Just wanna weigh in on a question I get from clients on why our routines don't include Smith Machines, which are very popular and can be found in most gyms. In my opinion there are more cons than pros to using this machine. We're hitting this quick. PRO's: the Smith Machine is less intimidating then free weights, as you don't have to stabilize weight during the up/down motion. if you reach failure unexpectedly and can’t push anymore, you can turn your wrists and lock it in its place. you don’t have the danger of pushing

As the Boot Camp serves a wide range of people, I have been encountering different concerns. I've trained pregnant women, people with arthritis, back pain, knee issues -- Renee just had knee surgery in August. The thing that gets us through is that every exercise can be modified according to what the body can do or needs to do. If we lift 10 and you need to lift 5 or 3, so be it; if we run and you need to walk at a fast-pace, so be it.  I thought