Group Personal Training for the Inexperienced

From personal experience in teaching the MMAXOUT Fitness program, we have taken the needs of our members very seriously.  In conducting group personal training sessions new members are intimidated to enter a class with our more seasoned members.  They feel a plethora of ways.  Competitiveness that they have to keep up, defeatist mentality that they need prior conditioning levels in order to fully complete a session, and safety/insecurity that they will not get hurt and will be properly instructed during the course of exertion.  MMAXOUT has taken these concerns and solved them in a number of group personal training satisfying ways.  We example and mandate modifications of each exercise specific to bodily limitations.  Lets be honest, we want you to be part of MMAXOUT, it’s a question of how are we holding up our end of the bargain to meet your needs through our methods of group personal training if we don’t know what your needs are.  So, we evaluate exactly who you are and where MMAXOUT fits your lifestyle.  Our goal is to make you a self-starting fitness informed member experiencing guaranteed results.  MMAXOUT group personal training allows one class to cater to each experience level without harm and with results.

Preventative Health

Creating a fitness plan to support a lifestyle through all stages of age and growth is imperative to maintaining good health.  Preventative health starts with an early attack on understanding what and when a body needs its exertion, fuel, and attention.  Dedication and long-term plans start with a regular level of exertion, or exercise.  Three to four times a week for at least 40 minutes is the recommended dose of physical activity.  Next, properly fueling your body is essential to supporting the dedication to long-term exercise planning.  Proper intake of proteins and carbohydrates pre and post physical activity are key.  For weight loss goals keep your nutrition plan at low-fat, low-sodium and low sugar levels.  Finally, attention!  The body needs proper attention to prevent injury and complete your fitness plan and work towards preventative health measures.  An occasional massage, proper shoes, hydration during physical activity and proper rest are just the tip of the self-maintenance iceberg.  A fitness plan can emerge and be complied differently for everyone.  It’s important to customize your plan to fit into your lifestyle or have someone do it for you.  Personal trainers are in business to keep you looking good and also help prevent future health issues.

Hey Ladies here is a 1200 calories meal plan to loss weight while training in MMAXOUT

Hey ladies here is a 1200 calories meal plan…

(Some are slightly under 1,200 – I would grab a handful of nuts, raisins, granola or the like before bed or in the evening if I needed it :)

Day One


  • 1/2 cup plain yogourt (fat free) with 8 small/medium strawberries, 1/2 medium banana and 1/4 cup fiber one cereal made into a parfait.
  • (Total: 200 cals)


  • Veggie Sandwich with spinach, tomato, shredded carrot. broccoli, mushrooms, 1 tbsp fat free miracle whip and 1/2 tbsp dijon on 2 slices of multigrain bread.
  • 1 cup carrot sticks
  • 1 nectarine
  • (Total: 350 calories)


  • Portobello Mushroom Burger, marinated in 1 tbsp Aged balsamic vinagrette – broiled and served on a Whole grain (diet) bun, with lettuce, tomato, onions, 1 tbsp fat free miracle whip, 1/2 tbsp dijon)
  • 8 spears of grilled asparagus
  • 1 large ear of corn on the cob
  • (Total: 350 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  1. 1 piece 12 grain bread, toasted with 1 tbsp fat free cream cheese (70 cals)
  2. 2 cups watermelon (80 cals)
  3. 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean (100 cals)

All Day total: 1150.

Day Two


  • 2 egg whites made into an omlette with 1/2 cup chopped spinach, tomato, mushroom pieces)
  • 8 small/medium strawberries with 1/2 cup plain fat free yogourt.
  • (Total: 150 cals)


  • Spinach salad with 1/2 cup broccoli and carrot, grated, 10 cherry tomatos, 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup black beans, and 1/3 cup shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese. 2 tbsp balsamic vinagrette.
  • (Total: 420 calories)


  • 4 oz lean pork, BBQ’d plain
  • 1 small baked (BBQ) potato with 1 tbsp salsa and 1 tbsp fat free sour cream.
  • 8 stalks grilled asparagus
  • (Total: 400 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  1. 1 cup special K cereal (100 calories)
  2. 1 nectarine or peach

All Day total: 1140.

Day Three


  • 1 whole egg and two egg whites cooked with 1/8 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1 piece 12 grain toast,
  • (Total: 300 cals)


  • Pizza Bagels! 1 whole wheat, toasted then topped with 1/4 cup pizza sauce, spinach, tomato, red onion, pepper, and 1/3 cup reduced fat cheese. Bake in toaster oven until cheese is melted.
  • 1 nectarine
  • (Total: 400 calories)


  • Spinach blueberry salad, 1/3 cup reduced fat feta cheese, 1/2 cup blueberries and a fat free balsamic vinagrette.
  • 2 pieces of toasted whole wheat baguette with home made garlic spread (becel spray and crushed garlic) and 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella reduced-fat cheese.
  • 1 skewer of shrimp on the BBQ (6 shrimp) to top the salad.
  • (Total: 500 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  • Nuts

All Day total: 1200.

