What do fitness pros think about when working with tough clients? Sometimes drastic action is warranted if a client is a big pain in the Gluteus Minnieus Mouseius. Does non-compliance with a trainer’s advice mean the client needs to sign up for more sessions or hit the road? Or floor? Fun and Fit are experts in non-compliance as they used to get in trouble all the time back in the catwoman glasses days.
How fabulous are you if you have a fantastically large number of shoes, yet an embarrassingly small amount of upper-body strength? If your upper-body workout consists of swiping your credit card through the machine and raising martini glasses, it’s time for a heart-to-heart about triceps, biceps, shoulders, chest, back and abs. Grab a drill and let’s start an upper-body overhaul!
What is the deal with muscle soreness post-exercise? If you have a “Rubenesque” figure, does that mean you are like Pee-Wee Herman, aka Paul Reubens? Do personal trainers have it in for their clients? 25% cardio + 25% resistance training + 50% good nutrition = 100% sore hiney!
Ready to wave bye-bye to flapping triceps? Or to 1920s flappers? And we’re not just flappin’ our jaws here people. You can get rid of that underarm overachievement that keeps going when you want to stop… but only if you follow Fun and Fit’s advice. Velcro is not enough.
Losing weight: Is it just about cardio activity and how many kcals you take in and burn? Did you know that weight training might just be the best way to train your weight? You can’t lose some bulk without lifting some bulk (Weights that is. Black Gold. Texas Tea. — Obscure tv reference). Jed Clampett vs. She-Hulk. Hulk and Bulk–makes a catchy name for a snack food.
Sharon wants to be Posture Perfect. Instead she’s Slouchy Sharon. What exercises can she do that will help her become a Super-Straight-Stander-Upper? Does she really have to be poked between the shoulder blades in order to retract? Will too many upper-back exercises make her retreat? Read more to learn about frontal real estate!
Can you have strong legs and still fit into skinny jeans? Carolien wants to do some exercises that help her tone up and slim down. While studying American culture of the 1980s, she must focus on three things: body fat, strength training and her fashion sense. Dig out your leg-warmers–here come “legersizes.”
Up hill and down dale–Liz walked so much that her calves got stiff. Now she wonders if stretching might be part of the problem. Should we “steer” her toward an explanation of DOMS? Is it wise to advise flatter paths for her walks? Is it possible she doesn’t walk enough? There’s no “bull” in our answer!
Frank is on a “Pain, but no Gain” cardio workout program that creates knee troubles. Spinning has his head spinning; treading leaves him unable to tread even lightly. Diving in to rescue him from agony and 25 extra pounds is Fun and Fit. Were K and A able to harness twin telepathy to come up with a solution for this suffering senior soul?
Water – so refreshing, so rehydrating, so tepid. Or is it? Ever since pools were invented, people have been wondering if it’s best to drink water chilled or at room temperature. You say “gargle,” I say “gurgle.” Time for a taste (and temp) test.