About Naturally Intense Fitness | Personal Training NYC

About Naturally Intense Fitness | Personal Training NYC

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Naturally Intense Founder, Kevin Richardson Naturally Intense Founder, Kevin Richardson

HOW IT ALL STARTED…

Mrs. O was an overweight, out-of-shape housewife in her 40s who was looking for a personal trainer when a friend of mine referred her to me in Trinidad in 1991. The coach overseeing my apprenticeship approved her, and she was my first client, but I think she taught me more than I would ever imagine!

I was only 17 years old, but I had been immersed for five years in a self-directed study of exercise as I was frustrated after spending hours at the gym, and not having that much to show for it. Through trial and error, I developed a system of high-intensity, short-duration workouts that had transformed me from the proverbial 125-pound weakling into a 225-pound bodybuilder. What I hadn’t done was to make a connection between my own results and my clients’ potential. All the personal-training certification books I had studied dictated hour-long workouts with plenty of aerobics, so I got Mrs. O going on the treadmill.

As I stood beside her, clipboard and calipers at hand, my coach walked over from the other side of the gym and pulled me aside. “What are you doing?” he demanded. Surprised, I told him I was going to do some cardio and weight training with her and end our session with some cool-down exercises. The coach knew I believed in what he called “that quick-workout stuff,” and told me I had no business putting a client through the kind of conventional training I had rejected. Personal training is a craft that you master over years of practice, he said, and you can’t master something you don’t believe in or practice.

But my training regimen is geared toward bodybuilding, I told him; how could it be relevant to someone like Mrs. O who wanted to lose weight and tone up? He gave me a look and said that was something I would have to figure out, and walked away.

Chastened but exhilarated, I got Mrs. O off the treadmill and told her we were going to train a bit differently. I didn’t dare tell her we were going to do a 10-minute workout; she probably would have thought I was shortchanging her. Instead I said that today was her lucky day: She was going to train the same way I did. She was game, and we went at it, hitting the weights so hard that I doubt she had any idea how short the workout was.

We continued to meet three times a week. The sessions pushed her to her limits – I sometimes had to help her to her car afterward – but she was a trooper and gave it her all. She never questioned my methods, but I was terrified that she was not going to get the results she was looking for. By the second week, though, I could see a clear difference in her physique and energy level, and by the third month she had lost 30 pounds. Mrs. O thought I was a genius, but in truth, no one was more surprised by her success than I was. I couldn’t quite wrap my head around it.

I continued to use my high-intensity training method with clients in Trinidad until 1994, when I relocated to New York City. There, I spent 10 years putting what became the Naturally Intense 10-Minute Workout to the test. Applying the scientific method, I documented my clients’ training, diet, and results.

  • By the end of the second year, one of my clients had dropped more than 100 pounds and to date we have 6 in the 100 lb plus weight loss club!
  • Everyone following  the program lost an average of 20 lbs in their first 3 months, with significant reductions in body fat, increased strength and noticeable increases in lean muscle mass.
  • A long-distance cyclist reported that his sessions with me had increased his riding speed and endurance.
  •  Well over a dozen male and female bodybuilders were able to successfully get into contest shape and fitness models were able to get into cover model shape with no cardio or extra exercise – just three 10 Minute Workouts a week!

I have come a long way since then, as one of top personal trainers in New York City, the International Fitness Consultant for UNICEF and recognized now as a leading authority in high intensity training! I have had the honor and pleasure of training hundreds of men and women from their teens to their late 70s, some in great shape and others taking their first steps on the road to fitness – and every one of them who has stuck with the Naturally Intense 10-Minute Workout has achieved impressive results. Check out our reviews, read up on how the system works and the science behind it and give me a call or message so you can come in and try it out for yourself and see how you can get better results in less time! Thanks for stopping by!

 

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QUICK FACTS

  • Short High Intensity Training Workouts make you burn more subcutaneous & abdominal fat than ANY other types of exercise, while increasing your strength and building lean muscle mass!
  • Short High Intensity Training Workouts increase your overall fitness AS MUCH IF NOT MORE than longer conventional workouts![5,7,8,10,11]
  • Due to the shorter time commitment, Short High Intensity Training Workouts are associated with GREATER ADHERENCE [4], and the results stay with you longer![13,14]
  • High Intensity Training has been proven SAFE & EFFECTIVE for a range of populations regardless of age, gender or fitness level! [12]

 

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The Hard Truth About Natural Bodybuilding!

My very first major competition here in the US was quite something.

I had trained for years and was really excited to finally be in a place where I could step onstage and realize my dream of looking like I belonged up there after years of training.

The day before the show, I met an old friend who I hadn`t seen in a few months, and he looked at me with a puzzled expression and asked,

"Kevin, what`s wrong?

