Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you.

UFC Gym South Corona enrollment center now open, special pricing available

UFC GYM® is pleased to announce the opening of a second 24-hour gym in Corona, Calif. continuing to impact the way people approach fitness and TRAIN DIFFERENT®. UFC GYM South Corona will be located at 265 E. Ontario Ave., at the corner of Main St. and Ontario Ave., and is scheduled to open in January 2014.

Conscious negligence: The athlete’s battle with mind and diet

Do you engage in poor eating habits yet convince yourself they are not bad enough to justify a change? Coach Travis Steffen sheds light on these excuses and reveals six ways to improve your nutrition.

Pro MMA Now strength and conditioning spotlight: Kelly Tekin’s Team Conditioned

Kelly Tekin is the strength and conditioning coach for some of the UFC and WEC’s top fighters including Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Clay Guida, Donald Cerrone, and Leonard Garcia. ProMMAnow.com recently spoke to Kelly Tekin about the athletes she works with and her “Team Conditioned” system of training.

Brandon Vera trains for UFC 105 fight with Randy Couture

Brandon “The Truth” Vera prepares for the biggest fight of his life against the legend Randy “The Natural” Couture. The fight takes place on Nov. 14, 2009, and will serve as the main event for UFC 105. This video documents a just a few minutes of Vera’s strength and conditioning workout. Warning: Just watching this … Read more

Gina Carano gets her strength from “Satan”

Gina Carano prepares for her Aug. 15 Strikeforce bout against Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. Her strength and conditioning coach Norm Turner, affectionately known as “Satan,” pushes her to the limit outside the cage so she will be ready for the toughest fight of her life come this Saturday. Please like & share: