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!

2 PRE ROUND DRILLS to set you up for success. 1️⃣ For most of you righties out there, you have a hard time getting into your left side.  This is a great priming drill to turn your adductor on and allow for better transfer of power.  Stagger your two feet so your left foot is about midfoot of your right.  Imagine your left knee and arch is on a wall and don't let it come off the wall.  Start by bending your knees slightly and then tuck your butt underneath you and don't lose the tuck.  Think about dragging your left heel behind you as hard as you can and think about your right knee going across the range all while maintaining the tuck.  Take an inhale breath, and on the exhale you want to think about bringing your right hand down to your left ankle.  Only go as low as you can keep the tuck, at the bottom cycle two breaths and then reset and repeat.  On each exhale breath hug the wall hard and drag the left heel back.  Think about exhaling like you're fogging a mirror.  Repeat x 5. 2️⃣ Start w your feet about three inches apart, palms facing away from you.  Imagine you are squeezing a dodgeball between your thighs and bend the knees one inch.  From there think about tucking your butt under you and keep it tucked.  Take an inhale breath, and on the exhale think about bring your nose below your knee caps without losing the tucked pelvis. Think about your exhale like you're fogging a mirror 2-3 seconds.  This gets the air out of the lungs and gets the ribs to drop toward your pelvis allowing for you to open your shoulders up better.  Controlling your breath is the key to getting way more out of this drill! Repeat x 7. **You can also bring some rotations into this as well.
2 PRE ROUND DRILLS to set you up for success. 1️⃣ For most of you righties out there, you have a hard time getting into your left side. This is a great priming drill to turn your adductor on and allow for better transfer of power. Stagger your two feet so your left foot is about midfoot of your right. Imagine your left knee and arch is on a wall and don't let it come off the wall. Start by bending your knees slightly and then tuck your butt underneath you and don't lose the tuck. Think about dragging your left heel behind you as hard as you can and think about your right knee going across the range all while maintaining the tuck. Take an inhale breath, and on the exhale you want to think about bringing your right hand down to your left ankle. Only go as low as you can keep the tuck, at the bottom cycle two breaths and then reset and repeat. On each exhale breath hug the wall hard and drag the left heel back. Think about exhaling like you're fogging a mirror. Repeat x 5. 2️⃣ Start w your feet about three inches apart, palms facing away from you. Imagine you are squeezing a dodgeball between your thighs and bend the knees one inch. From there think about tucking your butt under you and keep it tucked. Take an inhale breath, and on the exhale think about bring your nose below your knee caps without losing the tucked pelvis. Think about your exhale like you're fogging a mirror 2-3 seconds. This gets the air out of the lungs and gets the ribs to drop toward your pelvis allowing for you to open your shoulders up better. Controlling your breath is the key to getting way more out of this drill! Repeat x 7. **You can also bring some rotations into this as well.