Personal Training St. John's

Personal Training St. John's

Looking for a challenging workout that combines moving and creating force in 3-dimensions?

Check out this 3 exercise circuit that utilizes the Ultimate Sandbag (www.JKConditioning.com/USB):

A1) Lateral Deadlift Clean to Rotational Overhead Press
A2) Rotational Clean to Front Loaded Lateral Lunge
A3) Single Leg Romanian Deadlift to Bent Over Row

Perform each exercise for 40-seconds. Take 20-seconds rest between exercises and complete 6 rounds. Wipe sweat off floor. Hit the showers.

These 3 exercises involve several movement patterns that form a complete workout.

  • Hip hinge pattern (lateral deadlift and romanian deadlift)
  • Lunge pattern (lateral lunge)
  • Pressing pattern (overhead press)
  • Pulling pattern (bent over row)
  • Rotational pattern (rotational clean and the rotational press)

Contrasts this to just using exercise machines. Machines are great, don’t get me wrong, but they have their limitations. Apart from usually being seated, machine exercises will challenge you in only one plane of motion e.g. leg press, leg extension, chest press and the list goes on. The exercises above will challenge you to create force in multiple planes of motion. These exercises will have more transfer to athletic skills and challenge your core and stabilizers in a unique way that machine exercises cannot replicate.

Want to use the best sandbag on the market? Check out www.JKConditioning.com/USB for more information.

trap bar deadlift

A few of my wonderful friends and colleagues recommended JKC. I was told by one colleague that “It’ll be the best thing you ever do for yourself” and she was right! To be honest, I didn’t have much experience in any gym setting. And NO prior weight training experience. It was always so overwhelming! But from the first day, nothing was intimidating about JKC. Each workout is set up just for me, and with my specific skills and goals in mind. There are no stupid questions, you learn as you go, and what I really love, I always feel included and important, regardless of my skills/experience.

I started training at JKC in 2016 because I’ve always had upper back issues that became aggravated through work. I sought out other training and physio, but experienced little to no results. A client of mine happened to be coming to JKC for a similar issue and highly recommended it. I have had great success and haven’t looked back! I always feel like I’m getting programs tailored to my needs and I’m never bored. I’m 30 weeks pregnant now with my second child and have been able to workout through both pregnancies here at JKC. Even on my least mobile days, I felt safe to workout because my programs were specifically modified for my needs.

I’m 40 years old & started training at JKC in 2015. The gym I was working out at closed and my husband recommended JKC. JKC meets you where you are in your fitness journey and tailors the work to help achieve your goals. I’ve trained with Jon & Thomas pre pregnancy, while pregnant and now post baby and they have helped me enormously to stay fit through all life phases.

I joke with the guys often that I’ve seen no change in my fitness level since joining the gym, but the reality is I’m in far better shape at 40 than I ever was at 30 thanks to them.

Astrid Billfalk-Kelly

Personal Strength Training by Thomas King

I wanted to add strength training to my cardio, but have always felt gyms to be a bit intimidating, and was worried I would hurt myself without some supervision and help. JKC was highly recommended by several work colleagues. Thomas and Jon are both fantastic, making sure that everyone gets a highly personalized work out in a very supportive environment. The attention to detail and professionalism are second to none. The groups are very small, but very supportive and make the workouts even more fun. Since getting pregnant (36 weeks as I write this) I’m so happy that they continue to help me get stronger while always being safe.

I have never previously seen the passion and level of care that Jon and Thomas bring to everyone who works out at JKC. Their knowledge, insight and skills are extraordinary, and they work with everyone individually to ensure the best possible results. The attention to detail and to every person’s specific requirements and goals, and the incredible, constant encouragement they provide, is, in my opinion, what truly distinguishes JKC from any other program in which I’ve participated. I am extremely pleased with the progress I’ve achieved thus far, and it’s largely attributable to Jon and Thomas and the approach they take to training and working with people.

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