had enough time to get some chains for them before someone ran off with them. I am still flabbergasted that they came and went so quickly. Oh well, back to square one I suppose. However, we will not be deterred. We will press on and find some replacements . . . and we will sweat and train with them!

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Fitness, Health, Personal Training, Weight Loss, Working Out | Leave a comment

Fit for Spring: Get it right this time!

 

It is that time once again—the great transition between winter and spring, and with the anticipation of a more pleasant climate comes the dread of warm weather clothes and exposure. However, there is still time to get in the kind of shape that makes you welcome Spring and Summer. Although, your ultimate self will not appear magically or accidentally. You must invest and prepare, and here are a few suggestions to help you along the way:

 

 Create a plan: This includes developing and recording specific goals and committing to 8-10 weeks of healthy eating and hard work. Nothing worthwhile is easy! It also requires becoming a student of exercise and fitness. Learn principles and fundamentals of training before you ever enter a gym.

 Find a home: you must have a place to make your goals realities. It must be convenient, clean, and friendly.

 Be assessed and measured: in order to know where you want and need to go, you must know where you are. Assessment by a professional should be the foundation of your personal fitness initiative.

 Try new things: don’t expect to profit from the same stale workouts you learned in high school. Knowledge of exercise science has developed and made workouts more fun and efficient. Be creative, experimental, and adaptable, and you will achieve and adhere to your program.

 Involve your crowd: fitness fever is highly contagious, and we profit from group dedication and accountability. Get your friends and family involved, and you will see your world change for the better!

Invest in your diet: the more you study health and fitness, the more you will understand that diet is nearly 80% of a successful fitness program. To ignore this portion is to limit or compromise the results of training.

 

I hope this information is useful for you. Get out there and make it happen!

February 27, 2009 Posted by | Anytime Fitness, Dieting, Eating, Fitness, Food, Health, Personal Training, Tips, Weight Loss, Working Out | 1 Comment

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