Fitness Series

PFP Trainer Tonja Ayala: Exercise Insight

One of the biggest complaints that Tonja hears from people is that they don't have time to exercise - here is her insight into finding time!

Tonja’s Insight: Yes, You Really do Have Time to Exercise One of the biggest complaints that I hear from people is that they don’t have time to exercise. No matter what your weekly obligations are, there is time for you to exercise. Finding time to exercise has to be an appointment that you keep with…

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PFP Trainer Spotlight: Marisa Galli

Get to know our PFP trainers! This week, we're featuring both PFP trainer and Athlete, Marisa Galli, B.S. Exercise Science.

Hi everyone, my name is Marisa and I am a trainer, instructor, and coach at PFP!  I work one on one with clients, teach group exercise classes, and coach weightlifting for our barbell club athletes.  My training method focuses on moving from basics to the barbell.  I remember how exciting it was for me to…

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Trainer Spotlight: Jake Boyer

Get to know our PFP trainers! This week, we feature our running expert and lover of a good Guinness, Jake Boyer, BS, ACSM, EP-C.

The path that led me down the road to becoming a fitness professional started when I decided to try out for cross country in 6th grade. I can remember seeing my childhood best friend, Brandon (who was the same age but a grade ahead of me), way up ahead and there was no chance of…

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Being Brave: Finding Your Inner Strength

Bravery is not the absence of fear, but recognizing fear and acting anyway. How do you practice being brave and finding your inner strength?

Being Brave. Full Disclosure: I didn’t finish my workout yesterday. I did about half of it, looked at the rest of my workout, then the rest of the week’s workouts, got overwhelmed and called it a day. It may have been one of the first times, in a long time, I let the gravity of…

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When Training Stops Being Enjoyable

Your experience in fitness as a whole should be enjoyable - if you're not having a good time, you should probably do something else.

This blog was originally written for the PFP Barbell Club. I have been competing in the sport of weightlifting for about 5 years now and coaching for the better part of 4. I am a big believer in training being “Process Driven”. If we can focus on the process of getting better then the results will…

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