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- The Importance of Functional Movement / Corrective Exercise
We all know staying active is essential to good health. Movement is the key to joint and tissue health and can help with mental wellness. Most of the movement we facilitate is forward motion. Walking, running, and even riding a bike moves hips, shoulders, and spine forward. Coupled with everyday routines such as sitting at a desk, or reading on a device, tends over time to hunch the body forward into a curved position. Traditional forms of training, like bodybuilding, can lead to: ● An imbalance of muscles ● Shortening of muscle tissue ● Restrict range of motion ● A full range of motion for joints ● Working on more muscle groups at one time Traditional workouts can be great for building muscle. For someone to be fit holistically, they need functional movement activities too. Functional movement can help someone become fit and toned. Here are some other ways functional movement training can help your clients: Enhance performance - functional movement increases both mental stimulation and physical performance. Even individuals who are already fit. Traditional exercises performed in the gym usually are only done in the gym. Squats, a functional movement exercise, for example, can help balance, stability, and mobility during everyday movements. Burns Fat - Exercises like the plank that uses body weight as resistance utilize the mind and body during the exercise giving the brain a better line of communication with the muscles. Resistance builds lean muscle mass and burns fat. Helps prevent injuries - Functional movement exercises use muscles in the core. Not just the surface muscles where you see the six-pack, but the muscles underneath that protect the spine from extending and twisting. These types of movements help train the brain on how to control movement. Regular activities can help build strength and endurance. Adding training that incorporates functional movement will allow your clients to get a well-rounded holistic workout that will improve the quality of their lives.
- How Strength Training Can Help Diabetes
Overview Researchers found compelling evidence that strength training can help people with diabetes. While we’ve always known that exercise helps with blood sugar, these studies give us a quantitative look into the subject. The mechanisms involved in this process are diverse and include lipolysis (i.e., fat burning), improved insulin sensitivity, and optimized sugar metabolism. In this article, we will cover the effects of strength training on diabetes based on reliable scientific evidence. We will also explain some of the mechanisms that lead to these results. The effects of strength training on diabetes In one study, researchers recruited 4,500 adults with a high risk of type II diabetes. After enrolling a group of participants in a strength training program, their muscle mass increased, which reduced their risk of diabetes by up to 32%. The authors of this study stated that they were the first to isolate the effects of strength training on diabetes. This is because previous studies took a general look at the benefits of exercise. However, there are some studies that were a bit more specific. For instance, one study found that strength training lowers the risk of prediabetes progression to type II diabetes. Another study showed us the benefits of lifting weights on insulin resistance. How does strength training help with diabetes Uses glucose for energy Strength training is an energy-intensive activity that burns plenty of glucose. During a strength training exercise, your body uses up the glucose circulating around. Once that’s depleted, it shifts focus to glycogen, which is stored in the liver and muscles. As a result, the concentration of glucose in the blood decreases, helping you control diabetes. Optimizes glucose storage Bigger muscles translate to a larger capacity for storing sugars. This lowers the amount of sugar circulating in your blood and improves glucose storage. Accelerates weight loss Being overweight is the primary trigger of diabetes. According to John Hopkins Medicine, losing 5–10% of body weight can significantly improve A1C scores. What makes strength training special in the weight loss department is post-exercise oxygen consumption (i.e., after-burn). You see, when you do cardio exercises, you basically burn calories during the exercise itself. However, strength training requires energy during the exercise and for the next 2-3 days. Repairing the damaged muscles and building bigger muscle cells takes a lot of energy. Reduces belly fat The fat located on your abdomen is the most harmful to the body. Researchers linked visceral fat to insulin resistance and increased risk of heart disease. You see, these fat cells produce chemicals that alter the action of insulin. Fortunately, researchers found that strength training is very effective at targeting several fats and improving insulin resistance. Takeaway message Strength training provides the body with endless benefits, including the control of diabetes. Following a good workout plan can be the missing piece of the puzzle to fixing your blood sugar levels. We hope that this article helped you understand the effects of strength training on diabetes. If you have any questions or concerns about today’s topic, feel free to reach out to us!
