Planet Fitness Is No Place To Get Fit

Will that be pepperoni or extra cheese? I imagine that could be a question for you at a Planet Fitness front desk. This seems as though this should be a joke, or some other form of humor, but is absolutely real. Planet Fitness has a great business model. This is not a suggestion that this model has a road to fitness in a Planet Fitness facility. In fact, as a hypothetical patron does get fit, raises their ability to work out, and their body begins to function normally, by sweating to stay cool, less clothing may actually be the answer to exercise stopping heat exhaustion. Clearly, pizza nights and bagel breakfasts, indicate a serious disdain for patrons health and fitness. Kicking people out because they have become fit enough to sweat, get hot and or learned how to synchronize their breathing to their efforts, should be offensive to anyone seriously trying to get fit, whether they are losing weight or not, as a part of their exercise plan.

Click here to see the story — (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/gym-tells-woman-to-cover-up-because-her-‘toned-body’-intimidated-others-211926273.html?vp=1)

This is a business to be sure, but in no way can be construed as a business dedicated to health and fitness. The model does not preclude a pizza parlor (or other junk “food” outlet, I have extreme trouble calling pizza food) including occasional exercise. The otherwise inspiring television show, “Biggest Loser,” should be ashamed and embarrassed by the association. If a lack of fitness is the main reason your health is in trouble, then I suggest you get to a gym with professional personal trainers, other fitness professionals and policies conducive to improving your health. As a personal trainer, I find Planet Fitness, with it’s current policies, a disgrace to the concept of health and is no place to get fit. I can only hope Biggest Loser disabuses themselves of this association, as long as Planet Fitness has these policies.

Edward Troy, personal trainer

http://www.Aspenvipinternational.com

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Is Loaded Movement Training the Future of Fitness?

Is Loaded Movement Training the Future of Fitness? This article is truly an excellent guide for trainers, who want to be on the cutting edge of fitness, that want to deliver a product and results that allow people to be in life. I have been training my self this way since 1984, and clients this way since 2009. This is at odds with how the body builder personal trainers do things. While my clients can jump into most outdoor sporting events and activities without worry, the body builder carrying superfluous body mass, can’t even think of “going for it.” They are never seen, except in the gym, and unfortunately for performance parameters, frequently in machines. Body building has no place in performance athletic events.

I disagree on the use of barbells, and how useful they are for fascial conditioning, as long as they are used for explosive lifts. We use dumb bells, barbells, body bars, medicine balls, heavy bags, bicycles, ripcore fx, the track and more. Last year a 5′ 10″ 55 year old power cleaned 225, while weighing 215, and then jerked it, and in the same year sprinted a 27 second 200 meter dash, was challenged by weight lifter friends to Romanian dead lift 315, and did it 5 times! This is a lift he hardly ever does, yet could do it on demand. His friends are at least 15 years younger and are more than 25% more massive, and the challengers are not obese people.

My clients jump into all kinds of activities, sports and events from cross country skiing, alpine skiing, white water rafting, fight sports, scale 14ers, adventure racing, tennis and more. I have a 115 lb. very small framed girl, able to take two 40 lb. dumb bells overhead from the floor and does adventure racing, with no pure distance running (another topic for discussion).

Traditional strength training, with a focus on concentric movement, is confined to an occasional set or two, and is never more than an adjunct modality for fitness. The tried and “true” classic “power” (a true misnomer) lifts have their place, just not a big place. In fact, all types of weight lifting take less than 15 minutes, out of an hour of training. I prefer to use my Integrated Full Body Athletic Movement system (IFBAM). I rejuvenate my clients, and they are able to perform amazingly well.

My question for the reader is; why would you still use antiquated and anachronistic training for inferior results, weight loss, health and fitness performance? Get a trainer who can train you to do something athletic and cool, something you can brag about, look at what I did.

I want to congratulate Pete McCall, M.S. as a contributor to the American Council on Exercise  (ACE), for this fine article, that may illuminate the fitness world.

Edward Troy, ACE certified personal trainer

http://www.aspenvipinternational.com

Random Adventure Madness Event #2

Random Adventure Madness is a series of events I do not charge for, although some events we will be doing, do charge for participation. The second event this year is a classical cross country ski (yes skate skis and snowshoes are welcome!) at 9 AM March 8th, at the Basalt High School in Basalt Colorado. We will follow the Rio Grande Trail to the Woody Creek Tavern, where we will lunch and then head back. This is a multi-hour event. The whole idea is FINISHING, not racing. Only extreme weather will abort this mission or maddening temperatures just below freezing causing icing of equipment. A few inches of snow should not be anything to cry about. A camelback (yes bring water, at least a liter) and some type of snacks to tide you over until lunch, is very highly recommended. The average person should have a calorie burn of around 2000 – 3500 calories depending on size, modality and how fast you go. 3500 calories is equivalent to one pound of quivering fat! Time to lose weight from holiday weight gain!

