Here are a few questions to think about. When was the last time you were happy when you looked in the mirror? I’ve been there myself so you’re not alone there. Is that muffin top bulging through your favorite shirt? I know what this feels like as well. I know what it’s like for my belly to outgrow my shirt so you’re not alone there either. Are those love handles super-sized? The sides of my back and love handle area are where I tend to gain and hold weight, so I know what that is like as well. Did an unforeseen injury or surgery leave you with a reduced range of motion or muscle weakness? I’ve had both hips replaced and my share of sports injuries prior to that. Been there, done that.
Or maybe you have lost the muscle strength and tone that you took for granted in your younger years? Yep, I’m right there with you. It is much harder to stay in shape than it once was. It reminds me of a story where my martial arts instructor once told me “age fifty feels nothing like forty-five did, and forty-five was different than forty… which was different than thirty-five and thirty-five was different than thirty” and so on down the line. He was illustrating how our bodies change about every five years or so… new things start happening… usually new aches, pains, and problems. Which means, that these “new things” must be factored in and controlled for in training.
To be honest, I know what it feels like to have gone through all of these things personally. Since my early 20’s I have struggled with my weight. So, I know the frustration of having unwanted pounds. I know the difficulty and almost extreme commitment it takes to get yourself back to a good place. I am 53 years old at the time of this writing, so I know the difficulties and challenges that come with aging. But one thing that I learned in all of this is how to train effectively and efficiently to get the best results possible with the time available. We do this with the utmost consideration of safety, injuries, and conditions. I have a successful progressive training system to help you stay young and vibrant and I would be happy to share this with you. In 2017 and again in 2018, I had hip replacement surgery. Therefore, I am familiar with what it takes to prepare for, and rehab from, a major medical procedure or injury. I can share this firsthand knowledge with you and help guide you to a successful recovery. Since my hip replacements, I have broken all of my personal best records on all of my leg exercises.
My legs are stronger than ever today because I trained smart, safely, and in a sustainable progression to get myself where I am now. I’m still improving to this day. I can show you how to do the same. Even with these obstacles, I have been able to maintain a very active lifestyle and I still regularly train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Wrestling as I have for the past 30+ years. I can help you to get in good enough shape to enjoy your life and hobbies, look and feel good, or compete in your given sport at a high level. I will share with you all that I have learned in the past 20+ years of being a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach.
Good training to you,
-John J. Bruno, MS, CSCS, PES, CSS, FMS, USA
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