Dissolving Depression Through Strength

by Matt Hedman

Dissolving depression through strength According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the common treatments for depression include various types of antidepressants, the herbal treatment St. John’s Wart, psychotherapy, and brain stimulation therapy. After reviewing the research, the NIMH may want to add another option: strength training. Research shows that strength training, even for […]

Meet Kathryn Prickett, Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout’s Carlsbad Studio

by Casey Hyland

While a client at The Perfect Workout, Kathryn Prickett lost 17 pounds and gained strength. Now that she’s been a trainer since 2012, she says, “I love seeing clients gain a sense of confidence as their strength and fitness improves. It’s the greatest thing!” Kathryn Prickett really understands and identifies with her clients. It’s easy […]

Strength and Your Health

by Matt Hedman

Strength and your health If you’re reading this article, attaining and maintaining good health over the entire course of your life is probably important to you. Specifically, you probably want to avoid disease and be able to perform all the hobbies and activities that you wish to do. So what general impact do both muscular […]

Bill says strength training reversed his aging!

by Matt Hedman

bill says strength training reversed his aging! If you challenge Bill Mueller to do something, chances are he’ll take you up on it and stick with it. Fifteen years ago, a friend challenged him to come to Soo Bahk Do, a Korean Martial Art. He’s been doing it twice a week consistently ever since and […]

Judy’s doctor recommended one thing for her back pain: Core strength

by Matt Hedman

Judy’s Doctor Recommended One Thing for her back pain: Core Strength Since she began slow-motion strength training, Judy Dennis (right), 70, has lost 20 pounds, her back pain has subsided and her stronger body allows her to enjoy playing golf twice week. The orthopedist’s advice to Judy Dennis was simple: “The one thing that will […]

Meet Johanna Jacinto

by Casey Hyland

Meet Johanna Jacinto Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout’s Menlo Park Studio Johanna’s approach with all her clients is a combination of being tough yet motivating and encouraging. “I like to push my clients beyond what they think they can do. To see the look of accomplishment and amazement on their face after doing what […]

Don Dropped 37 Pounds!

by Matt Hedman

Don Reed is a common sense guy who knows what he wants and goes after it. He doesn’t have a lot of spare time, and at age 53, “didn’t want to go to a gym with a bunch of young muscle heads.” Like a lot of men his age, he also had a few pounds […]

Strength Training as a Sleep Aid

by Matt Hedman

By Matt Hedman, President of The Perfect Workout It’s no secret that struggles with sleep increase as we age. These issues come from a variety of causes: illnesses, side effects of medication, changes in circadian rhythm, increased sensitivity to light exposure, inactivity, and elevated nervous system activity, to name a few. While no one wants […]

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