- Four Ways That Fitness Improves Mental Health
Fitness and mental health go hand in hand, as both are essential to a healthy lifestyle. Fitness is the key to good physical health, but it’s also an important part of overall well-being. It can help you manage stress, improve mood, and even boost your memory. Research shows that people who are physically fit have better mental health. This is because fitness improves self-esteem, which is linked to improved mental health. This article will explore how fitness affects mental health. We'll look at some ways fitness benefits your mind. Keep on reading to find out more! Why Is Fitness Important for Mental Health? When it comes to our mental health, we often overlook the importance of fitness. But there's no denying that fitness has many positive effects on our bodies. It boosts energy levels, helps us sleep better, reduces stress, and keeps us looking younger. However, it can also benefit our minds too. Research suggests that being active can reduce anxiety and depression. The reason why this happens is simple: Exercise and fitness make us feel happier. This is because it releases endorphins into our brains, making us happy. Endorphins are chemicals produced by the body when we're exercising. They give us feelings of happiness, relaxation, and euphoria. So if you want to be mentally healthier, then make sure you take care of your physical fitness. You don't necessarily need to join a gym or run marathons - just take 10 minutes to walk daily. How Does Fitness Benefit Our Mental Health? Fitness has a lot to do with our mental health. It does wonders for our bodies. And it turns out that these same benefits apply to our minds too. Here are four ways that fitness benefits your mental health. 1. Improves Mood If you've ever felt stuck in a rut, then you know what we're talking about. The days seem to blend together, and you never really get excited about anything. But exercise changes all that. When you work up a sweat, your brain produces serotonin, a chemical that makes you feel happier. Serotonin is also known as "the happy hormone." So when you exercise, you release more serotonin into your system. 2. Boosts Self-Esteem Fitness gives you confidence. It lets you see yourself as someone who can accomplish things. And this feeling of accomplishment translates into other areas of life. For example, when you feel confident, you tend to speak up more. Provided that you're not shy, this means that you might actually start asking questions in class. Or maybe you'd even consider joining a sports team. Either way, you'll feel more comfortable around others. 3. Helps Manage Stress When you're fit, you're less likely to suffer from stress. Why? Because exercise releases hormones called glucocorticoids. These hormones regulate blood pressure, heart rate, and metabolism. Therefore, these help keep your muscles strong and your immune system functioning properly. This allows you to cope with stressful situations without getting stressed out. 4. Makes You Look Younger You probably already knew that being fit makes you look younger. When you have healthy skin and hair, you appear more youthful. However, did you know that it also affects how people perceive you? Research shows that people think you're more intelligent when you're physically fit. They assume you must be smart since you're so active. The Bottom Line Fitness plays an essential role in our lives. It's not just good for our bodies but also for our minds. If you want to be mentally healthy, ensure you stay fit. Doing regular exercise will boost your mood, self-esteem, and confidence. This will allow you to manage stress and live a happier life. We hope this article helped you understand why fitness is important for mental health. We wish you the best!
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- SUCCESS STORIES | Hall Performance
BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOU Every Individual Who Commits Themself to a Goal, Can Achieve Something Great, Below Are Just a Few.... * 1/1 Some individuals may come in wanting to have a significant weight loss transformation, some may just want to be healthy to live longer for their children. Our goal is to can make a lifelong impact for them and those around them. Sometimes we may see physical goals accomplished like those above, but other times there are other significant life-changing improvements such as the getting rid of pain, medications, or the overall improvement of mental health. *DISCLAIMER | Results may vary | Results are based on individual circumstances | Timeframes for results are not guaranteed | ENQUIRE NOW CONTACT US WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU LIVE CHAT 24/7 EMAIL LorenHall@lorenhallperformance.com CALL/TEXT 951-557-4545 QUICK SHORT FORM
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OUR TEAM "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Our team has individually succeeded in the fitness industry by changing many lives. We come together, a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals to create a trusted brand that is known throughout the fitness industry worldwide. LOREN HALL Loren Hall has been in the fitness industry for over 13 years now, but the journey getting to where he is today was not a perfect story. Growing up he was criticized and made fun of for the way he looked. Because he was overweight, he was made fun of for being "fat". After being sad and discouraged, there became enough motivation in him to lose the weight through cardio, but after losing all the weight then he was made fun of for being "too skinny". Understanding there was no satisfying everyone, he invested in having a trainer to find satisfaction in the body he wanted himself not what satisfies others, and along the way, developed his own passion for health and wellness. Coming from a family with many different health issues and losing family members because of them, he wanted to be the change and help other families so they would not have to suffer. Joining the corporate world as a personal trainer, he became one of the top trainers in his company while finishing his Bachelors Degree in Business Management at Cal-State San Bernardino. After graduating college, his passion soon grew to help teaching and educating trainers so he decided to manage one of his own training programs. By doing this, he knew he would be able to impact and save many more lives. Because of his success at training and developing, he consistently ran one of the top training programs in the country. In 5 years, he developed over 30 