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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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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