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Michelle Renney reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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I have been very pleased with every aspect of this gym. From the trainers, other members and how Allen makes a point to say hello and encourage!! I tried BBC and found it didn’t suit me and especially when it came to the price of membership!! Just as many classes available and 1/2 the price...So glad to have found this treasure!!’

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I absolutely love the fact that every time you go, you will always be doing a different, while very effective, workout! I get bored super easily working out - but not here! Love the variety, the instructors, and the people attending! Everyone is so supportive!!! If you are looking for a gym - give this one a try!

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There isn't a better gym out there.. These guys work hard to bring us the newest most effective way to get and stay strong/fit. Fitness One is also the friendliest gym I have ever been to.

Jason Milam reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Personable trainers, intense workouts and a variety of classes will get you where you want to be. Allen does an awesome job on the Krav classes! Never had one class disappoint.

Bill Byrd reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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The best coach's and trainers. The best martial arts systems and methods. The best members. Nuf' Said' ! :)

Dr. Charles Rawlings reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Allen is more than those- much more. He is insightful, resourceful, intuitive, energetic and optimistic. in short- a force to be reckoned with. How do I know? I have been trained and counseled by Allen for almost five years. At first I was merely interested in the physical development side of Allen but then it developed into something much deeper- something rare between modern males. Don’t misunderstand, under Allen’s tutelage I was able to earn my Black Belt in Krav but the education did not stop there. Allen has an intuitive feel for a person’s psyche and needs. You have a problem; Allen typically has a practical solution. You have an emotional set back, Allen is there to stop the slide and move you forward. You have a physical goal or even slide back, Allen is there to push you forward or to stop your slide backward. Allen has the knowledge, he has the capability and he has the wherewithal to improve almost anyone that seeks his help. Ask Allen to be your coach- both physical and lifestyle- you will be a better person in a very short period of time.

Renee Kennedy reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Where do I even begin...I'll start by saying I live 45 minutes from Fitness One and yet I still go there! Why? Because I've never experienced a workout like the one I get a Fitness One. I've tried several different gyms and nothing even comes close! The energy, the encouragement, the feeling you have after a work out is incredible. I've done cardio at a box gym that is closer to my house, and when I've looked at my fitness tracker, I got so frustrated because I had only burned half the calories in the same amount of time that I would at Fitness One. The kick boxing classes are a huge stress reliever for me too. In 45 minutes you burn so many calories and leave feeling like you've really accomplished something. My energy level is better, my clothes fit better, and I'm getting tone. Whatever your fitness goals are they can help you. I absolutely love this gym!

Mark Stewart reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Great classes and instructors. They have a variety of classes to fit your personality and fitness goals. You will find top of the line equipment and knowledgeable staff. They offer aerobics, weight training, boxing and martial arts classes.

Rebecca Barber reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Omg Ashley was a great trainer I really enjoyed my first day of the 21 rapid weight loss boot camp I look forward to many more and I definitely recommend this place !! Can't want to go back it definitely kicked my butt hahaha

Melissa Parks reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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I have been going to Fitness One for over a month now. This is one of the best commitments I have ever made. I love the variety of classes and all the instructors. From day one I jumped right in and have felt right at home. When I first visited I met Ethan and told him I had never really participated in classes before. I could see the commitment and strong belief in him for fitness. He's one of the biggest reasons I joined. For several years I have been running and doing workouts at home. I wish I had known about Fitness One a long time ago. I am looking forward to my journey here and seeing how much I improve.

Carlee Demaris reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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My experience at Fitness One has been amazing and it has exceeded my expectations in the 4 months I've been going there! I need something that pushes me because I won't push myself hard doing my own workout. I get excited to go to class and I'm always in a better mood after I workout! My kids also love going into child care while I workout! I am very happy I found this gym and have become a regular there!

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This is the best place ever! Allen and the staff are really invested in their clients success and are helpful to make sure you achieve your goals. The classes, nutrition information and trainers kitchen site has helped me exceed the goals I set for myself. There is no other "gym" like it

Jonathan Rigsbee reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Allan and his staff do a wonderful job at helping each member find their "place" at Fitness One. The family type atmosphere at Fitness One is incredible and works to hold you accountable, as well as motivating you to achieve levels you never thought were possible. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, you will certainly get there faster at Fitness One than at any of the big box gyms!

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Fitness results, exercises and DNA-What workout is best?

What is the best exercise routine?

This is part one is a series of blog articles to help you get the best results from your fitness routine. It should really be about results, based on you, your body type and your goals. Please comment any questions below and I will happy to answer them!

You are at the gym ready to work and you look over and see someone with the body you want. They may be in the middle of a complex series of routines, or it may be training a certain body part you want to tone up. You think to yourself, “Self, now that is what I should be doing. I’m going to copy them and that routine (or ask them about it) and then I will get what I want.”

