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Check Out My Summer Program for Kids

Check Out My Summer Program for Kids

Strength Training
Coach Jesus here. I wanted to let you know that I will be running a summer program for kids. Check out the details on the Strong Kids Program. You may not know this but I have a degree in Physical Education from the University of Arizona and worked with kids for many years before becoming the GM at Tucson Strength.  My experience includes running and developing after school programs, developing P.E. curriculum for K-12 age groups in Pima County, and P.E. director of the Boys and Girls Club. Working with kids is what started my whole journey in fitness.  I truly believe that kids that move well and move often develop healthy awareness of their body and the confidence that has a positive impact in sport, play, and other areas of…
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Camille’s First Chin Up

Camille’s First Chin Up

Strength Training
I've been Camille's personal trainer for almost 3 years.  She's been a joy to work with.  Her determination and commitment are two shining qualities that really stand out in my mind. When we first starting working together, she had recently had her second baby.  Her goal was to get stronger while still managing a hectic schedule and growing family. We started off slow and rebuilt healthy movement patterns. From there, she really started to flourish A couple of month's ago we decided to focus on getting her first chin-up. We worked on mobility, upper body strength, and of course, more pulling movements.  We started from the ground and built it all the way to hangs and banded-pulls.  Along the way we added tension drills and core engagement work. This week…
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3 Principles of Personal Training

3 Principles of Personal Training

Strength Training
My role as a fitness professional and in personal training is to help you move better and guide you in smart exercise and training practice so that you can feel stronger and fulfill your fitness goals.  That means no mindless acts of exercise, silly fads, or doing things that will increase your chance of injury. Every once in a while, I have someone come in looking for personal training that will beat them into the ground and have them dreading the next session.  Yes, I've literally been told this was someone's goal. Giving an ass-kicking is easy to do -  Take a kettlebell and complete 10 swings on the minute for 20 minutes and consider yourself served. However, that is not what I specialize in nor is it what most…
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Low- Carb Diet vs. Low- Fat Diet… Who Wins?

Low- Carb Diet vs. Low- Fat Diet… Who Wins?

Nutrition, Things to check out
Earlier this month (February), there was an interesting nutrition and diet study that popped up in my email and newsfeed.  I even got a couple text messages about it. The study examined the effects of a low-carb diet versus a low-fat-diet over a 12-month period.  The participants were encouraged to eat whole foods and instead of being given a calorie goal. Group 1 was given the additional goal of limitting their daily carb intake, and group 2 was given the goal of limitting their daily fat intake.  Initially, each group was given a target for carbs or fat intake, but then they were allowed to increase the daily amount to a place that was sustainable. The researchers also looked at genetic and insulin markers to see if that played a…
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3 things to check out – 2/10/18 edition

3 things to check out – 2/10/18 edition

Mindset, Personal development, Things to check out
There are 3 things on my mind for the last two weeks.  I'm working through them for a bit and figuring out how to put them into words but I think they are worth sharing with you. #1 Daniel Pink's book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsPink describes motivation being influenced by a sense of autonomy, mastery, and purpose. I find this fascinating because he goes so far to say that motivation can be triggered by external influences but ultimately lacks the performance of intrinsic factors like a sense of being in control, learning something new, and having a purpose beyond yourself. This has huge implications for how business motivates employees, how we motivate ourselves for goals, or how we motivate others. I'm sure for most of us, the intrinsic…
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You’re too damn lazy…

You’re too damn lazy…

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You’re too damn lazy… You don’t want it bad enough… You have to starve to lose weight… These are all fitness cliches that we’ve been conditioned to believe. They become guidelines that ultimately lead to failure. I think a good program should do the opposite than make you feel like a failure. Check out my online program that closes down later this week: https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Let’s break these cliches down. #1 You’re too damn lazy… We all have a finite amount of hours and resources in a day. Most of us work for a living and that takes a lot of effort and time. Throw in a family and other responsibilities and we start getting tapped out on energy. Now I’m not saying this is an excuse to not workout and buy…
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About last night…

About last night…

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About last night…. My car was at the dealer having work done so my wife picked me up from the gym. I’m talking to her about the nutrition program I just opened up and how excited I am to get to work with new people. The details for the program are here: https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Basically, if you are someone who is looking for: • lifelong health • a smart and sustainable program that isn’t crazy • someone to coach you through life changes (kids, diagnosis, age, etc) • a way to help you find more energy and time, not less Then this is for you: https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Back to the story… Remember, she’s the one driving. She’s nodding along, saying things like.. “That’s great honey.” “You’re going to do awesome.” “Tell me more about…
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Jesus’ Nutrition Program

Jesus’ Nutrition Program

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Jesus’ Online Nutrition Coaching Program Now Open for 7 days only! Next chance won’t be until June… These folks will work with me on unlocking the secrets of the universe, finding lost unicorns, and yea... nutrition stuff. Seriously, all jokes aside... If you want to: • Figure out why you eat, and what’s the best way to eat for YOU • Master your own personal nutrition journey • End the cycle of starting over…and over…and over… • Work with someone who has been there and done that (I was 280 lbs at one point and understand the struggle) Try out the first 30 days for ONLY $17.75. Click here for details --> https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Here's what some former clients have said: "I like that the program doesn't expect perfection and realizes we're all humans who…
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6 Kettlebell Moves You Should Know How to Do Correctly (Vids Inside)

6 Kettlebell Moves You Should Know How to Do Correctly (Vids Inside)

Strength Training, Videos
Kettlebell strength training can be the best thing for you and the worst thing for you.  When done correctly, any exercise can add value to your life. Unfortunately, doing an exercise incorrectly can be disastrous. I think kettlebells are a perfect example of this.  I work a "kettlebell" gym.  All of our instructors have gone through rigorous training and/or certification to use and teach kettlebells. These means we have a particular standard when it comes to using the bells. Yea, we're kind of snobs when it comes to technique and form. But it's only because we want you to have the best experience. I can't count the times someone who shared how a kettlebell swing hurt their back, or a press killed their wrist. Most of the time, the person saw the kettlebells…
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3 tips to THRIVE at goals by writing your own story

3 tips to THRIVE at goals by writing your own story

Personal development
Life is full of bandwagon passengers. You’ve probably been on one yourself.  I know I have. It’s not a bad thing, but it can be. Following the crowd can be a crutch. Following the crowd means you never get the result YOU want. In fitness, it means you join the next challenge… because that’s what everyone else is doing.  In nutrition, you do the next diet because everyone now is in ketosis.  At work, you eat the box of doughnuts because Sally brought them and they’re there. In life, you take the safe route because, well, it’s safe. Like I said, these aren’t bad routes.  Following the crowd is very safe and comfortable.  Those are desirable qualities of a good life. But if you’re reading this, it seems you want…
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