I’m a huge advocate of health and fitness and I wanted to introduce everyone to a trainer I recently met. His name is Anthony Tevlin. He’s not your typical gym type trainer trying to sell you a bill of goods and workout sessions that really don’t do anything but take money from your pocket and leave you with extra pounds on your belly. I trained with Anthony about a month ago and he put me through a vicious routine and I never lifted a weight over 10 pounds. The next day I really felt I had worked hard. I had a chance to talk to Tevlin about how he got into fitness training and his approach to fitness and life.
Tell me a little bit about yourself. Where you’re from and where you grew up and how that shaped who you are and how you train people.
I am a native of Spokane, catholic school kid, All Saints, Prep, GU.
I think that my upbringing had a great influence on what I do & who I am today. Family & school experiences shaped my wanting to help people. And in both situations, I was given a great deal of responsibility at an early age . . .lots of natural leadership. I have also always had the great ability of observation. I see a lot of things that others don’t see. I also believe in taking care of the little things as well. Attention to detail.
What sports were you involved in growing up?
I played football & baseball and always dabbled in other sports. Got into weight training in high school and then athletic training at GU. I am the first in my family to attend college and really participate in sports . . . most of family were military.
How did you get into strength training?
Really got involved with strength & conditioning during my college days at GU. Began as a student athletic trainer, my responsibilities grew into the handling the conditioning of athletes. And when I attended UNLV for some Grad School, I really got into the strength & conditioning side of things . . . worked as a clubhouse manager for the Spokane Indians during the summers of college years and later spent some time as a minor league coordinator for the San Diego Padres Baseball Club.
What makes your philosophy different from others?
I think that just my pure honest, no BS, approach . . . I believe in the turtle approach, slow & steady wins the race. And, the KISS principle, “keep it simple stupid”. Was greatly influenced by trainers & coaches that I had the privilege to work with over the years. Took & borrowed lots of ideas, combined them into my way of doing things. Most importantly, I really try to listen to what the client needs . . .observe & communicate with them, work on the mental & emotional aspects of training as well. Not that other trainers don’t do these things, I just believe that some trainers let their egos get in the way at times, and are solely focused on THEIR agenda.
I don’t see a whole lot of conventional weights in your gym…how come?
When things are done correctly, not a lot of external “stuff” is needed . . .KISS!
The fitness continuum works like this . . .
Start with integrated flexibility/Range of Motion, move into bodyweight exercises, then into light dumbbells & elastic tubing . . .then into machine weights, free weights and plyometrics. Very few trainers pay much attention to the first half of this equation; everyone gets started on the machine weights . . . that’s like building a house on a foundation of sand.
What are most people missing from their workout?
I believe that it’s the little things. The basics, balance, ROM, Prehabbing rather than rehabbing. I view myself as a finishing carpenter . . .help come in and work on the details.
How important is nutrition?
Most important aspect of the fitness formula. And, it’s the most difficult. We are faced with so many choices and experts telling us the right and wrong things to eat. One day its this and the next it’s the other . . .very confusing and that’s why we have so many issues. Obesity is a huge issue in our society today and I believe it comes from the confusing statements from all of the so called experts . . .people have given up, thrown their hands up . . .its all too difficult. So, rather than take the turtle approach, they just don’t try.
How much does rest factor in…lots of people over train?
Its very important. Just as important as the nutrition stuff. There have been so many studies on the benefits of getting adequate rest. Muscles & our bodies need rest to repair, be healthy & function.
How did you get in the Chase building?
I was brought in to work with the executives of a finance business in 2000, they liked it so much that we expanded it to cover all the employees . . .was a very successful experience. And have been down there ever since.
How can people get a hold of you?
Call, 475-4400 . . .email: email@example.com or via LinkedIn . . .
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Ever meet someone who is motivated and passionate about life? If you’re a successful manager or executive, that probably describes you! If you’re a fitness expert, it’s Anthony Tevlin. Anthony spent more than twenty years working with performance athletes – both professionals and high-achieving amateurs.
Now, he brings this same level of skill, knowledge and science to Northwest Functional Fitness to help you achieve the wants and needs of your individual fitness goals. Improving your fitness is a simple way to improve the length and quality of your life. Bottom line – Anthony can help you live younger, longer. And, he can do it effectively, efficiently and scientifically.
Fitness based on the most recent research. Anthony is a highly respected Certified Performance Analyst. In other words, he is not just a personal trainer; he’s a fitness scientist. He is highly educated and experienced. He is constantly researching, learning and perfecting techniques to improve health and fitness more quickly to get better results for you.
When you work with Anthony, you’ll learn life changing methods and techniques taken from contemporary sports science, modern medicine, Pacific Rim philosophies, and Eastern European training. Many are the ones he used successfully with the San Diego Padres, Spokane Indians and collegiate athletes at Gonzaga and UNLV.
Is Anthony right for you? Visualize yourself in five years. What will you look like? How will you feel? Will your mid-section protrude a little more? Will you be a little stiffer? Will your lower back ache a little more? Now, see yourself without that decline.
The people who get the greatest value from working with Anthony are professionals who appreciate scientific efficiencies and effective best practices. If you want to learn how to truly achieve your fitness goals…if you want to be proactively improving your health…if you want to jump to the next level in your life and sport…then, yes, Anthony is perfect for you.
If you want just a personal trainer, call the local gym. However, if you want the best practices from the best of the breed…if you want the intelligent person’s fitness solution…if you want consistent results – there’s only one choice. Call Anthony now and schedule a free fitness coaching/evaluation session.
Facts and Benefits:
- Because Anthony is a Performance Analyst, you’ll learn how to set realistic goals, then learn how to achieve them effectively
- Programs are designed to: engage, educate, entertain, inform, instruct, and inspire
- Programs are designed around your personal wants, needs and life style:
- Personal Fitness
- Sports-Specific Training
- Post Rehabilitation
- Youth conditioning
- Programs are designed to keep you from getting bored
- Programs are always defined – with flexibility built in
- Programs are created to bring you results in three areas: performance, fundamental health, and overall well being for life
- Comfortable, private, workout studio set up with busy executives in mind
- One-on-one and Small Group Training available
- Corporate programs available
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