Personal Training For Dancers in New York City

PERSONAL TRAINING FOR DANCERS

As a renowned dance photographer and creator of Dance As Art- The New York City Photography Project, celebrity New York City personal trainer, Kevin Richardson has trained dozens of dancers over the course of his career and his involvement in the dance world gives him a unique perspective into the needs of today’s dancers. Most dancers need to increase their strength while also transforming their body to a sculpted and lean physique but have little in the way of time for hours of training in the gym in addition to the uncountable hours spent dancing. Kevin’s Naturally Intense High Intensity 10 Minute Workouts solve this problem as the workouts last for only 10 minutes and need to be done only three times a week. Leaving the dancer free to focus more on dancing while still receiving the benefits of training. Online Personal Training and Diet Coaching with Trainer Kevin Richardson and his team of trainers is also available.

Personalized Dietary Support

Diet is a key factor in the success of any training program and special care is given to recommendations based on healthy eating and balance as opposed to extreme dietary practices. Not only do we train dancers, one of our trainers, Erika Citrin is also a professional dancer and living proof that you can indeed do more in less time and achieve a stunning physique without resorting to any extreme dietary practices.

The prevailing concept of sports specificity states that the best way to train for any activity is to continuously repeat that activity however as a result most athletes walk a fine line between overtraining and inadequate recovery that ultimately leads a a decrease in performance. Thankfully more and more evidence is proving the contrary and that brief high intensity workouts are superior to prolonged sub-maximal exercise training.

For the past 28 years New York City Personal Trainer Kevin Richardson has used his Naturally Intense High Intensity 10 Minute Workouts™- to help dancers transform their bodies and also increase their strength, speed, explosiveness, power and endurance thus allowing them the luxury of spending less time in the gym and more time in the field mastering their craft.

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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The One Food I Eat Every Day to Stay Lean and Muscular!

I don`t believe in the idea of superfoods, but if there was a superfood, one of them would have to be oat bran cereal!

I eat it every day with breakfast (and I always have breakfast) and it is an invaluable part of my diet!

I take in a lot of fiber, 35 grams a day, and oat bran cereal has more fiber than regular or steel cut oats.

It also goes a long way in helping reduce cravings and has been an effective part of my weight loss strategy for my clients for many years!

It really works to keep those end of day cravings at bay and in a fitness environment where it`s all about protein, fats and carbs, it`s important to remember how important fiber is for overall health.

Everything from cancer and heart disease prevention and it even helps reduce the incidence of depression.

And best of all it`s naturally gluten free and works for vegans and omnivores and most people prefer its taste to oatmeal.

So pick up some, add it to your diet , let me know how it goes and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

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