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About: John Rutnik

John Rutnik is a NFPT Certified Personal Trainer. He holds an AAS in Electrical Technology and has been a certified personal trainer since 2008. John has been involved in physical fitness and weight training since the late 70’s and is an avid outdoors man. He became a personal trainer after rehabilitating himself from a spinal injury he sustained in a car accident and losing 70 pounds. John later obtained ISSA Certifications as both a Fitness Trainer and Specialist in Sports Nutrition and became Lead Fitness Trainer at Anytime Fitness in Schenectady NY. His training philosophy is “no man left behind,” everyone deserves a chance to succeed.

Recent Posts by John Rutnik

How to Set a Balanced Goal

An important first step in setting a goal is selecting the goal we hope to achieve. You have likely heard the old adage be careful what you wish for because […]

Do Personal Trainers Need a License to Talk about Nutrition with Clients?

Fitness professionals know proper nutrition is an integral part of a fitness program. However, not just anyone can write a diet for their client. Many states require a special license […]

5 Tips to Keep Personal Training Clients on Track During the Holidays

How do you limit the overindulgence associated with the holidays without being the Grinch that steals all of the fun out of the holidays? The holidays are meant to be […]

Fixed Plane or Free Motion Training?

Most personal trainers love free motion exercises over fixed plane machine exercises because they allow a lifter to move the resistance freely through space, which offers an advantage. Moving a […]

4 Safe Alternatives to Traditional Free Weight Exercises

Free weights propose a risk for injury while machines can be limiting. As trainers we have to weigh the benefits against the risk in order to determine the best exercises […]

How to do a Unilateral Band Fly

Can you build strength using resistance tubing or bands? Yes! Some people think that the light resistance bands used for physical therapy and rehab are the only option. There are bands […]

How to do a Floor Dumbbell Chest Press with Power Hooks

Power Hooks are my favorite accessory for any dumbbell pressing exercise. I have actually had people argue that if you can’t get a dumbbell in a position to press it you […]

How to do a Safety Squat

The safety squat bar is a safer alternative to using a straight bar for squats. First off, the weight is cambered forward which helps the lifter to stay in a […]

How to do a Shrug Bar Deadlift

Using a shrug bar to perform dead lifts has several advantages over using an Olympic style bar. Because the lifter is standing in the center of the load the line […]

Preparing Clients for Summer Activities

Some people get carried away with exercise in the summer. Many sedentary people take up sports or decide to start jogging because summer is almost universally accepted as everybody’s favorite […]