...And a Lot of It!
As owner of an athletic training center, I see many types of recreation enthusiasts. We see accomplished endurance athletes such as cyclists, runners and triathletes. We also see strength athletes who like to test their anaerobic and aerobic engines with dynamic lifts similar to what you see at a Cross-Fit gym. We work with all types of individuals on movement patterns to rectify dysfunction in the body while improving motor skills.
We also have a yoga studio. I continually recognize that people with optimal mechanics are the ones who have a regular yoga practice. These people are easy to spot because they have correct postural carriage and excellent body awareness.
This is not to indicate that other activities are not beneficial. They are tremendously helpful, but yoga is often overlooked by people looking to optimize their health. A regular yoga practice actually helps other types of activities more than you may think. If you develop better posture...Read More
There is an old adage in the fitness industry – You can’t out exercise poor nutrition.
This has become increasingly true as the food industry has created highly addictive, nutritionally void and calorie dense foods. People looking for optimal health and vitality must be highly aware not to fall into the trappings that lead to lethargy, chronic illness and weight gain.
Regarding body composition and weight management, it is estimated that 75% of the equation is really about food intake. It becomes very easy to over-consume especially with the habit-forming foods that flood most grocery store shelves, restaurants and advertisements. These foods are non-satiating and are designed to create over-consumption, and with high frequency! We have all known that feeling: you eat something sweet and sugary, and you keep eating it until the bag is empty. You feel sick and listless and somewhat guilty then several hours later you are hungry again. This is a frequent cycle for many people,...Read More
What is your Philosophy?
I feel as a Personal Trainer/Coach, my job is to bring positive change to people's lives. I strive to provide safe, challenging, fun and effective sessions to anyone wanting to achieve a fitness/weight loss goal or rehab an injury.
What makes you passionate about training?
Building close relationships/watching clients exceed their goals and keep wanting more. It's fun to watch a shift occur in their physical/mental confidence and abilities. Often that new confidence expands into all areas of their lives. Helping to facilitate that confidence is really rewarding and keeps me motivated and passionate about training.
How did you get into the field?
I was in my Sophomore year at Univ. of Texas, my major was Art and my Life Drawing Professor suggest I find another major. I was crushed and cried my way over to my Career Counselor and she asked me what my interests were I replied Soccer and working out. She told me of a brand new degree called Kinesiology...Read More
What is your Philosophy?
As a trainer, my philosophy is to help individuals learn and become aware on how to live the happiest and healthiest life. The six main functional movement patterns are critical to understand for the way we live. We utilize these movements almost every day when we pick up things, clean the car and house, and when we perform daily movements. Therefore, it is important to understand how to perform these movements correctly before diving into all the other great exercises one can perform! The body is capable of doing so many incredible things, and as a trainer I want to support and guide my clients to feeling that they are capable of more than they could imagine. Exercising is the best form of therapy and it makes us feel better about ourselves and the way that we live. Exercising is the physical component of being fit and healthy, and as a trainer, I strongly believe that it is just as important to integrate a psychological piece to training. With that, I...Read More
Way to go Marker, your dedication is paying off!
She has lost 40lbs since working out with Rod and focusing on her nutrition.
We asked Marka what motivated her to start the fitness journey and what keeps her going?
"At the beginning of the year, 2017 I looked at the scale and decided I had to do something, I was overweight, taking two blood pressure medicines and felt horrible. I have always been an athlete, enjoying biking, hiking, swimming, running, golf, etc. and I was having trouble enjoying those things.
When the email arrive from Rod, I decided to commit to what has now proved to be a life changing experience. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the support the people at Dogma, my family and friends have provided. They are amazing motivators and for me, my heroes!"
Marka says she enjoys Dogma because everyone is here to help and encourage her. "It is an infectious feeling when everyone is working out together, pushing to the limit!"
We love having Marka in the...Read More