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Upward Motion Personal Training Inspires Healthier and Happier Lives

By S. Mathur

Upward Motion Personal Training has a very simple mission: inspire lives. Fulfilling that mission takes dedication and hard work, however. Luis Alvidrez, owner and personal trainer, explains that "We offer personal and group training services for the community to help them accomplish their health and fitness goals so they can become healthier and happier people."

In practice, this means listening to members to understand their needs, and coming up with customized programs to help them reach their desired fitness level. The workouts are fun and creative and take into account members' current fitness and nutritional status as well as their goals. The workouts are streamlined and last about 25 minutes each, with unique combinations of cardio, toning exercises, and flexibility. The underlying principle of High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is that shorter and more intense workouts produce better results, leaner muscles and increased fat burn.

The studio specializes in creating customized fitness programs for athletes, including for weekend warriors, that helps them to improve performance while minimizing injuries. Upward Motion also offers personal training sessions. Workouts offered include Shockwave and Indo-Row.

It's equally important to create a supportive environment, especially when it comes to helping people meet their weight loss goals. According to Alvidrez, a combination of methods works best.

"Great nutrition plan, exercise (strength training and high intense cardio), a coach, and a team of like minded individuals to help you," Alvidrez said. "Our accountability coaches make sure that you are accountable to the program. We provide extensive nutrition plans that include a meal plan of healthy and tasty meals, recipe guide, grocery list, and an educational manual that will teach you about proper nutrition."

Alvidrez and his staff love their work and it shows. "We provide a comfortable atmosphere where everyone knows your name, you wont feel intimidated by the crowds or not knowing what to do, and we love to have fun while you workout. We love what we do and we love to come to work, which isn't even like work sometimes. Our clients are the best part of our day and seeing them get the results they want is all worth it."

The goal at Upward Motion Personal Training is to inspire members to improve their health, fitness and happiness. Newcomers can begin with a free online evaluation that asks questions about their interest, goals, lifestyle and schedules as well as get a free class pass for the first session.

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