As a fitness professional my primary focus is on
enhancing physical performance through movement-based strength and
conditioning programs. What that means in plain English is
that I help people move better first before helping them to become
stronger or more powerful.
A well-known joke among fitness professionals is that the most
common workout goals are to: "lose weight" and "tone up." If a
personal trainer received $1 for every time he or she heard that
phrase every single one of us would be a multi-millionaire.
The fact is that most people start a workout program in order to
look better, not move better. With that in mind I plan on regularly
interviewing guests with a background in bodybuilding, whether as a
competitor, researcher or coach.
Our conversation focuses on how setting exercise goals,
especially the strict ones required for success as a bodybuilder,
can help you prepare for success in your professional life. Let’s
face it, if you can compete in bodybuilding then you are driven by
setting and working towards challenging goals which is an important
trait required for any type of professional success. Tamer is an
excellent example of an individual who has turned the drive and
determination that led to his success on the competitive stage
towards a career working in the fitness industry. Tamer is a former
IFBB 2-time Mr. USA who is now working for UFC Gym
as the vice president of global
franchising and the director of the UFC Gym University.
My initial perception of UFC Gym was that it was going to be
focused on the tribal-tatood, Ed Hardy t-shirt wearing crowd that
frequent MMA events. However having met and done some work with
both Tamer and the director of Fitness for UFC Gyms Rob McCullough,
who I interviewed on episode 16 of All About Fitness, I have been
impressed by the all-inclusive approach the company has towards
it’s fitness programming.
This is not an informercial for UFC Gym, however when I come
across a company that I feel is doing fitness the right way,
whether it is by manufacturing equipment or operating a health
club, I want to share that it with you. If you’re like me than you
may have a certain image of what working out in a UFC Gym looks
like, but after listening to our conversation today you may realize
it’s a place worth checking out.
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