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  • 3 Exercises Safe for a Bulging Disc

    What is a bulging disc?
    A bulging disc is when the outer surface of a spinal disc is weakened and protrudes outside of its normal position. The liquid-like inner nucleus of the spinal cartilage finds the weakest point of the disc and balloons out. This ballooning typically causes little or no pain, but can lead to serious damage if not treated. The bulge can place pressure on nearby nerves causing serious discomfort. Most often, people experience a bulging disc or herniation in their lower back that is commonly facing posteriorly. What to avoid?
    Since the disc is protruding posteriorly, it is very important to limit spinal flexion and any exercises that add load ....

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  • Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent Fasting

    What is intermittent fasting? It is described as a way to manipulate your eating patterns. Intermittent fasting is not a diet, but rather a dieting pattern. While you are intermittently fasting, you take in calories during a specific time frame and fast for the remaining time. When you are not taking in any calories, your body will have more time to rest from the continuous process of digestion. Intermittent fasting can be used to increase lean muscle mass or decrease body fat. There are multiple methods of fasting that can be used. Some methods use an on and off day, and others block out specific hours in the day to consume calories and spend the ....

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  • Does Icing Actually Promote Healing?

    What Does Icing Do For You? Do you use the RICE protocol for your injuries? Did you know the practice of icing your injuries may be ineffective? Many health and fitness professionals are so quick to say “put ice on it”, but do they really understand the effectiveness of icing? Recent research has showed that icing or following the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) protocol on damaged tissue to improve recovery may delay or slow down the healing process. Of course, this does not apply to every injury, but rather is something that you may want to consider for your everyday aches. “Mild movements help tissue to heal and the application of cold ....

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  • Personal Training in Gainesville - Axis Training Studio - 2 Reasons to get Kinesio-taped

    2 Reasons to get Kinesio-taped

    What is Kinesio-taping?
    Kinesio-taping, also called Rock Tape here at AXIS, is a rehabilitative technique designed to facilitate recovery while providing support to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. Two primary reasons to get kinesio-taped include pain relief and promoting proper movement patterns for long-term training and recovery. Pain Relief:
    Kinesio-taping lifts the skin and fascia to decompress lymphatic vessels, pain receptors, and the underlying muscle to provide noticeable relief. As the skin is elevated, blood and lymphatic fluid are able to flow more easily. Enhanced circulation of these fluids greatly increases the healing rate of tissues by ....

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  • Are You Doing This...?

    Why is rest so important? Taking rest days are just as important as the actual exercise. Without adequate rest, your body begins breaking down tissue instead of building it. Recovery from exercise training is essential to overall training and increased optimal performance. Do you do this:
    Become so focused on reaching a goal, you overtrain?
    Set ambitious goals and work tirelessly to get there?
    Go from working out zero days a week to working out six or seven days a week, trying to fast track to success rather than prolonging it? For muscle growth to occur, your body goes through a series of stressors and alarm phases.
    When you lift weights, ....

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  • I Discovered This Problem... And It was really bad

    Last month I discovered something interesting on my flight back to Florida. What I thought would be a simple 2 hour flight turned into a full blown crisis management session of the health type. I read books in my spare time and on this particular flight I was reading "How To Eat, Move and Be Healthy" by Paul Chek for the 4th time. (I highly recommend you pick up a copy) As I was reading the chapter on digestive health, the gentleman next to me asked me how I liked the book. I relayed back to him that the book was amazing and it's a book you implement rather than simply read. I could tell my answer intrigued him by his facial expression. The man then proceeded to ask more questions about ....

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  • Personal Training in Gainesville - Axis Training Studio - Are you a shark?

    Are you a shark?

    This is not a trick question... Are you a shark? Here's what I mean by that. Sharks don't need motivation. They are up early hunting prey, being scary and reminding everyone they're a freakin' shark. How does that relate to your fitness and physical rehabilitation. EVERYTHING. You have a choice every morning when you wake up. You can either chase your goals or succumb to excuses. Your lack of fitness is something you have absolute control over. All you have to do is decide what you want and go after it. If it was easy then everybody would do it. You may be facing a significant amount of stress in your life. You might even have injuries that you are trying to recover from. While those ....

