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Golf Performance Workshop

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Join us this Summer for Premier Fitness System’s 2nd Golf Performance Workshop! 2 Days of hands on learning to train like the pros! Great for golfers and trainers at any skill level w a desire to learn how to take your game to the next level! July 15/16
• PFS Performance Foundations
• Biomechincs & performance assessment
• […]

6 Week Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss and Anti Cancer: Change Your Life in 6 Weeks

By |November 23rd, 2016|

Six week Keto Diet challenge complete!

My main reason for this experiment was to test the ketogenic diet for weight loss, decrease in body fat and its anti-cancer effects. Cancer is a horrible disease that affects so many people.

What is the ketogenic diet? Click here >> http://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/ketogenic-diet-plan.html

I can honestly say this is the best I have […]

What Can Be Accomplished with a Quality Approach and a Healthy Mindset

By |November 22nd, 2016|

This is a really cool letter from a client. It is a testament to what can be accomplished with a quality approach to training and a healthy mindset.

Dearest Brandon and the entire PFS Staff;
Today marks the completion of four full months at PFS for me. Today’s Friday class is class #36 for September plus having […]

FREE Mobility Program for Golfers

By |September 19th, 2016|

Most golfers I come across have no idea what they should be doing for workouts to help their game.  Whether that means weight training, cardio, stretching, or focusing on mobility, they don’t have a clue. Not only do most not know what to do in the gym, but those who do go don’t tend to […]

Handstand Workshop all Levels Welcome

By |June 24th, 2016|

Check out the FB event page and let us know you want to attend.

Cost is $40 and there is a limited amount of spots. Participants can also attend our 9am Flow class as a bonus for signing up for the workshop.

Join us for this 2 hour workshop diving into all the crucial pieces involved in […]

Take Responsibility for your HEALTH – Whats on Greg’s Mind

By |June 13th, 2016|

Today it hit me hard that here we are trying to help clients get better but they’re not doing their part.  Upholding their end of the bargain so we can help them get better.  They show up week after week for their workouts but they’re not taking care of themselves outside the gym.  Massages, doctors […]

Why we all should train FUNCTIONALLY | What is on Greg’s Mind?

By |June 7th, 2016|

Too often in our industry we see people who come in the studio in their fifties that were the cause of their own demise in their 20’s and 30’s due to improper exercise practices.  I would say you have two types.  You have Johnny Pecs who is all about big chest, biceps, shoulders, abs and […]

A Insighfull Comment From a New Member

By |June 1st, 2016|

“Adding becoming a Ninja Warrior to my Primal Warrior status and education.. 💪🏻👊🏻Movement. There is so much more to movement. It is a practice, with intention, that has a powerful carry over into our lives everywhere. The quality of our lives is directly proportionate to the emotional state we live in and the standards we […]

Get Rid of Back and Shoulder Pain with 2 Basic Exercises

By |May 20th, 2016|

In the last couple years I honestly can say I have grown more personally and professionally than I ever have. Some of this growth was forced! Which for some reason tends to be the main reason we change as humans. It takes a major life event like a heart attack or major disease. For me […]

Don’t Be a Sea Squirt

By |May 18th, 2016|

Don’t be a sea squirt.  I’ll tell you why in a little bit.

A sea squirt is about as primitive as it gets.  It gets a lot of attention due to the similarity of their nervous system to ours.  It is actually theorized by evolutionary biologists that a sea squirt is one of our oldest relatives.  […]

PFS’ Client of the Month, Susan : “You Just Have To Start”

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Susan has been training with Greg at PFS for 14 years! Listen to why she comes coming back for more!

 

PFS: How has PFS helped you the most?

Susan:

The education I get from him [Greg] every time I work out. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

I do a lot of activities that I never did before!

Obviously it’s to […]

The PFS Principles

By |May 1st, 2016|

What is your outcome measure?
When most people are asked this question, various responses are made. All of them plenty logical. What you typically will not hear is movement health. I am going to make a case as to why this should be an A1 priority over all other pursuits. Some of these other pursuits may include […]

DO Sweat the Small Stuff

By |April 28th, 2016|

 

When it comes to warm & fuzzy inspirational quotes about life, we are often told “don’t sweat the small stuff”. But when it comes to our health and our fitness, this could not be farther from the truth.

 

In fact, it was one of my own clients who, when I was in the midst of explaining […]

How to Stay Forever Young

By |April 1st, 2016|

 

How to Stay Forever Young

 

I am told all the time from people that they are simply “too old” to exercise. But what these people don’t know is that by not doing anything, they are actually making themselves older! On the flip side, when people keep moving, no matter how small or gentle, we enable our […]

Client of the Month, Mark Kogan, on Why PFS is Good for the Mind & Body

By |March 31st, 2016|

Meet our client of the month, Mark Kogan! Watch Mark explain why PFS is good for the mind & body.

