Personal Fitness Instruction

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“ An unfortunate side effect of technology and affluence is the physical activity that made our ancestors strong and healthy is all but missing from our sedentary existences, " ”
– Robb Wolf, from The Paleo Solution

This is the home site for Fitness Alliance, LLC located in Overland Park, Kansas owned by Bill Leavitt. My goal is to help people realize their optimal health and fitness potential through professional instruction, guidance, and gained knowledge. By realizing dedication and patience are essential, you will create a perspective that will work for a lifetime. I pride myself on being reliable, honest, and genuinely interested seeing you succeed.

My passion lies in sharing truthful, objective information and dispelling myths propagated by mass marketing companies and uneducated fitness ‘professionals’ caring or knowing nothing about true health or the body sciences.
Beyond sharing information, I am dedicated to designing a fitness process that is personally tailored and progressed appropriately making your exercise time safe and effective, yet fun. More....

WHAT I FOCUS ON

• Safe and Effective exercise design based upon sound Biomechanical Principles contained within the body
• Designing time effective workouts that provide results
• Eliminate worthless, time wasting exercises from your current workout strategy
• Eliminate high risk and potentially hazardous exercises from your current workout arsenal
• Provide objective viewpoint and rationale for each and every exercise assigned
• Progression and Variation of each and every workout. Repeating workouts and counting numbers teaches nothing
• Food recommendations. No worthless diets, meal plans, calorie counting, supplements, or pills. Eating really is the easiest part of getting the body you want.
• Dispel the myths of ‘Cardio’ vs. ‘Weight Training’ stating an Intensity Continuum instead. There is no difference...everything IS Cardio!
• Exercises that may seem the same but utilize multiple forms of resistance, bodily positions, and planes of motion to challenge and strengthen the body neurologically.
• Motivation to include and create simple workouts on your own
• Range of Motion Maintenance and Improvement through neurological assessment, activation, and reinforcement, not passive stretching.
• Fun stuff you may not have attempted since childhood Eighty year-olds jumping rope, hopping and climbing…you bet!

Articles

Why you shouldn’t use sunscreen

January 21st, 2008
  • The sun, which sustains all of life, is a powerful force. Limited sun exposure is beneficial to our overall health, assisting the body in producing bone benefiting vitamin D and assisting in healthy brain and hormonal chemistry. We only need about 10 minutes of sunshine per day. But excessive sun exposure is the number one cause of extrinsic (external) aging. And excessive exposure can breakdown the skin’s immunity to the sun and lead to skin cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Bodyfat Explained

January 15th, 2008

This info about bodyfat comes from the ACSM text, (American College of Sports Medicine), Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, considered the gold standard when referring to Physiological testing protocol. I last read the text in 1995, so it was a good review. Read the rest of this entry »

Stretching the truth

October 14th, 2007

 The Facts and Fiction behind Stretching Revealed

The purpose of this article is to inform those who consider passive stretching a necessary component of their exercise routine of the true, objective, and Physiological facts surrounding it. Read the rest of this entry »

Can You Really ‘Tone’ Your Body

October 8th, 2007

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the term ‘Toning’ from both clients and more embarassingly… fitness instructors. This article I came across dispels some of the myths as to what Muscle Tone is…and isn’t. Read the rest of this entry »