Tag Archives: weight loss

Get out of your comfort zone. 

20 Sep

Looking for results?

Step out of the same routine you have been doing. What does that look like? Adding interval training or eating cleaner, less processed foods, doing full body circuits at least two or three times a week.

Prepare for your workout. Have the proper nutrition before you step on the floor and have the proper nutrition waiting for you when your done. Remember food is fuel, we get our energy from food, don’t think of it as the enemy, when your getting n proper nutrition you will have a better recovery and more energy.

Write up your workouts for the week, keep a log of what your workouts are going to be and mix it up every week, keeping track of your workouts will help you get out of that rut and it will help you get the results your looking for.

Have a great workout!

Move better feel great!

-Ace

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Change will happen…….when you’re ready. Here’s to 2015, keeping off 115 pounds!

31 Dec

We gotta want it, to make change happen. It also needs to be when you are ready, otherwise it will be that roller coaster ride of dieting and beating yourself up for gaining weight, losing weight, gaining weight. (Be kind to yourself.)

In my nine years as a personal trainer I know this.  I truly believe it, and this client, I’ll call her Jane, is such a great example of making change happen in her life to get the results she wanted. I am excited to spotlight my client Jane in 2015, KEEPING OFF 115 pounds!

Jane has been with me for five years now, and I am so proud of her and her dedication to keeping off 115 pounds! The biggest change in her journey with me has been her nutrition, cutting out flour and sugar. Some of us don’t work out every day or even once a week, therefore, nutritional choices are critical. What has transformed Jane is her nutritional choices and working out with me for five years.

This week when Jane and I were training, I was asking her about the journey she has been on with Ace Morgan Fitness. I was trying to get an idea of what is still working for her.  She said: “Working out today really keeps me in my body.” I really see Jane in her body today. As a personal trainer I am helping my clients to connect; mind, body, and spirit.

I love to see the confidence and postural changes in my clients, it’s one of the most rewarding experiences. Seeing clients walk into room and truly own it, chin high and shoulders back. I can see the progression from the first intake with that client to their stellar presence today.IMG_9798

I’m looking forward to showing up for my clients, being a witness, and their personal trainer in 2015.

Thank You for all of your hard work.

Move better, feel great!

– Ace Morgan

Ace Morgan Fitness, three time winner “Best of the Bay: Best  Personal Trainer” San Francisco Bay Guardian  

Birthday challenge

6 May

Hello Everyone,

It’s another great day here in the Bay Area! No complaints, grateful.

Every year I give myself a personal challenge to get in better shape then the year before, why not celebrate the age instead of feel like “oh I am getting so old” turn the beat around and say “oh hell yeah! I am going to be in better shape then last year” and as we all know the older we get the harder it is.

I started training 6 days a week 6 months ago, my birthday is in July, so this will be a 9 month challenge, I have added more days of training then in the past, and 6 more months then I did last year.

I usually do a 90 day challenge before my birthday, this year I started a bit earlier I did this because I like to show clients and beyond that this is a lot of work! (to get your body fat down and maintain muscle) I don’t have cheat days and I never stop training, the last time I took off more then a week was 10 years ago, I mention this to remind you all that it is a lifestyle, yes it’s my job as a trainer and I am in this environment everyday, I hear that, but, I know a lot of people that train three and four days a week for years, and they are noy trainers they have learned to make training a lifestyle.

We are meant to move our bodies. Training 6 days a week can mean a brisk walk, or hike then two days at the gym and a yoga class. When we move our bodies we are training for a longer life, this is a fact, I am not trying to sell you a product, I am trying to sell you a longer healthier life, you deserve that!

Here is my schedule for training at this point In the challenge I am doing.

Monday – heavy chest followed by 20 minutes of cardio.

Tuesday – 40 minute circuits

(All of these movements three rounds)
dead-lift
Jump rope – 1 minute
One leg smith machine squats
Battle rope – 1minute.

Bicep curls
Flip a hundred pound boxing bag on the floor 1- minute
Roman chair leg lifts (lower abs)
Jump rope 1 – minute

Wednesday– back workout – followed by 20 minutes of stair master

Thursday – 4o minute circuit
(All of these movements three rounds)

Dead -lift
Jump rope – 1 minute
One leg smith machine squats
Battle ropes – 1 minute
Dumbbell pullovers
Flip one hundred pound boxing bag 1 – minute
Crunches
Jump rope 1 – minute

Friday – shoulders- followed by 20 minutes of cardio

Saturday – .bicep- tricep – legs- followed by 20 minutes of cardio

Sunday – rest from the gym

This is what my routine looks like at this time into the challenge, my nutrition is clean, no processed foods and no bread, I bulk cook my food packing my lunches and buying enough meat at a time to have a few meals out of it, cooking up four sweet potatoes at once to have ready to grab for part of my breakfast or lunch.

I will send an update with photos next month and the one thing that will change as I get close to my birthday is a bit more cardio the last two weeks, why? Trying to get my body fat down.

Have a great week ahead!

– Ace

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Promo for my workout video

25 Oct


Stay tuned for my half hour workout video.

 

You will be able to download it and buy a DVD.

Take Ace Morgan Fitness with you wherever you workout. Your home, gym, the park, wherever you workout.

Have a great day.

Ace

Just a taste, of Ace Morgan FItness.

26 Jul

New Gold Star

28 Jun

Hello Everyone.

I have a new gold star.

In six weeks she has lost;

4 1/2 inches in her belly
3 1/4 inches in her hips
3 1/2 inches in her chest
3/4 inches on her thigh

4% body fat

3 pounds weight loss

AMAZING!

How did this happen?

keeping a food log, cutting out sugar and gluten, wheat.

A lifestyle change.

She has stopped drinking diet soda, replaced it with lemon water.
eating less fruit, one or two pieces a day, more cooked veggies, eating every two or three hours.

Undo-ing old eating habits takes work. a lot of work.

It is hard to change your eating habits when the rest of the world is eating the same way we used to eat, and every time we go out to eat we are getting served all the things we are trying to stop eating, gluten, sugar, wheat.

Sugar, gluten, wheat, these three things alone, if you cut them out of your diet you will decrease inflammation in your body, also adding HEALTHY FATS! insulin levels will begin to even out, we are only meant to have a teaspoon of sugar in our blood stream.

I am so proud! here is to a longer life.

You know who you are! Congratulations.
YOU are doing an amazing job.

Keep it up.

your trainer,

Ace Morgan

Great class today!

14 May

Hello Everyone!

I had a great time today in Dolores Park today. Three of the 90 day challengers showed up!

Great way to burn some calories, outdoor fitness.

Check out the photos from today!
I am so proud of Everyone.

Ace