There is a tendency to immediately want to emulate what they are doing, based on the “sight” test hoping for the same results that they have acheived. This is generally a bad idea, and today I am going to talk about why.

 

Why DNA matters, and most workouts really don’t do anything for you fitness goals

Separating the forest from the trees

Often in the fitness world, someone who appears to have above-average physical characteristics is assumed to be a legitimate authority.
In simple terms, they’re DNA tends to give them these traits and not their exercise routine, making it useless for you.

For instance, if you look out over a canopy of trees you will probably notice one or two trees rising up above the rest and it’s human nature to notice things that stand out in such a way.  In much the same manner, we take notice of people who possess superior physical capabilities, and when we do, there is a strong tendency to identify these people as sources of authority.

To make matters worse, many people who happen to possess such abnormal physical capabilities frequently misidentify themselves as sources of authority, taking credit for something that nature has, in essence, randomly dropped in their laps.  So, just because they look a certain way, or can “lift” a certain amount of weight, they assume they are knowledgable in the field of exercise and strength conditioning. Many of these tend to have severe weaknesses in many areas (core strength, endurance or the “He skipped leg day” syndrome.)

On the flip side, many times trainers themselves may be extremely knowledgable, but they themselves may carry extra weight, or not have “the look” expected of someone in the fitness industry. Let’s put this all together.

What exercise routine is best? 

In a proper exercise routine, either you apply a stimulus to the muscle which creates an adaptation, or you do not. In other words, either you train a muscle(s) to the point where the body reaches the need to add new muscle, due to a noticed deficit in strength, brought on by that stimulus, or you do not.

Lets simplify more. Many “bootcamps” and “pump” style fitness classes utilize small weights and exercises for the purpose of “toning.” There is no such thing! A muscle can either grow, atrophy, or remain the same. If you are using weights that allow you to complete each rep, and fail to introduce a new stimulus to that muscle, you have accomplished nothing.

It is my belief that the best routine is one that meets the following the criteria.

1-Each muscle (full body) must reach momentary failure, each workout, so that a proper stimulus has been applied.

2-The intensity level of each exercise must be high enough, where the proper stimulus is applied within a desired range (40-90 seconds) of time under load. Body by Science, Mcguff

3-If this occurs, the cardiovascular effect is also reached, with individuals lifting in this manner recruiting multiple muscles to failure, many times reaching exertion levels that are far higher than that of a traditional “cardio” workout. Many times the participant will have to stop, sit and recover for several minutes, even though the strength workout is supposed to be known as not being a workout where the cardio affect is achieved. This is quite often in our setting occurring to people who are runners, and in typical standards do all of the “cardio” they could possible need. However, under a serious strength workout, they find that their endurance is left wanting.

4-The proper rest and recovery allows for the rebuilding of the body after the workout. 

 

IF the proper stimulus is applied, and IF the demand for increased strength is met, many processes occur in the body that are beneficial to the fitness level, aside from the desired increase in muscle mass, enhanced metabolic conditioning and the faster metabolism that can result as the body adds additional muscle mass.

This occurs regardless of the individuals DNA, and each trainee who utilizes the proper training will see the best results possible for their body type, enhancing their own individual DNA to the best it can be.

Some people will add muscle faster based on that DNA, but the proper program will enhance the fitness and strength levels of each participant to the degree that they can.

These are the reasons why our strength days are so important at our facility, because that stimulus, applied in the right dosage (much like medicine) is the vehicle used to created the results that each member is seeking. More muscle, faster metabolism, less body fat.

Why should I do it 

These ideas and training principles have been applied to hundreds of clients, who in the last several years have lost thousands of pounds, adding muscle, decreasing body fat levels and receiving favorable blood work reports from their doctors, all while improving overall strength, movement and achieving full-body transformations.

I believe the focus on full-body strength, the gaining and retention of muscle mass and the use of intervals (like in kickboxing) for fat loss is the key to achieving the best individual results from a fitness program. Many times exericse programs are simply to complicated, when a simple formula can provide the absolute best results.

Points to remember:

Every body looks and feels better with more muscle and less body fat, regardless of their DNA, body type shape or size.

The only workout that can introduce a stimulus that will produce an effect that will change your body shape must be a strength workout applied the right way. A cardio workout will not change the musculature of the body. It also does not burn the calories you think it does (more on this later)

Don’t worry about what someone else looks like! Work to be the best you can be, for your body and your genetics. If you apply the right workout, you will see the best results. Be the best you can be.

As always, we are constantly scanning the globe for the best in fitness training and results based exercise, broken down in a way that people can understand and apply. If I can help you or answer any questions please let me know.

Allen Branch, CPT, SCS, SNS, NASM-PES

Fitness One Training Systems, Kernersville NC.