If you’ve known me or been a part of the gym for any amount of time, you know that I’m a believer in the idea that change is a good thing. 9 years ago, when I started the gym, I opted for the name Nick Beakas Personal Training Studio because I liked the idea of building a reputation and making it clear to the clientele who they are interacting with. So many businesses have owners that hide behind their names, do bad business, change names like underwear and you can never really get a beat on them only for customers to be fooled again and again. I’ve always hated that concept. So it made sense to take pride in my name and say this is who I am and this is what I do while setting off to give the best gym experience in Northwest Ohio.
However, after 9 years of steady growth it’s time for more change. With more trainers coming on board to help improve many others’ lives, it doesn’t make sense to me for them to come in and train at the Nick Beakas Personal Training Studio. We have an amazing community of athletes and trainers whose relationships are bigger and more significant than my name itself. So it only makes sense to maintain the LLC as the Nick Beakas Personal Training Studio, but to begin doing business as Burn 212.
Why Burn 212? Burn just makes sense for a gym. We all have a fire burning inside of us. Our ambitions and desire to achieve more and ultimately be a healthier and better person. We’re here to burn some calories. We’re here to feel that grueling, yet satisfying burn in our muscles. And that fire inside burns so intensely that we’ll stop at nothing to get the results we want!
212 plays right into that. It’s inspired by the book, 212 Degrees: The Extra Degree, and has been a philosophy that we’ve bought into and lived by for several years now. At 211 degrees, water is hot and that’s about it. You can’t do much with it. At 212 degrees, water begins to boil. Something is happening AND now you can do something with it! From cooking to generating steam that can power a locomotive! It’s just that one more degree. And we can apply that to our lives. What more can we accomplish if we just gave that 1 degree more of effort? When we shift our focus from just showing up and allowing distractions to immersing ourselves in the moment, blocking out the distractions, and giving it everything we have we can truly accomplish anything we decide to pursue with time, commitment and relentlessness. It’s the difference between a student coming home with an A versus a B or C. It’s the difference between doing just enough at work to collect a paycheck every week and working your ass off to be so promotable you can’t be ignored. But here, it’s the difference between just showing up to work out without results and training relentlessly and knocking down wall after wall, attaining goal after goal, and achieving the body, health, and strength (both mentally and physically) that you’re going for. Health. Pride. Confidence. Happiness. These four things are the key contributors to our mental health. It starts with you taking action and holding yourself accountable. Burn 212 can help you take it from there with direction in proper fitness and nutrition plans that will empower you to accomplish exactly what you’re going for!
The website is currently undergoing construction and changes will be happening on the fly. In the meantime, you can still visit NickBpt.com for more info. Effective immediately, nickbeakas_pts will become my personal page that will have some occasional crossover. The business page on Instagram can now be found at Burn.212. Facebook will also be changing over to Burn 212.
Stay tuned as we transition to a more friendly and updated website along with many other exciting happenings. We have a lot of good things ahead of us and we're looking forward to getting there along with you!
This is one of my favorite workouts for home! It also applies to ellipticals and bikes. I'd also recommend this for any athlete who plays a sport that requires a lot of stop/start speed, short bursts, and top level cardio for short moments at a time.
Walk for 1 minute. Run for 1 minute. Walk for 1 minute. Run for 1 minute. Alternate for 30 minutes.
On an elliptical or bike, the same concept applies. Go for an easy pace for a minute, then go hard for a minute.
To give you perspective, I walk 3 mph and run 8 mph on average. That's the base of the workout. Do what you can do. Maybe you need to walk 2 mph and run 6 mph or 7 mph. Feel free to get creative and mix it up! Sometimes I'll run 9 mph or 10 mph every few sets. Or maybe one day I'll add an incline every few sets. The basic set up is plenty challenging. But the options to do more with it are there when you need it to shake it up and get a change of pace, so to speak!
This isn't the way this is meant to be done, but it's not an excuse to not be done. Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for Live home workouts. Cruise this website here as well for the archive library.
Next YouTube Live home workout will take place 3/19/20 at 5:30 p.m. Stay tuned for an updated schedule. Can't catch it Live? No worries, we have you covered! Facebook Live and YouTube both archive the videos and I will be adding them to the library on the website here as we do them.
If you have any questions, give me a shout any time! We may not be able to be physically together, but we're still in this together and will get through this!
On 4/1/20, the gym turns 9! All month long we'll be rolling out new events and sales to celebrate!
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A quick list of what kind of snacks I'm keeping at my desk these days to snack on throughout the day and keep myself on track.
