Jay Morgan, NASM Elite Trainer

Jay Morgan, NASM Elite Trainer's Blog

  • Thoughts On CrossFit

    I decided to write on this topic, as I find myself being asked the question "What is CrossFit" more often. CrossFit (CF) has become a hot topic, and a lightening rod for intense conversation between many health professionals. Some in it's defense, and the m

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  • Simple Strategies For Healthy Weight Management

    This short blog will identify simple strategies for individuals who have struggled with or are looking to manage their weight. The strategies introduced are based on years of coaching experience with clients looking for similar weight management goals. The...Full Post
  • Is Your Workout Good For Your Mind & Body?

    Have you ever finished a workout that left you saying that was a great workout, but I am going to feel this later. Every muscle I worked is exhausted. These types of traditional high intensity workouts have left me to question if the workout actually benefited...Full Post
  • Why Do People Exercise? - Exploring the successes and pitfalls (Conclusion)

    What did I learn from this short blog series? First was a confirmation on the importance of individuality, that success in exercise is based on the individual. A strategy that works for one, might not work for the other. It is so important for the individua...Full Post
  • Why Do People Exercise? - Exploring the successes and pitfalls (Part7)

    [media id="PRD__4cfe465d8424c2_55224304" title="Family Bike Ride"] "I want to be able to exercise and play with my family, I have watched my parents age and lose the ability to play with my children. I do not want that to happen to me." As mentioned in earlier...Full Post
  • Why Do People Exercise? - Exploring the successes and pitfalls (Part6)

    When Corporate America is looking to motivate their employees, they at times will utilize financial reward as a strategy. This strategy works for a high percentage of individuals, and is a stategy I have found successful in fitness.

    Over the years I have worked...Full Post
  • Why Do People Exercise? - Exploring the successes and pitfalls (Part5)

    Research Finding of a study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research that followed more than 2000 dieters for six months encouraged healthy eating and regular exercise, found that the single best indicator for dropping weight came down...Full Post
  • Why Do People Exercise? - Exploring the successes and pitfalls (Part4)

    Over the years I have encountered numerous individuals that have a strong fear of pain. Pain is an incredible motivator, unfortunately pain is a motivator to stop or not to begin exercising. Over 80% of Americans suffer from some form of physical pain (back,...Full Post
  • Why Do People Exercise? - Exploring the successes and pitfalls (Part3)

    The American Heart Association recommends that individuals need to move/exercise for 30 minutes a day and up to 60 minutes per day to achieve weight loss. As I learned from one individual these guidelines can be overwhelming.

    My client expressed frustration...Full Post
  • Why Do People Exercise? Exploring the successes and pitfalls (Part2)

    I was in an interesting discussion with a client the other day. She has been preparing for a running race and has been in high levels of pain as a result. I was perplexed on why she continued to run even though she knew the pain would result. Her answer was...Full Post