Did you stop training?"

Yep!

He asked that!

I was in the best shape of my life up to that point and yet to him it looked like I had stopped training.

To find out why click on my bio link to watch the full video on YouTube (or look me up there- Kevin Richardson- Naturally Intense)

Thanks in advance for watching my work and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

#naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuildingvideos #naturalbodybuildingtips #naturalbodybuilder #fitover50 #naturalbodybuildingmotivation #naturalbodybuildingcompetiton #naturalbodybuildingreality #steroidsvsnatural
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High Intensity Leg Extensions Pyramid Set.

This is what a set can typically look like, and I say "may" because I don`t always do straight sets and change things up quite a bit.

First set is to warm things up and do a bit of a check to see where I am, (are my knees okay?) and to get my mind ready for what`s to come.

Second set is where things get a little more difficult with the small rest periods, and for this workout I just decided on 10 reps.

I was going to do 10 reps no matter how heavy it became, same cadence, same squeeze, same focus.

And the last set it`s just that- it hurts from the very first rep but I just go to that place and keep the pace going with minimal rest.

Thanks to my training partner and partner in crime @egcitrin for loading the plates, and thanks to you for watching!!!

Still training, hope you are too and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

#naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuilder #highintensitytraining #highintensitytrainingtips #hometraining #homeworkout #fitover40 #naturalbodybuildingvideos #naturalbodybuildingtraining #naturalbodybuildingtips #naturalbodybuildingmotivation #legextensions #legday #legworkout #powertec #legdayworkout
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Can You Make Gains with Lighter Weights and High Intensity Training?

New video out on YouTube and you can access it by clicking on the link in my bio or look up the latest video over at Kevin Richardson- Naturally Intense

I don`t give an answer but instead an observation.

A client study of a middle aged man who had not trained before but had made some progress over time and was able to lift the 70lb dumbbells for 6 reps, with a little help.

All training in a very well equipped gym with Naturally Intense High Intensity Training.

Now, the lockdown happens and he is relegated to training at home for 2 years with just a pair of 25lb dumbbells, and later a 60lb barbell.

That`s all he has for a three year period, nothing else!

He goes back into the gym

Picks up the 70lb dumbbells

And what do you think happens?

To find out check out my latest video and thanks in advance for taking the time to look at my work!

Still training, hope you are too and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

#highintensitytraining #highintensitytrainingtips #naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuildingvideos #naturalbodybuildingtips #naturalbodybuilder #fitover50 #trainingathome #lightweightvs heavyweight #bodybuilding #strengthtraining #homegym #dumbbellworkout
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You don`t have to be massive to be impressive.

You don`t have to use drugs.

You don`t have to be so big that you can`t walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath.

And you certainly don`t have to look like a circus freak.

I think one of the problems with the enhanced look is that it feeds into the notion of excess.

The idea that what you have and who you are intrinsically isn`t good enough.

But you are.

You don`t need to be almost 300lbs and the muscle you are able to build naturally as the fruit of your hard work and years of dedication is always going to be enough if you are of sound mind and sound body.

You may not be an Instagram sensation with millions of followers, you may stop traffic walking down the street with a t-shirt on, but what you learn, how you feel and the better person you ultimately become on a natural path of self improvement will always hold far more meaning and last longer than any potential social media fame.

So stay natural, stay the course, believe in yourself because you are worth believing in, and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

#naturalbodybuilder #naturalbodybuilding #drugfreebodybuilding #naturalbodybuildinglifestyle #gymlife #gymmotivation #naturalbodybuildingmotivation #bodytransformation #blackandwhite #instablackandwhite #bnw
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Here`s How I Do A High Intensity Belt Squat...

(Hint- I make it as hard as physically possible!)

I love belt squats.

They put less stress on your back and they are a bit like a more functional leg press, without taking up too much space (which is everything for a home gym!)

And this is one of the ways I use it- jump squats with weights!

To say it`s intense would not even begin to describe the blinding pain of this movement with this much weight, much less the week and a half of soreness that follows.

But plyometrics are one of the best ways to build muscle and increase strength!

Normally I would say you should go try this next time you train, but for this one I would say if you do start really light as most folks get an intense enough workout with bodyweight jump squats.

(And for the equipment minded, it`s a home made belt squat that I put together myself and installed on a @roguefitness Monster Lite Rack)

Still training, hope you are too and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

#ryourogue #highintensitytraining #legday #beltsquats #jumpsquats #naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuildingvideo #naturalbodybuilder #fitover50 #drugfreebodybuilding #bodybuilding #hometraining #homeworkout #highintensitytraining #naturalbodybuilder #naturalbodybuilding #fitover40 #naturalbodybuildingvideos #naturalbodybuildingtips #highintensitytrainingtips
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