Linda M.

I’d like to recognize client Linda M yet again on yet another great month. This month she is down another 9 3/4 lbs and 1.7% in body fat. We are closely approaching our 1 year mark together and to date she is down 61 1/4 lbs, 34 inches and 9.4% in body fat. Great job on your progress Linda! Let’s stay focused through the holidays!

Taylor D.

Linda M.

Linda M.

Ladder Set for Abs

When I want to ensure abdominal soreness, I go to this ladder set with clients:

1) perform 3 reps of a resisted ball rollout
2) perform 4 reps of a resisted ball curl up
3) 5 reps ball rollout
4) 6 reps ball curls up
And continue up the ladder until 12 reps of the curl up are performed.

If that doesn’t do the trick, try going back down the ladder by starting with 12 ROLL OUTS down to 3 CURL UPS.

Ladder Set for Abs

It’s Your Turn. Emerge.

How to fix a broken diet

Here is an all in one nutrition resource. I remind clients daily about step 1. Make sure your body is getting enough vitamins and minerals, water, protein, and essential fats. Read more in the article below on how to increase these four things.

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/fix-a-broken-diet-infographic

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/fix-a-broken-diet-infographic

Kathryn’s Nephew

Start ’em young! Check out my nephew, Wyatt, knock out some assisted pull-ups. Most kids don’t see gym equipment for what it is or as “torture devices” as some of my clients would say. It is a huge playground for them. I’m not saying to have the little ones do some dead lifts and box squats but fun body weight movements such as pull-ups, rope climbs, ladder drills, etc are all great ideas and they love it. Starting healthy habits at a young age is a great idea as long as proper programming is implemented. My #1 rule with any client I have is to have fun but especially with my little ones. For more information on youth training contact me at 314-775-6111 or at kathryn@emergetraining.com
Kathryn’s Nephew

– Kathryn BS, CSCS, CES

Kimberly Training Brittany

Happy Friday!

Trainers get ideas for exercises at the most random times. When you put two trainers together, it gets even more interesting.

Brittany has no problem doing surrenders on the ground AND she can stand on a Bosu with ease. SO why not combine the two? The tire secures the ball from rolling yet the ball gives enough height to create an unstable surface for surrenders. The slosh pipe was Kathryn’s idea (as well as the circus music in the background).

Brittany definitely felt her legs and core. Great work, B!

Working out isn’t all serious work, there’s a little fun too.

-Kimberly

Kimberly training Brittany

Jill Ryan

I trained Jill Ryan this morning and said, “I’m so amazed every time we train how much stronger you are now compared 1 1/2 years ago when you first started”. Jill came to Emerge in January of 2012 with disc herniations of L4 and L5. She had a lot of limitations when we first started training. We also had a few setbacks in the beginning trying to find her threshold. Within a few months of training, she began seeing Dr Lytle at Precision Health for ART. That combined with her restorative strength program with me was a game changer in her progress. Today we have stabilized her spine and increased core strength and she no longer has chronic back and hip pain. Jill woke up every morning with hip pain and anyone who has back problems can relate to this. As of January 2014 we started a gluten/wheat free diet that has also made a significant change in her hip and back pain by reducing inflammation. It’s such an amazing accomplishment when a trainer and client have graduated from the restorative training and moved on to strength and conditioning. Disc herniations will always be there but Jill and I both know her thresholds. She also trains with Adam Kulp once a week and takes Taylor Dalby’s boot camps on Friday mornings. Jill has come a long way and has been a very patient client every step of the way.

Angie Pirtle
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Jill Ryan

Customer Appreciation December 6th at Emerge: free classes and fitness stuff

Emerge is starting an innovative new class in January. Come check out a free sneak peak version of SmartFit during our Emerge client appreciation day on Saturday morning, December 6th.

We will have 2 free classes at 9am & 10am.

We will also have Metabolic Meals sampling free samples of their breakfast and dinner entrees, Smoothie King sampling smoothies, and Precision Health with Dr. Rasch.

We will also be giving away Emerge sports bags for everyone in attendance. This event is welcome to current clients, new clients, and family & friends.
‪#‎ItsyourturnEMERGE‬
Angie@EmergeTraining.com

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FREE BOOTCAMPS THIS MONTH FOR CHARITY!

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Explore the grey area!

In the fitness world, there are very few absolutes. There is a ton of grey area, however, and it will remain this way forever.

Anyone who wholesale denounces any particular aspect of fitness (doctor, trainer, etc.) is either too scared or too lazy to explore the grey area.

Explore the grey area.

It’s Your Turn. Emerge.

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