Training is an opportunity to re-establish the connection to your body that often gets lost in the modern grind. It is an opportunity to take time completely for yourself, to empower and take care of yourself, while getting stronger, healthier, and more athletic.

You know that getting stronger and in better conditioning is good for your health, good for how you feel now, and will give you more confidence in both your body and yourself, but you don’t make the time. You don’t know WHAT to do. You get overwhelmed by the options. That’s where I come in.

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It's been really cool having people message me or talk to me and tell me that they also use their lifting as part of their healing process. I like to talk about this stuff because I think it's important to normalize discussions about mental/emotional/spiritual health, and in particular how that relates to what we do with our bodies (beyond lifting – For example how much physical touch we get is REALLY important and I try to get in the habit of frequently hugging friends who are cool with it🤗so many people are so isolated). Your mind is your body is your feelings is your health is your spirit. All this shit is complex and connected and we can help each other heal and grow and be ourselves by sharing ✌🖤💛 My healing process has been helped by chasing what excites me and fills me with passion. Falling in love with the challenge of #strongman connected me back to my center, back to my true self, and helped me rediscover myself. Surround yourself with people who are excited by what they do, who are passionate. They can help you connect to what you love when you're not your best. 📸:@lonelycowproductions #loveistheway #wayofbeing #infiniteplay #playyourlife #thegrandadventure #mentalhealthawareness #depression #isnotyourdestiny #anxiety #isnotwhoyouare #strongwoman #womenwholift #meatballsformeatballs #meatballshop #wcw #womeninfitness

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I have worked with clients across the age, gender, physical background and ability spectrum – no one is too “out of shape,” “weak,” “old,” or “not meant to” to train. Training is for everyone and anyone.

But everyone has different needs and different goals, and that is why I emphasize programming and workout structure – every workout is specifically designed to cultivate personalized results. Training is NOT random exercise or throwing yourself around the room until you puke.

Training is:

  • Specific
  • Goal-oriented
  • Structured
  • Personalized

My training style is informed by my love of strength sports and my background in performance movement – feeling the body from the inside to express and control the exterior. The mind and body are not separated, and the training experience I give my clients not only leaves them stronger, fitter, and feeling better than when they met me, but also factors in the many mental and emotional aspects of training. We don’t live in bodies, we ARE bodies.

You will learn classic strength movements like squats, deadlifts, rows and presses which build muscle, improve conditioning, and body-awareness. I stress quality of movement and proper mechanics; I want my clients to learn how to lift and exercise in a way that they can sustain for life, injury-free. Learning to lift is like learning to cook –

Everyone should know how, and everyone needs to be taught the basics.

Training should be physically and mentally challenging, and it is not going to be easy if you want to change your life. In order to do the hard work that long term progress demands, I help my clients cultivate a positive and attentive mindset toward their body and their goals, keeping them as informed and empowered as possible every step of the way. I think of my clients as trainees, or apprentices – ultimately I want to empower the individual to make the changes; I cannot change anyone by myself. I do this by consistently increasing my own knowledge base, actively creating dialogue about goal setting and progress, and encouraging my clients to allow themselves to become their strongest selves.

For more information about personal training in NYC and remote coaching, please email carapatriciabrennan @ gmail dot com.