Looking Past the Scale

Well, over the past few days we have seen a large change in everything we are doing in Highland. Thanks to a new facility we are striving to become the leader in the metro east area in training, health, rehabilitation, and fitness. So in order to accomplish our goal we have adapted some of our […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments

Rep Schemes and Volume: Understanding What You’re Doing and Why

Easily one of my favorite topics to discuss and talk about are rep schemes and volume and the proper ways to maximize your workouts in order to receive the desired results. Sadly there are too many individuals in the gym, trainers included, that don’t understand the proper schemes for the goals of the individual. So […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments


Its been a couple of weeks since I’ve updated. I’m happy to say things are still going well, and I’m still working hard!

I have some exciting news!
6 weeks ago we took measurements. Here is the difference.

Lost 1/2 inch on my arms
Lost 1 3/4 inches on my waist
Lost 1 inch on my thighs (which I’ve really […]

By |January 8th, 2016|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments

Starting that new year’s resolution

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great christmas and is prepared for a brand new year in a few days. This is one of favorite times of the year, as we are soon going to see the gym flooded with brand new individuals that looking to cash in on those new year’s resolutions they […]

By |December 30th, 2015|Phoenix Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Larissa the Dietician

Monday of last week I met with Phoenix Physical Therapy’s Dietitian, Larissa. This lady is one of the most knowledgeable people in regards to food that I’ve ever met. She was able to talk to me in a way I could understand. We talked about my goals, my progress and my previous weights. We made […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments

Screaming at Supplements #1! :Creatine

Well, one holiday down, one even bigger one to go.  I have been receiving a bunch of current intrigue from a few of my training clients regarding different supplements as we sell a plethora of them here at X-Factor Fitness in Highland and you never know what may end up filling your stocking this Friday […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Phoenix Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adjusting to my new lifestyle while on vacation

This past weekend my family went to Texas for our family Christmas.

Before we left I decided I wasn’t going to diet while I was out of town because, lets face it, I LOVE the food in Texas and I wanted to eat what I wanted and as much as I wanted.

I’m surprised to say I […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments

A walk through my workout today 12/10/2015 with Kyle

Its now about 3 hours after my work out with Kyle today, and honestly, I’m still pooped! It was a good workout today. I’m going to walk you through my workout today, BUT, please remember, I’m STILL a beginner, so no judgement on how lame my exercises are and how much they thoroughly exhaust me.

We began […]

By |December 10th, 2015|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments

Quick weight loss update

Wanted to type up a quick update. Remember when I talked about jumping rope with Kyle and how difficult it was? I actually purchased a jump rope and I’m using it nightly now. I did a little bit of research on jumping rope. I read that Jumping rope at a continuance pace for 10 minutes is […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments

Dinner prep

I am HORRIBLE at dinner times, I always have been. In our family, we don’t decide dinner till a couple hours before its time to cook. Then I have to go to the grocery store for the supplies, then cook. Because of this, we end up eating very badly, eating entirely too late in the […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Phoenix Blog|0 Comments