Strength Training Gyms Allen TX

Local resource for strength training gyms in Allen. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to strength training machines, strength training workouts, strength training guides, and strength training plans, as well as advice and content on aerobic training and weightlifting.

Thomas Deegan
(214) 924-9623
McKinney, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, Sport specific training, spine a
Schedule Type
NSCA-CSCS Since 1995 MAT-Graduate CHEK-Golf Biomechanic 2003, Spine and Core conditioning 2003
Education
Thomas has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Illinois University with an emphasis in Exercise Science/Corporate Fitness, and has been certified C.S.C.S., and Insured by the National Strength & Conditioning Association since 1995
General Information
40 years old (trains both men and women)

Dasha Zh
(469) 237-6711
Plano, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Yoga, Pilates, Body Sculpting
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WITS
Education
Personal Fitness Trainers Certification with WITSFlexibility trainer certificationI have 4 years of experience.I am also Russian schooled in fitness!
General Information
23 years old (trains both men and women)

Ken Karnack
(972) 821-6604
Frisco, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
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* ISSA certification * Apex Weight Management certification * New Leaf Metabolic certified * Core & Stability Level I&II * Dale Carnegie Leadership * CPR certified * Full liability insurance
Education
Penn State BusinessFitness & Recreation Certified (city club Pittsburgh)
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41 years old (trains both men and women)

James Dodd
(214) 534-2187
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Endurance Training (marathons, t
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Certifications: NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer; NESTA - Certified Personal Trainer; First Aid; CPR
Education
Education: Began studies in Engineering at Texas A&M University where I soon realized training was my calling.University of Texas at Dallas: Currently finishing studies in natural sciences and brain/behavioral sciences
General Information
24 years old (trains both men and women)

Mark Esserman
(214) 763-0399
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) – the gold standard of quality for fitness certifying organizations. First Aid-CPR and AED
Education
Political Science - University of Colorado, left after two years.Cooper InstituteBrookhaven Community College
General Information
24 years old (trains both men and women)

Erik Jones
(214) 223-4213
Plano, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
CI-CPT (Cooper)
Education
Certified Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute, Dallas Texas
General Information
38 years old (trains both men and women)

Thomas Jensen
(888) 330-9355
Plano, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
Education
B.S. Exercise Science, Summa Cum LaudeMember: Alpha Chi National Honor Society
General Information
29 years old (trains both men and women)

Rollins Carrie
(214) 650-5854
Garland, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Kick Boxing, self defence & flexibly
Schedule Type
Penn Foster Career School for fitness and nutrition
Education
I''ve been in Martial Art for 6years in i have a Diploma from Penn Foster Career School for fitness and nutrition.I''m also a Martial Art Teacher.
General Information
33 years old (trains both men and women)

John Dorsey
(972) 965-4278
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
Cooper institute CPT American Heart Association Heart Saver
Education
B.S in Nutrition Texas A&M UniversityWorking on Masters in health promotion from TAMU-CommerceCooper Certified Personal Trainer
General Information
23 years old (trains both men and women)

Life Time Fitness - Allen-McKinney
(214) 383-3500
971 State Highway 121
Allen, TX
 

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The old fashion bench press and bicep curl are great for those that love the classics but there are a dozen new ways to get some resistance training. Go to your local gym and engage in a functional training class where they employ resistance bands. There are resistance band workouts you can do at home with the aid of a DVD or personal trainer. One of my personal favorites is the use of Kettlebells which can be found on a website called dragondoor.com.

Kettlebells take up very little space and can be used to do dozens of different workout that will tax your aerobic capacity and offer resistance training at the same time. Don’t get stuck in the old fashion “3 sets of 10 reps” rut. Try some of the classic lifts with barbells or dumbbells but do it as part of a circuit training routine. Do this with friends to make it challenging or competitive. 

Bottom line is that this type of training is very enjoyable and extremely beneficial so if you hold some limiting beliefs then do some open minded exploration on the topic and find an alternative you find engaging. 

One of my personal favorites is a circuit that employs 30 seconds of exercise followed by a 15 second rest as you move to the next station. Don’t count reps, just go for 30 seconds. Mix the stations up such as: abdominal crunches, bicep curl, punching against band resistance, box jumps, another ab station, push ups, ham curls, ...

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