Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

Thank you for your interest in training with me. When you work with me, it is my mission is to empower you to create the body you have always desired. I will work to cultivate a new passion for training and eating healthy into your life inspiring you to make it a brand new lifestyle. After an initial, comprehensive assessment including goniometric measurements that help assess your range of motion (ROM) and complement the other physical assessments, I design a functional workout program unique to you and your specific goals and needs. A program that includes corrective exercise to improve your range of motion (ROM) and keep you free from injury while working hard towards your goals.

My training style is fun and motivational, very creative and keeps you wondering “what’s next?” with every workout. Together, we will develop goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART). You may have an ultimate goal, but we will have interim goals that will help keep you inspired and motivated along the way. I look forward to working with you. Are you a SilverSneakers member? I offer SilverSneakers Flex workouts.

Bad weather? No problem. No babysitter? No problem. I also offer training via live webcam.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • To The Core Personal Training
  • Eugene, OR

Activity

  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    How do I choose a personal trainer?

    The trainer you choose should have a current certification through a nationally accredited agency such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, or the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

    You will want...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    What is fitness?

    Fitness is a state of being in good physical condition, and is different for everyone.  Fitness for the average person might be the ability to perform functional activities required in his or her daily routine.  Athletes have a higher level of fitness requirement in order to perform their sport.  In general,...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    What are some popular weight-loss diets?

    New weight loss diets are popping up every day.  The most common include Atkins, Zone, South Beach, and a renewal of the hCG diet from the 1950's.  These diets may help you lose weight in the beginning, but most people regain the weight once they go off the diet.  The best thing to do is make lifestyle changes.  If

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  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    How can I stay motivated with a walking and exercise program?

    Staying motivated to stick with a walking and exercise program can be difficult sometimes.  Pick a time of day that works best for you.  First thing in the morning works best for most people because its done before any unexpected events occur that could prevent one from taking that walk or working out.  You may also...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    What is a simple way of starting a fitness program?

    Your starting point will depend upon your current fitness condition, your goals, and the activities you enjoy doing.  If you are interested in including aerobic activities as well as resistance training into your new fitness program, consider starting off in 10 minute increments throughout the day,...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    How can I be active during pregnancy?

    It is very beneficial to be physically active during pregnancy. Women may experience a healthier weight gain, easier pregnancy, and easier labor/delivery. If you were exercising prior to becoming pregnant, you can usually continue those same activities. Check with your doctor to be sure there are no restriction...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    I have a belly and I can't seem to lose it -- what should I do?

    In order to rid yourself of belly fat, a combination of diet, aerobic exercise and various types of abdominal exercises are a must.  You need aerobic exercise to help burn calories and fat.  Additionally, you need to lower your caloric intake so that you are burning more calories than you consume. ...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    Will resistance training make me bulky?

    Anyone is capable of increasing size depending upon how he or she works out, and caloric consumption.  The key to toning and increasing lean muscle mass (LMM) without bulking up, is in the number of repetitions, sets and tempo of the repetitions.

    In order to increase LMM without bulking, I have my clients perform...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    Will exercise strengthen bones after menopause?

    Post-menopausal women are at higher risk for bone loss. Resistance training and weight-bearing exercises are very important for retaining and improving bone density. You should incorporate resistance training using free weights, machines and exercise tubing into your workout routine. Walking is a good form of we...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?

    Both are important so be sure to include both in your weight loss program.  The key to weight loss is consuming fewer calories than you burn.  The best way to accomplish this is by making simple changes to the way you eat, and increasing your daily activity.  Make sure you are doing aerobic exercise at least 2

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  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    How can I increase aerobic fitness?

    In order to increase your aerobic fitness, it is important to increase the intensity of your aerobic workouts.  Depending upon how many days per week you include an aerobic workout, you may want to have one day that you spend in the 65-75% maximum heart rate range.  The formula for calculating your maximum...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    Do heavier people lose weight faster?

    Yes.  Most of the time, heavier people lose weight faster than thinner people because the heavier you are, the more calories it takes to perform any type of activity.   When a person cuts his or her caloric intake to the same level a thinner person uses for weight loss, he or she loses weight quicker.  As the heavier

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  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    How does exercise benefit older people?

    A study was conducted of those people who had lived late into their 90's and even over 100.  The common denominator was staying physically and socially active.  As we age, we lose flexibility, stability, muscle tissue and bone density.  Weight bearing and resistance exercises help to maintain bone density

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  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    How can I increase my stamina for workouts?

    As previously mentioned above, nutrition and proper sleep are very important for increasing your workout stamina.  In addition, I recommend strength endurance training as part of your workout regiment.

    Make sure you have a mix of protein and carbohydrates 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your workouts.  Protein...Read More
  • Ann Prokenpek - NASM Elite Trainer - Eugene, OR - Fitness

    What are the keys to hunger-free weight loss?

    What works for me is grazing all day and setting a goal of only 1lb per week weight loss.  Somedays I eat as often as every hour, but its minimal portions.  When I go out to eat, I grab a small portion (less than a handful) of trail mix or a small snack of 100 calories or less to help curb my appetite.  This

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