Greg McLean

Greg McLean
Co-Founder/Personal Trainer

Greg started back in ’96 where his goal was to be an electrical engineer. Halfway through college, he realized he was gonna go crazy sitting behind a monitor for the rest of my life. So, he decided to change his major. At that time, he wasn’t sure what his major should be. Nevertheless, he started lifting weights during his first week of college and loved how doing this transformed his body and enhanced his self confidence. He loved working out every day; better yet, he loved the way he felt! Before he knew it, his major was switched to Exercise Science. As graduation day approached, he realized he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. So, he began to train part-time while he went back to school for Fire Science. Two years later, he completed his coursework and decided that even though he loved fire fighting, his heart desired Personal Training more. At that moment, his decision was made….Personal Training! Having his own business one day was always one of his goals, and Personal Training is that….a business within a business. This profession has allowed him to continually grow and learn all there is to know in the health, wellness, and exercise fitness world. he knew he had found a profession that enabled him to put his whole heart and soul into.

The thing he loves about Personal Training is that it is an ever changing field. He has the ability to take different concepts from yoga, sports’ specific training, physical therapy, traditional weight lifting, boxing, and many other related fields and combine them into a hybrid style of training that encompasses all of the above. The end result is that his clients are provided with a balanced fitness program, and a body that can handle any challenge thrown at it. He believes that one must build a strong body from the core outward. Once you ensure that every joint is strong and flexible, then you have a strong level of balance in strength throughout the body.

His clients are family to him. Every day, he is fortunate to come to a job that he loves doing. In addition, he gets to work with people he truly enjoy. As a result, he’s capable of delivering high energy workouts all day long with his clients. This is a win-win situation; they leave with smiles on their faces and have a good workout. He makes a promise that he puts his heart into each and every workout he does and makes sure that he gives his clients everything he’s got. He expects the same in return. The combined efforts result in wonderful friendships and great results. He can’t imagine doing anything else in life! He’s thankful every day for the clients he has!

In order to address pressurizing the canister we must address three things. Breath/body connection. First and foremost and then the rib cage coming to a neutral and also the pelvis. Drill 1️⃣ using a wall set up w your head about 3 inches off a wall. Bring your knees in past your belly button and make sure the feet are touching. You want to spread your fingers and really try to root into a wall. Imagine you have a basketball between your elbows and someone is trying to steal it. This creates a 2x4 framing set up just like a house. Internal pressure is the key here. Start taking in breaths through your nose and then out through the mouth. On each our breath you are trying to get all the air out of your lungs w a breath like you are fogging a mirror. The goal is to get the back of your shoulders and spine to melt into the floor a little bit more w each breath. Do for 10 breaths and really get connected. Drill2️⃣ using the same breath from drill one you now want to pretend you are kicking a wall out in front of you on the out breath. The only rule is don’t let you legs go so low that you lose your connection w the floor and arch the back. On the out kick push the wall away from you getting more internal pressure. Do this to fatigue. Drill 3️⃣ now we flip around on the wall to get the pelvis in neutral. Put the feet up the wall and we need to learn to engage the hamstrings to pull the pelvis into a neutral position.  So keeping your heels stationary imagine you are trying to drag your heels down to the floor. This will engage the hamstrings. Think about tucking your pelvis so your lumbar spine is touching the floor but your glutes are barely hovering. Once again focus on your breath and we are going to do 3x20 second isometric holds. Continue to try to drag your heels harder and harder down the wall to get more tension. Also imagine you are trying to pull your upper body through the floor and make sure your ribs are trying to stay anchored down to your pelvis. This all helps get the top and bottom of your can solid so you can bring a pressurized canister to your workouts.
In order to address pressurizing the canister we must address three things. Breath/body connection. First and foremost and then the rib cage coming to a neutral and also the pelvis. Drill 1️⃣ using a wall set up w your head about 3 inches off a wall. Bring your knees in past your belly button and make sure the feet are touching. You want to spread your fingers and really try to root into a wall. Imagine you have a basketball between your elbows and someone is trying to steal it. This creates a 2x4 framing set up just like a house. Internal pressure is the key here. Start taking in breaths through your nose and then out through the mouth. On each our breath you are trying to get all the air out of your lungs w a breath like you are fogging a mirror. The goal is to get the back of your shoulders and spine to melt into the floor a little bit more w each breath. Do for 10 breaths and really get connected. Drill2️⃣ using the same breath from drill one you now want to pretend you are kicking a wall out in front of you on the out breath. The only rule is don’t let you legs go so low that you lose your connection w the floor and arch the back. On the out kick push the wall away from you getting more internal pressure. Do this to fatigue. Drill 3️⃣ now we flip around on the wall to get the pelvis in neutral. Put the feet up the wall and we need to learn to engage the hamstrings to pull the pelvis into a neutral position. So keeping your heels stationary imagine you are trying to drag your heels down to the floor. This will engage the hamstrings. Think about tucking your pelvis so your lumbar spine is touching the floor but your glutes are barely hovering. Once again focus on your breath and we are going to do 3x20 second isometric holds. Continue to try to drag your heels harder and harder down the wall to get more tension. Also imagine you are trying to pull your upper body through the floor and make sure your ribs are trying to stay anchored down to your pelvis. This all helps get the top and bottom of your can solid so you can bring a pressurized canister to your workouts.