I work between downtown Napa and St. Helena, California (and everywhere in between). Due to scheduling logistics, I have to limit myself to within those borders. Currently, I cannot accommodate Santa Rosa, Fairfield, American Canyon, Vallejo, or Sonoma.
SHRED calories & burn fat in just 30 minutes!
Monday & Wednesday 8:00AM - FULL!
Monday & Wednesday 8:30AM - 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Monday & Wednesday 9AM - 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
(pro-rated for late comers)
8 Session Series – Sessions start - September 4th
CALL AND SIGN-UP! 707-967-8800
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I had such a great measurement day with an in-home client yesterday, I feel the need to share!
I meet this client once per week in his backyard and he does a great job on his own doing his homework and following his food plan. During our hour-long sessions, we use the stability ball, TRX Suspension Trainer, dumbbells, resistance tubing, a bosu and a BowFlex bench that he acquired a couple of years ago and up to our meetings, had been acting as a great bird perch in his backyard! Now, he has a new use for the BowFlex and weight-loss to make him want to continue using it (for the use it was originally designed for)!
He has been so much fun to train over the past 3 months and it has been inspiring and motivating watching him lose weight and inches month over month. Weight-loss and changing your body composition is NOT easy work. He has put in what it takes, however has also enjoyed BBQ-ing with his friends and family on weekends and was able to take his wife out for a surprise anniversary dinner which included appetizers, entrees AND desserts. It is still possible to enjoy life, and food in moderation, as long as you’re putting in the hard work to burn those calories!
Check out his measurement chart showing his continuos inches and weight loss month over month!
My name is Brian, and my journey to a healthier lifestyle began two years ago when I made the conscious decision to change my life forever. I grew up in a household of constant indulgence of every fatty food one could imagine, and I had no understanding of the human digestive system at all until my girlfriend (now my fiancée) showed me an easy way to learn the fundamentals of nutrition. I learned with the help of weight watchers, and my girlfriend’s own experiences in weight loss. After eight months of dedication to this one aspect of the healthy mind-body continuum I had lost seventy pounds of pure unadulterated FAT! Though the success of my endeavors had me soaring upon cloud nine I knew that a component was truly void from my voyage, EXERCISE!
At this point my choice became brilliantly apparent; I have to find a personal trainer. The question lied therein, “but who?” I searched through every personal trainer I could get my hands on in Napa, and after an arduous and diligent search I had deciphered whom I would hire based upon the criterion of price, knowledge, experience and practice, as well as certifications. Emily Lorandeau fit this description beyond doubt, and soon after my fiancée and I had booked ten sessions with Emily knowing not that she would change my life forever. There is no amount of ‘personal training’ videos or tutorials in the world that can amount to the true integral value of having a REAL trainer to assist in reaching goals, and ultimately the potential we all possess within. I am not going to lie and say that I started out with flying colors. I felt at times my fiancée and I were making Emily work harder than we were to keep up with our fumbles and follies.
There has never been a session where I was not challenged due to Emily’s progressive training style, and I can honestly say that after fourteen months of training with Emily I am a changed man. Challenging myself physically has made me aware of the mental barriers I create in my life because both are challenges that can be overcome by willpower and hard work. Without the guidance and support of both my fiancée and trainer I would be a heaping mess of anxiety, doubt, and quite honestly laziness! For these reasons and many more I have decided to pursue a career as a personal trainer myself, and I have Emily to thank for that because she has given me the knowledge–quite literally because I have read her certification books on loan–and drive to in hopes of one day meeting people just like myself who wish to unleash the hidden potential of their mind and body.
Veggie planting season is HERE! I am so excited about my own veggie garden, I figured I would post pictures to inspire anyone who is thinking about planting their own crops this season. I cannot wait until I can harvest these!!
I am happy to announce that I have partnered with a local personal training studio in Napa called In Motion Fitness!
In Motion Fitness is a state of the art personal training studio equipped with multiple TRX straps, a battle rope, bands for functional assisted pull-ups, and gymnastics rings. There is a wall ball station loaded with slam and dynamax balls. The studio has an assortment of speed and agility equipment including ladders, cones, hurdles, Crossfit equipment, kettlebells, BOSU balance trainers, and more. There are also new Precor cardiovascular equipment available for use before or after sessions.
The facility is available only to health and fitness professionals and their clients. Enjoy our clean, state of the art training facility with no members. That means no more waiting for equipment and plenty of room for functional exercise.
Join us for the Fitness Fair on March 28th from 5:30pm to 7pm!
The current round of TRX/functional training classes started Monday, January 7th, 2013! I still have space in some of the classes so contact me or the front desk at HSNV to get in! (We will pro-rate your fee)
MON/WED 8am: 1 spot left!
MON/WED 8:30am: 2 spots left!
MON/WED 9am: 1 spot left!
Get in NOW before someone else does!
Inquire now and get pro-rated into a class of your choice!
Short and (not so) sweet 30-minute classes!
When: Monday and Wednesdays - 8am, 8:30am and 9am
Where: Health Spa Napa Valley – 1030 Main Street St. Helena
How: Contact me directly or call HSNV at (707) 967 8800
See you there!
Currently, I have 2 clients traveling in Europe, 1 client in South America, 1 in Tahoe, 1 in Australia, 1 in Idaho, 1 in Washington D.C., 1 in Florida… well, you get the picture! For some people, their exercise program is put on hold during vacations, but for others, the main question I received before they left was:
“What am I going to do without training with you for the entire week [month, etc]?!”
It always concerns me when clients go away, because it throws them off their exercise schedule and many people just don’t workout for the week, or more, that they’re on vacation. All it takes is 2 weeks for people to start losing muscle, strength and coordination; everything that we had been working on for months prior to their vacation. It’s important to me when my clients return, and it’s measurement day, that we can see the weight and body fat is still going down and their circumference measurements are continuing in the right direction. If someone puts their workouts on hold for 2 weeks, there is a very good chance that those measurements are not going to be in our favor, and that is just discouraging (for BOTH of us)!
So, here’s the deal: There are NO EXCUSES when you’re traveling! Most vacation spots these days have trails to be hiked, beaches to be walked on and bicycles to be rented. So, do it! Don’t be a lump in your lounge chair drinking beer/wine and eating s’mores all week. For those of us going on a business trip or are a part of an organized tour group chance are, we are staying in a hotel, and chances are that hotel has some kind of workout room somewhere in that building. If not, I have created a hotel room workout and all you need is the standard hotel room furniture and your body weight against gravity!
So seriously, no more excuses, you travelers!
**This program is a generic routine. It does not take into consideration knee, back, shoulder or other musculoskeletal issues or cardiovascular limitations. If you have any health concerns, please consult with me or another fitness/health professional before carrying out these exercises. Do not continue with these exercises if you experience any joint pain or an irregular heartbeat**
Jumping jacks/jog in place – 5-10mins
Circuit 1 (core/spine):
Prone back extensions – 15 reps
Bridge with spinal articulation – 12-15 reps
Crunches – 25 reps
Repeat 1-2 more times
Circuit 2 (legs, chest, abs):
Squats (or squat/jumps) – 15-20 reps
Push-ups – 15+ reps
Bicycle crunches – 15+/- reps each side
Repeat 1-2 more times
Circuit 3 (legs, core, cardio interval):
Walking or stationary lunges (depending on space) – 15 reps on each side
Plank (Alternate leg lift) – 1 minute hold
Burpees – 30 seconds – 1 min
Repeat 1-2 more times
Circuit 4 (legs, core, cardio interval):
Step-ups (using hotel desk chair) – 12-15 reps each leg
Side plank (lower/lift hips) – 10-12 lower/lifts each side
Mountain climbers – 30 seconds – 1 minute
Repeat 1-2 more times
Voila wanderlusters! Enjoy your trip!