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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - Success Story: Eddie

    Success Story: Eddie

    7 years ago, Eddie couldn’t walk. Now he’s working out on a frequent basis and is able to pursue his passion of diving. Eddie is both an inspiration and a testament to what hard work and dedication can do for you. Eddie shows up ready for battle, equipped with a rock-solid mental attitude and eagerness to better than he was yesterday. Read more about how Eddie was able to “take no prisoners and never give up” below. If Eddie can do it, so can you! Eddie is one crazy dude. He comes to the gym every week on a mission to make himself better physically and mentally. Eddie’s goals, just like many others is to workout so that he can do what he loves ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - Stretching: Focus on Flexibility | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Stretching: Focus on Flexibility | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Hello Everyone, Part 5 is all about flexibility! By definition, flexibility is the ability to achieve an extended range of motion without being impeded by excess tissue, i.e. fat or muscle. What is range of motion? The degree of movement that occurs at a joint is called the range of motion (ROM). The ROM of a joint is determined by a number of factors including connective tissue structure, activity level, age, and sex. Within the human body there are different types of joints . For example, the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, while the knee is a modified hinge joint. Different types of joints have different ranges of motion. There is a correlation between the degree of ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - Success Story: Brent

    Success Story: Brent

    Totally committed, open to coaching, and willing to push himself hard. In only 3 months, Brent has been showing dedication to his health and fitness and it’s already starting to pay off. We wanted to take a moment to congratulate him on being the Gothard client of the month. Keep up the great work Brent, you’re doing an amazing job! This is what our personal trainer Evan and Brent have to say about their recent work together: "Brent came to the Training Spot to get ready for a destination wedding in Jamaica. He has been working his butt off 3 times a week in the early mornings. He comes to us all the way from Long Beach so he's gotta get up even earlier than most to ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - How Balance Can Benefit You | Costa Mesa Personal Training

    How Balance Can Benefit You | Costa Mesa Personal Training

    Hello Everyone, Part 4 of the 7-part physical fitness segment is all about balance! Balance is the ability to control the body's position, either stationary or while moving. Balance is vital component of physical fitness, especially as we age. As we age our bones demineralize and are at an increased risk for fracture and injury. You all may know this by another name....osteoporosis. In addition to an increased risk of bone injury, age also affects our ability to maintain balance. Inside our ears is the vestibular system which is responsible for communicating to the brain where our bodies are in space. As we age, cells in the vestibular system die off. This affects how ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - KICKSTART Success Story: Travis

    KICKSTART Success Story: Travis

    This is Travis. Travis is your typical hard working dad, husband and friend. He works hard to take care of his family, his job, and keeping himself fit and healthy. He considered himself a relatively healthy person, but with a busy schedule and 2 kids at home sometimes he’d break his routine so he decided to try out the KICKSTART program to get him back on track. After losing 15 pounds in 28 days, Travis wants to continue his healthy since he now knows what to eat and how to eat for a lifetime! Read more about Travis below: What’s your occupation? Process Engineer Name of the location you participated with? Gothard What led you to participate in the ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - The Third Component of Physical Fitness: Agility

    The Third Component of Physical Fitness: Agility

    This week's component is Agility! By definition: "Agility is the ability to perform a series of explosive power movements in rapid succession in opposing directions". The ladder drills done at our Friday night boot camp are a great example of an agility exercise. Being agile doesn't just improve athletic performance, it can improve how you move day-to-day. As you improve your agility, you improve what's considered your fast-twitch muscle fibers. Have you ever kicked a curb or crack and your body almost instinctively reacted to catch yourself? Now, have you ever seen someone maybe a little less fit than you or a couple years older do the same? It's not uncommon to watch someone who is ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - KICKSTART Success Story: Jennifer

    KICKSTART Success Story: Jennifer

    Bottom line: it is a great program and I am so happy I participated!! Meet Super-Mom, Jennifer. A wife, mother, and overall a very busy individual. Being a Mom with two kids under the age of 3 and one of them being a toddler, you can imagine her eating habits sometimes got left behind. Determined to reign her health back in, Jennifer followed our 28-Day KICK START and lost 17 pounds of pure FAT while gaining back her lean muscle. This program is specially designed to change the way your body looks (and feels) in a sustainable way that makes it so simple to be successful. If she can do it, so can you! Here is what Jennifer had to say: “I am beyond impressed ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - KICKSTART Success Story: Tam

    KICKSTART Success Story: Tam

    Does this sounds familiar? You’re constantly dedicating all of your time to everyone and everything else in your life; your children, your family, your career, your community. You find yourself slipping into bad habits, having difficulty finding the time to eat healthy, and just not feeling like yourself. Meet Tam. A mother, wife, business professional, and some may say she’s the “average Jane.” Tam is busy. Busy being a Mom, her career, and caught up in life in general. However, she followed our 28-Day KICK START and lost 11.2 pounds of pure FATwhile gaining a bit of lean muscle. This program is specially designed for changing the way your body looks (and ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - The Second Component of Physical Fitness: Power

    The Second Component of Physical Fitness: Power

    Today we are introducing part 2 of the 7-part segment about the components of physical fitness. Part 2 includes Power
    . By definition: "Power is the ability to exert maximum muscular contraction instantly in an explosive burst of movements." Power exercises are often movements that require the use of multiple large muscle groups, making them full body workouts. Some examples of these exercises are the power clean and snatch.Power is extremely important in sport activities that require high velocity movements like throwing, kicking, or jumping. Almost all athletic teams, amateur or professional, incorporate some sort of power exercises into their workout regime. Most of us ....

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  • Personal Training in Huntington Beach - The Training Spot - Let's Talk About Strength | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Let's Talk About Strength | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    In our previous week's blog we talked about the 7 components of physical fitness:
    strength, power, agility, balance, flexibility, muscular endurance and cardio vascular endurance. (if you haven't read it yet, then click here
    ). For our first segment of the seven part collection we will be talking about the importance of STRENGTH!
    Definitively, strength is the maximal force that a muscle or muscle group can generate at a specified velocity. Strength is a very important aspect of physical fitness because strength is so functional. Think about your activities of daily living such as lifting objects off the ground or lowering objects from shelves on to counter tops. Simple ....

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