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  • Why We Don’t Do “Diets” And Neither Should You - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Why We Don’t Do “Diets” And Neither Should You - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post comes from the FAQ/unpopular opinion file. We frequently get inquiries from new potential clients who are surprised that ‘weight loss’ is not at the top of our menu of services. One of the most common reasons one typically hires a trainer is to shed a few pounds… so it can be rather odd that a facility like ours doesn’t feature this as a top offering. Since this question comes up so frequently, let’s take a moment to answer… Let’s start with the ‘hard talk’… If, when starting an exercise program, the only goal is to make the scale show a smaller number, one will ....

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  • Has HIIT Failed You? Maybe It’s Time For A Change… - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Has HIIT Failed You? Maybe It’s Time For A Change… - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder If you’ve been around as long as I have, you’ve seen many fitness trends come and go. It’s usually even the same trends with new names. Aerobics programs are a great example. How many of you remember Zumba? Probably most of you since it’s still around. How about Jazzercise? Billy Blanks’ Tae-Bo? Richard Simmons’ Sweating To The Oldies? Jane Fonda? Have I lost anyone yet? Dr. Kenneth Cooper published the first book on aerobics in 1968, and frankly, not much has changed since then. Soon there will be a new product, but it’s really just the same old stuff recycled into new stuff. HIIT, or High Intensity ....

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  • Am I The Problem Or The Solution? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Am I The Problem Or The Solution? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post is a bit out of character for me. My intention is twofold: First, I’d like to share my resolution for 2021. Second, I’d like to take an opportunity to put myself out there and be vulnerable. Some may see coaches/online influencers/thought leaders/etc. as people who have it all together. This is simply not the case. The culmination of things from 2020 has left many of us in a bad head space (I’m sure you can relate). Sometimes the best way ‘out’ is ‘through’. In late March of last year this business was shut down. We made the decision to pivot: We gave out almost all of our equipment to ....

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  • Here’s to 2021! A Personal Message From Jerry... Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Here’s to 2021! A Personal Message From Jerry... Tucson Personal Training Blog

    2020 started off with my wife and I getting food poisoning on New Year’s Eve, and finished with me spending three days laid up with a tweaked lower back (happens to the best of us. Luckily, I was able to get on the other side of it fairly quickly and am now back in action). Everything in between wasn’t much better: My beloved dog died, I had a painful surgery on the top of my head (#cancersucks), business was shut down twice, and even when it was open, operations were anything but normal. I’ve been known as a ‘glass is half full’ guy, but last year was tough for that. I feel like I’ve aged 10 years in the last 12 months. We usually preach a message ....

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  • How Often Should I Work Out If I’m Over 40? - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    How Often Should I Work Out If I’m Over 40? - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post comes from the FAQ file. There are many conflicting opinions on this topic. My answer comes from many years and thousands of test subjects… plus my own experiences. So, yes, my answer to this question is anecdotal. But anecdotal based on lots and lots of evidence. Enjoy… Let’s start with the TL:DR version of this post. If you’re over 40, you probably need to train every day. … … … … … … … … … Are they gone? Ok… now that the unwashed masses have clicked off of this post, we can get to the good stuff… When I was a ....

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  • 2020… The Quiz You Should Have Been Studying For - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    2020… The Quiz You Should Have Been Studying For - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Ten years ago, I went through one of the single most trying times of my life. I won’t go into details, but since then, almost nothing in my life has been the same. In the midst of it all, I didn’t think I would ever live to see it through. But, of course… I did. We all go through these seasons in our lives. Many of us are going through one now. As I’ve written in the past, some of the most beautiful things in the world come from discomfort – a sort of tension if you will. There are countless examples, but to name a few… Our bodies will atrophy if we just sit around and do nothing… we must put them ....

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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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