Today marks our two-year anniversary in Remington Office Court! Julie and I wanted to take this opportunity to share the story of how Muscle Activation Schaumburg has evolved over our first years.
Prior to opening our very first office on Martingale Rd., Julie was an employee at Lifetime Fitness and I was seeing clients in the city as well as at the fitness center of our Schaumburg apartment building. After a few short months, I was told I was no longer allowed to see clients at our apartment. That Christmas, I contacted every place in Schaumburg looking for a location to see my clients. Nobody was interested in the idea.(more…)
As personal trainers and Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT™) specialists in Schaumburg, IL, we are constantly trying to spread the good word about what MAT™ can do for others. If you have not heard of MAT™ before, or if you are interested in finding out more information about it, check out this post below from MAT™ Headquarters regarding eight things you NEED to know about MAT™.
“8 Things You Should Know About Muscle Activation Techniques™”
Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT™) is a revolutionary approach that assesses and corrects a client’s muscular system. It is as simple as that to explain yet it is an amazingly effective and nuanced tool. You may often see and hear about MAT™ in the news because of high profile athletes crediting some degree of their performance or recovery to MAT™, but MAT™ is not limited to professional athletes; Muscle Activation Techniques™ can help everyone!
MAT™ is now a global education company that teaches professionals in the health and wellness industry an enhanced process that can help their clients who have limitations in their muscular system that show up as reductions in range of motion and ease of movement.
Here are eight things that you should know about MAT™: (more…)
Jim Caiafa, a bodybuilder in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, talks about his experience with Muscle Activation Techniques™ at Muscle Activation Schaumburg. Jim shares the improvement he has seen in his training after four sessions of MAT™, as well as the progress he has seen with his back after suffering an injury eight months prior (*disclosed in the video*).
Check out this fantastic testimonial from Jim Caiafa, a bodybuilder in the Chicago area, as he discusses his experience with the MATRx™ process and working with Charlie in preparation for his show:
The benefits of exercise are waiting and are too great to be ignored, but the struggle to actually do exercise is REAL.
I am a personal trainer in Schaumburg. Being a personal trainer does not mean that I love to workout. Being a personal trainer means that I love learning about the opportunities that exercise can provide when applied appropriately to the body. I love learning and exploring this opportunity of exercise so much that I made it a profession.
A lot of times when we go to the gym we are focused on what we are going to do right then. “What exercises am I going to do? How many sets and reps? What weight will I be using?” All of these are valid questions to consider. However, as a personal trainer and Muscle Activation Techniques™ specialist in Schaumburg, IL, I often have to talk with my clients about the value of investing intelligently into their exercise account, which means exercising for tomorrow and not just for today.
As a personal trainer in Schaumburg, I realize that a lot of times we get caught up on the idea of more is better. If we can use more weight, we should. If we can perform more reps, we should. If we can eek out a couple more sets, we should. But here’s the issue: the value in exercise is not actually found in the doing of the exercise, but rather in your body’s response to doing the exercise.
As a Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT™) specialist and personal trainer in Schaumburg, I know that many people seek out MAT™ because it makes A LOT of people feel better! This is one reason why I absolutely LOVE MAT™ and why I love being an MAT™ Specialist.
There is one problem with this, though. MAT™ does not treat pain. It never has and never will. In this blog post, I want to discuss what you can expect from an MAT™ session and how you can know you are making progress, even when pain symptoms are not changing.
Let’s start with the obvious, again. MAT™ does not treat pain.