online personal training with tonya tittle

November 7, 2020

When our trainers are trying to get the most out of our clients investment in their health we often put a program together that may have combo movements. This helps to respect both the clients time and can make the plan more efficient. Regardless of if we are onsite at Energy Fitness studio in Downtown Memphis or Virtually Personal Training our clients via Zoom these moves still prove to be challenging and effective.

Try this up up down down plank with a reverse fly for shoulders/posture. Note that my feet are wide to provide a good base of support. Depending on your strength and flexibility in your core and hips you may have to do the movement on your knees. If you do the full plank (on your toes) try to do a few reverse fly movements without holding weight as some of you may need to start with this anyway. Look down or video yourself doing it and see how much your hips are rotating. You want to try your best to keep your hip bones level to the floor.

Notice in the video below that I have a slight turn to the right with my right hip when lifting my right arm to the same side. This is much more pronounced when I train clients as I often have to remind them to (pay attention) and do this trick….When lifting the right arm rotate the right hip toward the left hip. You might feel like this is an exaggerated move but likely it will be more on the path to being performed correctly.

Try this combo move for 10-12 reps on each side for 2 or three sets. Try a downward dog or pigeon pose stretch for 30 seconds before moving on to the other side if you need a break or just catch your breathe for 20 seconds.

If you are ready to let us be your personal or nutrition coach, just give us a ring, text or email today.

You can get an onsite or virtual assessment (via zoom) with Tonya so we can access the quality of your body’s movement and discuss your goals. We have streamlined our custom take out fitness programs in a way our clients really like and come back for more. How? We assess them, ask what equipment is available if any, write program for them, send via email or text along with a short 5-10 minute video demonstration of the 2 programs. Interested in this? Call or text to see how we can help you 901-466-6242.

Call, text or email us to get started Personal Training or utilize our Massage Therapy Services today! 901-466-6242 or energymemphis@gmail.com

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT A VIRTUAL FREE FITNESS CONSULT OR IF YOU ARE READY TO MEET ONSITE FOR OUR PERSONAL TRAINING OR NUTRITION or GIVE US A TEXT OR CALL AT 901-466-6242

 

 

 

 

Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM
Owner/Dir. of Training, Energy Fitness (established 2002)
ACSM, TPI Level 1 Certified, Rock Tape, Rock Pods (cupping therapy), Rock Tape Blades & Blades Advanced
FMT Basic, Metagenics FLT, more certifications, qualifications and awards listed in my bio on website.

Our covid guidelines are that staff will be wearing face coverings as well as clients for massage. You will have to sign a Covid19 release form, wash your hands upon arrival, etc. All clients onsite must sign Covid form, successfully answer health Covid questions and socially distance.

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services

 


September 25, 2020

Well..How are you holding up with your workouts? Energy Fitness has been holding clients accountable for over 18 and a half years. Personal trainers aren’t just for celebs, they are for people that don’t know where to start designing a balanced program or those that need accountability and that extra push. Let’s face it, learning the ins and outs of how to work around injuries, prevent injuries from overuse or bad form, how to get faster at a sport, have more flexibility in your muscles and joints isn’t knowledge you are born with. I’ve been in the fitness profession over 30 years and still learning skills to sharpen my tools as I coach and teach others. This teaching and coaching can be something clients pick up bits and pieces along the way and eventually feel they have enough to fly on their own or it could be that they know they will never remember all of it or be inspired to change their program every 6 weeks.

That’s right even though you may know what to do how often do you actually change your selection of exercises we call a program? That’s where this post comes in, to teach and show you a few tools you can use on your own or hire us to teach you to do.

I’ve been recording 7-10 min videos for individuals or current clients showing what their program looks like so they can have an example of proper form and how many sets & reps I think they should do and with what weight. They tell me what they have access to or equipment they have at home (if any) and what their goals are.I also get a health history, release of liability and general sense of their lifestyle if it’s active or not and many other questions that may be helpful in creating an effective strength program to do twice a week about 20-30 minutes. Some clients additionally want us to suggest cardio workouts and flexibility. Where would we be without nutrition coaching? Well, that depends on the client and if they wish to include it in the program. We all know of course you can’t work off a bad diet.

Let’s just focus on strength training for this post.
Can you name the benefits of strength training as they are kind of motivating.

