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Exercise order: Perfect Muscle Workout Order from Start To Finish!

This article explains how exercise is more effective when working out from largest to smallest body parts. A full body workout order from largest muscles groups to smallest is best for every body! Exercise order is very important when planning your workout!  An ideal workout order includes: Squats, lunges, or leg press first, followed by […]

Why personal training is expensive – Conflict of interest!

As a personal trainer I take you behind-the-scenes to explain why personal training is expensive to save you $1,000’s. In my 16+ years as a personal trainer, I noted 3 reasons less than 2% of gym members hire personal trainers. *Disclaimer: Not all gyms or health clubs operate under the aggressive sales structures you will read about below. This article is for […]

5 excuses for not working out and how to beat them!

Excuses are easy to offer. Excuses do not provide results.  Read these 5 common excuses to beat the excuse game and take charge of your health! Excuse #1.    “I’m too busy.”   –    You are right, your attitude of “being busy” means results are not important. You can stay “busy” forever.  OR…. Make a plan and change priorities! It is […]

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Gym Member Rights – Equal Access to Workout Knowledge

Gym Member Rights As a gym member advocate and consumer champion, I posted these consumer tips (from the Federal Trade Commission website) to help you save money and avoid contract and price traps before signing any documents! My goal in creating FitnessPatterns.com is to provide equal access to valuable workout knowledge! About Me Joining a […]

Self-awareness and personal power.

See how to be more; self-aware, “in control”, and more powerful! A very helpful piece of advice from a great book…   Reading, Priceless – The Myth of Fair Value by William Poundstone, gave me some thoughts about how self-awareness is the basis of many things, especially working out! On page 283 of his book, […]

Beginner workout guide: CDC guidelines for exercise beginners!

The CDC has a few tips for those starting a workout program or exercise routine. These are listed below. Still need more guidance? Visit my new website www.GymMenu.com for a customized workout program specific to your body and goals! What Is Physical Activity? “Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more […]

Lifetime Fitness Personal Trainer Rates

  This article empowers you save $1000’s by understanding Lifetime Fitness sales pitches, pricing, and fees. Empower yourself and be self-sufficient and independent while avoiding lifetime fitness personal training sales pitches! Lifetime Fitness has a typical 4 part sales pitch which I explain below…   Visit my new website www.GymMenu.com to get your workout program for […]

FitnessPatterns makes front page of reddit! Live Q/A

I volunteered 7 hours of my fitness services during a live Q/A session HERE (My username “HeartAtak”) to help thousands of people find the motivation to start their New Years Resolutions with helpful workout knowledge! Read my responses below to see the truth about for-profit gyms & exercise. Some of my responses should answer your questions and may actually be similar scenarios you experienced! […]

“Scarce Information” is actually very common!

Workout routines are often sold as “scare information” when they are often times generic advice pre-packed and advertised to the masses. In his book Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion, Author Robert Cialdini stated the following regarding scarcity: “According to the scarcity principle, we find a piece of information more persuasive if we think we […]

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