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Switching up your routine at the gym can keep you motivated

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Developing a workout routine is hard work. But repetitive exercise can get boring. Personal trainer Carlos Rivas shares his secrets for keeping you motivated all year long.

To promote long-term training and performance improvements and to avoid plateaus, you need to include systematic variations in training intensity organized in periods or cycles. This program design strategy is called periodization.

Carlos Rivas' Periodization Model for the General Population

Peak Phase: 4-6 reps @ 85% 1 RM

Power Phase: 6-8 reps @ 75% 1RM

Strength Phase: 10-12 reps @ 65% 1RM

Conditioning Phase: 12-15 reps @ 50% 1RM

*RM = 1 Repetition Max: highest amount of weight you can do safely with proper from and technique on a particular exercise.

Performance Fitness is also hosting an Open House Meet and Greet Friday, January 11 at noon. Proformance Fitness and Carlos Rivas have merged to inspire excellence in the fitness and wellness industry. Owners Cary Cox, Bert Kremer and Carlos Rivas will place an emphasis on highly qualified personal trainers who have a willingness to be the best.

Proformance will offer world-class programs that will help our clients get the results they want. Highly individualized personal training programs will help with weight-loss, body sculpting, injury prevention and rehabilitation, wellness programs that achieve greater well-being and much more.


Carlos is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FitCorp, a highly individualized worksite wellness company, Director of Fitness and High Performance Coaching for FitCorp. He holds bachelor's degrees in exercise science and sports medicine, and a master's degree in exercise physiology.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, former director of one of the nation's top 10 personal training programs, conditioning instructor for the University of Louisville Exercise Science Program, and has more than 15,000 hours of personal training experience.

Carlos can be reached by e-mail:  at carlosfitpro@gmail.com or 502-741-9428 to schedule your highly individualized training session.

http://www.proformanceresults.com  or 502.895-3472



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