Trainer Taylor


I started my fitness training career (accidentally) over 27 years ago with a small gym located in South Minneapolis, called Los Campeones Gym. It started with my own personal weight training and after several years of experimenting, testing and studying different systems, methods, diets and strategies I finally, as they say, "cracked the code."

I read and studied, as I still do, everything I could get my hands on that dealt with bodybuilding weight training, nutrition and diet, cardiovascular exercise, weight loss, etc. Today, I consider myself the 'ultimate expert student' when it comes to fitness training and its numerous and varied aspects. I've spent thousands of dollars and countless hours understanding the science of fitness, on getting (useless) certifications, trainings and information about every aspect of training the human body and nutrition and diet, but the most important thing I could do and did do, was to gain the actual experience it takes to help my clients accomplish their fitness goals. I decided that the theories and concepts were not enough. I had to know what actually got results over a wide area range of needs and goals.

With that goal in mind I continued, as I still do, testing and experimenting with various systems and methods. I meticulously and systematically monitored and tracked, not only my own personal results, but the results of my clients. In short, I found out what works, and what doesn't work, beyond a shadow of a doubt.

My area if specialization includes rapid weight loss, muscle gain/enhancement, body toning, shaping, strength, agility and flexibility training, postural correction, kettlebell training, resistance band/strength training, core strengthening enhancement, rapid weight loss boot camps and workouts. I have extensive knowledge when it comes to nutritional and diet. Fitness, health and wellness is an evolving field of study and I continue to evolve with it, delivering visible and measurable results for every one of my clients.

Since you've read this far, you've obviously made a clear decision to make fitness training a part of your lifestyle and routine in order to increase and maintain optimal level of health.

If you are new to fitness training, starting can be a bit of a challenge, especially if it's been awhile since you participated in any structured fitness programs. To make sure you are able to reach your fitness and health goals and that your experience is a positive experience from the start, you should hire a personal trainer who will design you a training and nutritional program specific to your goals and needs.

Today having a personal trainer is affordable with alot of people taking advantage of it. Using a personal trainer will fast track your results by teaching you the right techniques and methods, providing structure, motivation, focus and monitoring progressions of programs specific to your requirements.

A professional personal trainer should conduct a full physical fitness assessment which may include a health questionnaire, body composition, strength tests, core functionality, range of motion and diet and lifestyle analyses. These assessments are a positive way to identify requirements and anything that may need to be considered before creating a structured program.

Working with a personal fitness trainer will help you stay focused, motivated and keep you accountable. You will often hear it said that "Results are generally just on the other side of your comfort zone", and the extra push, motivation and encouragement you receive will be very helpful, especially after a long day on the job or the couch or bar stool, etc.

The overall goal of a professional personal trainer is to enhance the components of fitness for her/his clientele.
The proper exercise prescription will result in an improved body composition, physical performance, heart condition and other related health outcomes.

The decision to hire a personal trainer may be related to a perceived ability to facilitate these factors through proper prescription and instruction or factors related to motivation and adherence. A personal trainer will pay close attention to your exercise form, workout routine, and nutrition plan.

"Personal training in women has been shown to exercise behavior patterns, improve perceptual benefit-to-concern ratio for exercise (decisional balance), and increase confidence to choose exercise in the face of other time demands (scheduling self-efficacy)."

Effective personal training should result in higher strength, higher workout intensities, and higher perceived exertion during exercise in women.

Many of my clients ask me "why did you become a personal trainer?" Well, truthfully, it just happened for me. I have a passion for health, bodybuilding and fitness. I also have a driving, burning desire to succeed and this is transferred to each of my clients, who are also my friends.