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  • Calisthenics Training: Full Body Fitness Part 1

    Calisthenics Training: Full Body Fitness Part 1

    Gymnasts, wrestlers, and break dancers are all masters of their body. Their muscles and tendons are strong, which in turn will make their mental game strong! Continue reading
  • Ramp Up Your Fitness Routine to Prepare for Thanksgiving

    Ramp Up Your Fitness Routine to Prepare for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time to sit back and enjoy some time with family, friends and of course food. Well, this tradition sure does conflict with your fitness goals heading into the holiday season. Let’s take a look how you can do some “damage control” heading into the week of Thanksgiving. Continue reading
  • Maximize Your Leg Gains with Proper Form

    Maximize Your Leg Gains with Proper Form

    It doesn't matter if you're advanced, intermediate or a beginner when doing a leg work-out a curved lower back will kill your gains. A forward pelvic tilt typically happens as soon as your hips drop down below parallel with the floor and your lower back rounds in and causes your pelvis to rotate down and forward. To maximize your gains, learn to rotate your pelvis into a neutral position. Continue reading
  • Defining Fitness Goals

    Defining Fitness Goals

    When someone makes the decision to hire a personal trainer, they already have an image in their mind of what their goal looks like. With my educational background, I understand the science of how the body works and what you have to do to get the look you want. Continue reading
  • The “Do’s and Don’ts” for Nice Arms

    The “Do’s and Don’ts” for Nice Arms

    Summer’s here and it’s time to break out those t-shirts, tank tops, and bathing suits. So naturally, it’s also time to start working on those arms. In the fitness industry, one of the most popular body parts clients ask to work on and improve is their arms. Whether it’s “toning” or strengthening your arms there are some important details you need to be aware of before starting to work on those “guns”. Continue reading
  • It Never Gets Old: Hitting the American Ninja Warrior Buzzer

    It Never Gets Old: Hitting the American Ninja Warrior Buzzer

    American Ninja Warrior Season 9 marks my 6th season competing for American Ninja Warrior. It’s been a long journey, ninja training since 2012. I’ve been to over 65 ninja gym locations all around the country and also competed internationally on Sasuke Vietnam. Continue reading
  • Mind Over Matter – Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge – Round One

    Mind Over Matter – Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge – Round One

    I have done plenty of TV shows in multiple seasons, but none of them can compare to the amazing time I had filming Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2. Just getting selected for the show was both rewarding and a blessing due to thousands of talented applicants with only 24 teams being chosen. Continue reading
  • How to Safely & Effectively Restore Your Core

    How to Safely & Effectively Restore Your Core

    As a fitness professional, I often get asked about exercises to reduce inches around people’s waists, reduce body fat and lose weight. When it comes to core exercises there are many benefits which include weight loss and reduction of body fat around the waistline. But there are many benefits to correctly working your core that are not seen but are even more important. Continue reading
  • To Give Anything Less Than Your Best Is To Sacrifice The Gift

    To Give Anything Less Than Your Best Is To Sacrifice The Gift

    Ever since I can remember I’ve been extremely competitive. My parents were both runners and from a very young age I ran in road races, played soccer, cross country skied, hiked, and dabbled in many other sports. My parents never forced me to run or play sports. It was what I loved and what I was very good at. In elementary school, I continuously set the record (and broke my own records) in the mile run, year after year. Continue reading
  • Becoming A Ninja!

    Becoming A Ninja!

    Hello, my fellow champions! I’m Reko Rivera, a 6-time American Ninja Warrior competitor, and fitness athlete. I’m 31 years old and hail from Tampa Bay, Florida – the Sunshine State! Not only am I a ninja, but I’m also a professional entertainer. I work at an Orlando theme park as a stunt performer and a marvelous costume character, if I say so myself. I also breathe and spin fire. Continue reading

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