2019 May

May 26, 2019

We’ve been Personal Training in Downtown Memphis since 2002 at Energy Fitness. We started offering Nutrition Coaching a la carte several years ago and really have honed in on detoxing as the first and best process of getting to your best cellular self. This post is about the combining of Milk Thistle & Fenugreek you may reduce inflammation and toxins and may as a result shed pounds and that pesky mental fog.

A great book to reference about Detoxing is from Metagenics current Chief Medical Officer, Sara Gottfried, M.D.  We’ve been distributors for Metagenics for years and love their science based supplements. Sara’s a New York Times best selling author of three books with another on the market which showed up on my doorstep at no charge.  Wohoo, I love good FREE stuff (the horder coming out in me). I’m loving this book Brain Body Diet and have been re-inspired to shout out about detoxing again and with even more knowledge.

Detoxing is helpful as it can get rid of chemicals that your body and liver doesn’t know what to do with. Did you know that air pollution, plastics, chemicals in food, pesticides, medicines, stress, furniture, clothing, water and the list goes on can keep you from your healthy set point weight? These all can contribute to brain fog, lack of focus and concentration, excess pounds, higher stress and a cascade of hormonal disruptions.

As we age our liver cells slow in their cellular turnover. Your liver represents the human body’s primary filtration system, converting toxins into waste products, cleansing your blood, and metabolizing nutrients and medications to provide the body with some of its most important proteins. As such a fundamental part of the body’s overall regulation, it’s paramount to keep your liver healthy and to limit overindulgence.

Science has shown that Fenugreek supports muscle growth and development, stimulates the burning of abdominal fat and blocks the conversion of testosterone to it’s toxic form dihydrotesterone. Numerous studies have shown this herb a powerful one for the liver, gall bladder and digestive health. Bile flow is what it’s all about….get out me belly!

 

 

 

The silymarin extracted from milk thistle is known to have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Its herbal remedy is known as milk thistle extract. Milk thistle extract has a high amount of silymarin (between 65–80%) that has been concentrated from the milk thistle plant. Initial test-tube and animal studies have shown that milk thistle has some promising characteristics that could make it useful for protecting brain function.

 

I discovered this combo because I did research on each of these and had taken each independently before for various reasons. I had foot surgery 7 months ago so felt I had medicine lingering about from anesthesia and pain meds after surgery. Additionally I had developed a donut, chip and dairy free chocolate chip binge habit that was just wrecking my appetite and fullness signals for overeating and gaining some belly fat. Yes, even me a disciplined trainer caves to triggers for emotional eating. I cut the donuts and all the other crap in the diet but and did nothing different with exercise load and intensity but the weight and brain fog wasn’t budging even after 6 weeks.

Here’s the lowdown! This is what I have been
suggesting to clients that you may want to try.

This by no means is a free for all to drink tons of alcohol,
eat terrible and then try this a miracle solution.

  • Consume this combo 3 times a day for 3-4 weeks depending on toxity level and how clean of an eater you are or have been.
  • Obligatory….check with your doctor (diabetics especially)
  • Can be taken for nursing mothers but maybe not 3 times per day. Again check with doctor
  • Can be taken with or without food although I suggest taking with food to avoid any stomach upset (which has only happened to me once).
  • I took the combo for 3 weeks straight and lost 6 pounds and flat belly welcome back and muscle tone I see you better again. As I continue to read the Brain Body Diet I understand now why it works.  Now I’m in the process of cleaning up all my body care products.

Extreme Self-Care here I come as well as sharing this knowledge
with you so
 you can benefit as well.

 

Live in the Memphis area and need to be inspired to get into your best shape or eat healthier and don’t know where to start?


INTERESTED IN THE SERVICES AT ENERGY FITNESS?
552 S. MAIN, MEMPHIS, TN

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CONSULT FOR OUR PERSONAL TRAINING OR NUTRITION COACHING SERVICES (VALUE $87) OR GIVE US A CALL AT 901-466-6242

CLICK  HERE FOR INFORMATION ON OUR HEALING ARTS SERVICES (MASSAGE, BODY WRAPS, REIKI, INTUITIVE HEALING, ASTROLOGICAL/BIRTH CHARTS & SOUND HEALING THERAPY). WE ALSO HAVE ALL NATURAL SPRAY TANNING, FACIALS & KT TAPING. 

