Aug 17, 2018
Feeling insecure is normal when someone's not used to being in the fitness environment. Even though you feel intimated by the gym, the truth is that no cares about how you look or about what type of shape you're in. If you're at the gym and you're a good, quality human being who's putting an effort in, I have great respect for you. - Don Saladino
Do you believe that the only way to lose weight, get healthy, and stay fit for life is to have a no pain, no gain mentality?
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On Wellness Force Radio episode 225, world-class and world-renowned health & fitness professional, owner of Drive495 Health Clubs, and Creator of the Playbook App, Don Saladino, explains why you don't have to beat yourself up to get in shape, how to build healthy, realistic habits for life, and what you should be looking for in a personal trainer.
Learn how to get over your fear of the gym by having a specific workout plan that matches your focus, needs, and wants.
"Resistance training should be your fitness foundation. Do cardio for recovery, to break a sweat, or to burn a little bit more fat but it shouldn't be your entire focus." - @DonSaladino on @WellnessForce Radio episode 225 http://bit.ly/wfpodcast
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My Suit Up Program is designed to pack on muscle, shed body fat and build athleticism, all while retaining mobility and flexibility. Suit Up represents the culmination of 20 years experience in the fitness industry. These programs use the same training principles I’ve used with the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Liev Schreiber, Sebastian Stan and others.
This 6-week program will progressively get more difficult from week to week. Starting week 4, the program will introduce new movements and bonus rounds. This approach will allow you to perfect the skills you are working on and provides the greatest adaptation potential for your body.
6 Week / 5 Days per Week Program
My Tone Up Program is designed to torch body fat, create lean toned muscles and build athleticism, all while retaining mobility and flexibility. Tone Up represents the culmination of 20 years experience in the fitness industry. These programs use the same training principles I’ve used with the likes of Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt and others.
This 6-week program will get progressively more difficult from week to week. Starting week 4, the program will introduce new exercises and bonus rounds. This approach will allow you to perfect the skills you are working on and provides the greatest adaptation potential for your body.
"Getting fit isn't as hard as you think; you just took an incorrect approach because someone probably steered you in the wrong direction." - @DonSaladino on @WellnessForce Radio episode 225 http://bit.ly/wfpodcast
"You don't have to be a gym killing yourself in the gym. You don't have to have this Biggest Loser approach to fitness or be vomiting after each workout. Being healthy is just about making better choices, moving in an intelligent way, and if people took that approach, they'd be able to reach their health and fitness goals a lot quicker and easier than they ever imagined. As I'm getting older, I'm finding that I may even need less and just do two-three movements each day. It's shocking how a little can go a long way." - Don Saladino
"People find going to the gym very intimidating. When someone's not used to being in the fitness environment, they immediately feel insecure but the truth is, no one cares how you look. I don't care what type of shape you're in or what you look like. If you're at the gym and you're a good, quality human being who's putting an effort in, I have great respect for you. If you still feel insecure about the gym, just go in there for 10 minutes and do something really simple like a 3-movement circuit or run around the track to build confidence." - Don Saladino
"Training a celebrity really isn't any different; they have families, work, and time constraints too. The only difference is that sometimes we have a definitive goal that has to be reached in 3 months. What people need is consistency. Some days you can go in there with just a 40-60% effort and it's all good because it's better than not doing anything for weeks. Plus that day off from the gym might be exactly what you need sometimes." - Don Saladino
Don Saladino is one of the most in-demand and respected trainers in the business. For over 20 years, he has coached actors, athletes, musicians, and titans of business function at their full potential. He is also responsible for some of Hollywood’s most coveted physiques. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Liev Schreiber, Sebastian Stan, Morgan Hoffman, Hugh Jackman, and David Harbour, are a few names off the roster of clients who have trained with him at Drive495 gym in Soho, Manhattan.
Saladino has been tapped as a fitness expert in publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Met Rx and most recently, was featured on the cover of the March issue of Muscle and Fitness. He has also been featured in Origins, In Touch, US Weekly, and People; and has made appearances doing live fitness demos on The Today Show, Page Six TV, People NOW, The Better Show, & The Juice.
Now Saladino is sharing his tried-and-true programming, along with cutting-edge techniques, with a worldwide audience through his social media accounts and the Playbook app, of which he serves as CTO.
His ability to be at the forefront of fitness trends has garnered him the iconic Muscle & Fitness cover, as well as, made him a sought-after brand ambassador for top-tier health brands.
Don lives in Cold Spring Harbor, NY with his wife, Mel, and their two children, Amelia and Donny Jr.
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