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  • 10 Years Strong – Why Now Is The Best Time To Join Us! - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    10 Years Strong – Why Now Is The Best Time To Join Us! - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder When this year began, I was feeling pretty optimistic… we were cruising into our tenth year in business and everything was looking awesome. I was getting an early start thinking about what kind of party I wanted to throw in August for our big 10-year anniversary. Then COVID was like, “Hold my beer…” Many businesses don’t make it to year five, and of the ones that do, an even smaller number make ten. My optimism waned quickly as the drama of 2020 began to unfold. For a while I was wondering if we’d even make it. March was a scary month. April was even scarier. We did what every other business did: we pivoted. ....

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  • Unconditional Love - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Unconditional Love - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post may seem a little out of character for me. As someone who considers himself a ‘writer’, I often use this as a type of therapy. If you choose to continue reading, thank you for humoring me… Last week, Marie and I had to say goodbye to our beloved dog, Sadie. Not only was she a treasured member of our family, but she also spent time at the gym, so this loss was felt by many in The Protocol family as well. She wandered into my life about six and a half years ago while helping my dad unload a storage unit in the middle of nowhere. Someone had dumped her off there. She was skinny, dirty, and very hungry. The picture ....

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  • Another Type Of Fasting - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Another Type Of Fasting - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder I’m writing this post while on “vacation.” I use quotes because pretty much anywhere you travel, you basically sit around and do the same stuff you would be doing at home. Because of this, my wife and dog decided to get out of the heat and head up to the mountains. We’ve been here for almost a week and there is something just awesome about getting away to the cool trees, staying in a cabin, and doing very little for a week. On our way out of town, we decided we were going to fast this entire week. No, not the food type of fasting (too many good restaurants up here). Instead, we were going to have a one-week media fast: No ....

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  • What COVID19 Taught Us About Diets - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    What COVID19 Taught Us About Diets - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    These last few months have sure been interesting, haven’t they? We have all been inundated with more information than we can possibly digest (most of it contradicting itself), and at some point, we will be in a place where we can look back and see what we’ve learned. Hopefully, we can use this information to come up with a better plan for if/when this happens again. As stated before, my intention is to stay in my lane. So, I’d like to share with you a thought about how our experience with the coronavirus can help us evaluate dieting for the better. The major point I’m trying to make
    – During this pandemic, we got to see how the exact same virus has had ....

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  • How Mask Wearing Can Affect Your Neck And Posture - Tucson Massage Therapist Blog

    How Mask Wearing Can Affect Your Neck And Posture - Tucson Massage Therapist Blog

    Today we have a guest post from our Licensed Massage Therapist (and miracle worker!) Terry Hall. Since returning to work, she has noticed an interesting pattern in her clients, stemming mostly form mask wearing. We asked her to share some of her observations in hopes we can all benefit from them. Enjoy! The last few months have been a whirlwind for many of us. I hope you’ve all stayed healthy and safe through it all! I’d like to talk about the effects of wearing a mask and what it may be doing to our posture. Some are wearing them for long periods of time, others are just wearing them when visiting places. Regardless, here’s what I’m finding with people ....

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  • No Matter What, Keep Moving - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    No Matter What, Keep Moving - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder There’s no doubt most of you are pretty bummed out about your gym STILL being closed. For many of us, it’s our drug of choice, best anti-depressant, and thing we do that prevents us from going nuts… and now it’s closed. There’s an ugly underbelly to this pandemic that most are uncomfortable talking about, and it’s just how much obesity plays a role in poor COVID-19 outcomes. As an owner of a gym, I suppose I’m the one to jump on this grenade. My message today serves as a ray of light, as well as a warning to those who may have chosen to not take better care of themselves, and are now faced with potential ....

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  • How To Train During A Quarantine - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    How To Train During A Quarantine - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    How To Train During A Quarantine The following is a heavily revised post I wrote almost exactly two years ago. It now appears that it was ahead of its time! In most areas, all gyms have been forced to close in an effort to stop the spread of COVID19. I am not a medical professional, and am committed to ‘staying in my lane’. Therefore, I’ve chosen to not make comments about the virus itself (if you’d like to read more about that, please take a look at literally everything else on the internet right now). What I would like to talk about is how to train at home. Disclaimer:
    The following post contains affiliate links. If you click and purchase one of the items ....

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  • Should I Worry About Overtraining? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Should I Worry About Overtraining? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder ‘Training’ is a continuum that ranges from couch potato (who inevitably suffers serious health repercussions from their sedentary lifestyle) to exercise addict (who works out compulsively despite negative consequences). You can probably guess where we’d like our students to land on this continuum. We’re passionate about sustainable, “consistency trumps intensity” training. But I have to admit, I sometimes have to actively manage my own training regimen and that of our students. So, no matter where you find yourself on this continuum, this post should stimulate some self-reflection and give you a few things to ....

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  • But... But.… The Celebrity Trainer To The Stars Says…  Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    But... But.… The Celebrity Trainer To The Stars Says… Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder It’s that wonderful time of year where all the articles about what celebrity trainers do with their A-list clients start making their way around the social media feeds. They are usually published by very reputable sources (sarcasm intended) such as Shape, People Magazine, and so forth. For the majority of my readers, today’s post is a comedic piece, but some may actually stumble across these articles and wonder if they should trust the information/exercise/diet advice that is being espoused. Even I myself have always said that those at the top didn’t fall there. Many of these trainers charge for an hour what most trainers earn ....

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  • Why It Was Easier For Our Grandparents To Be Thin - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Why It Was Easier For Our Grandparents To Be Thin - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Well… we blinked a few times and 2019 is now behind us. I suppose that old saying about aging is right: Life is like a roll of toilet paper… the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. We decided to take a little break from the blog in December. It seems like our inboxes get flooded with so much garbage during this time of year that I felt a little break was appropriate. As I say every January, we do not participate in the “New Year’s rush” that most other gyms do. For us, it’s just another day at the office. If someone is serious about fitness goals, they would have started by now. We’ve also prided ....

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