 


May 19, 2019

Energy Fitness Downtown Memphis loves it when clients follow our advice and implement lifestyle changes. This client contacted us for Nutrition Coaching and then later for Personal Training advice. Rob Clark may have what most would consider a stressful job, Chief Government Affairs Officer of St. Jude and he doesn’t make excuses for finding times during the week to get in exercise. We coach individuals to empower themselves to commit to eating healthier and moving more efficient in their exercise programs.

In his video testimonial below Rob discusses since childhood how he has had a condition called Ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort. He has always known that keeping active helps the symptoms.

Be sure to scroll down for before/after pics and videos

Rob decided he wanted to tap the breaks on poor nutrition choices and make healthier and more considerable lasting lifestyle changes. He is already very active on his own doing strength training circuit classes at the Y twice a week and running a few other times a week but he just wasn’t getting results he wanted. He contacted Energy Fitness to be prescribed the most effective exercises, stretches and meal plan(s) for his body. We initially did Nutrition Coaching and didn’t take pictures but after 6 months of Nutrition Coaching he wanted to again take it to the next level. He purchased a few private personal training sessions which is why we have the pictures dated October. We also did the Titlest Performance Institute Level 1 Functional Screen as he wanted his golf game better. This screen revealed most helpful limited range of motions in his body which was helpful in creating the best program for his goals.

We are sharing in this post his assessment numbers hopefully to inspire you to make a change and inspire you to create better habits. We now take pics even for clients that just get Nutrition Coaching with us. Pictures help us track alignment and posture as well as body weight changes.

Specifics to his exercise programming:

We focused on exercises that were going to tilt his pelvis under to provide a posterior tilt and better his range of motion and hip hinging. We gave him plies (sumo squats), Stationary Lunging back, 1 leg dead lift and specific ab/core exercises that are the same ones we prescribe to clients that have diastasis recti (a separating of the abdominal wall ) which isn’t only applicable to women post baby. Many men have this and are doing the wrong exercises to flatten and strengthen the abs.

Rob Clark’s results

April 12, 2018 to May 2, 2019 (age 57, height 5’11)

  • Went from 207 to 180.5 LOST 26.5 LBS (4.5 pounds from original goal)
  • Lost 4.75 inches (notice this number is not as high as others which is acceptable as he gained muscle and lost body fat) Abdoment was 38.25 now 36.5
  • Body Fat -went from 28.2% to 18.7% LOST 9.5% (abdomen fat in millimeters went from 43 to 28 and illium/love handles went from 23 to 12, back went from 28 to 17. Where each of us holds fat reveals a cascade of hormonal, insulin, carb intolerance, etc about what’s happening in our body.
  • Flexibility (modified sit and reach test) – went from 1 to 2.5 THAT’S 150% IMPROVEMENT in hip hinge movement)

 

 

We are still tracking Rob as he calls us for follow up assessments and continued coaching. We’re so proud of your results Rob and look forward to your continued success. Thanks for allowing us to share your story.

Live in the Memphis area and need to be inspired to get into your best shape or eat healthier and don’t know where to start?


INTERESTED IN THE SERVICES AT ENERGY FITNESS?
552 S. MAIN, MEMPHIS, TN

Click here for a FREE consult for our personal training or nutrition coaching services (value $87) or give us a call at 901-466-6242

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services (Massage, Body Wraps, Reiki, Intuitive Healing, Astrological/Birth Charts & Sound Healing Therapy). We also have all natural spray tanning, facials & KT taping. 

 


May 12, 2019

Energy Fitness has offered personal training since 2002 in Downtown Memphis. Many clients over the years, especially our female clients struggle with ridding their bodies of cellulite in the legs, butt and abdomen area and men in the areas of abdomen, chest and arms.  I was dumbfounded for many years and always felt there had to be a way to use natural body oils or lotions combined with rolling the skin somehow to push out toxins and flush out for smother looking skin. FYI…I have found the combination of 2 supplements that help flush out toxin from the Liver and can help reset your weight set point but that’s another blog.

