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.

I had signed up for other gyms in the past and never went or rarely went. Something always got in the way or I was just too tired and lacked motivation to go. This way I’ve made a commitment to Jon or Thomas and I try very hard to keep my sessions once I’ve booked in. JKC is different from other gyms that I’ve tried in the past because no one is there to be “seen”. We are all there to get a good workout in and go on with our lives. And it’s a small gym so you get to know everyone and it’s like a big family. When I joined JKC, I couldn’t do a chin up with an elastic band, but I’ve slowly worked up to 10 free hanging chin ups. That was big because I hate chin ups.

sumo deadlift

I had always wanted to start lifting weights and get stronger, but didn’t know where to start. I was looking not just for a gym, but for training on proper technique to prevent injury and a program designed for my specific goals. I also wanted a fun and supportive atmosphere to keep me coming back. JKC delivered on all of this and more.

Jon and Thomas have a wealth of knowledge that help their clients get the most out of their time in the gym. Programs are continuously modified to keep the workouts challenging. Even through everyone’s program is unique, you always have the coaches and other clients cheering you on and pushing you to achieve new bests.

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JKC was recommended to me by a fellow runner. I was experiencing injuries, and feeling weak and fragile. When I started with JKC, Jon asked me about my goals and my focus. I wanted to concentrate specifically on running, and preventing injury. Jon developed a program for me that has enabled me to focus on my form and strength and has been flexible enough to enable me to train for many different races. I have been training with JKC for six years, and during that time I have enjoyed Jon and Thomas’s expertise in a very warm and supportive atmosphere.

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.

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I started training at JKC in 2016 because I had built up a number of muscle imbalances from old injuries and activities like rock climbing which had led to some really bad posture and mobility issues. On top of that some friends had convinced me to sign up for a half-ironman. Working with Jon and Thomas was a way to pull my body back into alignment and make sure it wouldn’t fall apart during my race. The staff at JKC pride themselves on continuously advancing their knowledge, which leads to new and inventive way to address problems, old and new. I got my Dad to start training here and recommended JKC to all looking to improve their strength and fitness.

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