Here’s a quick 16 Benefits of strength training:

  • increases your confidence
  • increase quality of sleep
  • decrease blood pressure
  • improve skin tone (sweating can help detoxify skin)
  • increase muscle tone
  • decrease body fat
  • decrease symptoms from depression, anxiety, moodiness, anger
  • increase focus and work productivity
  • boost immune system
  • increase bone mass helping to keep bone diseases at bay
  • increase muscle mass
  • increase joint flexibility
  • increase balance (now if you only doing bench press and bodybuilding exercises this is limited) Try doing some bicep curls or shoulder presses balancing on one leg or use a stability ball!
  • helps control weight (that is if you don’t justify your way into more food just because you work out)
  • keeps your heart and lungs healthy
  • increases your stamina

Moving on..Take a look at this and decide if you wish to reach out to me or motivate you to hire a trainer to take your fitness to a beginner or the next level. This one of two I created for a client that lost a lot of weight on he own and wanted to tighten up to help fill out her body more with muscle. I send her links to her private videos then additionally sent her the typed version in a nice tracking worksheet format.This program would be performed one day per week and the one paired with it another day of the week making sure there is at least one day of rest between the programs. We recommend at least 3-4 days of cardio per week totaling the  American College of Sports medicine recommended dosage of 150 min per week of exercise with more being prescribed as needed based on goals and starting fitness baseline.

The video is in fast forward so you can see and hear if you listen some of the exercises and see the transitions.

Here is the typed version: (an example of what you will get should you hire me to create a program for you)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another client (Julie) that was a neighbor and our kids played soccer together had me create a program for her. She went one step further and had me virtually take her through both programs. The first workout she texted me the next day she was so sore and that she needed more than a day to recover for me to show her the other workout plan in her program. She’s an avid runner and super healthy so she couldn’t believe how much it kicked her butt. She knew she needed to do it to make some of her nagging injuries go away and be a fast runner again. Those programs will help keep her balanced and give her a jumping off point of moving her body the right way based from her virtual functional movement screen we did. The movement screen showed me she needed to improve range of motion in certain areas of weakness which is why I chose lots of twisting, balance and core exercises.

What about you? Are you ready to kick it in gear slowly or amp it up? Programs range from $87-$200

You can get an onsite or virtual assessment so we can access the quality of your bodies movement and discuss your goals. We have streamlined our custom take out fitness programs in a way our clients really like and come back for more. How? We assess them, ask what equipment is available if any, write program for them, send via email or text along with a short 5-10 minute video demonstration of the 2 programs. Interested in this? Call or text to see how we can help you 901-466-6242.

Call, text or email us to get started Personal Training or utilize our Massage Therapy Services today!
901-466-6242 or energymemphis@gmail.com

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT A VIRTUAL FREE FITNESS CONSULT OR IF YOU ARE READY TO MEET ONSITE FOR OUR PERSONAL TRAINING OR NUTRITION or GIVE US A TEXT OR CALL AT 901-466-6242

 

 

 

 

Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM
Owner/Dir. of Training, Energy Fitness (established 2002)
ACSM, TPI Level 1 Certified, Rock Tape, Rock Pods (cupping therapy), Rock Tape Blades & Blades Advanced
FMT Basic, Metagenics FLT

Massage services resumed June 1, 2020 and we have new guidelines that will be followed such as staff will be wearing face coverings as well as clients for massage. You will have to sign a Covid19 release form, wash your hands upon arrival, etc. All clients onsite must sign Covid form, successfully answer health Covid questions and socially distance.

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services

 

 

 


March 28, 2020

As we are well into several weeks of the Covid19 crisis there’s no longer just a run on toilet paper. Several Energy Fitness clients are having trouble finding dumbbells, bands and other such equipment such as stability balls. I took a look at one of my favorite sites to purchase fitness equipment for our studio and saw for myself that several items are back ordered or state that there is a delay in shipping due to increased demand as of late.

This blog post is to get you to think differently about what you can substitute or use as temporary make shift fitness equipment. Some of us (like me) make if a priority to have fitness equip available at all times (call me a fitness equip hoarder-but come on…it’s my chosen career). Others rely on a big box gym or their condo or apartment gym while many just go for a walk or run. Where are you right now in terms of fitness equipment available to your during this Covid19 quarantine?