-Peanut butter sandwich
-Hard boiled eggs
-Light String Cheese
-A cup of plain, instant oatmeal
-Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt
-JIF to Go cups (yes, I just eat a small cup with a spoon)
-Homemade beef jerky
-A can of almonds
Plenty of more options out there, but these are my go to for the time being!
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1. Who's with me? by USS. Just a good dose of positive feelings. "Don't try to paint my rainbow gray. I'm feeling fine, fine, fine..." "I didn't come to waste no time..." "Something's happening here. A diamond mind. We're extracting the shine." I could go on.
2. Make Me Wanna Die by the Pretty Reckless. This song delivers, bouncing from sweet lows to muddy driving guitars and a thumping kick drum.
3. Locomotive by Big Wreck. I wouldn't be shocked to hear these guys were heavily influenced by Soundgarden, Candlebox, and Shinedown.
4. Bad Dream Mama by Eagles of Death Metal. These guys are very one dimensional, but they also bring such a cool, funky groove. Some of their more crowd friendly songs are Don't Speak I Came to Make a Bang, I Only Want You, I Got a Woman... I also love Kiss the Devil and Whorehoppin' (Shit, Goddam).
5. The Way You Used to Do by Queens of the Stone Age. Speaking of cool, funky grooves that get the head rocking. Josh Homme is actually a founding member of the Eagles of Death Metal.
6. Handwritten by Gaslight Anthem. Just a simple straight forward rocker. Brian Fallon is one of my favorite lyricists of our time. This song lands towards the top of his songs with Gaslight, though I like his solo work better.
7. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket. You won't find many MMJ jams on a workout playlist, if any aside from this one that sometimes barely makes the cut.
8. Son of "Cha" by Local H. I remember having such high hopes for these guys when their single Bound for the Floor broke. My hopes were misplaced, but I do love this song in the gym!
9. My My by Seven Mary Three. Another deep cut from a 90s one hit. Water's Edge still remains the favorite by these guys casually or in the gym. But this song is worthy of being thrown into the mix for variety.
10. I Walk Alone by Oleander. The song that sucked me in 21 years ago. These guys are so good but could just never break through.
Been a rough couple weeks, but time to get back at it!
1) 16 by Highly Suspect. Just heard this song for the first time today and it was love at first listen. Fresh and raw.
2) Tokyo Ghoul by Highly Suspect (ft. Young Thug and Terrible Johnny). Similar to 16, only I just heard it yesterday.
3) California Medication by USS. Love the band and this song, but the inability to download their music on iTunes has made it difficult to listen to them unless I pulled up YouTube. Getting started on Spotify changed all of that today. This song is a feel good tune that makes me want to escape the grind and head to the beach.
4) Never Fade by Alice in Chains. New Alice with that classic haunting Alice feel.
5) Omission by Magpie Salute. I love me some Rich Robinson guitar work. It's not the Black Crowes, but it's perhaps his best effort since in my opinion. And I really dig this groove.
6) Move by Thousand Foot Krutch. I think the title says it all when it comes to workout songs, right?
7) Broke Down Stupid by the Toadies. The riff runs in circles and the song, though new takes us for a ride back to the mid-90s. The Toadies of course being better known for their early to mid-90s anthem Possum Kingdom.
8) Make it Stop by Rise Against. Typical Rise Against. Reliable. It can be really good, but for me, only once in a while as the formula often remains the same.
9) Dear Lucid, Our Time is Right Now by Evans Blue. Love the way this song bounces back and forth from a hard hitting, bouncy opening to a heavy verse and a chorus of harmony.
10) Wish You Were Here by Incubus. There are a couple reasons this chorus hits home lately.
I found this chart interesting from the book, the FIT Formula. It's a great read if anybody would ever like to borrow it or if you're looking for something to purchase for yourself or somebody else.
Here's a quick start guide to help you decide which hormonal category is dominant in your life:
Fat storage present in the belly/midsection.
Implications: Feeling wired but tired. Wake up tired. Sleep Problems. Feeling stressed. Always on the go. Irregular bowel activity.
Solutions: Introduce meditation and relaxation sessions to your week. Reduce alcohol. Eat regularly.
Fat storage present in the love handles and upper back.
Implications: Mid-morning and mid-afternoon energy slumps. Sugar/carb cravings.
Solutions: Reduce starchy carbs. Eat every 3-4 hours with protein included in the meal/snack. Increase consumption of healthy fats.
Fat storage present in the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Implications: Mood swings. Lethargy. Bloating and wind.
Solutions: Detoxify. Green vegetables need to be increased. Avoid soy, dairy, and sugary foods while increasing fiber intake. Avoid store-bought cleanses.