TruSelf Training is a Personal Training company. We are able to expand, install and manage quality successful personal training programs and departments in any fitness facility; including fitness gyms, corporations, and clinics. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.
July 28th, 2010
October 14th, 2014
TruSelf Sporting Club – Allied Gardens Sample FREE Group Exercise Class Schedule is up! Remember all of your classes are FREE included with your membership dues! There is no extra cost, guaranteed renewal or tiered pricing. You have access to it all!
TruSelf Sporting Club is located at 5125 Waring Road, San Diego, Ca 92120 in the neighborhoods of Allied Gardens, Del Cerro and San Carlos. Join TruSelf Sporting Club TODAY FOR PRESALE! Fill out our form below to schedule your tour or for more information on our HEAVILY discounted memberships and personal training programs!
September 4th, 2014
We are pleased to announce a new fitness facility located in neighborhood of Allied Gardens San Diego! We are located in Allied Gardens east shopping center of 5125 Waring Road, San Diego, California 92120.
TruSelf Sporting Club is a full service membership gym and is over 7,000 square feet. We’re proud to offer our members and guests the finest training available! We offer a full line of state of the art cardiovascular equipment, 2 dedicated free weight rooms, kettlebells, TRX and functional workout area’s and a full schedule of free group exercise classes included with your membership. The classes we offer are:
- Body Pump
- Boot Camps
- Functional Training – Taught by nationally recognized Fitness Professionals
- Silver Sneakers
- TruFit (a version of Cross-Fit)
- TRX Suspension Training
TruSelf Sporting Club – Allied Gardens is more than just a fitness gym – it’s the best place to learn about fitness workouts and new fitness trends. We know fitness inside and out, so we can answer all of your questions and help you learn more about what you’re interested in and what works best for you.
TruSelf Sporting Club offers free workshops, equipment demonstrations, and fitness seminars tailored to all skill levels; from basics for new exercisers, to movements for the advanced athlete. If you’re interested in taking your fitness or your physique to the next level, you can make a personal one-on-one appointment with one of our TruSelf Training fitness professionals.
TruSelf Sporting Club Allied Gardens San Diego is starting our Pre-Sale phase before we officially open our doors. What this means for you? A limited time offer for heavily discounted memberships and personal training services! So come by and stop in or fill out the form below and we can gladly welcome your path to fitness success!
TruSelf Training Partners With World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S) and University of San Diego (USD)
July 31st, 2014
TruSelf Training and TruSelf Sporting Club are proud to announce our latest partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S) in Educational Excellence For Fitness Professionals Certification Course. TruSelf Training and TruSelf Sporting Club will work exclusively with the University of San Diego (USD) and World Instructor Training Schools with their students on preparing for the nationally recognized certification.
TruSelf Training and TruSelf Sporting Club are very excited too host intern students from the new Personal Trainer Certification Program at the University of San Diego. TruSelf Training has a great name in the fitness industry and we will continue to contribute to its success not only as a service to our clientele but to all of our national partners with brand recognition!
June 27th, 2014
TruSelf Training welcomes fitness professional Adam Luy to the team!
Adam Luy’s interest in health and fitness started when he joined his first soccer team at 8 years old. Since then he has participated in many sports, including football, tennis, cross country and track and field. He started weightlifting during track and field and has learned many new weightlifting exercises and techniques since then. After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Chemistry, he decided helping people achieve their fitness goals was his real passion.
Adam’s goal is to encourage healthy lifestyle changes in all his clients. He enjoys teaching his clients about proper nutrition, exercise, and living a healthy lifestyle. He has experienced and recovered from multiple injuries, including a lower back injury and uses his experience to help his clients overcome or prevent their own injuries. He believes in lifelong learning and staying up to date with the latest research in health and fitness and constantly creates new ways to push his clients towards their goals.
- *National Academy of Sports Medicine – CPT
- *National Academy of Sports Medicine – PES Performance Enhancement Specialist
- *National Academy of Sports Medicine – CES
- Corrective Exercise Specialist
- *CPR/AED Certified
If interested in having a complimentary assessment with TruSelf Trainings Adam Luy, please fill out the form below!
June 10th, 2014
Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables classification list is a tool for nutrition education and dietary guidance.
|Item||Nutrient Density Score|
|Winter squash (all varieties)||13.89|
|Grapefruit (pink and red)||11.64|
April 10th, 2014
TruSelf Training’s Gwen Clarke instructing a lunge twist exercise. Great for a dynamic warm up, flexibility, core and leg strength.
February 27th, 2014
TruSelf Training’s Gwen Clarke Instructing a Cable Chop. Great for core strength, full body range of motion, total body movement and great for burning lots of calories.
January 28th, 2014
#1 Avoid Self-sabotage
Often times you have a plan but come across obstacles. For example, you have the greatest of intentions to avoid eating any sweets at a family gathering but your favorite cookies are sitting right in front of you calling your name! You resist all night but cave in at the end.
At this point many people sabotage themselves and eat the whole plate of cookies. Some may say, “forget it” and ditch the entire plan, thinking they will begin a few weeks later in the New Year. By that time, it may be 20 pounds too late. Remember a few seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips!
#2 Eat Breakfast
Eating breakfast may seem obvious but many people don’t think it’s important. Most people that skip breakfast overeat at night. It’s a given, if you don’t eat anything until lunch your body will need more food at night to compensate. So then you will most likely overeat at night before going to bed in a few hours. This is the perfect timing for fat gain. Additionally, when people are ravenous at night, most of the food that is eaten is in the form of junk food, which worsens the situation.
