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  1. Let’s go back to 1976 when my fitness journey began

    Owensboro, Kentucky

March 11th 1976. Received my weight set. Glad to get this! People I know and my parents think its a joke that I’m starting to lift. That’s ok because this is for me and not them. I only have the bar and some plastic weights filled with concrete. Hope to get a bench at some point. For now I have an old door and set it on two old chairs. Works but my elbows touch the door and I can’t bring the bar to my chest. Also, if I go to max then I can’t get the bar off me so I lay it on my chest and roll it down the front of me, leaving bad burns. It’s definitely better than nothing which I was the proud owner of only yesterday. If I look at it like that, sounds pretty cool! Rick

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August 3, 1976

So a big part of why I started training was that a much bigger and older kid was beating me up on the school bus every day and I was looking for a way to make him stop. Well, apparently he noticed that I was getting bigger and stronger so he has quit bothering me! Results! Awesome!

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JANUARY 3, 1977

The windshield temperature is about 55 below zero F! I still got in a workout in my grandma’s very windy tobacco barn! Every time I do something that my family thinks is crazy, it just energizes me all the more! Well it’s back to the ballgame on tv playing outside and with temps even a little lower than here! I didn’t think it was possible.

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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!

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Kirk (at 69) having a ball!

From “Carmen…”

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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…

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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!

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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!

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