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Opportunity for Personal Trainers in Denver that don’t have a place to work with clients

Gym Rental Space in Denver for Independent Contractors who are looking for a space to train their clients

With the record number of gym closures in the Denver metro area due to Covid-19, Icelandic Fitness and Denver Golf Performance is offering our beautiful new gym multiple trainers in the Denver Metro area that operate as an independent contractor.  We currently have room for a few motivated full or part time trainers.   Each trainer needs to carry liability insurance, CPR certified, and proof of a personal training certification.  One of the perks working at Icelandic Fitness is all trainers can use our workout facility as well as recovery facilities (Infrared Sauna, Normatec Boots, Neufit, Neubie, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber) and Trackman Golf hitting bay when available.

Contact Jason Stone 303-641-8149 or jasonstonefitness@gmail.com

Gym Rental Rates:

Single Session – $25 per hour

Part Time $750 a month (Under 50 hours per month)

Full Time Trainer $1500 (Over 75 hours a month)

 

Icelandic Fitness

Icelandic Fitness and Recovery

Icelandic Fitness

Icelandic Fitness and Recovery

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber (HBOT)

 

Trackman Hitting Bay

Trainers in the Denver Metro Area, Glendale, Cherry Creek, Aurora, Golden, Lakewood, DTC, Denver Tech Center, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Boulder

Trainers leaving Lifetime Athletic Club (Cherry Creek), (formerly Cherry Creek Athletic Club) Pura Vida, 24 Hour Fitness, Chuze, Anytime Fitness, Orange Theory, Crossfit Gyms, Soul Cycle

 

Current Gyms and Studios Closed Due to Covid-19

City of Denver Recreational Centers

City of Lakewood Recreational Centers

24 Hour Fitness

  • Greeley Super Sport
  • Aurora
  • Aurora City Place Super Sport
  • Belmar Sport
  • Broomfield
  • Colorado-Yale
  • Englewood Sport
  • Fort Collins North Super Sport
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Littleton Belleview Sport
  • Meridian
  • Southglenn Super Sport

Planet Fitness (Downtown)

Denver City Pools

Jewish Community Center

 

 

Summer Group Detox taught by Nutritionist Julie Rhody

Summer Group Detox

Julie Rhody, BA, MNT, Nutrition Therapist
Julie provides group and individual nutrition counseling for wellness and weight loss. Nutrition trends constantly change based on the latest research. She helps clients figure out what foods and diet are best for them based on their individual characteristics and goals.
julierhody@gmail.com, FaceBook Business Page @foodforbalancedenver, 303-921-2631
Julie is offering a 2-Week Group Detox starting June 1st.
Includes: Menu Plan, Recipes, Accountability Checklist, FaceBook Group & Intro meeting
When: June 1st – June 14th
Cost: $100
Requirement: Eat vegetables!
Register: email julierhody@gmail.com by Saturday May 30th

  Nutritionist Julie Rhody

Mary L. Icelandic Fitness Testimonial

Mary L. Icelandic Fitness Testimonial

 

I was referred to Jason Stone by a friend who knows I abhor working out. I don’t just hate it a little, I would rather go on a match.com date with someone who’s picture I’ve never seen. HOWEVER….one session with Jason and I was hooked. This man is so patient and effective that I am going on almost a year now of working with him and don’t know what I would do without him. The fact that he also has a hyperbaric chamber and an infrared sauna is just icing on the cake. I’ve lost and maintained that loss and am so grateful. The location is absolutely spotless and his fees are completely reasonable. I now have my spawn coming in as well and that was no small accomplishment. If I could give Icelandic Fitness 20 stars I would!

Expert Neil Wolkodoff shares his research on the Effectiveness of Walking during Covid-19

Walking During Covid

With the COVID restrictions in place, and local gyms/facilities closed, people are walking outside. But are you getting the same workout that you would at your facility?

The answer is maybe, but likely not. Let’s look at the variables and data to make some sense of how to do outdoor walking to equal what you would do at the gym. Mentally, walking outside has psychological benefits, yet how you adjust the variables determines if you gain physical benefits and changes.

