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About

Breaking Barriers
Fitness

"As a veteran owned business, I take pride in having the opportunity to continue to serve my community and help those that need help. I served 21 years in the U.S Army as a Combat Arms M1A1/M1A2 Tank Master Gunner and Master Fitness Trainer,

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Bodybuilding Programs

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Weight Loss Programs


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Corrective Exercise/Rehab Programs

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Youth Fitness Training Programs

OUR PROGRAM

Our programs are individually designed and structured based on your physical ability and personal goals. Your success is our #1 goal and we will not stop until you have achieved it.

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Senior Citizen Fitness Programs

Senior Citizen Fitness Programs

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Sports Preparation Programs

Sports Preparation Programs

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Group Training Programs

Group Training Programs

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Partner Training Programs

Partner Training Programs

Multiple Training Locations Available

We take pride in having the flexibility to train in multiple locations that are more beneficial and convenient for you. We will also train in any location that is more comfortable and convenient for you such as open spaces, parks, or the comfort of your own home. The following are fitness center locations that you as the customer have the option to train at as well:

Breaking Barriers Fitness
(Personal Training Studio)

Meridian Ranch (Peyton, CO)

No membership fee required

Bon Fitness Center

2228 N. Wahsatch Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO. 80907

No membership fee required

Planet Fitness

1025 E. Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO. 80920

Fitness Membership may be required

Meridian Ranch Recreation Center

10301 Angeles Rd.
Peyton, CO. 80831

No membership fee required

Flex Gym & Fitness

6054 Hollow Ct.
Colorado Springs, CO. 80918

Membership may be required


 
 

Commonly Asked Question

 
1Why did you decide to become a Personal Trainer and what is your philosophy?
Since I was a teenager, I have had a passion for fitness and health. I find the science behind how the body functions, muscular strength improvement, metabolism functioning (weight management), nutrition, and physical performance intensely intriguing. Due to this growing love for fitness and my desire to help people become the best version of themselves that they can be, I decided to get certified as a Personal Trainer. In addition to being a Certified Master Fitness Trainer, I have earned many other special certifications, while also earning my Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Over the years, I have worked with many people of different ages, goals, and fitness levels, including many with disabilities and health concerns. I feel it’s a blessing to be able to meet and work with everyone I come across and I feel it’s my personal responsibility to ensure that trust, satisfaction, and personal improvement are always a priority.
2Why do I need a Personal Trainer?
Individuals often assume that as the body becomes stronger and more familiar with the exercises performed each week, the workouts will eventually start to feel easier. However, a big advantage to working with a seasoned trainer is that he possesses the knowledge to dictate the training so as to keep your body guessing and moving forward at a reasonable rate. When exercises are progressed frequently and consistently, the body never truly adapts to the workout, making each training session feel just as challenging as the one before.
3Do I need to take dietary supplements?
The majority of clients do not require dietary supplements unless they present with a documented vitamin deficiency or they are not consuming a balanced diet. Using supplements as an alternative to a sound diet can lead to deficits of other nutrients. It is healthier, and easier for the body to absorb and utilize, to acquire vitamins and minerals from whole food sources as opposed to obtaining them from a pill.
4What is the best way to lose fat?
Exercises that incorporate several major muscle groups and are weight bearing will utilize more calories per minute, and thus are going to be better suited for fat loss. The amount of adipose tissue burned after a workout depends, in part, on the exercise intensity during the workout. While both strength training and endurance exercise have been shown to decrease body fat percentage, a combination of endurance and strength training results in more fat loss than either exercise regimen alone, as well as proper nutritional intake.
5How are training session packages and programs designed?
I offer a wide variety of training packages of 60-90 minute Personal Training sessions, partner training sessions, and group training sessions. Each program is customized to the individual based off their physical fitness level, fitness assessments, and personal fitness goals. I provide multiple package options that are designed to provide the best results while simultaneously giving you multiple financial options, making this life changing investment less stressful, less of a financial burden, and more enjoyable and rewarding.
6How many days per week do I need to work out?
Depending on your health and fitness goals, you'll need to commit to a minimum of 3 days of exercise each week to see results. Any fewer than that and each workout will feel like you're starting all over again each and every time. The general recommendation is that all healthy adults need to be performing a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise, or a combination of moderate and vigorous intensity exercise per week. Resistance training and flexibility training should be practiced at least twice per week. Don't forget that you can break these recommended workout times into smaller chunks if necessary. Not having enough time to exercise is no longer an acceptable excuse.
7What are the best exercises for getting rid of unwanted fat in specific areas?
Excess fat on the belly, upper arms and inner thighs doesn't typically occur in isolation. If you've got it there, chances are you've got it everywhere. You can't spot reduce. No exercise will target fat cells in just one part of the body. You need to target them all via exercise and proper nutrition. If you really want to see muscle definition, first we will reduce subcutaneous fat that is blocking the appearance of muscle, then by consistently following a strength training program designed for muscular hypertrophy, muscle development and definition will soon follow. (This is where having a personal trainer comes in handy).
8How frequently should I see a trainer?
The ideal frequency of personal training sessions varies from person to person. Just getting started with exercise and healthy eating? Need regular motivation and support to get to the gym? Have an injury that you're working through? You'll probably need to see a trainer once or twice each week. Many of my weekly clients reduce their frequency of personal training sessions to once a week or bi-weekly once they've demonstrated the ability to consistently get to the gym and progress through their exercises as recommended. However, I ensure that they know they can contact me anytime on any day if any questions or concerns should arise or if they would like to schedule an appointment.
 
