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  • Simple Moves for Shoulder Stability

    Simple Moves for Shoulder Stability

    Do you find that your shoulder doesn’t move as freely as you would like? Do you experience muscle tension or tightness in your neck? One possible culprit is an unstable shoulder. When we talk about stabilization at a joint we are usually referring to the balance of the muscles surrounding the joint being at their optimal relationship to maintain sound working order. Sometimes we acquire an injury, or due to repetitive use, we destabilize a joint, initiating the cumulative injury cycle. Today we’re going to go over stabilization at the shoulder, and a common misconception in trying to rebalance the joint. To some, a combination of push and pull ....

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  • Campbell Personal Fitness Trainers Tell How to Build Your Motivation Muscle

    Campbell Personal Fitness Trainers Tell How to Build Your Motivation Muscle

    Our Campbell personal fitness trainers get asked all the time: “How do you stay so motivated?” Fact: We don't! We all have to work at it! Motivation is like a muscle – the more you flex it, the stronger it becomes. But what do you do to get your motivation “muscle” in shape in the first place? You find ways to intentionally keep yourself motivated! Our Campbell personal fitness trainers have put together a list of proven ways to build motivation right into your healthy habits. Make it fun! Try a new recipe. Do a new workout (working with a fitness pro is a no-brainer for this one!). Listen to your ....

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  •  A Simple Way to Reach Your Goals

    A Simple Way to Reach Your Goals

    We’ve got a tip for you that’s so simple it will: Blow your mind and Make you think “dad joke” Q: What’s the secret to reaching your goals? A: Set goals that you can reach. Now, we know that sounds like a no-brainer, but hear us out. It’s awesome to have BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). They can be motivating, they build character, and they generate a ton of self-confidence when you finally reach them. But they also can leave you feeling discouraged and overwhelmed, and (worst of all) you can end up quitting. That’s one of the biggest reasons ⅔ of people who set New Year’s goals ....

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  • Not Your Average NY Resolution Tip from Our San Jose Personal Fitness Trainers

    Not Your Average NY Resolution Tip from Our San Jose Personal Fitness Trainers

    Have you noticed how New Year’s resolutions have this way of turning into gigantic projects? You tell yourself: “I’m going to start working out 3 times a week.” Then suddenly you realize you need to get some new sneakers, a new set of workout clothes, and maybe even shop for some protein powder while you’re at it. The list keeps growing — and before you know it? It’s February and you haven’t even started. The thing is, the new workout clothes, the shoes, the protein powder… it’s all just busy work. So in the words of businessman Stephen Covey… The main thing is to keep the main ....

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  • Sneaky Ways Your Mindset  Prevents You From Losing Weight

    Sneaky Ways Your Mindset Prevents You From Losing Weight

    Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You are motivated and inspired to lose weight. You work out consistently and stick to your diet for several weeks at a time. But then you hit a roadblock and fall off track. Weeks later, when you get back into your routine, it feels like you’re starting all over again. If this sounds like your life, it’s time for a mindset check. Read on to uncover 6 sneaky ways your mindset may be preventing you from losing weight. #1 You’re Focused on Weight Loss Instead of Habits It’s natural to have a weight loss goal in mind. However, an intense focus on the end result puts a high priority on WHAT YOU WANT versus WHAT YOU ....

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  • Lose Weight Fast or Lose Weight for Good?

    Lose Weight Fast or Lose Weight for Good?

    One question our coaches at Method3 Fitness are frequently asked is “How long will it take for me to lose the weight?” Although we can estimate the time frame for weight loss, body fat loss, and/or muscle gain, the truth is always… it depen ds. Ultimately, the number one factor that will contribute to the speed of your results will be the amount of time you are willing to spend on the following healthy habits : Exercise Making healthy dietary choices Drinking water Sleeping And more If you’re a busy professional or stay at home mom, chances are good that your time is limited. That means you have less time in your day to ....

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  • Increasing Cardio Won't Help You Lose Fat. Here's What Will.

    Increasing Cardio Won't Help You Lose Fat. Here's What Will.

    If you think adding more cardio to your routine will help you lose fat, think again. It’s true that cardio can help you burn a ton of calories, but if your goal is to get stronger and look lean, it can do more harm than good. Read on to find out why cardio won’t help you lose fat and to find out what will. Why More Cardio May Hinder Your Progress Balanced amounts of cardio training can be beneficial for your body. However, boosting your cardio for the purpose of weight loss can have negative effects. These may include: Increased levels of hunger - Do you feel hungrier after your cardio session? That’s because cardio is energy intensive. You need MORE ....

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  • San Jose Personal Trainers' Tip to Turn Small Habits Into BIG Results

    San Jose Personal Trainers' Tip to Turn Small Habits Into BIG Results

    Have you been making resolutions year after year but still haven’t achieved the fitness goals you set for yourself? One of the biggest mistakes our San Jose personal fitness trainers see people make when diving into the new year is going in too hard, too fast trying to achieve lofty weight loss or strength goals. People often turn to fad diets or unsustainable routines to see quick results and end up mentally and physically burned out before the first few months of the year. Our San Jose personal fitness trainers have a simple tip to help you avoid the never ending "resolutions roller coaster" and achieve your fitness goals once and for all... and the great news is, all you ....

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  • Reflecting on Another Year...

    Reflecting on Another Year...

    It’s funny about the holiday season. It’s the one time of the year when everyone looks back on the recent past – while also looking ahead to what’s right around the bend. Will you look back in frustration and disappointment? Or will you be pleased with how you’re making the most of your life? It’s easy to take these questions defensively and think, “Hey … I had a hard time.” But don’t ask them as an accusation. Ask them to steer your determination and your focus. Are you putting off pursuit of the life you want? Or are you making it happen? If you didn’t move closer to your dreams in 2022, then get your mind ....

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  • What Did You CRUSH This Year?

    What Did You CRUSH This Year?

    There’s an old Chinese proverb that says: Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Pretty profound when you think about it, right? So often we get caught up in all the things we think we SHOULD do … Or the things we should have done BETTER … Or how we will change things so next time they will be MORE EFFECTIVE. But what if instead, you looked back on the past year and asked yourself: What are the top 1-3 things I’m really PROUD of myself for? Even better, here are a few other wins to consider: What big challenge did you take on? What new thing did you try? What did you ....

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