managers, generated over $1 million dollars in training, and other such achievements. He thanked his successes due to the synergetic environment created by his team, who were extremely knowledgeable, but most important, truly cared for people. With social media spreading misinformation, risking the health of others, his goal is to give the fitness industry one brand that can be trusted to provide the highest quality of training and education for any individual and their goals, anywhere. SEUNG TURNER Seung has made health and wellness a priority a majority of his life. He has taken it far more serious than most due to being adopted and having no true knowing of his family medical history. He started his journey earning his degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Philosophy at Iowa State University. After graduation, he moved up the ranks at Union Pacific Headquarters in Omaha, NE. It was here where he could see the effects of constant sitting and poor lifestyle habits really taking a hold on a large percentage of employees, bringing down their quality of work. He started receiving general questions as others noticed how he had more energy and a more positive attitude. They asked how he didn’t gain weight while doing the same work that everyone else was doing, or how he did not experience lower back or neck pain like the collogues. As time passed, and lots of education and research, he began helping individuals with joint mobility exercises, nutritional advice, as well as resistance training. Seung switched career and worked at LA Fitness, Equinox, and a private gym in Koreatown, and developed the reputation of being the “Mobility” person. Coaches starting approaching him for help with programming for their clients with joint pain. Seung enjoyed teaching others and branched out to start his own one-on-one personal training center focusing on overall health and wellness. His passion is to educate and inspire people so they can live the lives they truly want to live, by feeling better, moving better, looking better. JUSTIN DENNIS Qualifications: M.S., CSCS -PhD Student Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -Masters of Science Kinesiology-Biomechanics, California State University, Fullerton -Bachelor of Science Kinesiology-Sports Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, California Baptist University -Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist-National Strength and Conditioning Association Justin began training approximately 10 years ago and naturally continued while completing his bachelor's and master's degrees. He's currently in the PhD program at UNC Chapel Hill researching and teaching about human movement specifically in the area of biomechanics. His primary area of study focuses on optimizing coordinated movement to reduce injury risk and optimize performance or daily living. Justin has worked with everyone from division 1 athletes, to people who have never exercised before, to mentoring other trainers who are beginning their fitness journey. He is excited to share the knowledge and experiences he's gained over the years from the classroom, lab, and weight room to any individual willing to learn. MARIANA ALVES Mariana is a personal trainer and a nutrition coach through National Academy Sports Medicine. Her love for sports/fitness started when she was 12 years old. She got accepted to play tennis for Clemson University. Going from playing tennis of 8 year of her life, running track for 4 years, and being a team player for as long as she remembers. Mariana’s love for fitness started to follow her everywhere she went. At that point she decided to make a career and fell in love with helping her clients get to where they have always wanted to be. Mariana’s clients aren’t just her clients, they become her friends and family who make her life so much more special. A mother of two boys, a wife of a military husband, and her job as a personal trainer is the best thing about this girl. Mariana’s goal for you is to be your own motivation and she is ready to get you started! MATTHEW SCOTT Matthew Scott is a 29-year-old ISSA Certified personal trainer along with strength & conditioning specialist located in West Hollywood, California. Matthew is a high energy, strong-minded individual who thrives when helping others reach their true potential in life. Physical fitness, health, and wellness have always been a part of his life. His parents were both competitive bodybuilders and owned and operated a health food store. The valuable knowledge Matthew acquired at a young age gave him an understanding of why living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your body is a necessity. Personal Training for him is a way of teaching and sharing value with people who want to adapt to the best version of themselves. With over five years of experience in personal training and group instructing, Matthew recognizes the individual needs and goals of all his clients. Matthew specializes in high-intensity movements, resistance training, functional training, and athletic development. Matthew wants you to discover the level at which your body is capable of performing. Let him be your guide to reach your goals! DUANE LEE JR. Qualifications: - Bachelor of Science Kinesiology - Biomechanics - BS Physical Education - Adaptive Physical Education - MS Kinesiology - Metabolic Conditioning - NASM CPT - NASM CNC Duane Lee Jr. has been training in the corporate, sports, and private sector for the past 10 years now. He has previously trained at a private gym in the Midwest and LA Fitness while he attended graduate school. He has worked with hundreds of clients from all backgrounds and dealing with many issues, but the focus remains the same, RESULTS!!!! His specialty is body composition with an emphasis on gaining lean body mass, while losing body fat. He looks forward to serving the needs of all of his clients and also inspiring others to live a healthy and well balanced life. JAKE BENNETT With over 5 years of experience training a diverse clientele, Jake knows what it takes to help his clients achieve results. From weight loss, to physical rehab, he can move anyone from where they are at to where they want to be. Jake is compassionate, outgoing, and cares deeply for all his clients. While Jake was younger, he experienced herniated discs and by default, subsequent weight gain. This lead him to develop depression as he started to lose ability to do things he once could, but that changed when he started taking control of his lifestyle and hired a personal trainer. From the knowledge he learned, and