My name is Gene Leonard and I'm a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer and 200 Hr RYS (Registered Yoga School) Power Yoga Teacher. I'm originally from Chicago, IL and currently live in Hollywood, California right by Griffith Park!
Growing up I had, and still have a very fast metabolism. I always wanted to put on muscle and gain weight since I was very slim. To gain muscle I started going to the gym everyday and lifting as heavy as I could. I focused on Big Compound Movements (Involving more than one muscle group) such as the Bench Press, Deadlifts, Pull-Ups, Squats, and Bent Over Rows. One of my Goals with Fitness is to be as functional as humanly possible. A lot comes into this, not only how you move, but also what you are putting into your body along with your sleep and recovery.
On my site you will find how we'll Train (We're One Team!) the type of Yoga I teach and practice, Nutritional Advice, and Creative Motivating Apparel to keep you going! Thank You for stopping by, I would love to help you transform your Mind, Body, and Life into the Best Version You Possibly Can!
Believe in Yourself my Friends,
My unique type of training is to Progress You into Completing Multiple Rounds of Very Functional Exercises. Whenever I train I barely take any rests. If my legs are sore I work my back, if my back is sore I work my triceps and shoulders, if they're sore I'll work my chest. I constantly train the entire time I'm at the gym, I don't stop moving. We will start off slow and easy. Working on your stability and progressing you into completing multiple rounds of functional exercises with very little rest. With shorter recovery periods your heart rate will be in a greater range to burn calories, because of it's elevation. All my clients gain muscle while losing fat at the same time while training with me, I 100% guarantee you can too! We'll take pictures each month to track your progress and results! Every month we'll measure your weight and calculate your body fat too. Don't worry about your actual weight training with me, as we train you'll more than likely gain weight because muscle weighs more fat. The best part is your body fat percentage will be decreasing. I have kettlebells, medicine balls, jump rope, and can also teach you how to box and throw kicks with some knees too if you're interested!
The type of Yoga I teach is Vinyasa. Vinyasa means, "to place in a certain way." Also known as breath to movement. On inhalations your body will be going up and during exhalations you will be descending. Yoga is such an Amazing Beautiful Practice, I never thought I would be a teacher. I've Very Grateful it came into my life, and would love to teach it to you and all its Benefits. It will help with your overall body awareness, flexibility, posture, and also allow you to become more present in your everyday life. I practice yoga and meditate everyday, it is something that has helped me so much. I have some private clients whose homes I teach them yoga to, and other clients meet me at Griffith Park.
When it comes to nutrition think of it as the "fuel" you're putting into your body. Eating fruits, vegetables, and dark leafy greens will give your body the nutrients and enzymes it needs to properly function. Having the proper nutrition will greatly affect your performance and overall how you feel. You want to set yourself up for success before you train. If you consume garbage food it will leave you feeling sluggish and depleted, which will ultimately affect your performance and results. I can write you a nutritional plan to help you achieve the best results. I believe it is 85% Nutrition and 15% Training. Nutrition plays such a huge role in how you operate, but it also helps you aid in recover and is necessary for achieving your fitness goals.
Growing up I was very active playing soccer, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, and football. However, I never lifted weights in my early years. It wasn't until I was 20 years old when I picked up my first set of dumbbells. I would YouTube videos of people working out, to understand various exercises. Then I would practice them on myself at the gym. I would spend hours watching people train online, to understand the movements and proper technique.
The picture above is a one year transformation. The image on the left is right after I got through the hardest experience of my life and is something that really shaped me to the person I am today. I really like looking at these pictures because they are the Beginning, we All start somewhere. They also show me what can happen with a Focused Determined Mindset, and an Unstoppable Drive. I always wanted a big back and really added width to my back, also have some great muscle gains in my chest, waist, abdominals, and obliques!
The reason why I became a personal trainer, fitness coach, and yoga instructor is because I love helping people. We're all the same, and usually going to the gym for the first time is the scariest step. Whenever I see a younger person in the gym doing an exercise incorrectly I try my Best to help them. I love movement and if I become injured and can't move I become very sad and depressed. This is why I'm so critical and cautious on form, I'm all about adding longevity and life to our lives. And want to Help You Live your Best and Pain Free Life.
Thank you for listening and reading my story, I would love to help you get in the best shape of your life, or if you just want to talk or have any questions you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a Direct Message to my Instagram @geneleonard
Have an Amazing Day, Remember that YOU are the Controller of Your DESTINY! And That You Can Truly Accomplish ANYTHING You Set Your MIND to, Never Let Anyone STOP YOU!!!
My Instagram is @geneleonard I do a lot of Motivating and Inspiring Instagram stories, it's who I am. I'm Always thinking of New Goals and Ideas to Pursue. I also really enjoy taking people along for the ride! The reason why I keep my Instagram content very inspiring, is because I want YOU to know that YOU Can Truly Accomplish ANYTHING YOU Set Your MIND to in Your LIFE. It's All Self-Belief, Self-Conviction, and an UNSTOPPABLE WORK ETHIC, which I know YOU have! Stay Unstoppable and send me an email or message if you want to connect and ever want to chat!
I train my clients at Griffith park, I have a ton of various pieces of equipment. From jumprope, kettlebells, battle ropes, TRX, medicine balls, Boxing and Yoga!
Hollywood, California, United States
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