Brock Link is one of my TNT fitness trainers at Reston Sport & Health. He has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Penn State, which means he studied anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Impressive, if you ask me.
Fitness is his life. He started wrestling at five years old (family activity) and has never struggled with weight (we’ll forgive him.) He’s been a TNT trainer for seven years.
I asked him how does a trainer stay fit? Exactly the same way you do, he says: strength work, cardio and sound nutrition. He lifts weights, climbs the gym stair step machine and and jumps rope.
Oh, and he drinks a daily protein recovery shake. More on that in future posts.
Brock’s advice is pretty simple. Structure your fitness plan into your week and make it routine and non-negotiable. Do a cardio workout five days a week. Join a gym and don’t just poke around it. Get a coach or leader to challenge you. And finally, eat smaller portions five or six times a day.
It is simple, but not easy.
He’s really good at what he does which means he pushes me to challenge myself. Some days I like the external motivation—other days, not so much. But he’s always calm, consistent, and positive and he has helped me stay committed and focused on my strength training which is new for me. That’s the sign of a good trainer.