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Author archive: Brian Maher
Feb
19
2014

Exercise Of The Week – Air Bike

This weeks exercise is the air bike.  This exercise works your abdominals. Lie flat on your back on a mat. Your hands should be behind your head so that your hands are behind your ears and your elbows stick out on either side.  Do not clasp your hands together as this will cause you to strain your n...

Feb
19
2014

Why Every Woman Should Put on 5 More Pounds Of Muscle

Another new female personal training client, another new explanation of how adding muscle will help them lose weight without looking bulky.  Since I’ve become a personal trainer, I’ve had countless conversations with women about the need to add muscle by performing resistance training exercises as o...

Feb
19
2014

4 Steps To Doing The Perfect Pushup

The pushup gets shortchanged by men and women.  Men would rather see how much they can bench press while women are afraid they won’t be able to do one.  Pushups should be a staple of anyone’s exercise plan and I’ll tell you why: you can do them anywhere, they don’t require any equipment, and they’re...

Feb
19
2014

Can I Afford A Personal Trainer?

Most people think a personal trainer is a luxury only for the rich and famous.  You see celebrities on TV talking about their personal trainers, personal chefs, and nutritionists and think, “Well, it’s easy to be in fantastic shape when you have all that!”  The truth is, you can have all of that if...

Feb
19
2014

Why Do I Gain Weight When I Exercise?

As a personal trainer, I always give a fitness assessment to my new clients to develop a baseline measurement and to create realistic fitness goals for them.  During this assessment, I’ll usually have a conversation about their past exercise habits and their success with these habits.  Time and time...

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