Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. We focus on providing clients with strong healthy frames. Clients exercise 2-5 days per week with focus on adding lean mass to improve metabolism in conjunction with either sports related nutrition coaching or fat blocking nutrition strategies. As Physical Therapists and Trainers we use very dialed in techniques to get you better results than you can at any gym or with any other trainer. We typically see clients for 12 week blocks to assist with their goals. Common goals are fat loss, strength building for sport, prehab and functional training.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Rich G- Starting body fat percentage 38%, finishing body fat % 19% in 12 weeks. This change in body composition resulted in 40lbs of fat loss and 20lbs of lean body mass gain. Rich was forced to buy new clothes, a new belt and told us he hasn't felt this strong and good about himself since he played football in highschool/college, he told us he had a wedding to go to and had to wear a sport jacket from high school because he lost so much fat!!
We helped Dennis J. lose 30lbs of fat and avoid insulin shots for the rest of his life by teaching him low glycemic eating strategies over a 12 week period. He journaled his foods, we reviewed it and he lost the fat and controlled/reversed his type 2 diabetes going from a double dose of Metformin to nothing except healthy eating.
We do this every single day. We teach how to avoid fat storage and how to improve your metabolism with the best possible techniques. Fast, Safe, Effective...Very Effective!
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look hard at the credentials of your provider and find out what theory of training they are going to use. Anyone can get a certification some are better than others. Our Trainers are trained by physical therapists/exercise science majors and our methods are pulled from the scientific literature concerning how to get strong fast, build lean muscle (not excessive bulk) and how to block fat storage while decreasing injury potential with exercise. Watch out for trainers that want you to get stronger or lose weight using methods like plyometrics, Kip ups, Olympic lifts, etc.
Keep in mind many of the current exercise trends are due to an explosion in "functional training" and these trends are masking as strength building platforms but in reality are built to be competitions rather than real long term solutions for strength/fitness/fat loss.
Work smarter, harder and safer with LEVO and ditch the unproven anecdotal junk!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I wish I knew about LEVO when I was in high school playing sports. The sheer strength benefit and the ability to play harder with less weight time commitment would have been huge. I can literally train my whole body 2 x per week for just 60minutes each time with better strength results than I ever could doing 6 days per week at the gym. Exercising is an art and there are very specific methods to get the most out of our bodies and we can get you there quickly.
If we could share one piece of information it would be this, don't take advice from friends at the gym, trust in the science of exercise and find a real specialist that can teach you the theory behind the techniques.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q: Why is there no Cardio in LEVO?
A: There is, it's just not the kind you're used to. No treadmills, no running, no elliptical. Your heart rate remains elevated for 45-60minutes during the LEVO training session and you are exhausted upon completion. The definition of aerobic is an elevated heart rate above resting for a prolonged period of time (more than 12 minutes).
Q: Why do I only need 2-3 days of exercise per week?
A: Your body can't handle more than that with this method of training. We work hard and then our bodies need to recover and repair. Science shows us that every body needs 48+hours to fully recover to be ready to go again. Also with our system your metabolism remains elevated on your off days which keeps the energy burn constant.
Q: What about muscle confusion?
A: Muscle confusion is a myth. Our muscles don't get confused, they get used or they don't. Muscle confusion just means a variety of exercises. Usually exercise takes too long to get every major muscle group worked to fatigue so many trainers stagger different exercises over time and term it confusion. Actually they are just exercising additional muscle groups that were missed or the same groups in a slightly different way. The only confusion lies in the brain of the trainer that pumps this nonsense out to their clients.
Our plan targets all of the major muscles in the body repeatedly causing full fatigue in each group every single time the muscle works on a schedule basis. Our hope is that the muscle reaches maximum strength and output over time. We should reach a maximum.
Q: Can I do this if I have an injury?
A: Absolutely!! having an injury like a quad or hamstring strain can be devastating to a runner or a "functional exerciser. For us it's just one spot we avoid. You can still train 99% of your body and with us you will. There is no need for a 2 or 8 week hiatus. We simply avoid the injured limb for that one muscle group. Research shows us that working the non-injured limb during times of injury will actually not just keep the injured limb strong, but will increase the strength through a term coined a cross-over effect.
Q: How do you block fat?
A: Start with low glycemic eating and then make it better by using what Harvard Medicine has called potentially the best diet ever adding our special techniques. We only use natural foods and we do not encourage supplementation or sell any supplements to you. Real food is where it's at.