Why 1:1 Personal Training is a Waste of Your Time and Money

Are you ready for an unpopular opinion? Buckle up! You’re wasting your precious resources (time and money) on 1:1 personal training.  …and this is coming from a certified personal trainer. But bear with me, I think you’ll find yourself agreeing by the end of the article. Fortunately, at Progressive Performance we offer a wide range […]

FITNESS AFTER QUARANTINE: WHAT WE’RE DOING TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY

The health, fitness, and safety of our clients is our number one priority. We consider our PP Community family, and family looks out for one another. We’re taking the guidelines given to us by our state government and the CDC, and pushing them even further to make sure that we keep our community’s health and […]

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ADD WEIGHT TO AN EXERCISE?

As a coach, this is a question I get all the time during strength sessions. So, what are some indicators that it might be time to add weight to your squat or deadlift (or progress really any exercise)? First, if you’re asking this question after your set of an exercise, it’s a good sign that […]

THANKSGIVING CHARITY WORKOUT HISTORY

This post is about our amazing community at Progressive Performance, and what I think is important in building a community. I always wanted to build a community that gives back and brings something positive to those who are less fortunate, or facing tough times.  Charity is so important, this is why it is a big […]

SQUATS: EVERY ONE IS NOT ALIKE

Have you ever wondered why when everyone in the gym is squatting, each squat set up and execution looks slightly different? Why does the person under the bar next to you have such a wide stance and their toes turned out? Or, perhaps you wondered why you can’t quite seem to sink your posterior down […]

MY FAVORITE EXERCISE OF ALL TIME!

What is the best exercise of all time? How do you make a claim like that and what does that exercise have to do for the body to fit that mold? For some strength coaches it’s the squat, for some the bench press or the clean. I think all of those exercises have their place […]

CASE STUDY: DO YOU NEED A MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT?

I wanted to share with you something that happened at the gym recently with a client of mine. This client was having a lot of hip and back pain on one side of her body. She was doing her prep exercises that we had prescribed for her a few months back, doing them religiously, but […]

HOW TO STRENGTH TRAIN FOR FAT LOSS

Strength training is a pretty awesome form of exercise. You consistently make progress toward a tangible goal that doesn’t involve obsessively watching a number on a scale. You get to improve your daily life by not only looking more toned and muscular, but also being able to do more. Strength training will allow you to […]

HOW TO EAT TO GAIN MUSCLE

This isn’t rocket science guys. It’s all about eating the right amounts of the right macronutrients (protein, carb, fat and fiber). If you are not balancing your numbers, you are not doing it right and you really have no idea what you are putting in your body. The number one thing that needs to happen, […]