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  • One weird tool that EVERY cyclist should own

    If you're a cyclist then you know very well how your legs can feel after hammering out an intense session. All the accumulation of blood lactate in the muscle can give you a serious case of DOMs (delayed onset muscle soreness). After training, inflammation and muscle stiffness occurs. One of the fastest ways to recover is with massage. Until most recently, most cyclists just either foam rolled or used air compression boots for recovery. While those are good and viable options, there is one weird tool that is setting the standard in self massage recovery. Just to set the record straight... It will never ever replace the hands of a skilled massage therapist. However, when daily ....

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  • Personal Training in Gainesville - Axis Training Studio - 4 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Trainer

    4 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Trainer

    Finding the right fitness trainer or exercise physiologist is kind of like dating. There's a whole lot more to choosing the right professional than just going for the person with the best body. Just because they might have a good body doesn't mean they are the best coach. Visit any $10 a month membership gym and you will see what I mean. There are several factors that go into matching the right trainer or Exercise Physiologist for you. Bottom line... If someone has the ability to mess with your health, do your research. Here are 4 questions you must ask any Trainer or Exercise Physiologist before you hire them. 1. What certifications do you have? Finding the right professional with ....

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  • Personal Training in Gainesville - Axis Training Studio - How often do you do this....

    How often do you do this....

    It's very easy to get bogged down in the rigors of daily life. Let's face it, the struggle is real sometimes. Just about every news media is propagating doom and gloom and it's downright depressing. A wise man once said... "What you focus on you will manifest." Consider this, if you focused on all the negative and disappointing things in your life how does that make you feel? No wonder alcohol, binge eating and drugs are so prevalent. What if instead you focused on all the positive things and how you have the ability make an impact? The same can be said about your fitness and physical rehabilitation. Where is your focus? What actions are you taking to better your situation? AXIS has ....

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  • Personal Training in Gainesville - Axis Training Studio - What you don't see...

    What you don't see...

    Have you ever thought "I wish I had what (insert their name) has"? I know I have been guilty of those thoughts from time to time. With social media it is more omnipresent than ever. I'm here to tell you that you are only seeing half of the story. Social media allows us to create our own reality. It's not that what you see is a lie or fake it's more a 'sin of omission'. I will be racing Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast and yes I post pictures of all the awesomeness. What you didn't see is the pain and agony of 4-5 hour training days, lack of sleep and nutrition woes. I had to put in the hard work and there were many times it was a real struggle to get started. Some workouts really sucked and I ....

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  • How fast can I get results?

    A common question that I get from people wanting personal training in Gainesville, FL is... How fast can I get results? I think this is a good question but one that needs some further discovery. What result are you specifically looking for? What level of commitment are you right now to your goals? Why do you want these results? Once you have clearly answered those questions, it's time to move forward with some action. Everyday we are always looking to accelerate results and get things done faster. In many cases we expect results to happen 'overnight'. While I wish I could snap my fingers and radically transform any broken down body into a fitness machine, that's just not going to ....

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  • Your referrals help men battling testicular cancer

    For every new client this year, AXIS is donating a portion of their training investment to the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCancer.org). Our goal is to raise over $10,000 to help them in their quest to educate and help men battling with testicular cancer. The Testicular Cancer Foundation was formed by Matt Ferstler, who at the age of 22 lost his left testicle due to cancer. The Testicular Cancer Foundation provides awareness, education, and support to young males and their families about this disease. By teaching young males about their bodies, they not only increase the likelihood of early detection of testicular cancer – they also are teaching them about the importance of being ....

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  • 7 Day Reboot

    Last month was pretty rough for me both physically and mentally. The diagnosis of testicular cancer, the subsequent surgery, anesthesia and prescription drugs took a toll on my body. For two whole weeks after the surgery I felt drastically weak, lethargic and downright crappy. We all set aside time to spring-clean our homes, multiple times per year. We do some serious de-cluttering, reorganization, scrubbing and polishing. Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that a good spring clean is worthwhile…you feel so refreshed and stress-free. Why wouldn’t you do the same thing for your body? The human body can be absolutely filthy (way worse than what you ....

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  • Personal Training in Gainesville - Axis Training Studio - AXIS is hiring!

    AXIS is hiring!

