Tag Archives: Kelly Doyle

How To Optimize Your Squat Technique

Optimizing your squat technique! Whether you’re an elite athlete training for a sport or an elderly adult who wants to maintain an independent lifestyle, being able to squat with correct technique is imperative! With proper squat technique, you’ll maximize the benefits of the exercise while minimizing your chance of injury. Benefits of Squats Squatting is […]

Best Cardio Exercise For Beginners

A common question among those who are just starting a fitness program is, “What is the best cardio exercise?” The short answer: Any aerobic activity that you will do on a regular basis. At this stage of the game, I’m really more interested in getting people in the habit of incorporating more physical activity into […]

Winter Running Tips

For runners who live in northern climates, learning how to run on snow and ice is a necessary skill unless you want to be confined to a treadmill for several months out of the year. Running outdoors in winter has many advantages: fewer people on the trails, getting fresh air and exposure to sunlight (even […]

Skill, Endurance, Strength

Do you want to avoid injury while maximizing your strength, conditioning, and weight loss results from your fitness program? Here’s how: Skill, Endurance, Strength. In that order. No exceptions. In other words… don’t load a faulty movement pattern. Skill Before adding load to an exercise, make sure you can do the movement pattern correctly. For […]

How Much Does Personal Training Cost?

One of the most common questions I get with a potential new client is, “How much does personal training cost?” The answer is: “It depends.” The hourly rate you pay when you work with a professional Personal Trainer does not really correlate with what your actual cost will be. That’s not a typo. Hourly rate […]

Where to Buy Inexpensive Home Gym Equipment

In an earlier post, I offered suggestions for building an inexpensive home gym and provided links to some of my online fitness programs to give you some ideas on how to get started. This post will focus on where you can find inexpensive home gym equipment as well as small portables that you can take […]

Osteoporosis Exercise Guidelines

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that affects men and women of all races, but white and Asian post-menopausal women are at higher risk. Bone is living tissue that is constantly remodeling itself: breaking down the old and being replaced with new (which is how we are able to recover from fractures). Osteoporosis occurs […]

Six Squat Variations: Which Is Best?

The squat is one of the most functional and useful exercises a person can do. It’s how you get in and out of a chair, in and out of a car, and on and off a toilet, just to name a few of life’s everyday activities. There are several squat variations, but which one is […]

Build An Inexpensive Home Gym

Since I provide professional personal training services in my client’s homes, I am often asked what kind of fitness equipment they will need in order to get an effective workout without having to go to a gym or pay health club fees. In truth, it depends upon the goals of the client and how much […]

Strength Training With No Equipment

There are lots of scenarios where you’d like to be able to do strength training with no equipment; you’re traveling and won’t have access to a gym, you want to work out at home and don’t have any exercise equipment, you can’t afford a gym membership or home gym equipment for strength training, etc. The […]