Dogma has a great team of trainers and over the next several weeks we would like to introduce them to you! Bryan has been with Dogma for 4 years, he brings positive energy and a great sense of humor to each session.
We finally had a chance to catch up with Bryan and ask him a few questions.
What is your Philosophy?
"look good, feel good, play good"
I believe everyone should have a goal of looking good, feeling good and/or playing good. I not only believe in having one of these goals but also enjoying the process to achieving your goal.
What makes you passionate about training?
I enjoy helping people reach their strength and fitness goals. I love bringing a fun yet effective environment to the training process. I also enjoy working with injured clients. Whether they are pre or post-surgery or just rolled an ankle hiking up Vail mountain I am passionate about getting the client back to the active lifestyle they enjoy.
How did you get into the field?
I studied Exercise...Read More
Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you work out.
I've always been an active and athletic person. Throughout my life I feel I've played every sport, and yet physically I am always trying to do more. We moved to Colorado in 2003 to be not only closer to nature but also to surround ourselves more with other active people. As I've gotten older and with pesky work stuff and desk time getting in the way, I found my fitness was slipping, resulting in my fitness regime consisting of more weekend warrior activities than everyday warrior activities. As a result, I found myself injured more often to the point of a few chronic injury conditions brewing up. I work out to regain and retain all I can of my youth, since the more I play the happier I am.
Why do you enjoy coming to Dogma and how has it helped you?
Where do I begin? Over the years, I've had to manage a bad knee from a injury when I was quite young. I've had several corrective and reconstructive...Read More
The holiday season is often the busiest time of year for many Vail Valley locals. It is also a time of financial importance for our community and local businesses. Busy schedules, work stress and shorter days combine to have people feeling less healthy than our active community desires.
This observation coincides with studies done on most Americans, who typically gain more weight from Thanksgiving though the end of the year than the other ten and a half months combined. Studies also indicate that Americans consider the holiday season as the most stressful time of year.
Here are some helpful tips to enjoy the holidays and to keep, or even improve upon, your health and well being. Staying fit and healthy will allow you to enjoy the gatherings, be more efficient at work, and to be in a better place for yourself and other important people in your life.
Take a different perspective - Most polled Americans state they “just want to make it through the holidays.” Once people resign...Read More
HOW DOES THE MATURE SKIER PREPARE FOR A GREAT SEASON ON THE SLOPES?
Vail and Beaver Creek are great retirement destinations for many alpine enthusiasts. Not only do these mountains provide a vast diversity of terrain, but the communities also support many active interests for this vital demographic.
I have had several mature athletes ask me about the best cross training preparation for skiing as they get older. I think it is important to look at the demands of alpine skiing as well as the typical physical reductions we experience as we age.
Strong skiing is a series of dynamic anaerobic efforts supported by our aerobic engine. These efforts require a lot of strength in the pelvic girdle and core, and are performed at various speeds. Good skiers have tremendous balance and also possess good visual skills for reading terrain.
The scope of this article will be limited to three primary areas that degrade as we age that negatively impact our skiing. These areas can be trained,...Read More
...Hit the gym!
As we reach the height of the summer and the daylight has us waking early in the morning, some of us have a big cycling event planned. Whether it's the River Ride, the Leadville 100 or just a long ride with friends, this is time of year that we bulk up on extra miles in preparation for our event. You may be surprised to know that great benefit can come from training one day per week off the bike.
When we hear “off the bike,” it’s usually associated with a day of rest and recovery. To get max benefit from your training, it’s logical to take a rest day as well as a cross-training day. By spending one solid hour in the gym cross-training, your body adapts new strengths that can be applied to long endurance efforts or short racing efforts.
In taking a closer look at our posture on the bike, it’s clear the body is being held in a fixed position (using unilateral strength of each leg). Working full body exercises in the gym helps to build body awareness, balance, pelvic...Read More