    “If You Have Enthusiasm, A Positive Attitude And A Few Basic Fitness Skills, We Have A Fun And Fulfilling Personal Training Position Just For You!”
    It’s our hope at AXIS that you have precisely what we need in a fitness trainer so we can put you to work in the fun and rewarding coaching position we have available. AXIS is a private training studio that is dedicated to helping men and women achieve their health and fitness goals through customized nutrition and fitness programs. Currently we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and energetic person to start training some of our current clients. AXIS is located at 7220 W. University Ave in ....

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  • FAQ


    Do You offer a money back guarantee?
    Absolutely! Rather than just take you through workouts, we are going to replace any misinformation or false beliefs you have and replace them with the truth. We are so confident in our skills and abilities that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all of our training programs.
    How long does a training program last?
    The length of a program will be determined by your fitness goals, motivation and level of commitment. Generally all programs are a minimum of 12 weeks.
    How much does Personal Training cost?
    The training investment will vary depending on the type of training you choose. Generally it ranges from $97 – $897 monthly.
    What is the ....

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  • Get Fit Faster

    How many times have you told yourself that you’d exercise and get fit, if only you had the time? If I had a dollar for each time I’ve heard the I-don’t-have-time excuse… New and exciting research is coming out in favor of shorter, more intense workouts. The old way of exercising at a slow speed, for long periods of time, is over and done. Short and intense exercise sessions that utilize High Intensity Interval Training get you better results with way less time invested. So there goes the time crunch excuse. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to get amazing results. A simple 30 minute workout, done right, is all you need. So what does this magical 30 minute workout consist of? As ....

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  • 7 Ways to Crave Less Sugar

    If I were to award a single food item with the title of ‘Fastest Way To Pack On The Pounds’, hands down the winner would be refined sugar. We have been eating more and more sugar over the past 200 years, which has led to rising obesity numbers. Back in 1822 the average person ate only 6.3 lbs of sugar per year, compared to 130 lbs of sugar in 2012. That’s more than 20 times as much sugar in our modern diet! No wonder we are bigger than ever… One of the reasons that your diet is filled with so much sugar is that some form of refined sugar is included in virtually every single processed food. This is yet another reason that it’s important to cut those processed and packaged convenience ....

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  • 5 Moves for Sculpted and Toned Legs

    Legs are one of the most common problem areas that clients complain about. Can you relate? Do you avoid wearing shorts and hate the thought of a bathing suit? If your thighs rub together, buns jiggle and dimples appear, it’s time to step up your leg routine. Whatever you’d like to improve about your legs, it isn’t going to fix itself. The best strategy for getting killer legs is to include strength training for your lower body in your regular exercise routine. To tone and sculpt your legs, incorporate the following five exercises a few times a week and see the difference they make. Stick with it and you’ll be showing off those legs in no time. Tone Your Legs Move #1: The Squat
    A ....

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  • 5 -Healthy- Foods You Should Not Eat

    It’s frustrating when your body won’t change. When the pounds won’t drop. When those extra inches won’t go away. When the muscular pain lingers. If you’re exercising regularly and still not seeing results then it’s time that you look closely at your diet. One of the biggest obstacles that prevents you from losing fat and getting into awesome shape is all that processed food that you’re still eating. And I can’t blame you, with the way more and more processed foods are being marketed as healthy, even the health savvy are being fooled. Take a walk through the local natural foods market and you’ll see nearly every form of junk food that you’d find at the supermarket – only with things ....

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  • Get Back on Track After Your Vacation

    So you went away, saw a new part of the world, and now you’re back. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more. And now it’s time to face the music. As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of less-than-healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight. Maybe you are feeling that way right now. Here are 5 steps to get you back on the fitness fast track after your trip. Step One: Focus
    Your vacation happened. You ate things from the “never eat these” list, you drank more that you should have…but now it’s over. Draw a line in the sand. You’re back home so the bad eating stops now. If you’re serious about your ....

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  • Want Great Abs

    A toned, lean stomach is the ultimate sign of a fitness plan that’s working. It’s also one of the hardest things to achieve. Maybe you’ve given up on your abs after doing thousands of crunches only to see zero results. I honestly don’t blame you. It’s time that you forget everything you’ve heard about how to sculpt your abs. The truth is that crunches simply won’t give you a six-pack. Ever. Doing crunches with the hope that it will turn your midsection into a washboard is to operate under the most widely held fitness myth. I’m talking about the spot reducing myth. Here’s the truth: training one area of your body will not specifically burn fat from that area. Even those who have heard ....

