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Essers of Los Angeles…

Man, it’s been awhile on the blog.  Sorry about that.   But something big has been in the works for the past several months and I just had to lock down and apply all focus and energy toward it.  But the rough work is coming to a close and I can finally say I’m opening a training facility!   It’s pretty legit- leased it June 1st and just been renovating the space since then.  It was a mess initially, but we have brought it a LONG way.  A ton of pictures...

Praise the Pallof Press- Kasey Esser

Praise the Pallof Press

As a fitness professional, when someone asks,   “What is the BEST exercise for XYZ?”   …we only have so much room in our heads for an answer.   While there are countless exercises out there that work differently for each individual, and therefore pose numerous answers for the above question…there are only a few exercises that I can safely recommend for just about anyone.   And one of those special few is the PALLOF PRESS.   The Pallof Press isn’t a brand-spankin’ new exercise.  It’s been around for several years, but it has proven itself time...

Deadlift Without Back Pain- Kasey Esser

Deadlift Without Back Pain

It gets pretty old seeing deadlifts vilified for blowing out the backs of 78.9% of all humans*.   Deadlifts are dangerous.  I won’t disagree with that.   But so is anything worth doing in life.  You just need to set yourself up for success and do things the right way and you’ll probably be ok.   In the case of deadlifts, you will be more than ok. You will be a greater version of yourself.  One that has a much stronger posterior chain, less fat, more muscle, less chance of getting injured, and better...

What a Personal Trainer Should Know Before Entering the Fitness Industry (Part 1...I think)- Kasey Esser

What a Personal Trainer Should Know Before Entering the Fitness Industry (Part 1…I think)

It’s funny the contrast.   When I was 17 or 18 and told people I was going to be a personal trainer, there were oohs and aahs and talk of what a growing field personal fitness was becoming.   Fast forward 6 years or so, and now the response tends to be, “Oh, that’s cool, my friend Blank is a trainer, too.”   “Oh, is that right?”   “Yeah, he’s big into the kettlebells.  What’s your thing?”   What I Wish I Could Say   “Stretch mats.  I’m really big into them.  They can be used in ways that you...