Day Four


  • 1/2 cup fiber one cereal with 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 3 boiled eggs – only eat the whites
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 piece calorie-reduced 12 grain toast.
  • (Total: 275 cals)


  • Veggie Sandwich with spinach, tomato, shredded carrot. broccoli, mushrooms, 1 tbsp fat free miracle whip and 1/2 tbsp dijon on a whole grain bun.
  • 2 cups watermelon and 1/2 cup blueberries
  • (Total: 400 calories)


  • 8 shrimp, skewered and broiled (marinated – see below)
  • Veggie skewers with 6 tomatos, 6 mushrooms, 1 cup eggplant, 1 cup zuchhini marinated (shake in a ziplock bag) in 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh cilantro, basil, parsley.
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • (Total: 375 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  • All Bran Bar (130 calories)

All Day total: 1180.

Day Five


  • 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites made into an omlette with 1/8 cup skim milk, spinach, tomato and 1/4 cup reduced fat cheese sprinkled on top.
  • 6 oz Orange Juice
  • (Total: 330 cals)


  • 1/2 whole wheat pita stuffed Chicken Salad (1/2 small can of low-sodium light canned chicken with 1/2 cup celery chopped and 1 tbsp fat free mayo.)
  • 1 nectarine
  • (Total: 325 calories)


  • 1 cup chicken breast, diced and skewered, broiled on BBQ
  • 1 large ear corn
  • Salad with lettuce, tomato, carrot, peppers and 1 tbsp balsamic vinagrette.
  • (Total: 400 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  • All Bran Bar (130 calories)

All Day total: 1185.

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Jeff Newton talking about MMAXOUT Fitness

Been working out with MMAXOUT for years. I’m in CA now, but he still sends me some workouts to try. Very creative and varied; so many times I walked in his gym in PA to train, and I’m like “wait — you want me to do WHAT?” My muscles and lungs burn, but I feel great afterwards, and I just know that the workout made a real difference.
Jeff Newton
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Herb Grilled Turkey Breasts

Serves 4       TOTAL TIME 30 MINTUES

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large Tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1Tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb turkey breast cutlets
  1. prepare outdoor grill or grill pan for direct grilling over medium heat.  From lemon, grate 1/4 tsp.  peel and squeeze 2 Tbsp juice.  In a small bowl, stir together 1 Tbsp juice and tomato, set aside.
  2. Prepare bulgur.  In 3 QT saucepan, heat 2 cups water to boiling on high.  Stir in bulgur and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.  Stir in parlsey, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, lemon peel, and remaining lemon juice.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine oregano, mint and oil.  Pat cutlets dry, rub with herb mixture on both sides.  Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper to season both sides.  Grill Turkey 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink throughout, turning over once.  Top Turkey with tomato, serve with bulgur.

WHAT IS BULGUR? it is a form of wheat that is cleaned, dried and ground into a grain. – HIGH in fiber, low in fat and an EXCELLENT source of protein!

Cucumber, Mango, and Black Bean Salad

Serves 4

  • 1 seedless cucumber, washed and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/2 medium mango, cut into 1/3 inch dice
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  1. In a large bowl, toss cucumber, mango and black beans
  2. FOR DRESSING:  In a small bowl, mix like and orange juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.  Pout over cucumber mixture and toss well.  Let stand 10 minutes for flavors to blend.

Scallops with Grape Tomatoes and Mint

Makes 4 Servings

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound “dry” sea scallops, patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 pint grapes tomatoes, cut lengthwise in half, or use 2 cups diced (1 inch cubes) ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint, plus small sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Hot cooked rice for serving

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot.  Add the scallops and cook turning once, until opaque when pierced in the center with the tip of a sharp knife, about 5 minutes.  (If you have scallops of carrying sizes, remove the smaller scallops as they are cooked.)  Transfer to a platter.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium.  Add the tomatoes and mint and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes.  Add the vermouth and cook until the juices are thick ended, about 1 minute.  Return the scallops to the skillet and stir a few times to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon over the hit rice, garnish with mint sprigs, and serve immediately.


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Eggplant, Smoked Mozzarella and Basil Rolls

  • 1 small eggplant
  • some salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 3/4 cup smoked mozzarella, cut into 6 slices
  • 1 vine ripened tomato, cut into 6 slices
  • 6 large basil leaves
  • 1tsp balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
  1. Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 6 thin slices and discard the two outermost slices.  Sprinkle the slives with salt and leave for 20 minutes.  Rinse under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat the broiler to meduim-high and like the rack with foil.  Place the eggplant slices on the boiler rack and brush with oil.  Broil for 8-10 minutes until tender, turning once, and brushing with extra oil, if necessary.
  3. Remove from the broiler, then place a slice of mozzarella, a slice of tomato, and a basil leaf in the center of each eggplant slice, and season to taste.  Fold the eggplant over the filling and broil seam side down, for 3 minutes until the mozzarella begins to melt.  Serve drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar


Serves 2.