Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

Eric Mabie Palm Harbor Personal Trainer Shares Lunge Technic

If you have ever worked out in a gym I’m sure you have done lunges.  When I was  in fairly good condition I could do a 25-30 of these.  You can image my surprise when my Palm Harbor personal trainer Eric, held a pole behind me and said, “ok, do the the lunge, but keep your head, mid back and butt in constant contact with the pole, pull in your abs, and tilt your pelvic under. “

Palm Harbor Personal Trainer Lunge Technic

The purpose of the pole is to keep you from leaning forward, to keep your movement to be up and down without a forward movement.  This makes the lunge way harder because we naturally lean forward. Try it at home with a broom, you’ll see what I mean.

Palm Harbor Personal Trainer LungesSee how straight up and down the model in the picture is. If you add a pole to her back you will see that she is still not 100% upright. She needs to tip her pelvis under. Then everything is in alignment. This will protect your spine and work the correct muscles.

Doing it this new correct way was so much harder, and I could only do about 3 or 4 lunges before my legs turned to rubber.  I was shocked!

I have worked with personal trainers in Palm Harbor and other cities, this was the first time I had seen this Technic.

So why does it matter?  Well as you can guess, it is more beneficial to do 5 correctly than it is to do 10 incorrect. I can attest to the fact that correct is more beneficial.  I’m now up to 10 on each leg and my legs feel like I’ve done way more than 10.  In addition to the benefits of my legs I’m building core strength when I do it correctly, so I get two benefits in one exercise.

I did this leg work out two days ago and today I am stills sore. It works!!

I consider Eric to be the premier Palm Harbor personal trainer, in fact in my opinion he is the premier personal trainer out of all personal trainers that I’ve ever worked with.  Eric is a C.H.E.K. practitioner, which is one of the highest levels of certification that a personal trainer can have.  In addition, Eric is a trainer to many of his fellow personal trainers.



Palm Harbor Personal Trainer Eric Mabie shares cure to sleeplessness

It has been over a year since I’ve been able to go to sleep and stay a sleep. Generally to get to sleep I had to watch TV until I fell asleep, but then I’d wake up after just 2 or 3 hours. Then I’d turn the TV back on and start the process all over Palm Harbor Personal Trainer Sleep Cureagain. I was only getting about 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night. Since I had started working with my Palm Harbor personal trainer, Eric I told him about it and that I felt trapped in a vicious cycle.  I just did not have the energy that I used to have due to my lack of sleep.

After explain it to my personal trainer Eric I was shocked at his suggested solution.   But before giving me his suggestion he again asked if I was willing to do what it took to fix the problem.  I assured him that if he had the solution I would follow his suggestion, after all I was paying a personal trainer for his knowledge and I really am tired (no pun intended) of not sleeping.

First he asked if I was willing to read instead of watching the TV. No surprise there. Then he asked if I was willing to not watch TV to fall asleep.  I told him I doubted that I could fall asleep without it but that I would try. That is when he gave me the shocker. He told me to remove the TV from my bedroom.  Yikes!!  That felt like I was being sentenced to sleepless nights of staring at the ceiling.  But I had agreed to follow his suggestion so out would go the TV.  I went straight out and bought a book to read, I knew I would need it. My friend helped me remove the TV that day from my bedroom.

That has been a couple of weeks ago and I can tell you that I’m going to sleep and most nights I’m staying a sleep for most of the night. It is a big improvement.  Eric assures me that it will even get better.

Personal Trainer Sleep Cure


Who would have ever guessed that their personal trainer would coach them on lifestyle habits?  I came here to lose
weight and get into shape but I’m getting way more than just that.  Exercise, nutrition, and now sleep, the quality of my life is getting better from working with Eric.  I tell all my friends about Eric and suggest that they make him their Palm Harbor personal trainer.

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Personal Trainer Palm Harbor teaches organic eating tips

What is healthy eating? That is what I asked my Palm Harbor personal trainer Eric Mabie.

I soon learned from my Palm Harbor personal trainer, Eric that we did not have the same ideas of what healthy eating was. To me eating healthy meant:

  • avoid deep fried food,
  • don’t eat at fast food restaurants,
  • don’t drink soda,
  • eat fruits and vegetables,
  • eat a lot of chicken and a little red meat,
  • don’t eat a lot of sweets,
  • don’t drink or smoke.

I thought I was doing real well, most of the time. I never really paid attention to ingredients except fat; I didn’t consider preservatives or additives.  I really had no idea about eating organic foods.  To my surprise I was sub-standard when it came to healthy eating.

Personal Trainer Palm Harbor Eric Mabie

Eric Mabie

Since I decided to hire Eric as my personal trainer in Palm Harbor I am learning so much that I never expected. He is teaching me about where and how the food is grown and how that is affecting my body. I’m starting to learn the difference between organic and “natural’ foods, range free poultry/beef, GMO, and gluten free.  He wants me to stop shopping for “fat free’ or “low calorie” and above all else to start focusing on organic.

He has started me on a cleanse to get all of the chemicals out of my body. The goals is to remove toxins so I can process the clean foods and I will feel better. I’ve not done a cleanse before, but he assures me this one is ‘gentle’ and that I won’t have any weird side effects, like being locked in the bathroom all day, lol.

I’m now shopping at the health food grocery store and in the organic section of the regular grocery store.  Organic is not cheap, but from what I’m learning it is well worth it.  So far I’m just getting my fruits and veggies and meats organic.

Since I’ve worked with personal trainers in Palm Harbor and other cities over the years I was not surprised when Eric had me eating 6 meals a day and 64 ounces of water. But what I found to be different with Eric verses the other personal trainers is that he not only has be doing it all but he also has me keeping a  journal. In the journal I keep  track of what I’m eating, when I’m sleeping , and how much water I’ve drank for the day.  Out of all the personal trainers in Palm Harbor that I know, he is not the first to ask me to keep a journal but he is the first to follow up to make sure I do it.  He truly hold me accountable so I will get results. I really appreciate that.  Remembering to journal is really a challenge for me. I just don’t remember until it is time to go for my next session and I have to take my journal with me so Eric can review my progress. I’m getting better at it.

Eating the correct foods is one issue but remembering to eat often (every 3 hours) is another issue.  I get busy and forget until I get really hungry, which generally means that I’ve missed at least one meal, maybe two already.  I know that I have to eat often enough to keep my metabolism burning, but I’ve just never been a big eater.   Eric assures me that as my Palm Harbor personal trainer it is his commitment to support me and keep reminding to eat and to journal.  It feels good to have him on my side.

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