  • Bodybuilding Programs

    This program offers a unique style of physical fitness that focuses on key bodybuilding fundamentals such as training strategies, recovery techniques, and nutritional strategies that will prepare you to achieve the physique and body composition you have always wanted. This program is great for all ages and genders as it not only focuses on building muscle, but it is great for burning fat and achieving that body that you have always dreamed of. As with most other programs, this program will be designed specifically for you and will provide you with more energy, confidence, and a feeling of accomplishment.

  • Weight Loss Programs

    This program facilitates weight loss in several different ways. By combining a resistance training program with a high intensity training program, we create more lean muscle mass. As you build muscle mass, you will burn more calories, thus loss of weight. The High Intensity Interval Training that is incorporated into this program will help improve oxygen consumption while simultaneously improve your aerobic capacity. We will focus on improving dietary intake that provides the necessary nutrients to fuel your body during training and provide you with better overall feeling of health. With the combination of resistance training, high intensity training, and proper nutrition, you will notice day and night differences in not only your physical appearance, but the way you feel on a daily basis.

  • Corrective Exercise

    In a Corrective Exercise Program or Rehabilitation Program, we focus on correcting muscular imbalances that are often the result of injury, sedentary lifestyles, or aging. We will guide you through exercises that promote natural and unencumbered movement. This program will not only improve strength, range of motion, and flexibility but will help to relieve pain that is often associated with day-to-day activities.

  • Youth Fitness Training Programs

    The Youth Fitness Training Program is designed to provide direction, structure, and strategies, to encourage a healthy way of living in today’s youth. This program is developmentally appropriate and safe for a child’s growing body. It can be designed based on a child’s likes or interests, or for performance improvement within a specific sport. These types of programs will be exciting, fun, yet challenging while providing a healthy way of living for our youth.

  • Senior Citizens Fitness Program

    The Senior Citizen Fitness Program is designed to improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion, which will greatly enhance the ability to conduct activities of daily living such as walking, negotiating stairs, or getting in and out of a chair. This program will help you feel more energetic, healthy, and happy while reducing the chance of injury. Without a doubt, this program will transform the lives of our senior citizen community through improved daily function and quality of life.

  • Sports Preparation Program

    This program may be designed for the use of an individual athlete, group of athletes, or a team. First, we will identify what the specific performance target is, then assess the athlete’s current physical ability, and finally, outline the plan to achieve those specific goals. We analyze and take into account several key factors when designing a Sports Preparation program such as the individual athlete’s goals, sporting position, age, training days available, training background, and current individual fitness levels. This program is great for all ages that are training for a sport or competitive event.

  • Group Training Program

    This program is designed for groups of 3 or more and is great for creating a dynamic group experience, that fosters camaraderie and social support. This program is an affordable and fun way to achieve a great workout, all while reaping the benefits of the competitiveness of a group dynamic. The trainer will help guide the group through a range of stretches and exercises, while providing the proper motivation, direction, and guidance necessary to safely and effectively achieve a great workout

  • Partner Training Program

    This program is designed for partners of 2, whether its husband and wife, best friends, or co-workers. This program will be designed based off both partner’s needs and goals. This program is also cost effective for those that do not want to pay the one-on-one rate, as the individual rate will be reduced due to both partners participating in the program. This program is effective as it helps the partners stay on track, stay motivated, and provides accountability for each other, all while having the benefit of a personal trainer walk along side you through your fitness journey.