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I’m not sure why but most people gravitate to one side or the other in most things (issues) in their life. I’m a firm believer that there are more than 2 ways to look at things. When we accept that we have more than 2 choices in this big beautiful world then our world (my world) is a much better place to be in. So in exercising, we seem to choose one thing like boxing, bodybuilding or running marathons and stick to what the people in the “know” say we should do. Well I’m here to tell you that when we use our brains and choose what we feel is right for us then we have thousands and yes millions of choices just waiting for us! That opens up your creativity and you mind is no longer “strangled” in its own thoughts and we realize that up until that point, we were being held down, not by others but by ourselves! The Trainer (RN)*

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Meet Dana, my athlete of the Month!

Functional training simply prepares you for “real life!”

Not just getting better on one specific machine in the gym. Actually, ask yourself how often do you deal (in your real life) with machines that only offer your body one “pattern” over and over and never give you any other angles? For your sake, I hope your answer is close to “never!” Think about it…read on…

We have all performed “functional training” but we just didn’t know it and didn’t give it that name! Coaches of basketball, baseball, football etc. have all been training the athletes in functional training! (Functional training) is “moving” and especially doing more than “straight lines!” Do you think that a wide receiver going quickly down the field and looking over his shoulder and calculating in his head exactly when the ball will enter his “field” was trained on a “machine,” that only goes straight and back? I think not! This has been taught for ages! So don’t let the name scare you but do know that giving it a name does allow it to be taught and understood and accepted better! Welcome to “FUNCTIONAL TRAINING!” The Trainer (RN)* Functional training is going to lead you to where you want to be! The Trainer (RN)*

Angles is functional training!

Think of anything in life and imagine how in one way or another we apply many angles to make the outcome the one we desire. How about putting the finishing touches to a birthday cake, do we only apply the topping with the same “stroke?” Of course not or the cake would look strange. How about playing basketball? How good would your game be if you shot only from the same place at the same angle the entire game? Or how about fishing? How many fish would you catch if you only used the same place and only casted from the exact same angle? Not many, I suspect! Yet you will go to a gym that has a machine with extremely limited range of motion and think that that is going to give us what it never could! That’s because what we demand from our birthday cakes and fishing styles, we ignore when it comes to our workouts. I think our bodies are pretty important! So let’s give them some angles! Getting the picture? We need to not pay so much attention to what we always do and use our brains for what the brain 🧠 is there for! It’s there do envision what we want and then go after it! The Trainer (RN)*

Phoebe (below) using her secret weapon! That wonderful smile!


Kirk (at 69) having a ball!

From “Carmen…”

Believe in yourself!

Believe in yourself..

Go Vikki!


Andrea- kicks butt, nuff said!

How do you safely start training?
PRIOR TO TRAINING, learn about your body…
1- start very slow
2- use no weight or low rate
3- immediately stop if you have pain! 4- come back and do more…

We do what we like!

    Be sure to check around on prices and knowledge of training! You just might be surprised!

Please read below! A few important things you might not see offered at other establishments. Thanks.

Every client gets a Question of the day (multiple choice) every session(in reference to the human body). Worth $2.00 gift card if you get it right. If you don’t then you lose nothing but still gain knowledge! When you renew you’ll get a $25.00 question!

* ON DAY ONE…we will do testing, based on your goals! (Example: Bodyfat, step test(heart rate), slide board, posture grid pictures, jump mat, push ups & other resistance exercises, vital signs (including heart rate, blood pressure, one lead ekg, oxygen saturation etc.) this is for many things but mainly so that we have a “baseline” for future testing!


if you are chosen as “The athlete/month” then you will get a $50.00 gift certificate and articles sent out about your awesome progress!

  1. * free bottled water!
  1. * free use of towels!
  1. * $50.00 gift certificate when you refer someone to me and they sign up!
  2. $ $50.00 gift card if you are asked, and agree to be, my “Athlete of the Month!”
  1. * full hour of training!
  1. * a trainer that truly is much more concerned about helping you achieve your goals, that you have set, than anything else!
  1. * a trainer that has 15 years experience in the medical field(RN CCU). Not just getting a certificate off of the internet!

“If you can’t dream big, ridiculous dreams, what’s the point in dreaming at all?”- Rhonda Rousey

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