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Marti lost 6 inches off her waist, 5 inches off her hips, and 3 dress sizes!

January 19th, 2015 by Casey Hyland

Marti’s advice to others with a similar distaste for exercise in general who are considering slow-motion strength training? “Take the time to do it. What’s 40 minutes a week out of your whole life? It’s worth every penny.” “I always hated working out. I still hate it, but I go.” Marti Beck isn’t joking. She […]

Meet Taylor Fleming Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout’s Studio in Sunnyvale, CA

January 7th, 2015 by Casey Hyland

Taylor Fleming couldn’t be happier training clients and working with great colleagues. “The best thing about The Perfect Workout is that it’s like a family. I feel that this is my calling.” On the surface, Taylor Fleming looks like you’d expect a personal trainer to look. She’s been in shape her whole life, and you […]

The Ab Crunch: Looks, Form, and Function

December 23rd, 2014 by Casey Hyland

The rectus abdominis, or “abs,” are the muscles many of us would like people to see when in a bathing suit. And besides the aesthetics aspect, they are also an important muscle group for function. The ab crunch machine trains the abs as well as another pair of important muscles. However, performing this exercise requires […]

Laura’s gone from a size 16 to an 8 and dropped 40 pounds!

December 16th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

In 3 months Laura Retana Shelp lost 23.4 pounds and 10½ inches off her waist with improved nutrition and two 20-minute training sessions a week at The Perfect Workout. Laura Retana Shelp is a Registered Nurse, so when she first read the ad for The Perfect Workout, she was intrigued. She did some research online, […]

Justin Dropped 4 Inches Off His Waist!

December 3rd, 2014 by Casey Hyland

In 3 months Justin Brunette lost 4 inches off his waist and decreased his body fat percentage by 6.4% with effective nutrition and weekly 20-minute training sessions at The Perfect Workout. Like a lot of guys in their late 30s, Justin Brunette had gotten so busy with work and family demands, he didn’t have time […]

The Advantages of Machines

November 19th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

The strength training machines you see in The Perfect Workout studios are descendants of machines that were created by Nautilus, Inc. in the 1970’s. Arthur Jones not only originated the fundamental principles behind brief and intense strength training, he also invented the original set of Nautilus machines. Within a few years, machines from Nautilus and […]

Kelly and Richard Got Toned and Strong!

November 5th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Strength training helped Kelly get toned, and Richard estimates that he got 50% stronger, improved his posture, and lost about 75% of the aches and pains that he had in his back and shoulders. Kelly Alessandro doesn’t know how much time she has left. Not at The Perfect Workout, but in life. Two years ago […]

Meet Emily Gaines Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout’s Woodlands Studio

October 27th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Emily says of her own transition from a regular workout to slow-motion strength training, “I thought, okay, this is very effective! I used to spend eight hours a week in the gym, now I’m spending 40 minutes a week working out.” “I love being a part of something that makes my clients feel good!” That […]

Your Muscles – The Only “Window” Into Your Body

October 17th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

I first came across the idea that “muscle is the ‘window’ into your body” in Ken Hutchins’ SuperSlow Technical Manual. He attributes the quote to a former employee of Nautilus, Ed Farnham. It’s a brilliant metaphor. The idea is that essentially all physical improvements that can be stimulated by exercise are fundamentally caused by loading […]