Services we Offer

Personal Training

Training with PS Personal Training provides one-on-one service without the stress of an everyday gym: no complicated machines, no- intimidating atmosphere, and no waiting for equipment. PS Personal Training has reputable, qualified, educated trainers and a fully equipped and newly renovated training facility. Personal trainers will keep you motivated and design a program that will help you achieve your goals: lose weight, enhance performance, live pain-free, or gain more energy to play with the kids! Contact PS Personal Training today to book your free personal consultation to discuss your goals!

Postural assessment and correction

Postural Assessment and Correction are integral to the design of every training program; critical to office workers and elite athletes alike. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time will increase likeliness of developing weakness in the neck and upper thoracic areas. Whereas athletes develop postural imbalances linked to the nature of their sport. If an athlete uses one side of his/her body more than the other, strengths and weaknesses throughout the body's kinetic chain develop.

Unresolved postural issues create a series of imbalances throughout the entire body. Poor posture creates soft tissue pain and joint dysfunction and causes unnecessary physical stress, releasing a concentration of stress hormones. Poor posture also disrupts the physical positioning of the internal organs changing the way in which we digest food and the levels and types of nutrients we are capable of retrieving. Ever notice that you have cold hands and feet? Cold extremities are often caused by the physical shift of the body and its circulatory system.

Conditioning for Sports

To improve performance or optimize one's genetic skillset, working with a trainer on a sports conditioning program is a must. It's a common misconception that an athlete can train for a given sport by simply participating in their sport. Cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, power, agility, balance, strength and coordination are all integral to performing at the maximum of your abilities.

Many athletes lose much of their muscle mass during the competitive season and muscle is essential to the protection of joints, ligaments, organs and helps fight the onset of degenerative diseases. A strong offseason program that targets postural correction will improve your competitive season by increasing your speed and strength. Power and speed athletes are more likely to sustain acute injuries than endurance athletes and time spent in the gym will ensure structural integrity. Whereas off season core training is important for endurance athletes in order to prevent fatigue on long training rides, runs, or swims.

Kettlebell Training

The kettlebell (KB) is a weight (resembling a ball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Though its origins are debatable, it is confirmed that kettlebell training was used as early as the 18th century by soldiers, military and professional athletes. Today the kettlebell is widely used by athletes, rehab patients, and for recreational fitness.

The kettlebell is a whole body strengthening and conditioning tool. KB exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, and increase grip strength and generally mimic real life activities.

Metabolic Typing Nutrition

Increased energy, no more sweet cravings, a sense of joy and emotional well-being, a normal appetite, these are all commonly reported results, that can be achieved quickly, when you eat right for your Metabolic Type.

The purpose of Metabolic Typing is to balance body chemistry and to maximize metabolic efficiency by properly exploiting metabolic individuality.

You've probably heard television personalities such as Dr. Oz talk about Metabolic Typing (MT); However, you may not be aware that PS Personal Training has its own certified MT advisor, Predrag Stojnic, and this is what he has to say about it:

I became interested in nutrition as a young man and at that time information on nutrition was hard to find and I quickly realized that to be well-informed was going to be a challenge.

While at University (Faculty for Physical Culture and Sport), I attended a course on nutrition offered by a PHD in medicine. The course was not impressive and did not answer many of the questions that I sought to answer. I experimented with various diets, often with disastrous results (almost hospitalized!). Quite simply, the diets were not suited for me.

At the age of 23, I became involved in Bodybuilding for the first time, and I was captivated by the sport. I interviewed many of the top bodybuilders in order to learn their secrets on gaining muscle and reducing bodyfat. They were masters of this complicated manipulation of macronutrients (carbs, fats, protein) they could, and would, decrease their body fat to 5% (or less).

After interviewing many top athletes and reading countless diets developed by pro bodybuilders, I compared my notes and came to an interesting conclusion: THEY WERE ALL DIFFERENT! Moreover, I noticed that these differences were substantial: some ate predominately carbs with moderate amounts of protein and very little fat, while others thrived on high protein, high fat diet with very little carbohydrates. Despite the claims made by books and food guides, I realized how individual body chemistry is.

When I discovered Metabolic Typing, my questions were finally answered! I can now test my clients and give them a precise starting point and quickly nutrition begins to improve every aspect of their lives. I can "fine tune" nutrition, enabling clients to know exactly what to eat in order to: lose fat, build muscle, feel energized, improve digestion, and improve performance and their sense of well-being.

I've witnessed many nutrition "miracles" as a result of eating right for his/her Metabolic Type. Here are but three examples of the positive results my clients have had with Metabolic Typing:

  • Julie, after just 2 months commented, "If I knew this while I was at University, my studying would have been so much easier. My mental clarity and focus are so much improved.
  • Sara was able to eat double the calories and lose 15 lbs
  • Corbin got his "six pack", improved his digestion, and quality of sleep.

As for me ... I plan on using Metabolic Typing to guide me to the competitive stage in 2012!

If you would like an appointment with Predrag to discuss Metabolic Typing, click here to schedule your free consultation.

Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition Preparation

If you're thinking about competing in your first Bodybuilding or Figure event, or if you've already competed and would like to bring your physique to the next level PS Personal Training has successfully prepared competitors.

It can be stressful and overwhelming to plan for a competition (especially a first), from training programs, to nutrition, to posing, suits and tanning. PS Personal Training is equipped with experienced trainers who will tailor a program that plans all aspects of your preparation, making sure that you're employing the appropriate training principles to your program and nutrition in order to develop a natural, healthy approach to contest prep.

Core and Flexibility Programs

The "Core" is a very deep muscle that surrounds your entire waist, supporting all your abdominal structures including your lower back. This muscle, known as transversus abdominis (TVA), supports the lower back, improves balance and coordination and even improves your ability to breathe properly using the diaphragm, allowing you to deliver more oxygen while you perform. Programs that integrate core strengthening are beneficial for everyone.

Flexibility training helps balance muscle groups that might be overused during physical activity or as a result of bad posture. A flexible joint has the ability to move through a greater range of motion with less energy, while reducing risk of injury. A safe and effective flexibility training program enhances physical performance, reduces recovery time, and also helps relax both mind and body, bringing a heightened sense of well-being and personal gratification.

Active Isolated Stretching

What is AIS?

Active Isolated Stretching is a system of safely elongating myofascial tissues, which helps to eliminate pain and improve human performance.

The AIS technique involves holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method is known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase joint elasticity and fascia (connective tissues). The AIS method of fascial release is a type of athletic stretching technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening creating increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues as well as lengthening of the superficial and deep fascia.

The Fundamental Differences

Active Isolated Stretching involves an active contraction of a muscle, sending a message its opposite-side, targeted muscle to relax and release in preparation for stretching. This is known as reciprocal inhibition and we use this physiological phenomenon to our advantage with this technique.

Sherrington's Law states that: "A muscle will do either one of two things: it will contract or it will release." - meaning that a muscle cannot stretch and contract at the same time.

Adhering to Sherrington's Law, while one muscle is contracting, the targeted muscle will allow itself to release and be stretched.

Neurokinetic Therapy

NeuroKinetic TherapyŽ corrective movement system is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client's body to remove the compensation patterns.