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  • Why Your Scale Will Not Budge

    If losing fat were easy then we’d all look like fitness models, right? Unfortunately, the fat loss game is more frustrating than most care to admit. The scale quickly becomes a dreaded enemy—a constant bearer of bad news. If the number on your scale won’t budge then read on for an explanation: Possibility #1: You’re Not Eating Enough Calories
    This only happens in cases of severe calorie restriction, so don’t take it as a license to eat whatever you’d like. When you’re trying to drop a few pounds by eating next to nothing, it actually counteracts your efforts. There’s a base number of calories that you should be eating in order to maintain your proper bodily functions, including fat ....

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  • Do This to Get Fit

    Talk to 10 people and you’ll get 10 different opinions on the best way to get fit. One will tell you to attend an aerobics class. Another will swear by jogging. Yet another will tell you that dance and biking worked for them. The truth is that there’s really only one effective way to get fit. Before I get into the details, it’s important that we agree on the definition of ‘fit’. Too often skinny is mistaken for fit, and that’s not what you should strive for. When someone is skinny, but has very little muscle tissue, they aren’t truly fit.
    Here’s why skinny doesn’t equal fit:

    Their body fat percentage will be higher than ideal—even though you won’t see a lot of fat on them, if their ....

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  • Worst Foods Ever

    Are you eating the wrong foods? I see it happen all the time…fitness results that are thrown away by eating the wrong foods. Don’t let this be you. You workout hard, so keep your results by avoiding the following 7 foods: 1) Don’t Eat White Pasta
    White pasta will never be OK to eat when your goal is to look fit. Sorry, it’s filled with way too many simple carbs. These plentiful carbs have one singular goal: to become stored on your body as fat. Eat This: Spaghetti Squash
    On those nights when you really crave a big bowl of noodles, try this instead. Poke a spaghetti squash all over then bake at 400 degrees F for 45-60 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, scoop out the seeds ....

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  • Eat Like This For Flat Abs

    As much as I love exercise (and you know I do!) exercise alone will not get you a toned stomach. Your diet is a huge part of the equation. Someone could workout all day long, but then eat in a way that promotes major fat storage, and they wouldn’t have a toned, beach-ready tummy. While your diet is probably not terrible, the 5 secrets below will help you improve it even more. And a cleaner diet means flatter and more attractive abs. Diet Secret #1: Don’t eat late
    This is the most simple and effective way to flatten your abs. Instead of eating less food late at night, simply don’t eat late at all. Try these tips…
    Brush your teeth right after dinner. Once your teeth are clean, you’ve ....

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  • Challenge Yourself

    With all the holiday parties and family gatherings it’s no wonder the average American gains 7.3 pounds from Halloween until New Year’s. Not only that, most gyms are pretty much vacant in December as people are ‘too busy’ to exercise. Lack of exercise = excessive food intake (simple carbohydrates) = recipe for disaster. How many times have either you or somebody you know make grand fitness goals for the New Year only to fail miserably? What happened? I’m willing to bet most people never even made it to February. This is a tragedy! So what’s a person to do?
    CHALLENGE YOURSELF!
    Yes, you heard me right. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. You must ....

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  • How to Dominate Your Fitness in Journey


    “IN JUST 30 DAYS, YOU’LL DISCOVER THE MOST VALUABLE FAT BURNING SYSTEMS, TOOLS AND STRATEGIES THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE FOREVER.”
    AXIS PALEO CHALLENGE YOU’LL DISCOVER EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO QUICKLY AND EASILY BURN MORE FAT AND START SLEEPING LIKE A BABY… The AXIS Paleo Challenge is mandatory for AXIS clients as it is the tried and true method for taking your fitness (and body) to the next level. Imagine your pants falling off as your fat is just melting away every week. This is what can happen IF you take massive action with the AXIS Paleo Challenge.
    HERE’S HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS…
    Starting on Monday, January 12th you will graded in 4 unique categories that will transform your ....

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