The Random Adventure Madness events will be very useful for those joining one of my personal trainer led color coded Tough Mudder teams, that will be in the September 6th Tough Mudder in Snowmass. We are the Anudder Mudder Puckers! For information on training or joining a team, email; anuddermudderpucker@gmail.com

Edward Troy

www.Aspenvipinternational.com

Random Adventure Madness Event #1

Random Adventure Madness is a series of events I do not charge for, although some events we will be doing, do charge for participation. The first event this year is a classical cross country ski (yes skate skiers and snowshoes are welcome!) at 9 AM at the Basalt High School in Basalt Colorado. We will follow the Rio Grande Trail to the Woody Creek Tavern, where we will lunch and then head back. This is a multi-hour event. The whole idea is FINISHING, not racing. Only extreme weather will abort this mission. A few inches of snow should not be anything to cry about. A camelback (yes bring water, at least a liter) and some type of snacks to tide you over until lunch, is very highly recommended. The average person should have a calorie burn of around 2000 – 3500 calories depending on size, modality and how fast you go. 3500 calories is equivalent to one pound of quivering fat! Time to lose weight from holiday weight gain!

The Random Adventure Madness events will be very useful for those joining one of my personal trainer led color coded Tough Mudder teams, that will be in the September 6th Tough Mudder in Snowmass. We are the Anudder Mudder Puckers! For information on training or joining a team, email; anuddermudderpucker@gmail.com

Edward Troy

www.Aspenvipinternational.com

Prevent and slow down wrinkling, looking old!

Sugar has been linked to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, cancer, heart attacks, and more. We now add aging and wrinkling. For more check this out.

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Edward Troy, personal trainer
Aspen, Colorado

http://www.aspenvipinternational.com

New Year’s Resolutions

Yes,
the New Year is upon us. Out with the old and in with the new, starting with a
new you, vibrant fit and healthy! A real fitness make over! Wait, didn’t you make a resolution just last
year? Here you are again, with a repetition of wishful thinking? Why? Could it
be that the calendar reminds you of something you sincerely wish you could
have? What happened last year? Did you prioritize other things and situations?
Yes you did. You compromised or endangered your health. Some people thought
they were saving money, not realizing their estates were going to pay for their
funerals. Some family members might say s(he) saved 6 or 7 thousand dollars by
not going to the gym. Hopefully, your life is worth more than that, and if so, avoiding an early checkout is in order.                                          

One thing I noticed, is those who get fit and lose weight, after being fat and out of shape, seem to experience something like an epiphany, a spiritual awakening, they prioritize fitness and health, above everything else. I suspect that most Fortune 500 executives time is more costly than most of my readers, yet most of them make time for exercise in one form or another.  Is anything more important than their health and fitness? Not at that time.                           

My most successful students and patients make resolutions associated with epiphanies. They take CEO command, and make fitness an integral part of their identity. The New Year might better serve as a reminder. So put on your new work out clothing and step out, you are acting on a decision, right at that time, that exercise became the most important thing to do and finish. If you don’t prioritize your fitness in this manner, you might as well get a magic lamp and wish away. Now get going! Get your personal trainer! Be In Life!

EdwardTroy@ AspenVIPinternational.com      970-309-8108                                       http://www.aspenvipinternational.com

Being In Life

Being In Life;  When you are in the photos taken in a location like a summit or doing an activity like skiing double blacks that require an athletic skill set to get you there, you gave your self the safe option of saying yes to doing those things, instead of looking at some one else’s photos. You also said as you prepared, “I am going to be in life.” You are there to hike with family and friends who can hike, ski with those who can ski, play a hard game of pick up basketball with those much younger chronologically than many of us are now, show the youngsters what it looks like to weight lift a 215lb. bar from the floor and power clean and jerk it over head, say “yes” to a whitewater overnight adventure!!! You are healthy fit and vital. If you are a woman, the “men” around you may want to review their image of masculinity, when you light them up in competition and light up the room you walk in! Dancing an extra hour on the floor. You lose weight to be in life. Damn! You feel good and look even better!  Yes! That IS WHO YOU ARE!!! That is Being In Life! 

Edward Troy — Personal Trainer 

http://www.Aspenvipinternational.com