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The Importance of a Warm Up

When most new people come to Method Strength & Performance, there always seems to be something lacking in their program….the warm up.  Most of the time, when I ask them what their warm up consists of, I get one of two answers.  The first one is “nothing.”  The other is just as bad, “I walk … Read more

November Newsletter

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I just wanted to take some time to go over some of the good things that have happened in the last few months, as well as some personal goals of mine for the upcoming year. I wanted to say thank you for all the hard work that everybody … Read more

A New Success Story

Hello, I am Rebecca. I have been training with Ryan for the past 7 months and the progress I have made with strength, weight loss, and endurance is incredible. First, a little background. I have been active my whole life, in one way or another. I started playing softball when I was 9 years old … Read more

Kettlebell Swing workshop

  Saturday, November 12 at 9 AM – 12 PM 2606 N Sherman St, York, PA 17406-2330, United States   Learn the exercise that accelerates fat loss and builds explosive power! Learn from the BEST kettlebell instructors in the area! Learn ways to incorporate the swing in your program now! We will cover the kettlebell … Read more

Amber’s Journey

Recently I completed the Strong First level One Kettlebell Certification under the guidance of Method Strength & Performance owner Ryan Zuver. But let me take you back a bit and give you a little back story leading up to current day. This is going to be a long one, but stay with me. It gets … Read more

A Story of Success – August Newsletter

Hello everybody and sorry for not getting a newsletter out sooner, but it has been real busy. I wanted to share a story from Rich.  Rich has been training with me for a about 6 months.  His dedication to his weight loss goal was unprecedented.  In the short time I have worked with Rich, I … Read more

5 Key Factors That Will Make or Break Your Fitness Goals

Over the years, I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to work with people in their fitness or performance endeavors.  Below I mention 5 key factors that are critical to your success.  Maybe you will find that one or more of these are lacking in your current training program. What is Your Goal? … Read more

Why I Use Kettlebells

In the setting where I train, I work with a variety of people.  I’ve worked with kids as young as 8 years old to an 89 year old man.  I work with people who are injured to athletes competing in sports.  Moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas have all trained with me.  As I continue to evolve my programming and as a trainer, I have found somethings work better for me than others.  In 2012, I was introduced to kettlebells by Joe Sansalone.  Needless to say, in addition to the Functional Movement Screen, the kettlebell has made the biggest impact for me and others.  After 4 years and a level two certification in the Strong First system, my only regret is that I did not start using kettlebells earlier in my career.  Kettlebells are a great training tool and you can find hundreds of articles that support their use from fat loss, to performance enhancement, to physical therapy.  Below are the reasons that I use kettlebells for myself and others.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Trainer

I chose to write about this based on a Facebook post I read. A woman stated that she wanted to start lifting weights and asked where she should train. I read the responses and felt like there was no effective direction in helping this young woman. I can imagine the process to be a little overwhelming with all the choices.

Below are five tips to think about when the finding the right personal trainer for you.

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Thinking of Training with Kettlebells? 5 Things You Need to Know

Training with kettlebells provides many benefits whether its fat loss, increased muscle tone, rehab from an injury, or performance enhancement. With its compact size, you can take it pretty much anywhere to train. It’s a great tool that I use with pretty much everyone that I train including myself. Here are some tips I think you should know when training with the kettlebell.

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Get Screened…. 10-12 Minutes Is All It Takes!

New Year’s Day is the time when many people drop bad habits, start eating cleaner, and head to the gym.  They have this great plan of going to the gym four times a week, cutting out sugars, with all intentions of losing 10-15 pounds.  The first week is getting accustomed to the new lifestyle.  The second week, everything is going good until they get back pain doing squats.  They stop going to the gym, put on more weight, and are worse than what they were.  This all could have been avoided by taking 10-12 minutes and performing a movement screen.

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