What is interesting to know about breakfast is the influence it has over blood sugar after lunch. This effect is known as the “second-meal effect.” Research has proven that eating breakfast actually helps control blood sugar after lunch!
Skipping breakfast may cause people to suffer the dreaded food coma after eating lunch. Many will remedy this by eating chocolate, candy or some kind of sweet snack to get them through the afternoon. The only problem is that this sets up the person to crave more sugar or junk foods in the afternoon and this can become a viscous cycle.
If breakfast is eaten, blood sugar can be controlled and the dreaded food coma will be avoided. This leads to less junk eaten in the afternoon and less cravings at night.
#3 Be a Carnivore
Protein is really key for maintaining weight through the holidays. There are two main reasons: The first reason is TEF. It stands for thermic effect of food. Anytime you eat food, the body has to use its own energy to breakdown and digest the food. Research has shown that protein takes as much as ten times more energy to break it down versus other macronutrients (Tappy, 1996). Eating protein is a great way to increase your metabolism.
The second reason is that protein will help prevent you from overeating. Protein is very satiating. Research has shown that when subjects are fed a high protein breakfast, in the form of high quality beef and eggs, they are more satisfied due to the release of a hormone called peptide YY (PYY). When protein is eaten the ileum and colon produce PYY which leads to a feeling of satiety. Another benefit of protein shown in this study was the reduction of evening snacking of junk foods such as candy, desserts and salty foods.
Make sure to eat protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner. A serving size should consist of the size of the palm of your hand. Great protein sources include:
If you plan on splurging at a party, strategically eat protein before your splurge. Splurging on sugar or carbohydrates on an empty stomach will spike your blood sugar. Once it is spiked your blood sugar will rapidly drop. This drop precipitates eating excessive amounts of sugar and carbohydrates – you’ll eat sugar as if you’re a bottomless pit. Eating protein will help prevent this from happening.
Being sedentary is a sure fire way to put on lots of fat. No matter how much you splurge during the holidays, continue to exercise. Splurging usually comes in the form of excessive carbohydrates such as alcohol, desserts and high starch meals. There’s an old saying:
“Just burn it off with exercise.”
You can’t exercise off a bad diet but you can use exercise to help counteract the splurging. Your body has two locations to store carbohydrates: liver and muscles. The stored form of carbohydrates is referred to as glycogen. Once these two places are filled with glycogen, the overflow goes into fat cells. Fat gain can be an unlimited process.
Think of your muscles as a sponge and carbohydrates as water. If you drop a sponge in a bowl of water, the sponge soaks up the water. In the same way, as you eat carbohydrates, the muscles will absorb the carbohydrates. There is one caveat though. The muscles must be like a dry sponge to soak up the carbohydrates.
Exercise is a beautiful thing! As you exercise, your muscles use glycogen as fuel. This would be similar to squeezing out the water in the sponge. Exercising will help deplete your muscle glycogen so that when you do splurge, the carbs will be shuttled into muscle cells rather than fat cells. So no matter how much you splurge, continue to exercise and be active.
#5 Take Your Fish Oils
Most people have heard of fish oils for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes but fish oils are also great for preventing fat gain. In fact, fish oils have been shown to burn fat.
A study separated subjects into two groups and supplemented the first group with 4 grams of safflower oil and the second group with 4 grams of fish oil. After six weeks, the group that was supplemented with fish oils lost fat and gained lean body mass. What makes this even more profound is that the subjects “did not engage in consistent, systemic exercise training.” Essentially you lose fat with fish oils even without exercise.
January 3rd, 2014
Here are some benefits to drinking water to maximize health, productivity, and overall everyday benefits!
December 4th, 2013
If your guilty of overeating during the holidays, here are some simple tips to keep in mind.
- Drink water. People often mistake thirst for hunger, so next time you feel hungry, reach for water first. Water will also helps you feel full and elevate your metabolism. Some experts suggest sipping water (or loose leaf tea) just before you sit down to a meal as you eat to add volume and weight.
- Set realistic goals. One or two pounds of fat a week is doable and healthy. Anything more and you could be losing muscle.
- Count to 10. Studies suggest that the average craving lasts only about 10 minutes. So before caving in to your urge, count to 10. Use the time to tackle an item on your to-do list and will keep you out of the refrigerator.
- Eat more often. People who have kept their weight off and or bodyfat for more than a few years tend to eat an average of five times a day. Light, frequent meals (Still watch your calories) curb your appetite, boost your energy, improve your mood and even speed your metabolism.
- Take one-third off. When you eat dinner out, reduce the temptation to clean your plate by setting aside one-third of your meal. Ask the server for a to go bag, and take it home for lunch the next day. Try serving yourself one-third less at home too. This simple tactic could subtract more than 500 calories a day.
- Go easy on the alcohol. Remember that alcohol is a source of calories and slows the liver function. A 12-ounce beer has 150 calories; a 3.5-ounce glass of wine, 85. A margarita packs a bigger caloric punch. Even worse offenders are creamy cocktails. If you’re being mindful of trying to lose weight, stick with water!
- Relax! Some people binge when they’re stressed. A Yale University study found that women who secreted the most cortisol (a hormone released during stress) ate the most high-fat food after stress. The combination of cortisol and insulin prompts the body to store fat in preparation for possible starvation. So take a break, get a massage, mini vacation, or treat yourself to a nice present.