How will you keep unwanted pounds off and stay fit and tone as well as mentally work off steam? Without cable machines, dumbbells, cardio machines like EFX or bike if you don’t happen to have an actual bike, golf courses, country clubs with tennis, onsite yoga and fitness classes at the YMCA or Kroc, pools for swimming (I’m really close to finding a body of water and put a wet suit on soon as I am missing my bi-weekly swims) what are you to do?

With so many options being cut off so fast it is leaving many people scrambling how to maintain normalcy.

Here are some simple suggestions and exercises that you may not have previously thought of. When in need, do and find what is necessary.

Ottoman, chair, couch or stair, suitcase or bag loaded with canned goods, park bench or stump

Pictured above: side step ups (you can also face the step or stair), top right: plies/sumo squats
bottom left: chair lunges (to work more backside/butt step out with front leg more- to work more quad/front of leg step back closer to trail leg), bottom right: dips can be don on chair, couch or step with straight or bent knees (stack some heavy books or a backpack or purse filled with rocks or other heavy items)

Top left: seated side raises for great shoulders top right: shoulder push ups (keep your chin tucked-this is the advanced level with 1 leg up so you may wish to try both legs on floor) Bottom left: tricep kickbacks

HOW MANY REPS SHOULD I DO?  either go for 15-20 reps for muscular endurance and move on to next exercise or try doing it more HIT style and with a timer. Example: 20 seconds of one exercise straight to another 20 seconds each of 2 other exercises and rotate those 3 exercises for 3-5 rounds then do jump rope, mountain climbers or jumping jacks for 100 reps.

Our clients are consulting with us more than ever at this time. We are also taking on new clients via virtual consultations and fitness assessments.

Many businesses are shifting gears at this time and our goal of helping you be fit and healthy hasn’t changed. Energy Fitness biggest source of business is our personal training sessions. Fitness is what we do so regardless of if that is in person or online we know what you need to do now and going forward. My 90 year old client is starting his first virtual session next week.

What we are discovering is that people that normally just go to the gym are at a loss of how to still make it happen and be accountable for their workout programs.

Usually this is where we tell you what we offer and see if you want to come in for FREE consult, schedule a massage or Nutrition Coaching Services onsite. But, times are different and we’re on lock down with the COVID19 and doing all our training online video and kicking some butts in peoples own spaces. They have been surprised how much we can get their heart rates up, muscles burning and are so appreciative for our help in designing a custom workout program during quarantines.

Tonya Tittle, M.S., Owner/Dir. of Training, Energy Fitness (established 2002)
ACSM, TPI Level 1 Certified, Rock Tape, Rock Pods (cupping therapy), Rock Tape Blades & Blades Advanced
FMT Basic, Metagenics FLT

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT A VIRTUAL FREE FITNESS CONSULT FOR OUR PERSONAL TRAINING OR NUTRITION or GIVE US A TEXT OR CALL AT
901-466-6242

Here’s what Energy Fitness is offering online NOW…and maybe as a continued service in the future since it’s been such a helpful service and a hit for individuals seeking professional fitness advice.
+Virtual Consultation for those wanting either a written program, virtual training or nutrition coaching-FREE (value $87)
+Virtual Functional Movement Analysis / Assessment (onsite value $100, online $40)
+Nutrition coaching with nutrient and meal timing considerations and meal plans
+Supplement suggestions
+Equipment purchase suggestions
+Personal training program design by Exercise Scientist (Tonya) and additional certified personal trainers on staff (must include assessment-how else can we determine what your body needs if we don’t test your quality of movement) Program design for 2 workouts is $40-$60 depending on if you need links to video demos. You may consider additionally purchasing 2 virtual sessions to have trainer demonstrate and watch your form). Example package: assessment, 2 workouts for you to do on your own and 2 virtual sessions.
+Virtual Personal Training 30-35 minutes 1-3 clients per session
+Small virtual packages of 4 to 5 sessions (1 assessment and 4 sessions)

Call, text or email us to get started today!
901-466-6242 or energymemphis@gmail.com

The services below as well as onsite personal training and nutrition coaching to resume when the lock down on social distancing has lifted!

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services (Massage, Body Wraps, Reiki, Chakra Alignment, Crystal Therapy
We also have all natural spray tanning, facials & KT/Rock Tape taping, Rock Pods (myofascial release).