First, energy expenditure is based upon horizontal and vertical distance traveled. Go to Washington Park in Denver, the 2.5-mile loop is relatively flat, so you don’t get the extra benefit of walking up a hill. In general, when you add 1/10 of mph, that is going to have only 10-20% of the effect of adding a percent to the grade. The average person walking for 45 minutes for 3 miles at a flat will probably expend 300-375 kcal. Add 6% grade to the equation, and that number jumps to 550-594 kcal. That is quite a bit of difference with just a little bit of grade. Hills win from an energy expenditure perspective. So, if you were walking indoors on a treadmill at grade, you will either have to go faster or find hills to equal your gym workout.

Ideally, all forms of exercise should combine for an total expenditure of around 4,000 kcal per week. For most people a vigorous workout at the gym counts for 500 kcal per session. So, five days per week and you have quite a bit covered (2500 kcal). Combine with walking around the house or office more, and you can hit that 4K goal. This is the metric where health, fitness and weight maintenance combine.

As you get older, comfortable walking speed declines, which impacts energy burned. At age 30, it was probably 3.4 mph; at age 60, it is 2.6 mph. Most people are walking as couples or families, and that tends to take the speed down another notch or two. Since the goal is 30 minutes of walking per day according to the popular press is what many people are doing, they probably are not going fast enough as well as not long enough.

Another set of factors is muscle strength and the condition of your joints. The less power you have, especially in the legs, the more you slow down during your walk. Simply put, you can’t brake effectively in the de-acceleration phase when you land. The same is true for bad joints, whether it be knees, hips, or feet. People notice the joint (S) and do slow down accordingly.

 

The exercise bottom line is relatively simple. 30 minutes of walking is not going to be near as good as 30 minutes of treadmill walking at a grade.

Walking for 30 minutes is better than nothing. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is the same as 45 minutes of “cardio” at a brisk pace at your former facility. Add time or add grade to get closer to what you need!

 

Neil Wolkodoff

References

Cunha FA, Catalão RP, Midgley AW, Gurgel J, Porto F, Farinatti PT. Do the speeds defined by the American College of Sports Medicine metabolic equation for running produce target energy expenditures during isocaloric exercise bouts?. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2012;112(8):3019–3026.

Franz JR, Kram R. The effects of grade and speed on leg muscle activations during walking. Gait Posture. 2012;35(1):143–147.

Hall C, Figueroa A, Fernhall B, Kanaley JA. Energy expenditure of walking and running: comparison with prediction equations. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004;36(12):2128–2134.

Horiuchi M, Endo J, Horiuchi Y, Abe D. Comparisons of energy cost and economical walking speed at various gradients in healthy, active younger and older adults. J Exerc Sci Fit. 2015;13(2):79–85.

Lam YY, Ravussin E. Analysis of energy metabolism in humans: A review of methodologies. Mol Metab. 2016;5(11):1057–1071.

Minetti AE, Moia C, Roi GS, Susta D, Ferretti G. Energy cost of walking and running at extreme uphill and downhill slopes. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2002;93(3):1039–1046.

Nagano, H., James, L., Sparrow, W.A. et al. Effects of walking-induced fatigue on gait function and tripping risks in older adults. J NeuroEngineering Rehabil 2014:(11), 155.

Roberts D, Hillstrom H, Kim JH. Instantaneous Metabolic Cost of Walking: Joint-Space Dynamic Model with Subject-Specific Heat Rate. PLoS One. 2016;11(12).

PS, walking the dog is barely good exercise for the dog. Don’t be fooled into thinking that qualifies as “cardio” exercise for you!

Icelandic Fitness and Recovery Free Resources during the Covid-19 Virus

Free At Home and Mobile Delivery Options from Icelandic Fitness

 

We are providing free online training and other options for all of our members and non-members at Icelandic Fitness.  Below is a list of options to help out when everyone is going stir crazy at home.

 

Delivery Service Golf Lessons with Trackman and Coach Jamie White of Denver Golf Performance (DGP)

http://www.denvergolfperformance.com/trackman-home-delivery-for-practice/

Mobile Trackman

Coach Jamie White and his mobile Trackman setup

Wednesday’s Weekly Zoom yoga sessions with coach Mike Miller

Zoom meeting site is 652-132-7698 and 762-692-641

6pm Mountain Time

 

Free Daily online Facebook workouts with coach Mike Pastor and his wife Marisa Hughes at 6am

https://www.facebook.com/CoachMikePastor/