Joel Harper - Elite Trainer

Bio

Celebrity trainer Joel Harper (www.joelharperfitness.com) has been developing custom workouts in NYC for 20 years. His clients range from Dr. Oz, Olympic Medalists striving for break-through performances to 10-year-old kids just learning to appreciate their health. With a client list as diverse as his training methods, he regularly works with well-known actors preparing for new roles, musicians embarking on world tours and business executives desiring increased energy and strength. Joel's enthusiasm and "you can do it" attitude will help you exceed your goals and get the toned and defined body you have always dreamed of.

Specialties:

  • fitness

Location:

  • city, AK

Group Memberships:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

    Outdoor explorers may fail to take altitude into account when visiti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

    "We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson's disease...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.

    The researchers looked at people older than 65 who either ran or walked for exercise. Those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-relate...Full Article

  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    I am a big believer of switching your workouts up all the time.  A great way to strengthen your muscles is to do high reps with light weights. Get on a machine or use light dumbbells and pick an exercise and do it 100x in a row (without stopping). That will get your heart pumping in no time. One...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    I love dancing. I admit that I am not very good at it, but that is OK and I love it. I love DANCING WITH THE STARS and YOU THINK YOU COULD DANCE. I find it extremely inspirational how hard they work and how good they can get. But also how good anyone can get when they are consistent. When you dance you float and...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    Kick Backs. With a hand weight, put your left foot forward and your left arm supporting yourself on your left leg or a sturdy chair. Leaving your elbow in the up position, kick the weight backward and twist your palm toward the ceiling. Breathe normally. Maintain the up position do 50 times each...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    I am an ENOURMOUS believer in stretching. There are 3 types of stretches: passive, active and resistent. I use all 3 of these with my private clients. Passive you can do when you are not warmed up, active and resistant you have to be warmed up. I always start a routine with a couple of passive stretches...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people gain weight at Thanksgiving because they eat too much and don't get enough exercise. But, a few simple steps can help you keep your weight under control while still enjoying the holiday, an expert says.

    A good place to start? "Remind y...Full Article

  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    Passive stretching. Do this before your back starts to hurt. There are two stretches that are ideal:
    • The Hippie. With your feet flat on the ground, slowly bend forward at your waist as long as it feels comfortable. Alternate bending one knee and keeping the other leg straight (but still keeping
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    Diet is 50% of it. A lot of people have strong defined abs, but they are carrying so much belly fat that you can't see them. I love doing abs and ideally you want to do them every other day. There are 15 million different kinds of ab exercises. Variety is key, learn as many different kinds as you...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arm pain is common among young baseball players, a new study shows.

    But despite the pain, many young people are urged to keep playing, the researchers added.

    The findings suggest that closer monitoring of young baseball players is needed ...Full Article

  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    I call it "Rocky Mom" and it will warm up your shoulders and arms. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, knees barely bent, and hands at the sides of your waist with your palms up. Start with your left arm and punch straight out in front of your chest, rotating your arm as you do, so your palm...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    Unfortunately a lot of people get this and avoid abs entirely. That is not good. We need for you to keep them and your lower back strong. You can't have strong abs without a strong back. Start out flat on your back and with your hands inter weaved behind your head and your thumbs on your neck reminding...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - city, AK - Fitness
    Shoulder Rolls. Roll your shoulders forward for a count of 10 and back for ten. Your goal is to get a full range of movement with your shoulders. Notice any areas that you don't move fluidly and try to open them up by relaxing as you move your hands in full circles. Get in the habit of doing this...Read More