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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - Client Spotlight: Chris | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Client Spotlight: Chris | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Sometimes a little push is all we need to transform our lives which is exactly what happened to our client Chris. Chris, like any of us, got out of the habit of exercising on a regular basis, but with a little push he was able to rediscover his love and passion for lifting heavy. Sometimes even an Ironman needs an extra boost to get motivated again! Chris is one of those people that just radiates energy and lifts the whole room up. Having him as a part of our morning crew is an absolute pleasure. Whether it be Captain America, Iron man, or Chris G, sometimes all you need is a good friend or trainer to keep your head in the game! Read more about Chris and how he re-discovered his ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - Breaking the cycle of Yo-Yo dieting  |  Nutrition Coaching Huntington Beach

    Breaking the cycle of Yo-Yo dieting | Nutrition Coaching Huntington Beach


    Is Yo-Yo Dieting Hazardous to Your Health?

    With 71% of Americans being reported as obese according to the New York Times publication on 09/03/17 and 59% of Canadians obese according to Statistics Canada in 2016, this concern needs to be addressed with so many folks practicing this “method.” The definition of yo-yo dieting is " repeated losses and regains of body weight. " Initially:
    You go on a low calorie diet of say 1,000 calories a day. --> Then:
    Your body then goes into what's called famine mode. Famine mode is when your body thinks it's starving so it adjusts by slowing down your metabolism. It conserves fat and begins to burn muscle ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - Client Spot Light: Don  | Personal Training Costa Mesa

    Client Spot Light: Don | Personal Training Costa Mesa

    One of the best feelings you can have while on your fitness journey is when you surprise yourself. When you set your goals and seem to be working toward them forever, but then you look up and all of the sudden your goal is far in the past and you’re working towards an even greater achievement. Don is the perfect example of how much you can accomplish when you stay focused and trust your trainer. Don was able to build a routine that he enjoyed, stayed consistent with it, and has far surpassed his goals. Don is the perfect example of what it takes to maximize your efforts when you come into the gym. He’s ready to go, gives it his all, and shows up with a great ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - Super Bowl Recipes That Will Have Everyone Feeling Like a Winner

    Super Bowl Recipes That Will Have Everyone Feeling Like a Winner


    Super Bowl Recipes That Will Have Everyone Feeling Like a Winner

    Believe it or not, you can still enjoy plenty of yummy Super Bowl Bites without eating loads of calories. Thanks to these healthy game day snacks - from our friends from Balanced Habits - you can stick to your health goals while enjoying tasty finger foods! Click the Super Bowl Recipe E-Book below to save it! Enjoy! ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - Calling All Mama Bears  |  Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Calling All Mama Bears | Personal Training Huntington Beach


    Do any of these sound familiar to you…

    You are a mother of a couple of energetic kids needing your attention 24/7…
    You have a full time career, and you balance the household as well as the family checkbook…
    You are a tireless caregiver to aging parents, a special needs child, or a disabled family member, and…
    You feel guilty if you take time for yourself to squeeze in a nutrition & exercise program. Sound about right? If so, then you should know that you are not alone. It’s estimated that 85% of caretakers are women. And when you consider that 60 million families are caring for an aging or disabled loved one, you can see how feeling guilty ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - KICKSTART™ Recipe: Bacon & Kale Frittata

    KICKSTART™ Recipe: Bacon & Kale Frittata


    Bacon and Kale Recipe
    On the 28 Day KICK START our clients are supplied with over 60 healthy, delicious, family friendly recipes to help kick start their metabolism and burn fat! A great group of motivated people, who started their KICKSTART journey on January 18, are discovering that healthy eating doesn’t have to be hefty (and boring!). You can lose unwanted body fat with food you actually enjoy and results you love. This bacon and kale recipe is another delicious KICKSTART recipe… As far as we are concerned, these frittatas should be a staple in everyone’s diet. They are easy to make, infinitely adaptable, and delicious to boot. You can also tailor them ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - Client Spotlight: Dana | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Client Spotlight: Dana | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Dana is one of our rockstars over at the Gothard location! She works out regularly with her daughter Rachel and it’s always an uplifting experience. Her work ethic is inspiring. She is coachable, she’ supportable, and she’s willing to challenge herself and be uncomfortable in order to succeed. Not only does she invest in her own workouts, Dana cultivates relationships with everyone she’s around at the gym. She has built and established her own ‘community’ at the gym that she (and they!) look forward to seeing on a regular basis. She’s found the secret to good health: exercising with like-minded people and having fun while doing it! We ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - 3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy Now  |  Personal Training Costa Mesa

    3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy Now | Personal Training Costa Mesa

    When you are dragging and feeling tired during the (hopefully not so) occasional low-energy day, your go-to elixir might be an extra cup (or two or three) of black French press coffee. Yes, it gives your body and brain a needed jolt, but it may not help where you need it the most: your cells.
    The cellular basis of being tired
    What we call “energy” is actually a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), produced by tiny cellular structures called mitochondria. ATP’s job is to store energy and then deliver that energy to cells in other parts of the body. However, as you grow older, your body has fewer mitochondria. “If you feel you don’t have ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - Client Spotlight Patti   |  Personal Training Huntington Beach

    Client Spotlight Patti | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    The Importance of a community As long as humans have been in existence, having a sense of belonging has been a fundamental need. Belonging means acceptance as a member or part. Such a simple word yet huge concept. Studies have demonstrated that a sense of belonging to a greater community can affect motivation and continued persistence, even on impossible tasks. That is, if you don't feel like you belong, you are both less motivated and less likely to hang in there in the face of obstacles. Some people belong to a church, some to a social organization, and some to a sports club. But at the center of most of these is a community . A high-level community is a ....

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  • Personal Training in Costa Mesa - The Training Spot - 35 lbs and still going...  | Personal Training Huntington Beach

    35 lbs and still going... | Personal Training Huntington Beach


    When the switch gets flipped, the results roll in…
    What do you do when you’ve struggled with weight your whole life? You feel trapped. You lose hope. Sometimes you begin to doubt any and every idea. You get overwhelmed and as a result you never follow through. Kris found himself in a similar position. Having battled weight issues for a few years, he was looking for a solution when one of our clients (his mom) recommended applying for the Admin position over at our Gothard location since she figured the community would be a good fit. After a few weeks of working at the front desk he registered for our 28-Day Balanced Habits 28 Day KICK ....

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