Saving Lives…One Client at a Time

A personal trainer may not have the qualifications to diagnose an illness, prescribe medication or create a diet, but they can save your life in so many ways. Let’s look at the facts.

All certified personal trainers can administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). But hopefully it won’t come to that.

Personal trainers are hired for their expertise in muscle building, weight management, health promotion, fitness improvement, and post-rehab abilities. Continue reading


Top 14 things to look for in a college

We know that choosing a college is one of the hardest decisions you will make in your adult life. You have to know that you can afford the school you choose, be comfortable there and also trust that you will learn what you need to become a successful employee after graduation. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the “Top 14 things to look for in a college” and described how Glendale Community College tackles each concern. Whether you choose to become a Gaucho or go elsewhere, this list is a great starting point for all of those looking to pursue any type of degree or certificate. Continue reading

Getting Back on the Wagon: The Road to Fitness at GCC

NamasteLet me start by saying this: being healthy isn’t any easier for us ‘fitness folks.’

I’m talking about finding time to exercise in the midst of your everyday life. I get it, believe me, I do. Your day is hectic; it takes you an hour just to walk out the door, let alone squeeze exercising in before you head to work. Maybe you plan on hitting the gym on the way home; instead there’s no milk in the house or salad for dinner. The best of intentions but next thing you know, the day is over.

This isn’t the big sell: “Exercise is the best thing you can do for yourself all day.” We already know this. But knowing and doing are different, and I’m here to say, it’s okay if you need a day to run around and get all these errands done.

But string too many of these days together, and inertia takes over. Newton’s First Law of Physics: An object at rest will tend to stay at rest; an object in motion will tend to stay in motion. We’ve been there, all of us. Getting back to the gym, or to whatever constitutes your exercise routine, is so hard that first week. Even for us ‘fitness folks.’

Ultimately, only you know how long it’s been since you’ve had your requisite 30-60 minutes of daily activity (it’s all about intensity – I’ll tackle that in my next blog), but as my very sage friend likes to say, “If you don’t squeeze those glutes, no one else will.” Start with 15 minutes at home, twice a day, and there’s your 30. Pretty soon, you’ll be back in the swing of things in no time. And if you don’t know what a glute is, come visit us in the Fitness Center at Glendale Community College.

18 Classes You May Have Overlooked When Registering for Summer & Fall Semesters at Glendale Community College Main Campus

Before you finalize your summer and fall schedules, you need to read through these 18 classes that you may not have thought about before. This list has a little bit for everyone whether you are creative, a bit nervous about college or looking to get into shape. Complete with photos & videos, this list is sure to get you thinking about registering for next semester. But sign up soon, now that this list is out, classes may fill up fast!

If you’ve found other awesome classes that you’d like to share, please leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite courses at Glendale Community College are! Continue reading

How much sleep do you get every night?

According to fitness and wellness, we know that 8-10 hours is best so we try to get our full sleep. But with studying, sometimes we only get 7 🙂

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