- Personal Training
- Group Classes
- Advanced Programming
- Strongman Shows
- Corporate Fitness
Personal and Group training at Art & Strength (8019 Belair rd, Suite 12, Baltimore, MD, 21236). Please visit the class schedule page for group training information and call or email me for personal training availability and rates.
Advanced Programming is a 30-day individualized training program with coaching, consulting and class options. This service is designed for people who have specific goals and are motivated to train on their own. Programming can be done online or via telephone consultation. Click here for more information.
Strongman Shows include feats of strength and motivational speaking. I perform classic oldtime strongman feats such as tearing telephone books, decks of cards, bending steel bars, twisting horseshoes and breaking chains. Talks are tailored to the audience and topics include the importance of exercise, benefits, proper technique, senior fitness, healthy children and my testimony.
Corporate Fitness is consultation on fitness center design, programming for faculty and staff, and may include training, presentations, speaking engagements and board meetings. Please call or email to discuss your company's needs.
TOOLS OF THE STRENGTH TRADE
Kettlebells actually preceded the barbell and the dumbbell. People lifted kettlebells long before "fitness centers" ever existed. It's a primitive tool that combines strength training and cardiovascular work. Kettlebells address all 5 components of fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardio-respiratory, flexibility and body composition. Kettlebells make up a large portion of my training because they are effective and efficient. There is not a faster or more convenient tool for fitness than the kettlebell.
Barbell training has three main origins: weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. Weightlifting is an Olympic sport that consists of two lifts - the snatch and the clean & jerk. Powerlifting is a sport that consists of three lifts - the squat, the deadlift and the bench press. In bodybuilding, barbells are lifted in a variety of ways to develop specific muscles. The barbell is consistent with the biggest and strongest people in the world.
Bodyweight exercises may be the most important because they are the most basic of all exercises and allow you to train with little or no equipment. Bodyweight efficiency is the first priority for health and fitness and as old age approaches this is what will keep you moving well, independent and feeling good. These exercises are appropriate for everybody and can be scaled for seniors or children all the way to advanced gymnasts. Your mobility, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise fall under this category as well.
There are two kinds of strongman - modern competitive strongman and oldtime performing strongman. Modern strongman training includes odd objects such as stones, tires, kegs and sandbags. There are carry and drags, pushing and pulling of sleds, and throwing exercises. It is a fun and effective way to train for things that you might encounter in life outside of the gym. Strongman and the concept of odd-object training has gained recent popularity but this is how people trained before fitness became mainstream. The oldtime strongman included these exercises plus many more that were not geared towards competition but reaching the masses with a message of health and strength. The oldtime strongmen used the advanced techniques of weightlifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, gymnastics, and presented them in a way to inspire awe and entertain people with the physical culture. There is a wealth of information in health and strength that was penned by the oldtime strongman, some of which is now in all the current research of exercise science, however, most of the oldtime strongmans teachings remain in obscure magazines that went out of publication in the early 1900's.