Mark has made tremendous progress at PFS. He came to PFS at the recommendation of his golf coach, who was “smitten with the atmosphere, as well as the training technique – functional and oriented to what [Mark] […]

Your Best Workout Might Not Be What You Think

By |March 24th, 2016|

 

Have you ever had the intention of going for a long run or swim or doing a high intensity interval cardio session (or whatever your workout of choice might be) only to feel less than stellar? You probably decided to push through your fatigue, stress, or tightness because someone once told you pain is gain, […]

Making Movement Matter

By |March 9th, 2016|

We constantly see new fads and trends swing in and out of the fitness industry. Some are steeped in rich cultural & historical tradition, while others are simply a modern fabrication. So what makes one fitness philosophy stick over another?

When we look at the different fads that exist and why, it very quickly becomes quite […]

Olympic Swimmer Warm-Up Routine

By |February 11th, 2016|

For both elite athletes and average Joe’s having mobility and more specifically extension in the thoracic spine is extremely important. As a result of our daily lifestyles and bad training habits we lose the ability to segment our spine.  As humans we are programmed to move in the most energy efficient ways and when it […]

Premier Fitness Systems – A fundamental Approach To Make You a Better Athlete

By |January 26th, 2016|

Modern Approach to Acquisition of Motor Skills: Dynamic Systems Theory

Previously movement scientists believed that we had motor programs encoded in our brain, and essentially a button would be pressed and out would come a gross motor pattern. This led to the prevailing thought that the expert athlete had less noise when completing movements. Training resulted […]

Shoulder Performance: Questioning Rotator Cuff Specific Training

By |December 10th, 2015|

  The shoulder is not well understood and poorly trained. One reason is from bodybuilding culture, which has infected society with isolation exercises and no understanding of how the shoulder functions. The typical shoulder program is some sort of military press, anterior and lateral deltoid raises, and maybe isolated rotator cuff exercises. Once you get […]

Return To The Fundamentals – How to Crawl & Roll

By |December 1st, 2015|

A Return to the Fundamentals: Why we crawl and roll

Why? What’s the point of performing these movements?

Ask yourself a question… what is the most fundamental of all movement patterns? To answer this, think about a baby. What compels a baby to start moving? It has to do with survival instincts, curiosity, and desire to explore […]

Personal Training that makes you a better ATHLETE

By |October 7th, 2015|

Anti-fragile training can be one of the most important parts of an athlete’s program.  When I say athlete I’m talking about the NFL players on the field on Sunday to your modern day Spartan Race junkie, or every day crossfitter in the gym trying to get more muscle ups.  When it comes to injuries, most […]

Stretch Your Hamstrings To Play Better Golf With The Pancake Stretch

By |September 18th, 2015|

In this post we are going to teach you one of our favorite mobility drills for increasing the mobility in the hamstrings and hips! The world famous pancake stretch! Done correctly this exercise can drastically increase the length in your hamstrings which will allow your glutes to fire and increase your driving distance dramatically.

First, lets […]

The Busy Mom’s 20-Minute Hiit Workout | Premier Fitness Systems

By |September 16th, 2015|

Here at PFS, we know you need superfast workouts that burn fat, tone muscles, and keep your body working hard. So we’ve designed this 20-Minute at home HIIT workout for mom’s guaranteed to challenge your fitness game when you have a few minutes to devote to yourself!

Most people tend to think that they need to […]

Lose The Shoes! Benefits of Barefoot Training

By |September 9th, 2015|

 

Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run, (Born To Run ) says normal running shoes remove the use of toes, critical for balance. The arch is naturally designed to collapse but the thick-heeled sole neutralizes it, he adds. “It’s like shutting down the dashboard on your car.” He says there is no science behind barefoot […]

Healthy Eating Made Easy – Understanding Gluten Free

By |August 28th, 2015|

It’s Not a Diet! It’s a Lifestyle

Nutrition is the gateway to great health! If you do not create healthy habits you will not succeed in your health and fitness goals. Healthy nutritional habits will benefit athletic performance, body composition, daily energy and even sleep patterns.

You do not have to drink protein drinks, eat broiled chicken […]

Mobility Training For Athletic Performance

By |April 20th, 2015|

One might say that the best game changer in fitness for making the body feel good and pain free is mobility training.  As we get older our bodies start of tighten up from all the years of pounding through sports or just our daily routines of sitting behind a desk or carrying an extra 20 […]

Embracing a Mindful Approach To Fitness and Eating

By |February 25th, 2015|

One of the most important skills we teach at Premier Fitness Systems is the art of being mindful both in our workouts and in our approach to nutrition. Having a mindful approach can dramatically increase one’s success in achieving fitness goals and feeling content in life. A book I recently read that I would encourage […]

Are Your Workouts Making Your Body Worse?

By |January 13th, 2015|

About 98% of all the people we see that go to the gym have no idea what they should be doing or what their bodies need. Now there is the teenage male all the way up to 50 who thinks vanity dominant training is good for you, there are the cardio divas, and there are […]

PGA Tour Superstore North Scottsdale Grand Opening Workout

By |October 24th, 2014|

Too much time in front of a desk, injuries, vanity dominant strength training, and age are the biggest contributing factors to the demise of a golfer’s swing over time. The body writes new software to work around injuries or tightness and once these dysfunctional patterns are put into action the body continues to use them.  […]