July 2016 Member Of The Month

We took a month off of the Member Of the Month in June but we are back in full force this month.

This client has been with us for a short period of time but she is doing great with her workouts and her nutrition. The fact that she has taken the initiative to transform her body is pretty impressive. That is where a lot of people struggle and it’s nice to see someone pushing through the challenges.

Check out Kaitlyn Mearn! Keep up the great work!Mearn

 

1. How long have you been coming to Arizona Training Lab?

I have been coming to the Arizona Training Lab since April 2016.

 

2. What do you like about Arizona Training Lab?

All of the trainers are extremely supportive and encourage us to stay motivated to achieve our goals. I also enjoy the variety of exercises – each workout is challenging and fun.

 

3. If you could travel any where in the world where would it be and WHY?

I have traveled a lot but one place I have never been to is Greece. I would love to see its spectacular islands or take a stroll through history and visit ancient ruins.

 

4. If you could create the perfect Bootcamp class which exercises WOULD you include?

I would include lunges, switch turn squats, mountain climbers, swissball exchange, band triceps kickback, and bicep curls.

 

5. What is your FAVORITE movie and why is it your favorite movie?

I have seen way too many movies and sadly I can’t think of a favorite one. But, I do love independent films.

 

6. What advice would you give to anyone interested in coming to Arizona Training Lab?

Take the time to speak to the trainers about your goals. Be consistent and try it out for a few months.

May 2016 Member Of The Month

So far the year has been off to a great start! All of the Member Of The Month’s have crushed it. They’ve worked hard and they’ve got results to back it up. Read more

April 2016 Member Of The Month

We’ve already had one heck of a month here at Arizona Training Lab. I want to make sure that we don’t forget the importance of our Members Of The Month. These are people that come in and crush their workouts. On top of that, they participate in a variety of things and make the overall community awesome. Read more

March 2016 Member Of The Month

Big Ups for the March Member of the Month! Super pumped for Donielle Cooper! She comes in, kicks ass, and takes names later! I love it. Keep up the great work D, I’m here to help!

Donielle

2016 March Member Of The Month

 

1. How long have you been coming to Arizona Training Lab?
I have been coming to ATL since October of 2015 so about 4 months.

 

2. What is your favorite part about Arizona Training Lab?
My favorite part about ATL would definitely be the trainers. I feel like they all truly care about each individual’s goals and provide the tools to ensure everyone can be successful and reach their goals.

 

3. If you could create the perfect Bootcamp class which exercises WOULD you include? (This will be used at the end of the month as an actual workout)
I really like the amraps! So, I would say an amrap that consists of: burpees, squat and press, push-ups, ab wheel, weighted lunges, renegade row, bicep curl

 

4. Top 3 workout songs:
This is sad but I can’t remember a lot of the songs that are played. But all the music is good to me anything with an up tempo beat gets me going!

 

5. What advice would you give to anyone interested in coming to Arizona Training Lab?
Definitely come and try it out for a week. Get with one of the trainers and talk with them about what you’re hoping to gain from their program.

 

6. What is your favorite restaurant and what do you order there? (Can definitely be as cheat meal!)
Right now my favorite restaurant would have to be True Foods. I always order the bison burger with sweet potatoes and kale salad.

February 2016 Member Of The Month

February 2016 Member of the Month is a special one. We are honoring one of the OG’s of Arizona Training Lab. If you are unfamiliar with what OG is, it’s referred to as Original Gangster.

This lady really kicked some ass this past year. She’s developed some Hulk like strength and lost around 20 lbs. More importantly, her body composition has drastically changed and everyone can notice.

Lastly, Gervaise is a joy to have in class. Her attitude is perfect for the gym and her camaraderie with the other members is crucial for the overall success of the community. We love having her and it’s great to call her a friend!

Without further ado, let’s give a big shout out to Gervaise MoranG_Memberofmonth

 

1. How long have you been coming to Arizona Training Lab?

I’m the O.G. that’s how long!

2. What is your favorite part about Arizona Training Lab?

Having an audience that thinks I’m as charming as I am.

3. If you could create the perfect Bootcamp class which exercises WOULD YOU
include? (This will be used at the end of the month as an actual workout)

Shin Huggers, donkey kicks, alligator walks, farmers walks, ball slams, bicep bandcurls, leg lifts, bosu planks, shoulder press, fire feet.

4. Top 3 workout songs:

Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-lot
Gonna Make You Sweat – C & C Music Factory

5. What advice would you give to anyone interested in coming to Arizona
Training Lab?

Be consistent; come longer than a month to see the different workouts &
challenge yourself.

6. What celebrity would you like to go to dinner with and where would you
take them?

The Queen, I would like to have afternoon tea with her at Buckingham Palace, she
would actually be taking me, but I’m sure she would be just as happy about that.

The Fallacy Of The Body Mass Index

Do you know what your BMI is?

If so, are you considered healthy? Overweight? Underweight?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is supposed to tell you whether or not you are considered healthy. It is determined by the comparison between your weight and height (BMI = weight(kg)/height(m)2).

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Simply divide the numbers and you have your BMI.

To this day it’s one of the screening tools doctors use to determine if an individual is healthy.

Unfortunately, it’s not really the best predictor of overall health…

The BMI does not take into account healthy muscle mass or body fat percentage (two very important aspects of optimal health)

Therefore, you might have a large amount of muscle mass and be considered overweight/obese.

If that’s the case, you could reasonably say that the BMI doesn’t make much sense.

We at Arizona Training Lab would agree.

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The best advice we could give you is to focus on lean muscle mass. Your goal, year in and year out, should be to increase strength, build muscle, and reduce body fat.

This can be measured through a bod pod, dexa scan or calipers and it provides you a great starting point. Even better, it can be retested to show your progress and improvements.

You must remember, fat loss and weight loss aren’t always linear. You will have ups and downs but having accurate measurements is vital for your success and motivation.

If you need some starting points, let us know and we can help you out.

Understanding Heart Rate Monitors

We’ve started the New Year and with that, many of us create goals to become healthier and happier. Being active and having a commitment to a fitness plan is a great start, but what if there is something that you could know/learn that could make your progress a bit quicker? Read more

January 2016 Member Of The Month

We are bringing in the new year strong. It’s a great time to get those resolutions rolling and we are excited to see what 2016 will bring. Read more

5 Simple Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

Something we see too often at the ATL are tight hip flexors. Your hip flexors are a group of muscles surrounding your hip that allow you to lift your knees and bend at the waist. They are also responsible for moving your legs from side to side and front to back, as well as helping to stabilize your lower body. Read more

The Importance Of Water

Severe dehydration can be life threatening, but even mild dehydration can cause problems ranging from headaches and irritability to impaired cognition. Being even slightly dehydrated can also affect your workout performance and recovery. Your body is comprised of about 65% water, and it needs to be properly hydrated to function at it’s best. Wether it’s pumping blood

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