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 […]

Bill’s Love Handles Are Gone!

October 6th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Bill travels a lot as a defense contractor, so a time efficient workout is important to him. He explains the value of The Perfect Workout, “There’s no messing around. You’re in and out. This is very intense, and not for the person who’s not dedicated. You have to want it.” Calling Bill Younis a fan […]

Missing Workouts – What Happens?

September 23rd, 2014 by Casey Hyland

If you train at The Perfect Workout and are like other human beings, you miss a session or two on occasion. You may be on a hot streak of attendance as you read this, but there are times of the year when life takes us away from the gym and into other places. Does summer […]

Meet Brad Binder Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout’s Tustin Studio

September 9th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Brad says about training clients at The Perfect Workout, “I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity. I love the people and the culture here. The Perfect Workout is an awesome company to work for.” You’d never know it by looking at him, but Brad Binder absolutely loves to eat. A self-described foodie […]

Knee Replacement “Prehabilitation”

August 28th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Let me tell you about Lilly. Lilly is 81 years old and holds a position on the board of a large hospital. She routinely works 10-hour days, five days per week, which includes giving lectures and running board meetings. Due to all of her work, Lilly is on her feet for hours per day. This […]

Don’t Skip This Part! – Exercise’s Most Productive Time

August 27th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

If I could pick just one issue that would have the biggest impact on most peoples’ exercise results, it would be to increase their effort level when an exercise gets hardest and most challenging. This means increasing the effort right at the end of a set of repetitions on each exercise. This certainly would be […]

Judy Lost 2 Sizes and 26 Pounds!

August 5th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Strength training helped Judy, 66, lose 26 pounds and drop from a size 12 down to an 8. She says her clothes fit better, she has more energy, she sleeps better, her shoulder and neck pain is gone, and she has a more muscular, toned body. When your husband is a foodie and a chef […]

“From my first visit, I was hooked!”

July 11th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

For anyone who’s considering slow-motion strength training, Margo says, “You have to try it. It’s something wonderful to do for yourself. The Perfect Workout is worth it to me. It’s my health! I’m turning 60 in July, and this is not the time to backslide!” Margo Smith came to The Perfect Workout in November of […]

Meet Daniel Ciccolini Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout’s Thousand Oaks Studio

July 9th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

In order to get the most out of their strength training workouts, Daniel encourages his clients to focus on their diet and their rest. “You build your muscles back up with sleep and proper nutrition,” he says. Growing up, Daniel Ciccolini thought he was going to play shortstop for the Yankees. While that didn’t quite […]