Our massage therapist Mae Jensen, LMT has been with Energy Fitness since 2015 and together we have figured out a solution and are now offering this solution to Memphis area individuals at our studio.

Check out these results after one 1 session

Client Amy Good (Owner of Memphis Health and Fitness Magazine)

So What’s the Solution?

  • combination of warming the area up via exercise or warm-towels or both
  • blend of essential oils applied to skin just before treatment
  • 30-60 minute sessions of fascial rolling and/or cupping in various movement patterns in affected areas
  • follow up M’Lis Maintain Cream
  • drink lots of water post treatment so the Lymphatic System can excrete toxins
  • Some people (me for example) bruise easily but it’s worth it!
  • We teach you how to do areas you can reach at home and what tools to get to make it happen.

How do I find out more info on this detoxing or pricing? Click here: Energy Fitness Detox Info Page 

Live in the Memphis area and need to be inspired to get into your best shape or eat healthier and don’t know where to start?


INTERESTED IN THE SERVICES AT ENERGY FITNESS? 552 S. MAIN, MEMPHIS, TN

Click here for a FREE consult for our personal training or nutrition coaching services (value $87) or give us a call at 901-466-6242

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services (Massage, Body Wraps, Reiki, Intuitive Healing, Astrological/Birth Charts & Sound Healing Therapy). We also have all natural spray tanning, facials & KT taping. 

 


May 5, 2019

Clients at Energy Fitness Downtown Memphis are shown the correct way to move in all directions or planes of movement regardless of level of fitness. Our personal trainers work hard to work around injuries and get our clients feeling great. There are hundreds of core moves. We aim to teach you different ways to move your body whilst getting stronger, reducing back pain and creating the illusion of a smaller waist in the process (side note: keeping your hip flexors stretched helps with the smaller waist illusion as well).

Looking at the exercises below ask yourself how often you move your body in this direction. Your answer is probably no like the majority of the population that sits often and mostly does the sagittal plane of movement (Any forward and backward movement parallel to this line).

Giving your body balance in movement patterns is key to optimal movement and helping to prevent injuries. Divide the body into front and back halves and you have the frontal plane. Any lateral (side) movement parallel to the line will occur in the Sagittal plane. In this blog post we teach you 3 exercises or movement patterns that may give you an additional benefit of helping improve your gait by strengthening and stretching the muscles on the tops of your hips (obliques), Quadratus tLumborum aka QL (lumbar back stabilizer) as well as stretching your lats.

Pictured below in the videos is Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM, Owner/Dir. of Training Energy Fitness. Check out other videos available on our YouTube channel. EACH VIDEO IS SUPER SHORT SO JUST CLICK ON THE TITLE TO WATCH AGAIN.

Abs Core Kneeling (beginners should try on floor to get motion correct before adding balance component) Be sure to keep the his forward and do true side bending.

Try 10-20 reps each side for 1-2 sets (2-3 times per week with one day rest in between)

Abs Core Side Bend Crunch Hanging off Bench
This is more advanced version. To make easier have less of your upper body hanging off bench. If you are working out with a buddy or a personal trainer stack your legs on top of each other and have them hold down or semi-sit on them as you perform 10-25 reps for 1-2 sets. Hold the floor with 1 arm if you need a little assistance until you are strong enough to perform without.

Abs Core Tea Kettle Obliques on Cable (can be done with body weight with hands behind head or medicine ball slightly resting on top of head or hovering above head). Concentrate on breathing out when becoming more upright. Try 10-20 reps each side for 1-2 sets.

Live in the Memphis area and need to be inspired to get into your best shape or eat healthier and don’t know where to start?


INTERESTED IN THE SERVICES AT ENERGY FITNESS? 552 S. MAIN, MEMPHIS, TN

Click here for a FREE consult for our personal training or nutrition coaching services (value $87) or give us a call at 901-466-6242

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services (Massage, Body Wraps, Reiki, Intuitive Healing, Astrological/Birth Charts & Sound Healing Therapy). We also have all natural spray tanning, facials & KT taping.