the way it made an impact on fixing his life, Jake wanted to do the same with others. He became a trainer and gained valuable insight to the daily routines that hold people back from being the best version of themselves while in the corporate realm. As people have sedentary jobs that start to limit their mobility and create unwanted aches and pain, Jake is determined to be the one to change the lives of those in this category. ANDREW WEAKLEY Andrew has been personal training for over 8 years now, focusing on weight loss and muscle building. Being mostly underweight and made fun of during his younger years, he was given the nickname “Stix”, in reference to his frame reminding people of tree sticks. He knew himself first-hand how hard it was to gain lean muscle, but made the choice to further his education and learned how to properly change his stature significantly. Andrew wants to help people reach their fitness goals, but also help them make exercise a lifestyle. Living by the slogan, "Rome wasn't built in a day.." he enjoys helping others understand that anything is possible if given the right knowledge, time, and effort. "I can show you the path to greatness but I can’t walk that path for you, but I will be there with you, each step you the way. Let’s BE GREAT!"- Andrew Weakley CONTACT US WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU LIVE CHAT 24/7 EMAIL LorenHall@lorenhallperformance.com CALL/TEXT 951-557-4545 QUICK SHORT FORM
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WELCOME TO LOREN HALL PERFORMANCE Discover the Highest Quality of Coaching ABOUT US OR CONTACT US WHY LOREN HALL PERFORMANCE Social Media's Spread of Misinformation Can Destroy One's Health, We Aim To Fix This We are highly educated individuals, who will continue to learn and evolve, and have emotionally invested our lives in health and wellness. Our paths to finding this field might not have been ideal such as experiencing a loved one's death, bullying, family health problems, and others; but those events have given us the true passion to make a lifelong impact on others by changing their trajectory of their life, like fitness did for us. We understand that the fitness industry is becoming a saturated, mis-informed market with many contradictions and conflicting views. We aim to fix this. We have come together to create the go-to brand that is known across the fitness industry that gives clients the best experience they deserve that will provide the correct education and proper motivation by individuals that have empathy and truly care for the wellbeing of others. Given the opportunity, we will show this as our actions will always speak louder than our words. VISION We’re Changing the Way the World Thinks About Fitness Coaching We are a global coaching network that has come together to make a worldwide powerful, positive impact in the fitness community. Our mission is to empower every individual across the world with the opportunity to change their life by becoming a part of a caring community that provides the proper education, coaching, and motivation to become the best version of themself. We achieve this by delivering the best service experience with a team of the most caring, knowledgeable, successful, yet understanding professionals across the United States. With over 50 years of experience in the fitness industry combined, we have come together to build one brand that people can TRUST to provide the highest quality of coaching nationwide. SERVICES We Deliver Exceptional Service Around the World PERSONAL TRAINING We understand that a huge part in achieving goals, is having the right motivation to do so. When you have another individual that wants to accomplish your goals just as much as you do, it makes everything easier. Our team is filled with caring individuals who have a proven track record of accomplishing goals and has worked with various types of individuals throughout their career from those with neurological disorders, disabilities, professional athletes, company executives, families and many more. We create our programming to achieve clients goals and to also make their bodies become extremely efficient for many years to come by improving posture, performance, longevity and energy. We do this by focusing on improving, muscular strength and endurance, aerobic exercise, functional mobility and motor control. Read More CORPORATE WELLNESS As health and wellness has become bigger and bigger, some of the top businesses have taken it upon themselves to deliver wellness practices for their employees. Investing in your employees' well-being is an investment in your company's future As a result, there was spending less money on healthcare as well as having an increase in overall production from these employees. There is a direct correlation between production/performance and wellness. It ensures your employees are taking steps at bettering their physical and mental health and shows that you care. Here are a few benefits of Benefits of Corporate Training: Increase focus, productivity and team morale Reduced absenteeism Reduced medical claims Increased retention of current employees Attract new employees Reduced anxiety or stress Employees feeling like you care of their overall well-being, creating better synergy in work environments. Read More COACHING TRAINERS & BUSINESS OWNERS Social media presence in the fitness world has destroyed credibility in the fitness industry. Many trainers follow a copy and paste method of putting together training programs for clients by watching videos of other fitness "influencers" online. This often leads to putting a client at risk of injury now and the future, a lack of client retention for the trainer, and many other issues that become normal for many trainers. If you are serious in creating a long-term business as a Gym Owner or Personal Trainer, then proper coaching and development can save you time and money in what some will say is a "competitive field." It will only be competitive if you are not ahead of the market with the latest education and trends in health and wellness. It is impossible to research what you are not taught, because you do not know of its existence. We are here to change this and give you that competitive advantage by answering questions you never thought you had. Read More Actions Speak Louder Than Words To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. View More Success Stories CONTACT US WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU LIVE CHAT 24/7 EMAIL LorenHall@lorenhallperformance.com CALL/TEXT 951-557-4545 QUICK SHORT FORM